Our spoon sweet of bergamot peels won three gold stars in the competition of ‘’Great Taste’’, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink. There were 12,366 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 165have been awarded a 3-star, 1,011 received a 2-star and 3,171 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The award of three stars was described by judges as wow.
Some of the judges’ comments on this product were the following: “Lovely big pieces of fruit which have rolled in an attractive way with a golden colour. The pieces of the peel are cut thickly and have a wonderfully surprising and pleasing texture. The peel has no bitterness and has not been made over sweet. We love the lemony citrus notes followed by the flowery bergamot flower flavor which develops on the end of the palate. A really exciting beautifully crafted product that had all the Judges wanting more.”
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 specialist food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakable 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.