If you’re taking a trip up to the Causeway Coast, there are plenty of fantastic businesses that are selling all kinds of delicious spreads and would make the perfect addition to any kitchen cupboard.

Taste Causeway was set up to help promote businesses around the coastal route and lists 7 different enterprises where sensational jams, preserves, and spreads are available by the bucket load.

Find out more below: 

  • Annie’s Delights, Portglenone

Using fruits and vegetables that they have grown themselves, as well as sourcing produce from local suppliers, Annie’s Delights makes traditional jams, scrumptious chutneys, and old fashion bread which are the perfect addition to the breakfast table. 

As well as being able to buy directly from their website, you can find Annie’s Delights jams and chutneys in a number of independent retailers across Northern Ireland, at the Causeway Speciality Market in Coleraine, or at the Naturally North Coast and Glens Market which makes its way around the Causeway Coast during the year.

Find out more about Annie and all of her wonderful delights at https://www.anniesdelights.com/ 

  • Dundarave Estate, Bushmills

Located just outside the picturesque village of Bushmills, Dundarave Estate produces its own mouth-watering jams and chutneys that are available to purchase on their website or in their on-site farm shop. 

Why not make the day of it and take part in some of the exciting experiences available at Dundarave Estate like clay pigeon shooting, cooking courses, shoots, and polo lessons.

Discover more about Dundarave Estate at https://www.dundaraveestate.com/ 

  • Irish Black Butter Company, Portrush

The days of searching for the perfect butter alternative are gone thanks to Irish Black Butter. This butter is both dairy and wheat-free and infused with Armagh Bramley apple, cider, brandy, and a gorgeous array of spices for a unique flavour.

Thankfully, these great spreads are suitable for vegetarians and vegans so everyone can enjoy the sensational taste of Irish Black Butter Company.

Visit https://www.irishblackbutter.com/ to buy online or to find out more information about Irish Black Butter products

  • Islander Kelp, Rathlin Island

Ropes that reach deep into the strong currents surrounding Rathlin Island capture the delicious kelp that is used to make Islander Rathlin Kelp. This organic kelp, nurtured by a 4th generation fishing family, goes through a simple process to ensure each bite is bursting with flavour.

Islander Rathlin Kelp is washed and blanched in freshwater, before being chopped and deep-frozen so that you can enjoy the taste of Rathlin Island throughout the year. For those seeking a more herby taste, Islander Rathlin Kelp also creates award-winning pesto.

Islander Kelp can be found at a number of stores across Northern Ireland, or you can buy some at https://islanderkelp.com/ 

  • Jam at the Doorstep, Armoy

Made within the stone-cladded walls of the farmhouse kitchen, Jam at the Doorstep promises you an unforgettable spread of homemade jams, chutneys, curds, and salted caramel sauces.

Their one-of-a-kind products can be purchased online, or you can even visit their farm shop in Armoy to look at a range of delicious local produce. If you want to try your hand at making their infamous spreads, they also offer workshops.

For more information, follow Jam at the Doorstep on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jamatthedoorstep/ 

  • Taste Joy Company, Coleraine 

For those who cannot resist a dollop of peanut butter on, or even in their food, picking up a tub of Taste Joy peanut butter is a priority during your next visit to the Causeway Coast. 

While Taste Joy does not have a physical shop, they have three distinctive flavours on their website perfect for any palette; smooth, roasted, and dark chocolate, and orange. There is a range of shops along the coast that happily stock Taste Joy so keep your eyes peeled.

Buy your jar of Taste Joy here https://tastejoyco.com/collections/peanut-butter or check out where stocks it in store https://tastejoyco.com/pages/stockists

  • Warke’s Deli Products, Portstewart

Nestled at the top of Portstewart Promenade is Warke’s Deli, offering visitors both an opportunity to sample some local decalicies, as well as taking a taste of the Causeway Coast home with them.

Those who want to experience Warke’s Deli at home can simply purchase items, like delectable hummus, or crunchy granola pots from their store, or at Scotts Farmshop near Coleraine.

To see more Warke’s Deli Products, visit https://warkesdeli.com/ 

  • Tartine Gourmet, Bushmills

Distillers Pickle Sauce is made in small batches by local Award Winning Chef Gary Stewart of Tartine Restaurant in Bushmills. This delicious condiment tastes great with Cheeses, Charcuterie, Burgers and in Sandwiches.

Distillers Pickle Sauce is available to buy from the Artisan Market online https://www.artisanmarket.online/collections/tartine-gourmet and coming soon to Quality Delis and Farmshops.

To find out more about the wonderful Taste Causeway producers, simply visit https://www.tastecauseway.com/ to find out more.