Bombay Pantry (Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a GOLD star at the prestigious 2011 Great Taste Awards. These awards, described as the Oscars of the food industry, are the UK’s most independent standard for the fine food sector.

Bombay Pantry, celebrating its 14th birthday next week, has been presented with a coveted one-star Gold Great Taste Award for its Tamarind Dip.

Bombay Pantry, a 100% Irish owned Company, based in Kilcoole, Co Wicklow, produces and delivers award winning food through its own 7 Dublin based outlets and various specialist shops and supermarkets in Ireland.

John Sheehan, Chairman and founder of Bombay Pantry, said: “We are delighted to win a star for the second year in a row. Winning a Great Taste Award recognizes the hard work and dedication that goes into making great food, and we will continue to strive for excellence with our products.”

Bob Farrand, Chairman for The Great Taste Awards, said: “Winning Gold in the country’s largest and most respected independent food accreditation scheme is a massive pat on the back for any producer – independent proof their products are of the highest quality. We provide constructive feedback from our expert judging teams and for many, winning 1, 2 or 3-star Gold is exactly what’s needed to help grow their businesses, even during a recession. Every winner should feel very proud that their hard work has been rewarded.”

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