by Aoife Mulford, DIT
A new food product created by UCC has received 1st place in the UCC New food Product Development Showcase. The spread that combines honey and cream cheese was created by Students Eve Mulcahy (Cahir, Co. Tipperary), Miriam Crowley (Bandon, Co. Cork), Aisling O?Connor (Macroom, Co. Cork), Sinead Hone (Templeogue, Co. Dublin), Grainne O?Donoghue (Mallow, Co. Cork) and Declan Coughlan (Bantry, Co. Cork).
The winning product, ?Milóir? was the product of five months hard work by the students. The spread which is boasts the nutritious benefits of honey and the smooth creamy texture of cream cheese, won over the judges at the annual exhibition of new food products developed by students from the BSc Food Science and BSc Food Business degree programmes at UCC as part of their final-year research projects. ?Milóir? was praised for its originality and product design along with the other products presented at this year?s exhibition.
Other products that featured this year included ?Giddy Goats? which is goat?s cheese ice cream, aimed at consumers need for something sweet. The ?Naughty? aspect of the product is a luxurious creamy blend of natural goats? milk containing smooth dark chocolate and rich caramel, while the ?Nice? aspect of the product is a low-fat luxurious creamy blend of natural goats? milk. The product also contains a delicious mixture of high-antioxidant berries and natural sweeteners.
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