Very different from mass market crisps, the flavourings used are artisan - including Irish cider vinegar, made nearby at The Apple Farm near Cahir, and Mount Callan Cheddar, made in Co Clare
It was the loss of the sugar beet industry that brought this Golden Vale farm back into commercial potato production after a long lapse - and inspired seventh generation farmer Ed O’Donnell to use them to make O’Donnell’s Crisps, which he launched in 2010.
Although not currently made on the farm - they are handmade to the O’Donnell family’s specification by a major manufacturer - they are very different from mass market crisps, and the flavourings used are artisan, including Con Traas’s Irish cider vinegar, made nearby at The Apple Farm near Cahir, and Mount Callan Cheddar, made in Co Clare.
O’Donnell’s Crisps certainly pass the taste test and they found a ready market, so this looks like being a niche product that’s very quickly going mainstream.
Might also like
Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford
Meat & Game
Irish mountain lamb, or ‘hill lamb’ is becoming one of the most sought after speciality foods produced in Ireland. Coming from areas such as Connemara, Kerry and West Waterford, where a rugged terrain with heathers, wild herbs and grasses produces a distincti ...
Cashel, Co. Tipperary
On a slip road at the top of the main street, just off the busy thoroughfare, siblings Elaine and JD Spearman's bakery and tea room is a charming old-style place to take a break for a bite to eat and 'freshly ground coffee or a grand cup of tea'.
It has all the friendli ...
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Distillery/Brewery / Drinks
Dungarvan Brewing Company was founded by brothers-in-law Cormac O’Dwyer and Tom Dalton along with their wives, Jen and Claire, with a view to offering the Irish beer drinker a greater choice in craft beers, with an emphasis on quality, craft and tradition.
Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Baking/Bakery / Café
Esther and Joe Barron's business dates back to 1887, and this wonderfully traditional bakery still uses the original Scottish brick ovens to make breads with real flavour and an old-fashioned crust; the range is wide (and well worth investigating), but the Waterford 'bla ...
Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Internet/Phone Mail Order / Preserves
Faced with an abundance of fruit and vegetables from her walled garden, Veronica Molloy’s mother-in-law taught her how to make preserves. To this day, any new products are still based on those basic family recipes handed down through the generations.
After selling ...