From beers to brownies, more than 8,000 different products were entered into the Guild of Food Great Taste Awards. 2,670 food producers were awarded one- and two-star golds with just 123 receiving the coveted three-star gold. Food producers in Warwickshire scooped their fair share of accolades for their tasty products:
Pershore College makes its own fruit juices and ciders and won a top award for both its Organic Cider and its Concorde Pear Juice.
The Teahouse of Henley-in-Arden grabbed Two Gold Stars for both its Jasmine Silver Needle tea and its Phoenix Oolong. Monsoon Estates of Stratford-upon-Avon won Two Golds Stars for its Nicaraguan Maragogype coffee.
Adlington Turkey Balsall Common)
The Smoked Olive * I’ll be reviewing their products for the Shop page soon!
Devine Foods of Rugby.
Joe Delucci’s Ice Cream of Light Horn.
Lakes Cakes of Alcester.
Great Taste 2012 was judged during 45 days of blind-tasting by a panel that included Masterchef winner and restaurateur Mat Follas, restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Charles Campion, food writers Lucas Hollweg and Xanthe Clay and more than 300 food buyers from leading food halls, such as Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason, as well as delicatessens and farm shops across the country.