In case you didn’t know, Southern Tapes and Packaging is a family-run company, and proud of it!

We often feel this is the key to our longevity and our success, to have a tight-knit family unit at the helm! Suffice to say, we love to work with other family-run businesses, like ourselves. And who’s a better example of a family-run company than O’ Crualaoí butchers from Cork? Kevin and Máire set up the business in 1957, and their son Micheal Ó Crualaoí now proudly carries on the tradition. Micheal continues to maintain the Ó Crualaoí ‘food philosophy’ that was instilled in him from a young age and it really shows.

We’ve worked alongside the O’ Crualaoí family over the years, and have become firm fans of their premium produce (along with everyone else in Cork!). The first outlet was opened in Ballincollig, but down to their huge following, they now have five locations across the county. Pretty impressive! They really have evolved with the times and now offer party food platters and even event catering. For those with larger orders, they have conveniently added the option of placing an order online for delivery. Check out their impressive website here.

A favourite of ours here at STP is their Real Food for Fitness products, which has been a huge success. The range offers healthier options for turkey beef and chicken lovers, to keep the January fitness resolutions going! Their just-launched lunch options are delicious, and are ideal for those of us who may be a little too lazy to do some meal-prep each week. We especially love the homemade Chicken Peanut Satay pot, it’s gluten free, low in calories and carbs and only five euro. A steal!

If you haven’t already experienced O’ Crualaoí’s, you’re really missing out. They’re true experts with a huge range of meat and fitness options, and they’re really nice people too!