Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, Love Cocoa was awarded two 1-star Great Taste awards, which means judges dubbed it simply delicious for its Gin & Tonic chocolate bar and also English Mint. We were also awarded a much coveted 2-star Great Taste award for our Maldon Sea Salt Dark chocolate bar which judges described as:
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
“Great Taste is a fabulous concept and is a way for customers to know a product is going to be of high quality before they purchase. This is our first year in business and was the no.1 award program we wanted to enter. Having entered 6 bars, we won on 3 of them which is fantastic and is a great credit to all the team who helped develop the bars. We are thrilled that our Maldon Sea Salt chocolate bar won a 2-star award and will be making this in a smaller mini-bar concept which will allow more customers to taste the next generation of Cadbury family chocolate!”
James Cadbury, Founder
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is gin, biscuits, sausages or coffee being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.
There were 12,366 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 165 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,011 received a 2-star and 3,171 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; chef, food writer and author, Gill Meller, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker, Tom Herbert, and food writer and baking columnist Martha Collison as well as food buyers from Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2017 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the 2017 Supreme Champion.
For more information: James Cadbury email@example.com