Cafés and restaurants are having to find new ways to connect with their customers in the Covid-19 crisis, and Builín Blasta Café & Bakery is doing that by putting their products in your kitchen.
Builin Blasta in Spiddal is putting three of its most loved products, sauces that complement any dishes, onto supermarket shelves around Galway courtesy of Supervalu’s Food Academy Local Producers programme.
Shoppers across Galway county can now try Builín Blasta’s Smoked Onion Mayonnaise in their own cooking, adding a smoky, creamy element that must be tasted to be believed to burgers, steaks, chips and sandwiches.
Better than it sounds and highly addictive, be warned that adding this to your basket will result in repeat purchases.
Two other homemade dressings are also being launched by Builín Blasta, a tangy Ceasar dressing with a punch, and a smooth honey & mustard that will make your salad sing.
All Builín Blasta’s products are hand crafted in small batches in their bakery & café at the Ceardlann Craft & Design studios, 20 minutes outside Galway city on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The sauces sit at the heart of the café’s menu and have been developed in line with
the café’s ethos of fresh, wholesome, homemade food that feeds the soul.
Heather Flaherty, the owner of Builín Blasta, says that it’s more important to support local businesses now than ever before.
“The SuperValu Food Academy has given us the opportunity to develop and grow our business at a time when innovation and adaptation are essential to surviving the ‘new normal’.”
“We believe in the quality of our products and are absolutely delighted to be able to share them with customers around Galway County.”
Get your Builín Blasta fix at SuperValu’s in Moycullen, Gort, Claregalway, Loughrea, Portumna and Tuam as well as McCambridge’s of Galway and O’Sullivan’s in Oughterard and online on builinblasta.ie, where their full range of great sauces, dressings, and chutneys are available.
The Food Academy is a joint initiative of from Supervalu, Bord Bia, and the Local Enterprise Offices to support small producers, farmers and chefs.
It helps them to bring their products to a wider audience by putting them on Supervalu shelves around the country.
Food Academy producers have sold a combined €140m of produce in SuperValu since 2014, supporting 1,500 jobs in the economy.
While Covid-19 restrictions have been especially hard on the hospitality industry, and turnover has been down, Heather says she has been fortunate to have a “very loyal local trade” that kept the business going once they reopened in mid-April.
Heather had already been engaged in the Food Academy process before Covid-19 hit, making this an example of extremely good timing for her, when small businesses need every bit of revenue they can get.
She hopes that business will get another boost next week, when the travel limit expands to 20km, as that will allow them to start getting customers from Galway City again.
Builín Blasta is also open Friday-Sunday for take away hot food, sweet
treats & barista coffee from 11-7pm Friday & Saturday and 11-5pm
Check out Builín Blasta Café and Bakery on our restaurants page at tinyurl.com/y7qdflsz to see how you can order from their take away service this weekend.