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Our Awards

Lily O'Brien's has been lucky enough to receive numerous awards over the past decade in recognition of the quality and taste of its products but also in recognition of its commitment to various areas of excellence including export, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial origins.

Some of the awards we've been lucky enough to receive in recent years include:

Lily O'Brien's Brand of the year 2023

2023 Chambers Ireland InBusiness Recognition Awards 2023 - Brand of the Year

Chambers Ireland InBusiness Recognition awards are held annually to recognise and reward exceptional business achievement and innovation & celebrate the resilience, success and growth of Irish business.

There were 23 awards in total on the day across all industries and sectors.

This is a fantastic achievement for the Lily O’Brien’s brand to be recognized alongside major brands including Nestle, An Post, Aramark and Bord na Mona to name just a few of the winners.

2023 Product of the year - Salted Caramel Truffles

Product of the Year is the UK’s largest consumer survey of product innovation with an independent Consumer Survey in UK and ROI of 8,000 consumers.

Lily O'Brien's Salted Caramel Truffles awareded Winner in Chocolate Category 2023


2015 Blas na hEireann

The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce in Ireland. Over 2,500 products were entered into the 2015 competition in over 100 food and drink categories

2015 Silver Award – Chocolate Individual Category 

Our 12 chocolate Sticky Toffee Box won a Silver Award in the 2015 Blas Awards. This is one of Lily O’Brien’s oldest and best loved recipes.

Recipe: Sweet, smooth caramel smothered in delicious milk chocolate. 


2015 Mercury Award 

We were awarded the Mercury Award for our ground-breaking halal-certified gourmet desserts range at one of the airline industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies in the Middle East in association with Sial! The Mercury awards recognise the very best in on-board catering from a diverse range of categories including airline meals, general on-board food, beverages, packaging and equipment. 

Lily O’Brien’s Halal-certified Desserts Range was successful in the category of Food- Desserts & Confectionery. Each dessert recipe not only delivers an exceptional taste experience, but is also presented in an eco-friendly pot.

Lily O'Brien's Mercury Award Winner 2015

2015 Award Winner

The range, developed in response to the growing demand from airlines for high quality, indulgent products which cater to the diverse dietary needs of global passengers, consists of four outstanding new dessert recipes including:

  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with Butterscotch sauce
  • Zesty Lemon Posset
  • Blueberry and Vanilla Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Orange Mousse

Great Taste Awards

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer. 


2014 Gold Star

  • Key Limey Pie was awarded a second Gold Great Taste Award two years in a row. 
  • Key Limey Pie is a beautiful, mouth-watering recipe from our best-selling Desserts Collection.
  • Recipe: Zesty lemon curd topped with soft lime infused truffle, smothered in dark chocolate. 


2013 Gold Star

  • Key Limey Pie a beautiful, mouth-watering recipe from our best-selling Desserts Collection. 
  • Recipe: Zesty lemon curd topped with soft lime infused truffle, smothered in dark chocolate. 
  • Death by Chocolate- From our Ultimate Chocolate Collection. 
  • Recipe: A rich creamy, deeply delicious dark chocolate ganache piped into a dark chocolate shell.