Awards

Award winning pork products

Over the last number of years we have been very successful at Oakpark when it comes to winning awards. This truly is wonderful recognition for our team and the hard work they do for our own Oakpark branded products and also for our customers private label products. Our tireless dedication to quality and flavour is evident from all the awards below.

Click the award titles below to reveal our wins in each one

The Grocer Food and Drink Awards

Held in London every year the prestigious Grocer Gold Awards celebrate and recognise the very best standards in grocery retail, recognising only the highest levels of service, initiative and commitment in the fast moving consumer goods sector.

It’s a celebration of the very best, most premium tasting products on the UK retail market.

2017

  • Gold - Aldi Thick Cut Honey Rasher

2016

  • Gold - Lidl Smoked Maple Back Rasher

2012

  • Gold - Lidl Dry Cure Back Rasher
Great Taste Awards

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’.

Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.

2017

  • 1 Star - Oakpark Naturally Smoked Thick Cut Rashers with a hint of Maple (Image in products section)
  • 1 Star - Oakpark Unsmoked Thick Cut Rashers with a hint of Honey (Image in products section)
  • 1 Star – Lidl Glensallagh Honeycure Back Rasher
  • 1 Star - Morrisons Smoked Eye Loin Joint wrapped in Streaky Bacon

2016

  • 2 Star - Oakpark Smoked Medallions (Image in products section)
  • 1 Star - Oakpark Naturally Smoked Premium Bacon Lardons (Image in products section)
  • 2 Star – Aldi Brannans Smoked Maple Thick Cut Rasher
  • 1 Star – Lidl Glensallagh Honeycure Back Rasher

2015

  • 2 Star - Aldi Specially Selected Unsmoked Dry Cured Irish Bacon Loin
  • 1 Star – Lidl Glensallagh Selection Smoked Maple Cure Rasher
  • 1 Star – Lidl Glensallagh Selection Premium Irish Smoked Dry Cure Medallions

2014

  • 1 Star – Lidl Glensallagh Smoked Back Rasher
  • 1 Star – Lidl Glensallagh Smoked Streaky Rasher
  • 1 Star – Costcutter Naturally Smoked Back Rasher

2013

  • 2 Star – Lidl Sweetcure Bacon Medallions
  • 1 Star – Lidl Smoked Dry Cure Bacon Medallions
  • 1 Star – Glensallagh Smoked Bacon Eye Loin Joint
  • 1 Star – Aldi Hickory Smoked Back Rasher
  • 1 Star – Aldi Medium Unsmoked Ham Fillet
  • 1 Star - Aldi Specially Selected Smoked Dry Cured Irish Bacon Loin
  • 1 Star – Superquinn Unsmoked Dry Cure Rasher
Blás na hÉireann

Blás na hÉireann (The Irish Food Awards) is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Over 2500 products are entered into the competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in over 100 food and drink categories. The Blás awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in Ireland, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blás na hÉireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.

2015

  • Bronze - Aldi Brannans Honeycure Thick Cut Rasher

2014

  • Gold – Oakpark Irish Honeycure Back Rasher
  • Bronze - Lidl Glensallagh Smoked Streaky Rasher

2013

  • Gold - Aldi Hickory Smoked Back Rasher

2010

  • Bronze – Oakpark Traditional Unsmoked Rasher
The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards

After decades of success in the UK and due to huge demand from the Irish market, the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards were launched in 2013 for the retail sector.

Winning an Irish Quality Food or Drink Award is a huge accolade for any company and product, setting them apart from competitors in a busy marketplace.

2015

  • Lidl Inisvale Pork Loin Joint with Sage and Onion Stuffing

2013

  • Lidl Glensallagh Streaky Bacon Smoked
  • Lidl Glensallagh Streaky Bacon Unsmoked