Kent Stars Shine at Great Taste Awards 2019

Kent producers shone at this years Great Taste Awards with flavours from around the world.

Produced in Kent members had a fantastic result in this year’s Great Taste Awards, announced on the 1st August, with 28 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 panels of expert judges who are chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers, come together for many tasty judging days from March through to early July.

Only 38.7% of the overall 12, 772 entries were awarded a star rating,  four of which are also Taste of Kent Award winners  The lucky four are: Biddenden Vineyards, Kent Crisps and Kentish Oils, Nim’s Fruit Crisps and The Zingiberi Bakery.

Stephanie Durling from Produced in Kent said: “We are thrilled that so many Produced in Kent members have been awarded start this year. 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
Clearly Juice – Red Love® Biddenden Vineyards
Vegan Peanut Brittle Fudge Kitchen
The Captains Crackers: Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt The Zingiberi Bakery
1 star
Cinnamon Bun The Bakehouse at 124
Blackberry, Goats Cheese & Fennel  Seed Sourdough The Bakehouse at 124
Dizzys Lemon Drizzle The Bakehouse at 124
Bardsley English Pear Juice Bardsley England
Bardsley English Apple and Cherry Juice Bardsley England
The Earl’s Reserve Vintage Russet Cider with Red Peppercorn and Hibiscus Herbal Infusion Charrington Fruit Farms
Captivating Cox Apple Juice with Red Peppercorn and Hibiscus Herbal Infusion Charrington Fruit Farms
Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice Marshamallow DulciBella Marshmallows
Lemongrass and Chilli Brittle Fudge Kitchen
Vegan Pumpkin Seed and Sunflower Seed Brittle Fudge Kitchen
Rhubarb and Custard Gourmet Butter Fudge Fudge Kitchen
Blackcurrant and Liquorice Gourmet Butter Fudge Fudge Kitchen
Speculoos Caramels Fudge Kitchen
Goan Curry Paste Karimix
Shandong Sauce Karimix
Kentish Condiments Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils 
Kentish Condiments Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Blended with Lemon Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils 
Kentish Condiments Honey and Mustard Dressing and Marinade Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils 
Nims Edible Teas: Pineapple and Kiwi Nims Fruit Crisps
Nims Air Dried 100% Watermelon Fruit Crisps Nims Fruit Crisps
Gingerbread Ice Cream Simply Ice Cream
Solleys Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream Solleys Kentish Ice Cream
The Captain’s Crackers: Kentish Ale & Rosemary The Zingiberi Bakery
The Captain’s Crackers: Chai and Chive 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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