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1st August 2022

Produced in Kent Stars Shine at Great Taste Awards 2023

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 1st August, with 24 products winning awards, including a good handful of previous Taste of Kent Award winning products.

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 Great Taste Awards 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 Winners

Charrington Fruit Farms - AmaZing Zari - Charrington's special edition single variety apple juice

Biddenden Vineyards Ltd. - Biddenden Pear Juice

1 Star Winners

Cheesemakers of Canterbury - Ashmore Farmhouse

Biddenden Vineyards Ltd. - Biddenden Clearly Juice Red Love

Yes Chef Boxes - Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Cheesemakers of Canterbury - Cowslip Butter

Cheesemakers of Canterbury - Dargate Dumpy

Karimix UK Ltd - Karimix Pad Thai Ready to Use Sauce - Vegant

The Tea Makers of London - Kenilworth Estate - Single Origin Black Tea

Kent Crisps Ltd - Kent Crisps Oyster & Vinegar

Kentish Condiments - Garden Herbs Vinaigrette

Kentish Oils - Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Blended with Garlic and Herbs

Kingcott Dairy - Kingcott Blue Cheese

Yes Chef Boxes - Lamb and Mint Pie

The Tea Makers of London - Margaret's Hope - Single Origin Darjeeling 2nd Flush

BigPanFoods Ltd - Mixed Veg Pickle

The Crackle Bread Bakery Ltd - Organic Wholemeal Sourdough

Owlet Fruit Juice (Loddington Farm Ltd) - Owlet Fruit Juice - Discovery

Cellar Head Brewing Company - Paraduicy

Cellar Head Brewing Company - Session Pale Ale - Bottle Conditioned

The Maidstone Distillery - Sharp's Toffee Liqueur

The Crackle Bread Bakery Ltd - Spiced Fruit Loaf

Yes Chef Boxes - Steak and Ale Pie

Plurenden Partnership - Strawberry Greek Style Yoghurt

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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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Karimix UK Ltd

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


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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Biddenden Cider

Our famous Biddenden Cider has been made the Barnes family recipe for three generations.

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Kentish Oils & Condiments

Our oils are extremely versatile and may be used for frying, roasting, drizzling and even baking.

Owlet Juices

Owlet Fruit Juice

Award-winning juices from the heart of Kent - 8 single variety apple juices, a pear juice and 6 fruit blends complete the range.


Plurenden Manor Dairy Farm

Though we have generations of farmers before us- We have been at Plurenden for over 12 years now & our girls are happy to be offering their delicious milk for delivery direct to your doorstep.

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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.

Carrington's Selection

Charrington's Drinks

Single estate provenance ciders, apple juices and apple crisps

Big Pan Foods


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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.

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Cheesemakers Of Canterbury

Our cheese is made from unpasteurised British Freisan cows milk at the newly refurbished Dargate dairy site, Lamberhurst farm near Canterbury.