"The aroma is fragrant and fruity, delicately subtle from the rose, lovely and rich from the rhubarb – a wonderful combination."
Taste of the West - the Home of Quality Food and Drink from the West Country. Taste of the West is for everyone involved in quality food and drink from the West Country. Grow it, process it, sell it or just eat it! Taste of the West has been at the forefront of this rapidly growing food revolution since 1991.
“Beautiful looking jam with a wonderful aroma, a fantastic blend of flavours, a real delight!”
★★★ Exquisite. Wow! Taste that
For a Great Taste 3-star award, every single judge attending the session, which can be as many as 40 experts, must unanimously agree the food delivers that indescribable ‘wow’ factor.
Great Taste is the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan & speciality food producers.
The 2015 winners are all genuine food people who care about the quality of food and drink they produce. Those producers entered 10,000 products with only 130 foods achieving the highest and most coveted rating, three stars. We had 597 foods grabbing 2 stars and 2382 were awarded a 1 star. That means only 31% of entries were accredited – it’s tough.
“Great depth of flavour. Refreshingly, the taste of the fig and rhubarb hold their own against the ginger!”
To win a Gold Award, products had to score an almost faultless 91% to 99% - only 36 products won a Gold.
Commenting on the Awards ceremony, food and drink broadcaster and BBC Radio 2's one and only Nigel Barden who specialises in promoting British ingredients and artisan producers, says:“It has been a real privilege to present the Food & Drink Devon Awards and be a part of celebrating Devon’s food and drink industry. Devon is highly regarded nationwide for it's fabulous food and drink, and this has been clearly evident throughout the Awards’ ceremony. It’s also marvellous that many visitors are attracted to the county on a culinary pilgrimage.”
Food & Drink Devon works tirelessly to increase the county’s profile, both nationally and internationally. Food & Drink Devon - 'Love the Flavour' represents a membership of like-minded businesses, dedicated to providing good quality local food and drink. The Food & Drink Devon association is committed to continuously achieving its mission – to make ‘Love the Flavour’ a nationally recognised brand for outstanding sustainable food and drink.