The annual Great Taste Awards run by the Guild of Fine Foods is the pinnacle of food awards, often known as the foodie “Oscars” and attracts 10,000 entries annually from around the world. Only one third of entries will receive one of the coveted 1, 2 or 3 star awards. 141 of the 3 star awards were made this year and 878 foods were awarded 2 stars.

 

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July brings sun, summer and the start of the main soft fruit season. This July we have been having fun once again with some unusual hybrid fruits that have become our ‘signature’ range of jams that are not widely available. These currently include loganberries, tayberries, tummelberries, silvanberries and chuckleberries, but we hope to extend this range in the years to come as we continue to specialise in something a bit more special.

 

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While many people are suffering the post-Christmas January blues, marmalade makers are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the first Seville oranges of the season and we are no exception. These beautifully bitter oranges are no good for eating or juicing, but they make the best marmalade in the world.

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We have just won our very first awards for some of our chutneys, savoury jam and condiments – #Delighted!

We entered the inaugural Chutney Awards earlier this year and had competition from as far afield as New Zealand. The awards were judged blind on taste by foodies, restauranteurs and chefs: The numbers were totalled, the awards decided and today the results are in.

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