More Gold Stars and a Top 50 Winner!
Posted on: August 15 2016
The Great Taste Awards results are in! We are proud to announce that Apple & Cider Brandy Chutney won 2 stars and Sticky Fig Relish, Robust Wholegrain Mustard and Fresh Chilli Jam all won a gold star!
Our show stopping win however was awarded to our Tewkesbury Hot Mustard, which not only won 3 gold stars, the highest star rating, but, it has also been named as one of BRITAIN'S TOP 50 FOODS!
Like our Strong Horseradish Cream in 2012, this result means that our Tewkesbury Hot Mustard joins the ranks of some of the most outstanding foods available and is worth searching for. A fiery smooth mustard with horseradish, the judges’ comments included; "what power, what energy, what fire - a great mustard!" and "a rich and delicious mustard. What a delight."
About the awards: Run by the Guild of Fine Food, there were 10,000 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 141 have been awarded a 3-star, 878 received a 2-star and 2,520 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; TV chef and author, Valentine Warner, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, fifth generation baker, Tom Herbert from Hobbs House Bakery, and Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn; food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Waitrose and chefs including, James Golding, chef director of THE PIG Hotels, and Kevin Gratton, chef director of HIX Restaurants. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2016 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the 2016 Supreme Champion.