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Falklands’ companies receive ‘Superior Taste Award’ for Islands’ squid in Brussels seafood fair

Tuesday, April 30th 2013 - 19:03 UTC
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Two Falkland Islands fishing companies were awarded in Brussels last week the Superior Taste Award which was extended to Marfrío a Spanish processing company that works with Patagonian squid caught in the Islands waters. Read full article


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  • Escoses Doido

    Save the squid!

    (save some for me anyway)

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Ha Ha Ha, one comment only.
    What is fair aclarr is that it is: “Ilex argentinus” the real name of Argentine squid, thieves!.

    May 01st, 2013 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    “What is fair aclarr is that it is: “Ilex argentinus” the real name of Argentine squid, thieves!.”

    Is that why CFK feels she can commit Eco-terrorism, licencing extra squid harvesting boats with the intention of wiping out the squid population to destroy the fishing industry of the Falklands?

    Perhaps those squid stocks should be administered and regulated by the UN???

    May 01st, 2013 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    Tell me more about this Patagonian squid.

    I've looked up Patagonia on my old map and it doesn't seem to be part of Argentina. How did it become part of Argentina Jose? When was that? Your not a filthy genocidal pirate usurper are you Jose?

    Yes you are....

    May 01st, 2013 - 06:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    #2 Unfortunately for you mate, it isn't illex argentinus but loligo gahi - different species altogether. Try again.

    May 01st, 2013 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    @ 2 - clutching at straws?

    May 01st, 2013 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    May 01st, 2013 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Well done the Falkland Islanders, AGAIN!

    May 01st, 2013 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Article says...:
    “The award one of the most prestigious in worldwide GASTRONOMY, ITQI, and with MICHELIN guide stars........”

    Article is telling porquies.....:
    1) This “PRESTIGIOUS AWARD” has NOTHING to do with “GASTRONOMY” whatsoever.......
    Is an award from the FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY to their INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTS... (As, for example, Deep-Frozen Battered Squid Rings)

    2) “MICHELIN” guide stars???..... What MICHELIN guide stars???
    The closest this kind of industrial product comes to the name MICHELIN are the tyres on the lorries that transport them to Tesco......

    May 01st, 2013 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Hey Think

    I bet you need ice on your battered squid ring after Dover has been round for the evening...not sure it would win any awards though

    Chuckle chuckle

    May 01st, 2013 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Here a complete list of the 2013 ITQI awarded ”GOURMET” companies and products….:
    ”GOURMET” companies like …..:
    Coca Cola
    Del Monte
    John Dewar & Son’s
    Metro Cash & Carry

    ”GOURMET” food my left foot……………………

    May 01st, 2013 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The Falkland Islands consitution means that all revenues, whether from fishing or oil, go to the self-governing Falkland Islanders.

    May 01st, 2013 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The International Institute of Taste and Quality of Brussels (ITQI) makes its ratings in blind tasting with 60 restaurateurs of the most prestigious associations in Europe which evaluate criteria such as appearance, smell, texture and taste of the products, in this case the Patagonian squid.

    See the above.
    So, you are saying the award means nothing ?
    It is an award for the quality of the product assessed by independent restaurateurs . What could be fairer than that ?

    The following comes direct from the web site reference you gave. I cannot comment with any knowledge of the subject but it does mention Michelin.
    The Superior Taste Award
    The “Michelin Guide of Food” (Trends-Tendances, 21 August 2008)
    Superior Taste Award
    The following Awards can be granted to a tested product :
    Exceptional products with 90% and more of total marks
    Remarkable products with marks between 80% and 90%
    Notable tasting products with marks between 70% and 80%
    It does rather appear that you are aggrieved about the awarding of this title to a company associating with the Falklands. I notice the Argentinian awards were for Coca Cola !

    May 01st, 2013 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (13) Clyde15

    You say...:
    So, you are saying the award means nothing ?

    I say....:
    No, I'm saying that this “Award” is for Industrial Junk Food......
    As Deep Fried, Deep FrozenBattered Squids rings is...

    May 01st, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    10 Monkeymagic

    Laughed MAO at the thought of the Biggest Liar on MP trying to get up his own cuelo!


    May 01st, 2013 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    So what you are saying is that this processed squid is “junk food”
    Is it only this item or do all the awards relate to “junk food”
    From reading down the list of 100's, there seem to be lots of quality items which would appear in menus of reasonably good restaurants.
    I keep hearing of “choripanes” on this site being the staple diet or food of choice in Argentina. Are these classed as junk food as well ?
    So now among your self proclaimed talents, you are an expert in food and drink. Bully for you !

    May 01st, 2013 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    @Think, again I have to say it, you are so jealous of us Falkland Islanders! go and crawl back under that Argie rock you crept out of.

    May 02nd, 2013 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Have you ever tasted Kirin beer, Think?

    May 05th, 2013 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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