Thu 6th Mar 2014
We all LOVE that St. Patrick’s day allows us one day off from our Lenten sacrifices and there’s no better way to indulge than by enjoying a bag of Keogh’s delicious Shamrock and Sour Cream flavoured potato crisps. Having sold over ¾ of a Million bags since its launch in 2012, Keogh’s Shamrock and Sour Cream flavoured crisps, the world’s first shamrock flavoured food delight, has gone from strength to strength and is now a year long favourite on Irish shelves.
The Shamrock, a three-leafed clover widely regarded as the symbol of Ireland was used for the first time as a food in the hand cooked potato crisps produced at the crisping house on the Keogh’s family farm. Along with wearing Shamrock on our lapels we can now enjoy it in one of our favourite snacks, not only on St. Patrick’s Day but all year round too!
“We are thrilled that our Shamrock and Sour Cream flavoured crisps are loved so much and are overwhelmed with the amount of bags sold to-date. The idea for a Shamrock crisp came from our absolute pride in being Irish farmers and a constant need to be innovative in our offering. We now not only stock this flavour in Ireland but all across the world too in countries as far as Dubai, Australia, USA and Germany. We have a fantastic relationship with numerous Irish food producers and work closely with them to create a distinct range of Irish crisps. In particular with Living Shamrock in Ballinskelligs Co. Kerry, who not only supply the shamrock for our crisps but they also produce fresh shamrock for President Barack Obama.” commented Tom Keogh, Keogh’s Farm
Keogh’s Farm are the only on-farm producers of hand cooked artisan potato crisps in Ireland and the only potato growers in the world who offer fresh potatoes and potato crisps from the same farm side by side in stores both around the country and around the world, including popular American gourmet chain Dean & DeLuca.
Keogh’s Shamrock and Sour Cream flavour crisps will also feature the ever-popular ‘Spud Nav’ through which the consumer can trace their bag of crisps back to the field it came from, by entering the field name, which is printed on each bag, into the ‘Spud Nav’ page on the Keoghs web site, www.keoghs.ie