The Offbeat Bottling Company was set up in 1994 in Bangor, Co. Down. They have become famous for adding exciting new twists to their fruit and flavour combinations, with the emphasis on the unusual rather than traditional products.
1999 - Offbeat received an Irish Food Writers Guild awards for their jams and unusual preserves
2002 - 1st year of entering 'The Great Taste Awards' and they won a Silver Awards for "Hot Toddy Marmalade" and a Bronze Award for "Irish Stout Chutney"
2003 - "Extremely Orange Marmalade" won 'The Best Northern Ireland Product' and 'The Fortnum & Mason Reserve Supreme Champion' at the Great Taste Awards in London.
2004 - "Very Hot Stuff", their really hot chilli sauce won a Silver Award at The Great Taste Awards.
2005 - won 'The Best Speciality Food From Northern Ireland' with "Orange & Coriander Marmalade" at The Great Taste Awards.
2006 - won 'The Best Speciality Food From Northern Ireland' with "Orange Breakfast Marmalade" at The GTA's.
2007 - "Mulled Wine Marmalade With Brandy" won a prestigious 2-Star Gold Award at The GTA's
2008 - won a 1-Star Gold Award for "Clementine Chutney" at The GTA's.
Offbeat pride themselves on not using additives, or preservatives, believing instead that the natural taste and the high quality of their ingredients are paramount.
Offbeat products can only be found in specialist stores like delicatessens or in BasketsGalore and Irish Gourmet gift baskets and hampers. Their products are popular as gifts for special occasions or family events and also for corporate entertaining. They also regularly attend St George's Speciality Food & Garden Market, in Belfast on Saturdays.