It is a long wait between the time products are entered into the prestigious national Great Taste Awards at the start of the year and the time the results are announced in the summer.
It is not without trepidation and with bated breath that on the morning of Monday 1 August, the team at GingerBeard’s Preserves clicked on the results.
As we hit the results page, smiles grew bigger when we were welcomed with the sight of the first of two awards.
Our Original Lime Pickle was awarded, for the second time, 2-star from the coveted awards.
The judges said:
“Very visually appealing with a lovely golden shine, big pieces of fruit and chilli. The texture of the chunks is firm and the sauce juicy in a perfect ratio. The balance of tart, bitter, sour, salty, sweet and hot is a very exciting flavour experience.”
First-time entry, our Seville Orange & Whisky Marmalade was also awarded 1-star. The judges said:
“An attractively dark marmalade with an unexpected aroma of malt extract. The size and consistency of the orange peel is spot-on. […] the judges appreciated that you can taste the whisky, as so often you can’t.”
Here’s to awesome tasting, award-winning craft preserves!