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:
|Clearly Juice – Red Love®||Biddenden Vineyards|
|Vegan Peanut Brittle||Fudge Kitchen|
|The Captains Crackers: Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt||The Zingiberi Bakery|
|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|
|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.”