Great Taste award - WE STRUCK GOLD – TWICE - Great Taste Awards 2014
On our first time entering Quinlan’s Wild and Organic Smoked Salmon were among the winners of the Great taste awards 2014,.
Considering that there were over 10,000 entries, and that only 600 products were awarded a 2* Gold Medal, this is definitely no mean feat! Both of our entries were awarded 2* Gold Medals!
The different stages of the tastings took a long time, several months even. This does not come as a surprise considering that there were almost 10,000 food products that needed to be tasted and re-tasted. It is the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme involving over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.
The clue is in the name – “Great Taste Awards” are simply about taste, not clever branding or smart packaging. Judges are presented with, for example, a piece of cheese, a pie or a little dish of chutney, 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.
Out of almost 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2013, just 125 have been awarded 3-stars. All 3-star products have been re-judged by a panel including “Masterchef” judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, food buyers from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets as well as Michelin Star chef Russell Brown.
The Great taste Awards are simply The ‘Oscars’ of the Food Industry