Wildberry Bakery Wins First Ever SRL Food Sensory Experience Award at Cork & Kerry Food Forum

SRL Food Senory Experience AwardGluten free bakery took home €500 bursary award for best taste experience sponsored by Sensory Research Ltd consultancy.

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney T.D. this week presented Wildberry Glutenfree Products with the inaugural Food Sensory Experience Award sponsored by Sensory Research Ltd (SRL).

The award, which was presented at the Cork and Kerry Food Forum and includes a €500 bursary with SRL consultancy, pushed the boundaries of the food sensory experience and tested products incorporating as all five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.

“At Sensory Research Ltd, we specialise in product understanding through the application of sensory and consumer research, providing industry with business and technical solutions for confident decision-making. Our judges have many years’ experience in food tasting and have gained a vast store of knowledge assessing food products for both national and international clients,” said Margaret Shine, Founder and Managing Director of SRL Research.

“This award will assure consumers that they have found something exceptionally delicious with Wildberry Glutenfree Products, which delivers great quality and value, an overall ‘Excellent Food Sensory Experience’,” she added

Yawl Bay Cooked Irish Crab Claws and Harty’s Preserves were also presented with certificates for food excellence.

“The Cork and Kerry Food Forum, in partner with SRL Consultancy, this week awarded the first ever Food Sensory Experience Award in Ireland to Wildberry Glutenfree Products, which is something that we are very proud of. These awards celebrate the kind of food we all love to eat: interesting, authentic, great quality and value, and above all delicious. I would like to thank SRL for their professional consultation and help in this endeavour,” said Joe Burke, LEO South Cork.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the Food Sensory Experience Award and are looking forward to working with SRL to develop our brand further,” said Susan Robbins-Fehily, Wildberry Bakery.

The Cork and Kerry Food Forum –the largest artisan farmers market in the region- was attended by four thousand people on 30 June in City Hall, Cork where more than 60 artisan producers from across Cork and Kerry showcased their produce. 

About SRL Research

SRL – Sensory Research Ltd was founded in 2002 by Margaret Shine. The company, which is based in Cork, has grown significant in the past decade to become a globally recognized Scientific Management Consulting company. SRL’s core business specialises in product understanding by the use of sensory and consumer research integrated with emotional engineering to provide business and technical solutions for confident decision making for the industry, academia and government.  The broad range of customized services includes sensory and consumer analysis by the use of specialized and consumer panels. Our areas of expertise include services for new product development, ingredient substitution, new suppliers, packaging, shelf-life, quality control, panel management on/off site, mobile panels, sensory and consumer test room design, training courses on/off site.

SRL is a team of qualified and experienced sensory and consumer professionals, together we have over 70 years of cumulative industry and academia experience and are held in high regard internationally.

For more information, please visit www.srlresearch.com/