One thing that will remain untouched is the Clonakilty Blackpudding secret recipe. However, we are always looking for ways to improve our products and enhance our product range. As the years went by, our product range has expanded to include Clonakilty Whitepudding, Clonakilty Sausages, Clonakilty Rashers and Clonakilty Bacon Joints.
In 1986, with the help of the food facility at University College Cork, Colette Twomey created a white pudding to complement the now successful Clonakilty Blackpudding. The Clonakilty Whitepudding recipe is an original Twomey creation and enjoyed instant success when it was introduced. Using the wholesome ingredients supplied by Irish farmers, Clonakilty Whitepudding was, and still is made using traditional methods combining pork, oatmeal, onions and a blend of spices. This special blend of ingredients, the texture and the spicy taste of Clonakilty Whitepudding have made this delicacy an Irish favourite.
Clonakilty Food Co. first produced a traditional sausage in 1986 using 100% Irish pork. These were initially sold from the counter in the butcher shop, and as a result of their popularity they were packaged and sold in shops all over Ireland.
Today, the Clonakilty Sausage range has greatly evolved to satisfy all customers’ tastes and includes: Clonakilty Ispíní Sausages, Clonakilty Cocktail Sausages, Clonakilty Butcher Style Sausages, Clonakilty Traditional Irish Pork Sausages, Clonakilty Gluten Free Sausages, Clonakilty Gluten Free Ispíní Móra and Clonakilty Blackpudding Sausages.
Since Clonakilty Blackpudding Sausages were launched in March 2017, they are the latest addition to the range. Bringing together the best of Clonakilty, this sausage combines the traditional flavour of our Clonakilty Sausages with the unmistakable texture and flavour of our famous Clonakilty Blackpudding.
Clonakilty Rashers were the last step to completing the Clonakilty Breakfast. In 2003, Mild Cure Clonakilty Rashers were launched. Later, in 2007, the Dry Cured and Oak Smoked Rashers were introduced, followed by a thick cut smoked rasher in 2009.
Clonakilty Slisíní Rashers contain no added water and are made from specially selected premium pork that has full traceability and is 100% Irish. Just like all of the Clonakilty products, our rashers are made using traditional methods and the finest of local ingredients.
Clonakilty Bacon Joints
In 2010, the Clonakilty Bacon Joint was launched and is available in three variations: Boiling Bacon Joint, Roasting Bacon Joint and Smoked Roasting Joint. We use prime cuts of 100% Bord Bia Quality Assured Irish Pork which have been cured and smoked authentically to give a beautiful flavour and succulent texture to our bacon joints. Just like all of the Clonakilty Collection, Clonakilty Bacon is a true mark of Irish farmers’ quality produce and our passion for quality, taste and tradition.
Gluten Free Range
Due to numerous requests and our customer’s ever changing dietary requirements, our gluten free black and white puddings were launched in 2011. Our gluten free range has proven to be extremely popular and in 2017 was awarded a Bronze Free from Food Award for Innovation. In 2017, Clonakilty black and white gluten free mini puddings became available to buy on Ocado, a dedicated online grocery retailer in the UK.
Since the launch of Clonakilty Gluten Free Black and White Pudding, the gluten free range has grown significantly and now also includes: Gluten Free Clonakilty Sausages, Gluten Free Clonakilty Ispíní Móra Sausages (Traditional style) and Gluten Free Clonakilty Ispíní Beaga (Cocktail) Sausages. The Clonakilty Gluten Free range are indistinguishable from our original products and do not compromise on taste or quality.