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Winners

Our winners of the Great British Food Awards represent the very best of modern British food.

Best Startup

Judged by:

Booths

John Gill, Head of Marketing & Trading

winner

byRuby Ltd.

byRuby Ltd.
Judge's Feedback

Seriously great-tasting frozen ready meals, made only with ingredients you would use in your own kitchen. We sampled four products from the range and each one tasted as though it was cooked from scratch that evening. Generous portion sizes too.

  • highly commended

    In the Welsh Wind Distillery

    In the Welsh Wind Distillery

    Notably the dark bottle and distinctive branding make this gin stand out amongst others on presentation. The gin itself is a dry style, with interesting warm sweet aromas, which give a long and smooth finish.

  • highly commended

    Rosemullion Distillery

    Rosemullion Distillery

    British rum is definitely of real interest. Rosemullion Distillery do it properly, making their own base spirit and taking the time to create a wonderful oak aged rum, with a great smooth finish. Perfect as a base for any rum cocktail but equally smooth enough to sip on its own. Beautifully presented in a heavy bottomed bottle with stylish branding.

finalists
  • Proper Indian Food Ltd T/A Saffron Tree

    Proper Indian Food Ltd T/A Saffron Tree

  • Penbedw Lamb

    Penbedw Lamb

  • Beachcomber Gin

    Beachcomber Gin

  • Penbedw Lamb

    Penbedw Lamb

Rum

Judged by:

Charlie Stein

winner

Rosemullion Distillery

Rosemullion Spiced Rum
Judge's Feedback

A delicious spiced nose with a huge amount going on; clove, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg the list goes on. The palate is warm and supple, just the right amount of sweetness and it’s really comforting. Those spices translate amazingly from the nose to the palate and balance out really nicely with the other components. A lovely rum that I’d happily drink anywhere.

  • highly commended

    English Spirit

    English Spiced Rum

    Another very good rum, much more on the fruit side of the spectrum which I love but in the background is all the textbook warmth and roundness and some really lovely ginger going on. The alcohol is well incorporated and balances out well, nothing is too harsh, it’s basically smooth sailing, and that’s exactly where I’d like to drink this… on a sailboat, in the sun.

  • highly commended

    English Spirit

    Rosemullion Gold Rum

    I absolutely loved both the rums from Rosemullion. The Gold is very special, incredibly smooth with lots of lovely vanilla from the oak and almost a whisky edge to the flavour. I have to say the packaging is spot on and really well done, both label and bottle shape are beautiful.

finalists
  • Daymark 1683

    Daymark 1683 Original

  • Sweet Potato Spirit Company

    Sweet Potato Spiced Rum

Whisky

Judged by:

Richard Bainbridge

Great British Menu winner and chef/owner of Benedicts in Norwich

winner

Douglas Laing & Company Ltd

Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Judge's Feedback

The flavours really complement each other here. The vanilla blends really well with the nutmeg and cinnamon on the palate, and the warming oak spice at the end gives you a nice cosy feeling – like you’re sitting by the fire on a cold winter’s evening.

  • highly commended

    Adnams

    Rye Whisky

    I’m a huge fan of Adnams. The French oak barrel that it has been aged in for five years gives a beautiful nose of orange peel, cinnamon and vanilla. There are lots of complex flavours in this one, which I love; hints of chewy rye spice, honeyed cereal and a touch of blackberry.

  • highly commended

    Adnams

    Tripple Malt Whisky

    A fantastically complex, bold and strong whisky. Chocolate, orange, caramelised almonds and exploding spices make it surprisingly smooth and creamy and even more surprising is, for me, a unique hit of sweet finish, which reminds me very much of bubblegum.

finalists
  • Douglas Laing & Company Ltd

    Big Peat Islay Malt Scotch Whiskey

  • Glen Moray

    Madeira

  • The Whiskey Exchange

    Personalised 12-year-old Speyside Single Malt Scot Whiskey By Twe

  • Langstane Liquor Company

    Glasshouse Whiskey

Vodka

Judged by:

Richard Bainbridge

Great British Menu winner and chef/owner of Benedicts in Norwich

winner

Deerness Distillery

Into the Wild Vodka
Judge's Feedback

This delicious vodka has a clean, crisp and refreshing finish with a beautiful hint of citrus. Ideal served simply with a good balanced tonic – my kind of vodka. Like the name suggests, a sip reminds you of clearing away the cobwebs with a light breeze.

  • highly commended

    English Spirit

    Chocolate Chilli Vodka Liqueur

    A taste of Christmas. This is an unlikely combination, but I think it works really well. The flavour of the chilli at the end gives it an obvious kick, but you’ll find the heat actually really brings it all together. I’d have a glass of this over ice after Christmas dinner sitting by the fire.

  • highly commended

    The Wasabi Company

    Wasabi Vodka

    This vodka is unique. It has a beautiful long-lasting wasabi freshness to it with peppery tones. You can really taste the mustard and radish flavours, but with a sweet finish. I think this would pair perfectly wish sushi or make a good Bloody Mary.

finalists
  • Sweet Potato Spirit Company

    Sweet Potato Vodka

  • English Spirit

    Seax Vodka

Non-Alcoholic Spirits/Beers/Wines

Judged by:

Shelina Permalloo

Cook, author and winner of MasterChef 2012

winner

Wilfreds Drinks Limited

Wilfred’s, Non-Alcoholic Aperitif
Judge's Feedback

An incredible blend of bittersweet orange, rosemary and rhubarb. It is the perfect Aperol substitute and a memorable non alcoholic aperitif with all the bitterness needed for it to feel like an adult drink.

  • highly commended

    Caleño Drinks

    Caleño Juniper & Inca Berry Non-Alcoholic Spirit

    This tropical infusion is a collision of citrus and spice botanicals. and perfect for creating tropical inspired cocktails. It’s interestingly sugar and sweetener free, providing a bittersweet and astringent hit of flavour which makes for the perfect non alcoholic cocktail. Bold packaging and memorable flavours such as ginger and coriander make for a conversation starter at a cocktail party.

  • highly commended

    LA Brewery

    L.A Brewery Sparkling English Rose

    A beautiful and clean-tasting sparkling drink with prominent flavours of kombucha, rose petals and tea. It delivers all the zesty and potent flavours of a sparkling wine without any of the alcohol, making it incredibly memorable. It had the right amount of bubbles and left a beautiful mouth feel. Perfect served chilled on a warm summer’s day.

finalists
  • Square Root

    Non-alcoholic Negroni Spritz

  • Kolibri Drinks Ltd

    Kolibri Botanical Infusions

  • Bax Botanics Ltd

    Verbena

  • Kolibri Drinks Ltd

    Kolibri Botanical Infusions

Fruit Juice & Mixers

Judged by:

William Sitwell

Food writer, TV personality and restaurant critic

winner

Raisthorpe Manor
Judge's Feedback

This was an exquisite drink, beautifully made with a really natural taste. It gets the balance perfectly between the grapefruit and the sugar content of the tonic. Too much grapefruit and it’s like an acidic attack on the throat, too much sugar and it’s yet another over-sweetened, flavoured tonic water. But here, gloriously, you get that wonderful, gently bitter, totally real, refreshing taste of grapefruit and it’s softened by the tonic. It’s a lovely drink on its own with ice, lemon – or I dare say -a slice of grapefruit. But great also with gin or vodka. I loved the size of the bottle, the simple design and the colour of the liquid. A great victor of this very busy shortlist.

  • highly commended

    Owlet

    Cheerfull Gold Apple Juice

    A big, blowsy, generous and classic apple juice. Having a large bottle in the fridge feels like it’s been brought straight from the farm. It’s a proper old fashioned product of which they should be mighty proud.

  • highly commended

    Barn Farm Drinks

    Opal Apple Juice

    My favourite of the several apple juices in the category. A lovely natural taste, as if you’ve pressed the apples yourself but with a hint of sophistication that just elevates it from a local farm shop juice. The cute little bottle and sprightly packaging make it perfect served with a lunchtime sandwich.

finalists
  • Soho Juice Company Ltd

    Honey and Lemon Non Carbonated Spirit Mixer

  • O.T.C. Beverages Limited

    Ginger Beer

  • Davis Worldwide Ltd

    Farmers Select Red Love Apple Juice

  • O.T.C. Beverages Limited

    Ginger Beer

  • Davis Worldwide Ltd

    Farmers Select Red Love Apple Juice

  • The Chiltern Mix Limited

    Twelvebelow Apple and Garden Mint Tonic

Tea

Judged by:

Pippa Middlehurst

winner

Grey's Teas

Assam Jamguri Organic TGFOP1
Judge's Feedback

Delicious with or without milk and perfect for breakfast. The flavour was as pleasant on the first sip as it was on the last – not too bold or overpowering.

  • highly commended

    Grey's Teas

    Ceylon Uva Blackwood Organic OP

    The flavour was pleasantly dry and I found this worked really well alongside a sweet treat. The different flavours stood alongside each other nicely – I could taste a light smokey, toasty fragrance. I would enjoy this tea at any time of day and I also loved the packaging.

  • highly commended

    The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    White Tea and Mango

    We enjoyed the fruity light flavour of this tea and found it a comforting cup and would enjoy it at any time of day. It wasn’t too sweet, and the tea flavour stood out well alongside the mango.

finalists
  • Hampstead Tea

    Tea With Vanilla

  • The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    Lincolnshire Tea Loose leaf

  • Stokes Tea & Coffee

    Grandad Peelie’s Tea

Coffee

Judged by:

Pippa Middlehurst

winner

SOLO Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee
Judge's Feedback

I loved the convenience of this product and found it very drinkable. The flavour was not too overpowering or bitter and worked really well cold. Refreshing, bold and very tasty. Great packaging.

  • highly commended

    Lost Sheep Coffee

    Get To The Hopper

    Loved the bright packaging and branding. Really enjoyed this coffee after a meal. The aroma was bold and nicely rounded with dark chocolatey notes. Very pleasant taste, with a good balance of sweet and bitter notes.

  • highly commended

    The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    Guatemalan Single Origin RFA Roasted Coffee Beans

    I loved the roasty flavour of this one and the notes of sweetness. Perfect for the morning. The most drinkable and enjoyable of all the hot coffees. Quite moreish!

finalists
  • Carvetii Coffee Roasters

    Guji Uraga Gomoro

  • Stokes Tea & Coffee

    Stokes Asylum Coffee Collection - Photophobia

  • Carvetii Coffee Roasters

    Espresso Blend

Poultry

Judged by:

Asma Khan

Founder of Darjeeling Express and star of Netflix's Chefs Table

winner

Mortons Family Farm

Free Range Cockerel
Judge's Feedback

The cockerel was incredibly moist. Most unusual as I had expected it to be similar to chicken in texture. It was so much better than any poultry that I have had in this country. The skin was really tasty too/

  • highly commended

    Packington Free Range

    Packington Free Range Chicken Thighs

    I made the thigh into Calcutta-style chilli chicken with soy sauce and green chillies. Loved the colour when I sealed the meat on a high heat in the wok. Very moist, it absorbed all of the flavours beautifully. I would definitely buy this chicken again.

  • highly commended

    Packington Free Range

    Packington Free Range Chicken Fillets

    We had this chicken for staff lunch at the restaurant cooked in a ginger and red chilli base. The chicken was really moist. My experience of chicken fillets is that they are no good at absorbing sauce when cooked, but in this instance the meat absorbed all the flavours of the spices and the sauce. Very impressive.

finalists
  • Packington Free Range

    Packington Free Range Whole Chicken

  • Aldi

    Exquisite British Hand Finished Chesham Bronze Turkey

Biscuits & Cookies

Judged by:

Maunika Gowardhan

Indian chef, writer, columnist & @cookinacurry on Instagram

winner

Frankonia Bakery

Coco Butter Shortbread
Judge's Feedback

Buttery, delicious shortbread with a chocolate flavour. I love the traditional, homely packaging too. So moreish and definitely one that I’ll be ordering soon

  • highly commended

    Stag Bakeries Ltd

    Stornoway Seaweed Water Biscuits

    Lovely crisp biscuits with a subtle seaweed flavour. The perfect accompaniment to a cheese platter

  • highly commended

    Indie Bay Snacks

    Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Bites Dark Chocolate

    The packaging is great and the little bag is the perfect travel size to carry. The salty pretzels are perfectly complemented by the dark chocolate coating

finalists
  • Peter's Yard

    Poppy Seed Crispbread

  • Nairn's

    Coconut and Chia Oat Biscuits

  • Frankonia Bakery

    Butter Shortbread

Chocolate Products

Judged by:

Adam Handling

British chef and restaurateur. He is the owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group which encompasses five food and drink venues across London

winner

Lauden Chocolate Ltd

Ultimate Chocolate Spread
Judge's Feedback

I thought this was absolutely delicious. Perfect amounts of hazelnut and chocolate - full of flavour. I would definitely buy this. I thought the jar matched the brand positioning too.

  • highly commended

    The Parlour at Lavenham

    The Parlour Fresh Cream Truffle

    Great chocolate tempering. The cream works very well with the chocolate. This is my type of truffle.

  • highly commended

    Jenny Wren Chocolate

    Jenny Wren Fabulous Fondants

    Packaging quirky so it will always stand out. Perfect little sized bites. Reminds me of the strawberry and orange chocolate Roses I had as a child. Points to improve- I understand it’s fondant but it’s a little touch too sweet to make them adult-style chocolate. Would recommend garnishing the top of each with sour orange on orange one, salt on custard one, crystallised mint on peppermint one etc. so it would take away some of the sweet flavour. Quirky and fun but more suitable for children. Although, because they contain so much sugar, some people might be worried to give them to their children.

finalists
  • Hames Chocolate

    Great British Chocolate

  • The Parlour at Lavenham

    Lavenham Sparkle Truffle

  • Mortimer Chocolate Co

    Drinking Chocolate

Sweets

Judged by:

Maunika Gowardhan

Indian chef, writer, columnist & @cookinacurry on Instagram

winner

The Copper Pan Fudge Company

Coppercrunch
Judge's Feedback

Generous portions and these little squares were delicious! Fudge with a crunchy mix and just the right amount of sweetness

  • highly commended

    Scarlett Angel

    Scarlett Angel Treacle Toffee

    Rich, dark flavour and perfect crunch. The toffee is great on its own but also versatile to use for baking/ cooking too.

  • highly commended

    Champion & Reeves

    Ginger Nougat

    Savoury and sweet flavours made this nougat so good. Chunks of ginger through it with every bite

finalists
  • The Marshmallowist

    Cannabis & Pink Grapefruit Gourmet Marshmallows

  • Artizan Fudge

    Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Vinegars & Dressings/Oils

Judged by:

Jack Stein

Chef, presenter and Chef Director of the Rick Stein Group

winner

Willy's Wellness Ltd

Willy’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother 1L
Judge's Feedback

Willys organic mother cider vinegar. I absolutely love cider vinegar, and this is a world class one for me. I love the story of the 300-year-old orchards, and the mother aspect of the live ferments. It tastes of proper cider which is unusual in vinegar. It is clean and elegant. The packaging is also a real highlight for me. A well-deserved winner of the category.

  • highly commended

    Hillfarm Oils

    Hillfarm Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed oil

    Hillfarm rapeseed oil. A very high-quality rapeseed oil with a beautiful deep yellow colour. It is clean without too much pepperiness on the finish which I really like. Great packaging and nutritional information too comparing it to other oils

  • highly commended

    Burren Balsamics

    Irish Peat Smoked White Condiment

    Burreen Balsamic If this competition was about innovation this would win, a very unusual combination but really interesting. White balsamic is very trendy and this with the peat smoke would be great for chefs to play with. I’m not sure how much the home cook would get from it but definitely something to add to pickles and things like that, would also work well with oysters, I think.

finalists
  • Willy's Wellness Ltd

    Willy’s Organic Fire Cider with Tumeric, Horseradish & Ginger

  • Hunter & Gatherer

    Hunter & Gatherer Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

  • Grants' Farm Foods Ltd

    The Magnificent Seed

  • Hammond Food Oils LImited

    Borderfields Lemon Infused Rapeseed Oil Spray

  • Wignalls Yallo Ltd

    Wignalls Yallo Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

Hot Puddings

Judged by:

Eric Lanlard

Celebrity chef and patissier

winner

Charlie Bigham's

Charlie Bigham’s Proper Puds Sticky Ginger Pudding
Judge's Feedback

Very convenient to heat up and safe in the little wooden container . the kitchen smells absolutely amazing. Delicious after few minutes and the final result didn’t disappoint at all. Very moist and sticky full of flavours but at the same time not overpowering particularly with the ginger. Truly as good as a homemade one! Great served with vanilla custard

  • highly commended

    Charlie Bigham's

    Charlie Bigham’s Proper Puds Bread & Butter Pudding

    Very convenient to heat up and safe in the little wooden container. It is a creamy and moist pudding which I love. I could have done with a little more sugar and vanilla but lovely served with ice cream.

  • highly commended

    Durban Street Food Ltd

    Malva pudding

    It was delicious and very filling. The custard was very rich and maybe a bit too much of it compared to the actual pudding.

finalists
  • The Hungry Guest

    Challah Bread and Butter Pudding

  • Charlie Bigham's

    Charile Bigham’s Proper Puds Sticky Toffee Pudding

Condiments & Cooking Sauces

Judged by:

Miguel Barclay

Social media influencer and author of One Pound Meals

winner

Karimix UK Limited

Korean Bulgogi Sauce
Judge's Feedback

Wow, what a great sauce! Totally tastes home made and encapsulates all the flavours you’d expect from a Korean sauce. This is going on everything from hotdogs to dim sum, I really have fallen in love with this sauce.

  • highly commended

    Hunter & Gather

    Garlic Avocado Oil Mayonnaise

    I can’t stop dipping chips into this sauce, this is the perfect chip dipping mayo, luxurious and flavourful.

  • highly commended

    Taste of Keejays

    Peking Hoi Sin Sauce

    An authentic tasting hoi sin sauce just like you’d find in a decent Chinese restaurant, you genuinely cannot tell the difference, it has all the correct flavour notes in exactly the correct proportions.

finalists
  • The Wasabi Conpany

    Wasabi Mustard

  • Aloha 65

    Sun On A Beach Hot Sauce

  • True Foods Ltd

    Peppercorn Sauce

  • True Foods Ltd

    Peppercorn Sauce

  • True Foods Ltd

    Beef Stock

  • Epicure

    Classic Piccalilli

Frozen Desserts

Judged by:

Vivek Singh

Chef, author and restaurateur

winner

Fab Fairies and Wicked Tarts

Raspberry Choc Ice
Judge's Feedback

Well conceived and put together, beautifully presented and packaged, these lollies were as good to eat, as they were to see! My team and I tasted these together and they came up trumps in the face of some very stiff competition. Everyone remarked how well the lollies held their shape and of course their clean flavours.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    S/S Sicilian Lemon Tart

    These were surprisingly good! I really didn’t expect to like frozen lemon tart as much as I did! They were a revelation to me, and to my team who tasted with me. The clean acidity of lemons came through well and they were a strong contender in the category, missed the first place only by a whisker!

  • highly commended

    Donald Russell

    Cheesecake Selection

    It was a very good selection indeed, Rich, satisfying and different flavours with inventive combinations.

finalists
  • Saintly Foods Ltd

    British Apple Tarts

  • Saintly Foods Ltd

    Blackberry and Apple Crumble Tart

  • Saintly Foods Ltd

    Sweet Almond and Raspberry Tart

  • Baboo Gelato Ltd

    Damson Ripple Ice Cream

  • Simply Ice Cream

    Heavenly Honeycombe Ice Cream

Cheese

Judged by:

Raymond Blanc

Chef and owner of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

winner

Cropwell Bishop Creamery

Beauvale
Judge's Feedback

This for us was the best cheese by far that was entered in the competition. Beautifully creamy, low in salt and lasting finish. Perfectly balanced cheese, a real crowd pleaser. This is a great cheese, not only for a cheese board but also in one of your favourite pasta dishes, salad dressings, sauces of steak or a grilled pork chop. Truly versalite cheese. We loved it.

finalists
  • Lynher Dairies Cheese Co.

    Cornish Yarg

  • Sharpham Partnership Ltd

    Sharpham Washbourne

  • Cropwell Bishop Creamery

    Classic Blue Stilton

  • Aldi

    S/S Vintage Reserve Cheddar

  • Yester Farm Dairies

    Cottage Cheese

Dairy

Judged by:

Adam Byatt

Chef, restaurateur and food writer

winner

Old Hall Farm

Raw Jersey Butter
Judge's Feedback

An outstanding product. This butter is cultured and has a wonderful acidity and richness but is balanced and refined, I loved it. You can feel the very essence of the farm it was produced on and the care that had gone into producing the original cream. The setting texture is not too hard and spread on a slice of toasted sourdough this is absolutely perfect – brilliant, first class butter.

  • highly commended

    Old Hall Farm

    Natural Norfolk Yoghurt

    I am a big fan of yoghurt but this was on another level, rich, thick in a Greek yoghurt style with really good balanced acidity that didn’t overwhelm. Lovely sized jar and nice packaging. I used the yoghurt whisked into a sauce and it worked a treat, make wonderful Raita – a product I would use at home all the time. Brilliant.

  • highly commended

    Cornish Moo

    Cornish Moo Milk

    It felt odd to pick simply ‘milk’ as my runner up product against other products that had been produced such as yogurt and delightful butters. But this milk stood out to me as probably the nicest more wholesome milk I had ever tried. We have a raw milk delivered at home but this was so much getter, it didn’t just taste exactly how milk should taste like, it had so much more which I can only guess comes from the terroir and surroundings in which the cows are raised. A truly exceptional product in its field.

finalists
  • Embleton Hall Dairies

    Durham Butter

  • Fab Fairies And Wicked Tarts

    Raspberry Choc Ice

  • Tom Parker Creamery

    Free Range Double Cream

  • The Butterworks (Castle Dairies)

    The Butterworks Softer Butter

  • Jess's Ladies Organic Milk Farm

    Luxurious Natural Yoghurt

  • Netherend Farm Limited

    Butter Rolls (Organic and Non-Organic)

  • Simply Ice Cream

    Heavenly Honeycomb Ice Cream

Best New Product

Judged by:

Booths

John Gill, Head of Marketing & Trading

winner

Burren Balsamics

Irish Peat Smoked White Condiment
Judge's Feedback

A wonderfully unique tasting condiment, quite unlike anything I have tasted before. White Italian pale balsamic with rich smoky flavours of peat. Not as acidic the average balsamic, this wonderful product could easily compliment many a dish without overpowering. Also wonderful to dip a chunk of sourdough into.

  • highly commended

    Jason's

    Jason’s Bread

    Ciabattin is a mash up of ciabatta and sourdough, baked in a tin, sliced and presented really well under the Jason brand. All three loaves tasted fantastic in their own right. No 8 White Ciabattin is wonderfully versatile for toasting, sandwiches or dipping bread. No. 11 Grains & Seeds sees a welcome addition of linseed and spelt. Finally, the pick of the bunch, No.10 Craft Beer Ciabattin with hints of hops and malt, a great bread for pates or cheese.

  • highly commended

    The Chiltern Mix Limited

    TwelveBelow Apple and Garden Mint tonic

    Whilst the market is awash with new tonics, Twelve Below is a refreshing new arrival. Twelve Below products are all natural, low sugar tonics sweetened with organic agave. Also relatively low calorie at 12 cals per serving. Their Apple and Garden Mint Tonic, delivers on flavour and freshness and would add an interesting angle to any premium dry gin.

finalists
  • Ginsters

    Pork, Bacon & Cheddar Roll

  • Radnor Hills

    Radnor Infusions Lemon & Mint

  • Jenny Wren Chocolate

    Jenny Wren Fabulous Fondants

  • Radnor Hills

    Radnor Infusions Lemon & Mint

  • Ginsters

    Gluten Free Cornish Pasty

  • Riverford

    Zero Packaging Organic Veg Box

  • Riverford

    Zero Packaging Organic Veg Box

  • Kolibri Drinks Ltd

    Kolibri Botanical Infusions

  • Yeo Vally Farms (production) Limited

    Yeo Valley Super Thick 0% Fat Natural Kerned Yogurt

  • The Wasabi Company

    Wasabi Vodka

  • The Secret Aristocrat Company Limited

    St Maur

Ready Made

Judged by:

Miguel Barclay

Social media influencer and author of One Pound Meals

winner

Quick Crêpes

Quick Crêpes crêpe mix
Judge's Feedback

It really did work! So quick and simple, just added water, grabbed my frying pan and then ate some crepes. This is an extremely convenient way to make crepes and they were delicious. I like the fact that this is a long lasting, storecupboard solution to negate the requirement for highly perishable milk & eggs.

  • highly commended

    Proper Indian Food Ltd t/a SAFFRON TREE

    Gosht ka Salan

    Delicious and authentic tasting curry ready in minutes. Time and effort went into the preparation of this meal and it shows.

  • highly commended

    Bannisters Yorkshire Family Farm

    6 Little Jacket Potatoes

    Blows my mind that you can have a jacket potato in 3 minutes. But you can! They are mini jackets, already precooked then frozen, so I guess it only needs a few minutes, ideal for busy families, a great time saving idea.

finalists
  • Shemins Ltd

    Smokey Mexican Spice Blend

  • Shemins Ltd

    Biryani/Pilau Spice Blend

  • Shemins Ltd

    Massaman Curry Paste

Honey

Judged by:

Bryn Williams

Award-winning Welsh chef and TV regular

winner

Bermondsey Street Bees

Bermondsey Street Honey
Judge's Feedback

This is a wonderful honey with a lovely complex and interesting flavour. Like a good wine, the flavour continues to develop on the palate making for a really interesting and versatile honey

  • highly commended

    Bermondsey Street Bees

    Royal Albert Dock Honey

    This is a fantastic and solid honey and it would work well across various uses. I can imagine enjoying this in tea, with cake, or in cooking. A good all-rounder although with slightly less depth than the other winners

  • highly commended

    Hive & Keeper

    Honey from Dymock Woods, Gloucestershire

    I loved this one, again it has a really complex flavour that develops as you taste it. It narrowly missed out on first place only because it is less versatile than the Bermondsey Street in being a set honey. A lovely honey nonetheless

finalists
  • Bermondsey Street Bees

    Exmoor Wild Flower Honey

  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Mexican Yucatan Honey

Best British Speciality

Judged by:

The Hairy Bikers

TV chefs, food writers and presenters

winner

Baboo Gelato Ltd

Baboo Gelato Elderflower Sorbet
Judge's Feedback

Beautiful mouth fuel which is exactly what you want from a sorbet. Well balanced flavour with a blossom of elderflower scent on the pallet. All in all a superb product.

  • highly commended

    Donald Russell

    Lamb Cushion Stuffed with Rosemary & Garlic

    Donald Russell Lamb Cushion Stuffed with Rosemary & Garlic When cooking a lamb cushion it is imperative that one follows the cooking instructions on the packaging. There is nobody knows the cut better than those who’ve prepared it. Fantastic flavour, great texture. The stuffing that ran through the joint was well balanced and well distributed. There was a beautiful meat crust and the joint was succulent. It carved well. A great product.

  • highly commended

    Ginger Bakers (Kendal) Ltd

    Westmorland Pepper Cake

    Ginger Bakers (Kendal) Ltd Westmorland Peppered Cake I thought the flavour was great.

finalists
  • The Garlic Farm

    Oak Smoked Garlic

  • Jess Fine Foods

    Truffled Black Puding

  • The Farmer's Son

    The Farmer’s Son Scottish Black Pudding

  • The Farmer's Son

    The Farmer’s Son Scottish White Pudding

  • Skipness Smokehouse

    Traditional Cold Smoked Salmon

Charcuterie

Judged by:

Adam Handling

British chef and restaurateur. He is the owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group which encompasses five food and drink venues across London

winner

Martin Thomas Butchers

Traditional Black pudding
Judge's Feedback

Love everything about it, love the big chunks of fat. Super delicious, how black pudding should be. My only comment would be I would tone the salt ever so slightly but me personally, I actually love the salt and fat together. I would definitely buy it.

  • highly commended

    Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Corned Beef

    I love corned beef and I thought this was great. Good flavour and texture. I liked the packaging also and thought it got the relevant messaging across very clearly.

  • highly commended

    Lane Farm Country Foods Ltd

    Diced Cooking Chorizo

    very tasty. Might be slightly too salty for some people but I actually like that. It actually tastes slightly better when it has been left to cool down. I would buy it.

Meat

Judged by:

Vivek Singh

Chef, author and restaurateur

winner

Packington Free Range

Packington Free Range Whole Shoulder of Pork
Judge's Feedback

This was the best product I judged in its category and I judged quite a few! There were 11 entries in the category and crowded as it was, this product stood out for its clean taste and balanced richness. The quality of produce the care that goes into producing it shone through by some margin for me, and that’s why it’s the winner this year.

  • highly commended

    Heritage Meats

    Herdwick Hogget Leg Joint

    Personally I love hogget and feel it’s under-rated and not promoted enough. The flavours are naturally mature and go very well with spiced Indian dishes, but I cooked this sample on its own as it was intended to be. For me, it’s the next level to lamb and I enjoyed it a lot.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    BRITISH WAGYU SIRLOIN

    It’s great to see British wagyu available to the public in supermarket. It’s a very good product and whilst not in completion with Japanese wagyu, it came with a good level of marbling, and cooked and ate very well. Perhaps it should come with instructions of how ( little) it should be cooked!

finalists
  • Packington Free Range

    Free Range Whole Leg of Pork

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Smoked Back Bacon

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Organic Smoked Streaky Bacon

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Smoked Back Bacon

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Organic Smoked Streaky Bacon

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Organic Unsmoked Streaky Bacon

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Organic Smoked Streaky Bacon

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Organic Unsmoked Streaky Bacon

Savoury Preserves

Judged by:

Rosie Birkett

Food writer, stylist and broadcaster

winner

Matthew's Preserves

Spicy Pineapple Chutney
Judge's Feedback

This chutney is absolutely delicious. It’s incredibly well-balanced, with the sweet acidity of the pineapple working beautifully against the fragrant pops of the whole spices. Every mouthful is zealous, hitting your tastebuds with the flavours of fenugreek, nigella and cumin. I can’t wait to make a cheese toastie with this. So gorgeous. I’ll also use it on the side of curries and stirred into mayonnaise to have with chips and fish.

  • highly commended

    Cottage Delight LTD

    English Country Cider Chutney

    Cottage delight english country cider chutney This zingy chutney has a lovely acidity and is full of plump raisins and apple chunks which have really sucked up the flavours of the cider and spices. Lovely with pork scratchings and cheese

  • highly commended

    Cottage Delight LTD

    Bolaka Mango & Aubergine Chutney

    Cottage delight bolaka mango and aubergine chutney This is a wonderfully spiced mango chutney and I love the addition of aubergine, which brings added heft and richness. The perfect accompaniment to a curry or ploughmans.

finalists
  • Cottage Delight LTD

    Caramelised Onion Chutney

  • Radnor Preserves Ltd

    Welsh Cider & Leek Chutney

Sweet Preserves

Judged by:

Rosie Birkett

Food writer, stylist and broadcaster

winner

Radnor Preserves Ltd

Hand-Cut Lime & Laver Marmalade
Judge's Feedback

I love the unexpected combination of lava and lime in this beautifully zesty marmalade. The lava brings a beautifully saline, umami note which works in in contrast with the sweet, zingy lime. Delicious on generously buttered toast.

  • highly commended

    The Proper Marmalade Company

    Lemon and Horseradish marmalade

    I would never have expected to find horseradish in my marmalade, but the heat and earthiness works really well and makes for a very interesting mouthful.

  • highly commended

    Season's Bounty

    Sour Black Cherry Jam with Kirsch

    There is so much fruit in this and I love the sour flavour of the cherries which is nicely balanced by the kirsch. I’d happily use this for a filling for a Victoria sponge, and it’s great on top of hot buttered crumpets with whipped cream.

finalists
  • The Hungry Guest

    Damson and Blackcurrant Jam

  • The Proper Marmalade Company

    Orange and Bergamot Marmalade

  • Seren's Kitchen

    Orange Treacle Marmalade

Classic Gin

Judged by:

Olly Smith

TV presenter, columnist and drinks expert

winner

Exeter Gin Ltd

Exeter Gin Ltd
Judge's Feedback

Bold aromas, excellent aromatic depth, stacks of fragrance and a big hit of juniper all deliver compelling complexity and I could not wait to dive in. Sipping this feels like a massive luxurious treat. Glossy and richly textured with juniper banging a deep bass drum, this glorious gin reverberates with refreshing citrus layers and a kick of zesty spice. It’s epic – a proper festival of flavours. And with tonic, I could drink it by the bucket!

  • highly commended

    Lenzie Gin

    Lenzie Gin

    This is liquid brilliance. I love its fragrant sweet scent with enticing cleanliness and punchy crack of juniper. The flavours are awesome, loads of bright fruitiness and absolutely delicious poise. There’s a clever interplay of gentle life-affirming sweetness with striking purity and layering of harmonious botanicals. This is a recipe of sheer splendour. Great spirit and remarkably delightful with tonic and also in a martini

  • highly commended

    Isle of Bute Gin Company Ltd

    Isle of Bute Oyster Gin

    Totally intriguing, herbal and citrus aromas and on the palate nicely integrated bright fruitiness with something more savoury and tantalizing about it that kept me coming back for more. There’s a light touch to the texture with gorgeous silkiness echoing the bright flavours underpinned by that subtle spicy twist. This is a completely unique gin with massively appealing refreshment.

finalists
  • Deerness Distillery

    Scuttled Gin

  • R2 distillers

    Divine Gin

  • In the Welsh Wind Distillery

    In the Welsh Wind Signature Style Gin

  • Dyfi Distillery Ltd

    Navagation Gin

  • Shorty's Gin

    Endeavour London Dry Gin

  • Isle of Wight Distillery

    Mermaid Gin

  • Isle of Wight Distillery

    Mermaid Gin

  • Peak Ales Ltd

    Chatsworth Gin

Flavoured Gin

Judged by:

Martha Collison

Former Bake Off contestant, food writer and cookery book author

winner

Orkney Spirits Ltd

Orkney gin Company Rhubarb Old Tom
Judge's Feedback

This gin is simply outstanding – and probably the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying! It is Turkish delight in a bottle, heady with rose, cinnamon and sweet rhubarb. The balance of botanicals is spot on. It is ideal for summer but I’ll happily sip it year round. Another bottle is already on my Christmas list!

  • highly commended

    Three Wrens Gin

    Three Wrens Gin - Apple Crumble Edition

    From the moment you uncork the bottle, there is no mistaking that they captured apple crumble in a gin! It is warming without being too spicy, and fruity without tasting artificial. Using toasted oats as part of the botanical mix is an inspired idea!

  • highly commended

    Wessex Spirits

    Test Valley Gin

    This is a really unusual, almost savoury gin, but makes a glorious change from a lot of sweet offerings on the market. The herb blend is extremely well balanced and well selected, and it leaves a really crisp, refreshing finish in the mouth. It is easy drinking and an excellent all-rounder.

finalists
  • English Spirit

    Limongino

  • ELJ Drinks

    Ellis Gin No.2 Scottish Bramble

  • R2 distillers

    Divine Raspberry Gin

  • R2 distillers

    Divine Strawberry & Kiwi Gin

Savoury Bakes & Pies

Judged by:

Raymond Blanc

Chef and owner of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

winner

Celtic Bakers LTD

Organic Olive and herb Sourdough
Judge's Feedback

This bread stood out for us in its flavour, giving a real intensity of Kalamata olives, complimented with the provencal herbs and the mild sourness of the dough. The crumb was excellent, a well baked loaf and still retained some moisture in the loaf. This was an outstanding example of a flavoured sourdough. Delicious.

finalists
  • Phoenix Smokery Ltd

    Confit Shepherds Pie

  • Brockleby's Pies

    Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

  • Jason's

    Jason’s Bread

  • Celtic Bakers LTDs

    Organic Campaillou

  • Frankonia Bakery

    48 Hour Rustic Sourdough

Sweet Bakes & Pies

Judged by:

Martha Collison

Former Bake Off contestant, food writer and cookery book author

winner

Many Macarons

Marmalade on Toast’ Macaron
Judge's Feedback

These macarons are one-of-a-kind, incredibly unique, but most importantly – delicious! The flavour balance is spot on. The zesty marmalade pairs with the deep, almond flavour of the shell perfectly, and the clever buttery centre creates the nostalgic flavour of hot buttered toast with marmalade. The true stroke of genius is incorporating toast crumbs into the macaron shell itself, making it one of the most memorable macarons I’ve ever tried. A real gem!

  • highly commended

    Cakehead Ltd

    Raspberry and Almond Bake

    This is a generous cake in every way – both in size and flavour! The almond and raspberry really jump out at you, just as you’d want, and the cake is moist and tender. It is great with coffee, and also makes a lovely dessert with a dollop of crème fraiche.

  • highly commended

    Frankonia Bakery

    Apple Crumble Muffin

    Mastery of muffin-kind! These muffins are beautifully moist, well-spiced and the apple flavour simply sings. The crumble topping is buttery and rich, and perfectly complements the sponge. We ate the lot in one sitting, so they are very moreish indeed!

finalists
  • Cakehead Ltd

    Noisette Cake

  • Fab Faries and Wicked Tarts

    Rich Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

  • The Hungry Guest

    The Hungry Guest Granola

  • The Hungry Guest

    The Hungry Guest Granola

  • Aldi

    S/S Damson, PLum an Pink Gin Pudding

  • Scarlett Angel

    Scarlett Angel Baa Bith

Other Spirits

Judged by:

Charlie Stein

winner

Deerness Distillery

Orcadian Moon
Judge's Feedback

This was very tight between the top two, but for me, the Orcadian Moon just edged it. There’s a delicious and intense hit of coffee on the nose, very pure and elegant, which is backed up with a hit of walnut, hazelnut, and some lovely dark chocolate and baking spice. Really smooth texture without being too sweet and cloying. I just love the packaging as well, just a really delicious product overall.

  • highly commended

    English Spirit

    English Sambuca

    I particularly liked the English Sambucca, it’s about time that the English market learned that Sambucca is more than just a shooter at the bar on a Friday night. So hat’s off the English Spirit for making such a pure and elegant one that is wonderfully unctuous and shows through with real anise flavour.

  • highly commended

    Hedgepig/Pinkster Gin

    Hedgepig Fruit Gin Liqueur (Wild Bullace and Quince)

    Really loved this, especially when put with Ginger beer, there’s just the right amount of sweetness as so not to overpower. The quince and Bullace fruit flavours are well integrated and balance out with the alcohol and sweetness. Bullace is something I haven’t tried before and I like the use of a different fruit, it makes the product really interesting for me. Just a really fun, and easy drink for the warmer months.

finalists
  • Shed 1 Distillery Ulverston Ltd

    Shed 1 Festive Bramble Gin Elixir

  • Shropshire Hills Distillery Limited

    Project X Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

  • Shropshire Hills Distillery Limited

    Triplecello Lemon Orange & Pink Grapefruit Liqueur

  • The Secret Aristocrat Company Limited

    St Maur

Healthy Boost

Judged by:

Tom Hunt

Chef, columnist and climate change campaigner

winner

Willy's Ltd

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother
Judge's Feedback

If our shelves were filled with products like Willy’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother the world would be a better place. Even the aroma shouts apples, with a funky floral-sweet punch in the nose. And it tastes so good I can drink the stuff, just mix a teaspoon to a tablespoon with a glass of water for a delicious healthful drink.

  • highly commended

    Purition

    Purition Beetroot & Chocolate

    The last couple of years I’ve been getting more into nutrition and I’ve realised that even with a super healthy diet it can be hard to get all the nutrients you need to be of optimal health. Puriton Beetroot and Chocolate is a brilliant, minimally processed product in a market wrought with hyper-processed food products claiming to be something they are not. It only contains whole foods which is the key to an evidence-based healthy diet. Importantly it tastes delicious too, I like to blend it up with mixed fruit, whatever I have available really, oatmeal and water.

  • highly commended

    Seaspoon

    Seaspoon Seaweed Boost

    Seaweed is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and an interesting way to season your food in a way that is more health promoting than straight up sea salt. Seaspoon Seaweed Boost is a blend of four seaweeds: dulse, sea spaghetti, sea lettuce and sea greens. Combined they have a lovely taste that works well sprinkled on salads, in stews and even in smoothies.

finalists
  • Nim's Fruit Limited

    Pineapple Fruit Crisps

  • Nairns

    Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes

  • Willy's Wellness Ltd

    Sparkling Apple, Kombucha & ACV Drink

English Wine

Judged by:

Tom Hunt

Chef, columnist and climate change campaigner

winner

Aldwick Estate Ltd

Jubilate Blanc De Noirs
Judge's Feedback

Maybe it’s because I grew up in Dorset and Somerset where this wine is from but I think this wine proves the UK is ready to start shouting about its sparkling wines. It is delicate and well balanced with fine textured bubbles. It tastes of summer, fresh berries and has a touch of brioche. This wine has a new spot on my wine rack.

  • highly commended

    Vranken-Pommery

    Louis Pommery England

    The future of English fizz looks bright. This sparkling wine is made by one of the first champagneries to invest in English wine. The bubbles are soft, delicate and sensual - and the wine tastes like crisp apples, freshly picked from the orchard, with citrus and toasted brioche. Perfect enjoyed with strawberries and cream.

  • highly commended

    Aldwick Estate Ltd

    Aldwick Pinot Noir

    Aldwicks attentive approach to their vines is clearly represented through the quality of their wine. And this pinot noir is no exception. The upside to the unfortunate global warming effect on English soil is an improvement in the quality of our wine. As with most English red wines, this wine is a lighter, fresher style of pinot noir with hints of cherry and raspberry

finalists
  • Giffords Hall Vineyard

    Giffords Hall Rose

Gluten-free

Judged by:

Eric Lanlard

Celebrity chef and patissier

winner

Mash Direct

Mash Direct Beer Battered Chips
Judge's Feedback

The best oven chips I have ever eaten ….super fluffy, crispy on the outside when they came out of the oven I would have never known that they were gluten free …proper restaurant fat chips!!!!

  • highly commended

    Nairn's

    Gluten Free Chunky Biscuit Breaks - Apple & Cinnamon

    I loved theses biscuits , perfect as a treat on the go or even served with cheese. The apple and cinnamon flavour is very natural and does not take over. On the plus side it’s very low in sugar too making it perfect to be use as a savoury biscuit.

  • highly commended

    Donald Russell

    Cider Battered Haddock Fillets (GF)

    Very good fluffy and crispy batter easy and quick to deep fry , the fish was lovely with big flakes and delicious flavour. I would have never known it was a gluten free option if not mentioned.

finalists
  • Hepworth & Company Brewers Ltd

    Blonde Organic Lager

  • Love Brownies

    Individually Hand Cooked Wild Mint Brownies

  • Plant Pops

    Smoked Chilli Plant Pops

  • Love Brownies

    Individually Hand Cooked Wild Mint Brownies

  • Plant Pops

    Smoked Chilli Plant Pops

  • Pep & Lekker

    Cacao & Coconut Seed Snacks

  • Pep & Lekker

    Cacao & Coconut Seed Snacks

Beer/Lager/Cider

Judged by:

Natalia Ribbe

Co-founder of Ladies of Restaurants, an organisation which supports women working in hospitality

winner

Hallets Cider

DEVIATION
Judge's Feedback

This cider reminded me so much of an unfiltered cattarato wine from Sicily. It’s a wine drinker’s cider, something that goes great with food or simply to sip in the sun – lots of natural wine vibes. Dry on the nose with wafts of stone fruit. It boasts a hint of barley and elderflower on the pallet and slightly yeasty. LOVE the simple and elegant branding as well. A very happy ‘deviation’ from wine 

  • highly commended

    Gospel Green Cyder Co Ltd

    Gospel Green Rosé

    Gospel Rose was Provencal style rose on the nose and then a sparkling rose on the pallet, great mousse and if in a blind tasting I reckon hard to believe it was a cider. Would make an excellent aperitivo paired with a salty snack. Something that could easily go on a wine menu as an alternative to champagne/sparkling wine. Such a great way to showcase how sophisticated cider can be made on English soil.

  • highly commended

    Monty's Brewery Ltd

    Monty’s Dark Secret

    This porter had me thinking of smoky bacon on first smell, but it was light and super smooth - not full bodied as the label said! Beautiful flavour profile, something I could enjoy with a bowl of roast peanuts in front of a roaring fire on an autumnal day. I also think this would be an excellent beer to pair with the dessert on a tasting.

finalists
  • Duette Beer

    Duette

  • Monty's Brewery Ltd

    Monty’s Magnitude

  • Cottage Delight

    Gin Infused Cider

  • Monty's Brewery Ltd

    Monty’s Magnitude

Free-from

Judged by:

Shelina Permalloo

Cook, author and winner of MasterChef 2012

winner

Simply Ice Cream

Raspberry Sorbet
Judge's Feedback

This sorbet was magnificent in texture and flavour. It had the mouth feel of a gelato, creamy and decadent with the most deliciously tart fresh raspberry flavour which coated the entire palette of pure raspberries. It would be delicious paired with a molten gluten free and dairy free chocolate torte. It was incredibly memorable and was by far the highlight for the category.

  • highly commended

    Vicarage Bakes

    Indulgent Chocolate Orange Brownies

    These brownies were decadent, indulgent, gooey and rich. The texture of the brownies were delightful with a powerful hit of citrus orange coupled with a refined dark chocolate flavour. The texture of the brownies were beautiful and held their shape, they were an incredible hit of cocoa without feeling claggy in the mouth. Absolutely delicious!

  • highly commended

    Lauden Chocolate Ltd

    Ultimate Chocolate Spread *vegan

    Ideally served at 21degrees this gorgeously seductive chocolate spread has all the impact of a high end hazelnut chocolate spread. Paired with some gluten free toast this is a game changer for the morning. Not too sweet with a perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness from the hazelnut this is a really delicious Nutella rival.

finalists
  • Bright Barley

    Chocolate Mylk

  • Bright Barley

    Coffee Mylk

  • Croots Farm Shop

    Vegan Tomato Sausage

  • Bright Barley

    Coffee Mylk

  • Croots Farm Shop

    Vegan Tomato Sausage

  • Croots Farm Shop

    Vegan Cumberland Sausage

  • Croots Farm Shop

    Vegan Cumberland Sausage

  • Purition Ltd

    Wholefood Macadamia & Vanilla Vegetarian Blend

Savoury Snacks

Judged by:

Michel Roux Jr

Two-star Michelin chef and owner of Le Gavroche

winner

Two Farmers

Hand-cooked Crisps - Salt & Cider Vinegar
Judge's Feedback

Just the right amount of salt and vinegar to make the perfect crisp. The apple cider vinegar is fragrant and has a slight sweet edge. Wonderful! As an added bonus the packaging is biodegradable.

  • highly commended

    SUPERNATURAL FOOD LTD

    Boundless Activated Nuts & Seeds - Turmeric & Smoked Paprika

    Taste great and feels as if they are good for you! Good balance of sweet and spice, thankfully not too salty.

  • highly commended

    MADE FOR DRINK

    CHORIZO THINS

    Very Moreish! Just the right amount of spice. Its’ much more than a snack or great to go with drinks. This is a great store cupboard ingredient . On salads of all sorts it’s a real treat.

finalists
  • Fairfields Farm Crisps

    Lightly Sea Salted Red Emmalie Crisps

  • The Hungry Guest

    Cheese Straws

  • Gail's Bakery

    Sausage Roll

  • Gail's Bakery

    Sausage Roll

  • Gail's Bakery

    Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese Quiche

  • Nairn's

    Cheese Oatcakes

  • Gail's Bakery

    Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese Quiche

Home Baking

Judged by:

Asma Khan

Founder of Darjeeling Express and star of Netflix's Chefs Table

winner

Shipton Mill

A Heritage Blend White Flour
Judge's Feedback

The Shipton White Flour was a clear winner! One of my team took some home to make a Georgian speciality Guruli khachapuri or Guruli Gvezeli (Guria is a part of Georgia and this kind of Khachapuri is called Guruli Khachpuri) - I used the flour to make paratha and Aneesa from my team made a loaf with Georgian olives. All three were so delicious. While kneading the dough for the paratha - loved the smoothness of the dough after it had rested.

  • highly commended

    Shipton Mill

    A Heritage blend Stoneground Wholemeal Flour

    This flour is a cut above other wholemeal flours. I liked it when I used it to make a traditional village style roti than when one of my team made it into bread.

  • highly commended

    The Brook

    Sticky Ginger and Toffee Pudding

    When I opened the packaging I loved the subtle ginger aroma. I was concerned that the ginger flavour would be lost once I baked it. It stayed - and it was absolutely delicious. It could be because I baked two at the same time. I loved the melting soft texture after it came out of the oven. The texture was so good - I did not miss having any ice cream or sauce on the side. It narrowly missed out on being number one. No picture as it was eaten up by the family the moment it came out!

finalists
  • Bakedin

    Bakedin Iced Cinnamon Bun Mix

  • The Vegain Bros

    Vegan GF Fudgy Chocolate Protein Brownie Mix

  • Quick Crêpes

    Quick Crêpes crêpe mix

Fish & Seafood

Judged by:

Mitch Tonks

Award-winning chef and restaurateur

winner

Alfred Enderby Traditional Fish Smokers Ltd

Alfred Enderby Traditional Smoked Haddock
Judge's Feedback

This is iconic smoked haddock. A British heritage product perfectly executed, high quality fish prepared using time tested methods that haven’t changed or deviated over the year I really felt I was eating something unique, moist spikily fish flakes with a comforting level of smoked and salt of which were in perfect balance with each other. Smoked haddock of this quality deserves its recognition, its something we should eat more of, breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, it suits them all.

  • highly commended

    Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Loch Fyne Oysters

    Loved the packaging with 6 in a box, the oysters were the right size, not too big, the meat was not milky and the shells full, the juices were clear, salty and fresh, a perfect oyster you could really get a sense of the clear clean environment they were grown in. They were the perfect oyster for me.

  • highly commended

    Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Loch Fyne Bradan Orach

    This really was the best quality. The fish tasted fresh, the smoke was just smoky enough and not over smoked and cure was not over salted. In the mouth the texture was dry rather than being too oily and the D cuts presented the flavour perfectly, the thickness of the cuts were right and I felt this was a product you could happily say - this is how smoked salmon should taste

finalists
  • The Fresh Fish Shop

    Smoked Mackerel Pate

  • Aldi

    S/S Exquisite Orkney Crab Claw Meat

  • Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd

    Hebridean Whiskey Barrel Oak Smoked Salmon

  • Skipness Smokehouse

    Undyed Smoked Haddock

  • The Fresh Fish Shop

    Smoked Mackerel Pate

  • Aldi

    S/S Exquisite Orkney Crab Claw Meat

  • The Fresh Fish Shop

    Smoked Mackerel Pate

  • Aldi

    S/S Exquisite Orkney Crab Claw Meat

  • Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd

    Hebridean Whiskey Barrel Oak Smoked Salmon

  • Lambton & Jackson

    Oak Smoked Eel

  • JCS Fish

    Bigfish Hot Smoked Salmon

  • Isle of Barra Oysters

    Isle of Barra Oysters

  • Alfred Enderby Traditional Fish Smokers Ltd

    Alfred Enderby Traditional Smoked Salmon

Grand Champion

Judged by:

Booths

John Gill, Head of Marketing & Trading

winner

The Copper Pan Fudge Company

Coppercrunch
Judge's Feedback

What an absolute joy. On appearance quite unassuming, maybe it’s fudge or possibly toffee, the layer of chocolate & nuts add some intrigue but surely nothing I haven’t seen before. On first taste though, wow just wow, the taste of toffee brittle, nuts and chocolate sent my mind back to being a kid, remembering flavours I’d forgotten but love so much. Texture wise, the brittle top layer combines wonderfully with the soft toffee beneath to deliver a heavenly bite every time. Coppercrunch really is supreme

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