A food start-up which participated in the TU Dublin Hothouse / IADT Media New Frontiers programme has won a Great Taste Award. Homespun, founded by Erica Sheehan, was awarded a coveted Star at the 2019 Great Taste Award by the Guild of Fine Food, for its Gojiberry, Cashew and Coconut Quinoa Crunch.
Homespun started selling its Quinoa Crunch granola at the Honest to Goodness farmers' market in Glasnevin in 2016 and its products are now stocked in Supervalu stores nationwide, and with independent retailers such as Avoca, Donnybrook Fair, Fresh and Nourish.
The company began exporting to the UK last year after it won a listing with Ocado, the UK’s biggest online grocery retailer. Its products are also available on Amazon and through London department store, Selfridges. It also exports to the United Arab Emirates after winning a contract to supply the Spinneys chain, which operates the Waitrose franchise.
Homespun participated in the New Frontiers Programme which is funded by Enterprise Ireland and delivered by TU Dublin Hothouse / IADT Media Cube.