Another fantastic haul at Great Taste Awards 2018

Kent producers go from local to global in the Great Taste Awards

Produced in Kent members had a fantastic result in this year’s Great Taste Awards, announced at the end of July, with a whopping 18 products winning awards.

The GTA, arranged by the Guild of Fine Food and described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world, is an acknowledged national benchmark for fine food and drink.

This year’s awards saw around 500 expert judges who are chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers, come together for 65 tasty judging days from March through to early July.

Only 37% of the overall 12,634 entries were accredited, seven of which are also previous Taste of Kent Award winners. The lucky five are: Anno Distillers, Biddenden Vineyards, Kent Crisps and Kentish Oils, Owlet Fruit Juices and The Zingiberi Bakery.

Stephanie Durling from Produced in Kent said: “We are thrilled that so many Produced in Kent members have been accredited for their products. It is so important for Kent producers to get global recognition and as the GTA is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards at this time of year, it puts Kent on the map as a fantastic foodie destination.”

Winners are awarded one, two or three stars if the judges agree they deserve it based on taste. Those who are not nominated will receive constructive feedback to help them for future entries.

This years’ Produced in Kent members who won are:

2 star
Cheerfull Gold Apple Juice Owlet Fruit Juice
Mango & Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Taywell Ice Creams Ltd
The Captains Crackers: Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt The Zingiberi Bakery
1 star
Anno Elderflower and Vodka Spirit Drink Anno Distillers
Real Earl Grey Bergamia Tea
Clearly Juice Red Love® Biddenden Vineyards
Dudda’s Tun Spiced Cider Dudda’s Tun Ltd
Distinctively Darjeeling Marshmallow DulciBella Marshmallows
Sea Salted Caramel Enrobed in Milk Chocolate Fudge Kitchen
Honey & Ginger Caramel Enrobed in Milk Chocolate Fudge Kitchen
Karimix Ras El Hanout Karimix
Kentish Condiments Garlic Mayonnaise Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils 
Salted Caramel & Roasted Hazelnut Brittle Marshmallow Heaven
Owlet Cox & Bramley Apple Juice Owlet Fruit Juice
The Captain’s Crackers: Kentish Ale & Rosemary The Zingiberi Bakery
The Captain’s Crackers: Warm Chilli The Zingiberi Bakery

Stephanie Durling concludes: “Taste really is everything and also at the heart of the Taste of Kent Awards. Voting for the Taste of Kent Awards 2019 opens in September, visit www.tasteofkentawards.co.uk to cast your vote. We are lucky that Kent has so many fantastic food and drink producers who are making use of the delicious local produce from the county.”

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