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25th September 2020

Kent Stars Shine at Great Taste Awards 2020

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
A Little Bit Food Co. A Little Bit Mixed Herb Vegan Mayo
Bardsley Farm Juices Apple & Apricot Juice (750ml)
Karimix UK Ltd Tikka Masala Curry Paste
Owlet Fruit Juice Owlet Cheerfull Gold Apple Juice
Owlet Fruit Juice Owlet Russet Apple Juice
Zingiberi Foods Limited The Captain's Crackers: Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt
Zingiberi Foods Limited The Captain's Crackers: Chia & Chive
1 star
A Little Bit Food Co. A Little Bit Roasted Garlic & Herb Vegan Mayo
The Bakehouse at 124 Light Rye Seeded Sourdough
The Bakehouse at 124 Lime and Coconut Cake
The Bakehouse at 124 Cardamom Bun
Bardsley Farm Juices Apple Juice (750ml)
Bardsley Farm Juices Pear Juice (750ml)
Bardsley Farm Juices Apple & Blackcurrant Juice (750ml)
Bardsley Farm Juices Apple & Elderflower Juice (750ml)
Bardsley Farm Juices Pear & Pumpkin Juice (750ml)
Brisket and barrel Ketchup smoké
Brisket and barrel Barbecue mango
Cheesemakers of Canterbury Ashmore Farmhouse Cheese
Fudge Kitchen Ltd. Vegan Chocolate Fudge Star
Karimix UK Ltd Bulgogi Sauce
Karimix UK Ltd Coconut Lemongrass Dressing
Karimix UK Ltd Thai Red Curry
Kent Crisps Ltd Kent Crisps Ashmore Cheese & Onion Crisps
Marourde Marourde Spritz
Nightingale Cider Company Ltd Night Bird Cider
Nims Fruit Crisps Nim's Lemon Infusions
North Downs Real Food Traditional Biltong
North Downs Real Food Beef Dripping Star rating
Owlet Fruit Juice Owlet Apple & Elderflower Juice
Plurenden Partnership Farmhouse Butter
Speciality Breads Ltd Bread and Pizza Dough - Multigrain