Great Taste 2014 reveals new stars and Edwards of Conwy is a winner12/08/14
The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards Great Taste, has just released the stars of 2014 and Edwards of Conwy is amongst the producers celebrating as its Sweet Cure Bacon, Pulled Beef Pie and (British classic) Corned Beef Hash are now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo, having been awarded a total of 4 gold stars to add to their growing collection of over 100 awards.
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product – and hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drink.
The award winning Sweet Cured Bacon can be purchased from our on-line shop, The Pulled Beef Pie and Corned Beef Hash are new products available in our high-street shop and via telephone order (01492 581111).
As a multi-Great Taste Award winner, we are delighted to offer our customers high quality products that reflect our artisan methods and traditional values. The Great Taste logo is recognised by foodies’ nationwide so naturally the winning products get a lot of attention from consumers and fellow retailers alike. The team will have plenty to celebrate as our customers’ long-standing favourite the Traditional Pork Pie also won its 17th award last month.
Great Taste is simply about taste, not clever branding or smart packaging. Judges are presented with a spoonful of jam, a pie, a slice of salami, or a cup of espresso, with no wrappings, jars or marks – and they taste, confer and re-taste before making the decision on whether a product should be a 1-, 2- or 3-star winner. In total more than 12 judges will have tasted and commented on each product.
This year a massive 10,000 products entered into Great Taste and of those products, 153 have been awarded 3-star. A panel of supremely talented judges including; Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, BBC Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef 2013 Natalie Coleman, food buyers from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets, and chefs including Michelin Star chef Russell Brown have together re-judged and tasted yet again the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2014 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners as well as the new 2014 Supreme Champion.