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Great Taste Awards 2021

23rd September 2021

Kent Stars Shine at Great Taste Awards 2021

Kent producers shone at this year's 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 21st September, with 24 products winning awards.

Great Taste is the largest and most trusted food & drink accreditation scheme. It supports and promotes food & drink producers, large and small, giving buyers and food lovers in the UK and overseas reliable recommendations for great tasting food.

Since 1994, more than 150,000 products have been put through this robust judging process. Each one is fastidiously blind-tasted by selected chefs, cooks, buyers, retailers, restaurateurs, food critics and writers.

The judges look for truly great taste, regardless of branding or packaging. They take into account texture, appearance and of course the quality of the ingredients; they will note a good aroma, a decent bite, or a particularly smooth or crunchy texture. But above all else, the question remains – does the product taste truly great?

Floortje Hoette from Produced in Kent said: “We are thrilled that so many Produced in Kent members have been awarded stars 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
Kingcott Dairy Kingcott Blue cheese
Karimix UK Ltd

Zingiberi Foods Limited

Karimix Chermoula Paste/Sauce

The Captain's Crackers: Chia and Chive

1 star
Kingcott Dairy Kentish Blue cheese
Karimix UK Ltd Karimix Rogan Josh Curry Paste
Karimix UK Ltd Karimix Teriyaki Wasabi Sauce
Mr Ames Tea Mr Ames Peppermint Loose
Mr Ames Tea Mr Ames Chamomile Loose
Mr Ames Tea Mr Ames Liquorice & Peppermint Loose
Mr Ames Tea Mr Ames Peppermint
Blackwoods Cheese Company Graceburn - Original
Blackwoods Cheese Company Graceburn - Truffle
Blackwoods Cheese Company Cream Cheese
Longland Farm Whole Field Reared Duck
Longland Farm Field Reared Heritage Breed Chicken
Zingiberi Foods Limited The Captain's Crackers: Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt
Zingiberi Foods Limited The Captain's Crackers: Kentish Ale & Rosemary
Zingiberi Foods Limited The Captain's Crackers: Warm Chilli
Biddenden Vineyards Biddenden Sparkling Apple Juice
Kent Crisps Kent Crisps Ham & Mustard Crisps
SPRY Craft Drinks Perfect for the Spirited
SPRY Craft Drinks Perfect for the Crafty
The Maidstone Distillery George Bishop London Dry Gin
Must Chup Ltd Must Chup 'Big Kick'

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Kingcott Dairy

Two award winning blue cheeses made on our dairy farm, Kentish Blue & Kingcott Blue, with milk from our gorgeous girls.

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Karimix UK Ltd

Karimix’s products are hand-made, using only the finest and freshest ingredients which are GM free with no artificial additives.


Mr Ames Tea

Way back in 1909 Reginald Ames began sourcing and blending fine tea for the Great British public.

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Longland Farm

The welfare of our birds is at the heart of everything we do!

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Biddenden Vineyards

The vineyard has remained family owned and is today run by the second & third generation, drawing on many years of experience in winemaking at Biddenden.

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Kent Crisps

Kent Crisps is one of the few British snack brands which remains independently owned & run and it is our mission to champion all that our county has to offer when it comes to food, drink & tourism.


The Maidstone Distillery

We are reinstating the tradition of Maidstone pioneer and Master Distiller, George Bishop, who created quality and world-renowned spirits from our county town back in 1785.

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Must Chup Ltd

Must Chup is a unique blend of mustards, tomato sauce and chilli which is perfect as an all year round condiment.