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

Vinegars & Dressings/Oils

Judged by:

Henry Chevalier-Guild

Henry joined the family business, Aspall's Cyder and Vinegar, with his brother in 1993. The two revamped and relaunched the brand, making Aspall's the bestselling cider vinegar in the UK. Henry now runs Nonsuch, which produces botanical vinegars and syrups

winner

Burren Balsamics Ltd

Black Garlic infused Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Judge's Feedback

This is a wonderful vinegar. Infused balsamics can sometimes flatter to deceive, but Burren Balsamic’s black garlic infused balsamic delivers on every level. It has a pronounced aroma of black garlic that has enticingly rich caramelised notes to it. This continues on the palate where it packs a mighty punch but without being overpowering. It is delightfully intense with great balance and a seductive finish. Makes a fabulous dressing and is a great finishing touch to a rich jus.

  • highly commended

    Happy Butter

    Organic Ghee

    I’m so used to buying my ghee from our local Indian supermarket that it almost hadn’t occurred to me that it could just as easily be made in England. I like the packaging of Happy Butter Organic Ghee, as it upsells what could simply be seen as a workhorse of the condiments cupboard. It has a luxuriously rich butter aroma and a rewarding texture as I scooped out a spoonful. It is velvety smooth on the palate with a soft and pleasant nuttiness. It made fabulous potted shrimps.

  • highly commended

    Burren Balsamics Ltd

    Raspberry infused Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

    The smell of fresh raspberries is a delight on the nose; it positively dances out of the bottle and transported me into an English kitchen garden. The palate is juicy with fruit, though unlike its stablemates, it was quite tart, the acid smack of the raspberries making it ever so slightly out of balance. This is only a slight whinge though and does not detract from its capabilities as an ingredient that adds a pleasing fruity character to every recipe I made with it.

finalists
  • Hillfarm Oils

    Hillfarm Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

  • Burren Balsamics Ltd

    Black Garlic infused Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

  • Happy Butter

    Happy Butter Organic Ghee

  • Campbell Environmental Oil Ltd (R-Oil)

    R-Oil, Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

  • Burren Balsamics Ltd

    Raspberry infused Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

  • Burren Balsamics Ltd

    Armagh Bramley Apple infused Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Ready Meals

Judged by:

Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe is an award winning food writer and bestselling author. She works with Oxfam, the Trussell Trust, Child Poverty Action Group and many more to teach people to cook and eat well on a limited budget.

winner

Simpkin & Roses

Chicken - calabrese with nduja
Judge's Feedback

An absolute flavour sensation - tender free-range chicken simmered with red wine and tomatoes, and a generous smack of spicy nduja sausage and smattering of black olives. More than enough to feed and satisfy two hungry people, really well balanced and punchy flavours, and although the entire Simpkin and Roses range merits exploring, this was in a sumptuous standout league all of its own.

  • highly commended

    Durban Street Food

    Bobotie

    A generous portion that easily serves two or three, this classic South African dish of tender spiced mince or lentils in a rich sauce, topped with a thick and crispy bechamel and egg layer, stood out among the competition for its bold flavours and comforting, casual style. Delicious piping hot with rice, or serving leftovers for breakfast in a soft roll with a fried egg, or even snacked on cold from the fridge, it’s a versatile standby to have on hand for almost any meal of the day

  • highly commended

    ByRuby

    Roast chicken, leek and bacon pie

    A winner with the whole family, tender and flavourful free range roast chicken, generous pieces of bacon and softly sautéed leeks in a creamy white sauce, with perfectly crisp and flaky pastry. Perfect for a midweek easy supper for two or for taking the pressure out of cooking on a special occasion - one of the best ready made pies I have ever tried!

finalists
  • Simpkin & Roses

    Venison, thyme and red wine

  • Simpkin & Roses

    Chicken Calabrese with ‘nduja

  • Simpkin & Roses

    Wild garlic & basil pesto chicken

  • Simpkin & Roses

    Quinoa, coconut and aubergine curry

  • ByRuby

    FREE RANGE ROAST CHICKEN, LEEK & BACON PIE

  • Quick Crepes

    Waffle & pancake mix

Savoury Snacks

Judged by:

Miguel Barclay

Bestselling author of One Pound Meals and 5 other cookbooks, Miguel Barclay is a chef and social influencer famous for his budget-friendly, storecupboard recipes.

winner

The Scottish Seaweed Company

SHORE Seaweed Chips
Judge's Feedback

A tasty alternative to a crisp, seasoned perfectly with a hint of seaweed and a robust sriracha flavour to give these restaurant-quality snacks a nice spicy bite. Similar to prawn crackers, but these are not greasy and are 100% plant based.

  • highly commended

    Two Farmers

    Hand-cooked Crisps - Mushroom Flavour

    A winning flavour that was as close to the real thing as you could possibly get; a real surprise and an absolute delight in a packet of crisps.

  • highly commended

    Filberts Fine Foods Limited

    French Rosemary Almonds

    A sweet coated almond with a savoury rosemary kick, these are certainly an adult snack that would complement a charcuterie board and a glass of wine. A highly recommended flavour combination.

finalists
  • Made for Drink

    Tapas Fries

  • Barber's

    Popped Cheddar

  • Moorish

    Moorish Smoked Humous

  • Peter's Yard Wholesale Ltd

    Sourdough Bites - Anglesey Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper

  • Peter's Yard Wholesale Ltd

    Sourdough Bites - Suffolk Cyder Vinegar and Sea Salt

  • Filberts Fine Foods Limited

    French Rosemary Almonds

  • Two Farmers

    Two Farmers Hand-cooked Crisps - Salt & Cider Vinegar

  • SHORE The Scottish Seaweed Company

    SHORE Seaweed Chips

  • Filberts Fine Foods Limited

    Moroccan Spiced Almonds

  • Fairfields Farm Produce Ltd

    Fairfields Farm Crisps

Chocolate Products

Judged by:

Adam Handling

Award-winning chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, which encompasses six food and drink venues in and around London. He has made numerous TV appearances, including on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

winner

Sugarcane Studio Ltd

Florentines
Judge's Feedback

I loved the Florentines, especially the addition of the dried fruits inside them. I’m someone who really loves that sort of stuff. The nuts are all perfectly coated and the chocolate is tempered really well. They are all perfectly uniform and super tasty. Very well done.

  • highly commended

    Ten Watch Chocolates

    Rhubarb And Custard Bon Bons

    They look super lovely and the layers inside are even. You know straight away they are rhubarb and custard as soon as you taste them, which is a great job in my eyes. Really well decorated too. The shell around the outside is nice and thin. The two layers inside of the bonbon are very pronounced and make it a nice texture. These truffles are very well done.

  • highly commended

    Love Brownies

    Raspberry Brownie Bon Bons

    Flavour was great, punchy and full of raspberries. Nice texture with the brownie inside and loved the overall look. Very well done

finalists
  • Love Brownies

    Raspberry Brownie BonBon

  • Wicked & Wonderful Chocolatier

    Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Truffle

  • Ten Watch Chocolates

    Rhubarb And Custard Bonbon

  • Mortimer Chocolate Co Ltd

    Mortimer Chocolate Luxurious White Drinking Chocolate

  • The Skinny Food Co

    Hazelnut Chocoholic Spread

  • Sugarcane Studio Ltd

    Sugarcane Studio Florentines

Chocolates

Judged by:

Eric Lanlard

Considered one of the best pastry chefs in the world, celebrity chef Eric worked with the Roux brothers before setting up his own acclaimed patisserie, Cake Boy, in London.

winner

Firetree

Vanuatu
Judge's Feedback

Beautiful and attractive packaging and perfect size bar too at 65g . I like the kind of wax paper the bar came in – straight away you know you are in for a treat! The bar is glossy with a rich reddish colour as proper chocolate should be. The chocolate is obviously perfectly tempered as it snaps nicely; it is a dark bar but has a very long lasting zesty finish making it very fresh on the palate, almost citrusy, with a hint of beautiful ripped stone fruits .

  • highly commended

    Firetree

    Philippines

    Beautiful and attractive packaging and perfect size bar too at 65g. I like the kind of wax paper the bar came in! The bar is glossy with a rich reddish colour, but darker than the winning bar. The chocolate is obviously perfectly tempered as it snaps nicely. It is a dark bar but has a sweeter finish with a slightly caramel flavour. As the chocolate melts in your mouth you get the original and natural acidity of pure sun dried cacao beans, coming through and cleaning the palate nicely.

  • highly commended

    Rumsey's

    Handmade chocolates

    A beautiful presentation box perfect for gifting and after unwrapping the layers you discover this luxurious selection of bonbons. The assortment is fun with many colours, shapes and types of chocolate; dark, milk and white. All the fillings are generous and not too sweet, making you want more as a good box of chocolate should. A very elegant , modern and innovative selection which I will be happy to offer to my friends or family!

finalists
  • Doisy & Dam

    Dark Chocolate Truffles

  • Rainbow Organic Chocolates

    Organic Marmalade Truffles

  • Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium Limited

    Heavenly Hazelnut Bars

  • Summerdown

    Summerdown 70% Dark Chocolate Peppermint Heritage Fondants

  • Firetree Chocolate Limited

    Vanuatu 72% single estate dark chocolate

  • Firetree Chocolate Limited

    Philippines 72% single estate dark chocolate

  • Zertus UK

    Forest of Hope Milk Chocolate Surprise Egg 17g

  • Rumsey's Handmade Chocolates Ltd

    Large Handmade Chocolate Gift Box

  • Chocolates of Glenshiel

    White Chocolate and Scottish Raspberry Bar

  • Sugarcane Studio Ltd

    Sugarcane Studio Florentines

Vegan

Judged by:

Rachel Ama

Rachel is one of the leading voices in vegan cooking in the UK, with a collective following of 750K+ on YouTube and Instagram.

winner

Swoon Gelato Ltd

Swoon Bacio Gelato
Judge's Feedback

Smooth creamy chocolate ice cream with hazelnut. It’s incredibly addictive, reminiscent of Nutella (which isn’t vegan) so this is incredible on crepes, pancakes and waffles.

  • highly commended

    Vicarage Bakes

    Indulgent Vegan Chocolate Orange Brownies

    Really delicate light brownies yet incredibly indulgent and luxurious. Perfect balance of sweetness with chocolate, which keeps it very rich but still gently hits the sweet tooth.

  • highly commended

    The Brook: Plant Based Kitchen

    Lemon and Herb Seafood Cakes

    With a crispy panko coating and a lovely lemon and seaweed infused filling, these plant-based seafood cakes make for the perfect evening meal.

finalists
  • Pep & Lekker

    Apple & Cinnamon

  • Vicarage Bakes

    Indulgent Vegan Chocolate Orange Brownies

  • La Maison des Sorbets foods Ltd

    Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • The Brook: Plant Based Kitchen

    Lemon and Herb Seafood Cakes

  • SORSO

    SORSO Sauce: Smoked Garlic

  • Fairfields Farm Produce Ltd

    Fairfields Farm Roast Rib of Beef Crisps

  • Swoon Gelato Ltd.

    Swoon Bacio Gelato

  • GAIL's

    Sweet Potato & Lentil Burger

  • Heck! Food Ltd

    HECK! Vegan Italia Burger

  • nooj

    nooj creamy almond paste

Vegetarian

Judged by:

Tom Hunt

Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.

winner

Sharpham Park

Organic Spelt White Pasta, Gigli Rigati
Judge's Feedback

A diversity of grains are an essential part of a nutritious diet. It’s hard to find good pasta made with alternative grains like spelt. Sharpham Park has cracked it! Their Spelt White Pasta Gigli Rigati is flavoursome, nutty and decadent.

  • highly commended

    BYRuby

    Vegetable Lasagne

    BYRuby’s lasagna is a perfect treat when you need a day off cooking. It’s filled with a delicious variety of vegetables including a layer of aubergine, butternut squash, tomato sauce and ricotta creamed spinach.

  • highly commended

    Sharpham Park

    Organic Pearled Spelt

    Pearled spelt grain makes a wonderful alternative to risotto called farotto. Simply swap out pearled spelt grain for risotto rice in any risotto recipe and extend the cooking time a touch until the spelt is perfectly al dente. Diversifying our staple foods is essential for our nutrition and supporting biodiversity.

finalists
  • Made for Drink

    ‘Chicken Salt’ Fries

  • ByRuby

    VEGETABLE LASAGNA

  • Farmhouse Potato Bakers Ltd

    Bannisters Yorkshire Family Farm 4 Mature Cheddar Stuffed Jackets

  • Sharpham Park

    Organic Spelt White Pasta - Gigli Rigati

  • ByRuby

    Macaroni Cheese

  • ByRuby

    Aubergine & Paneer Korma

  • Heck Food

    Vegan Mince

  • Heck Food

    Ultimate Vegan Burger

  • Sharpham Park

    Spelt Pasta

  • Sharpham Park

    Organic Pearled Spelt

Organic

Judged by:

Tom Hunt

Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.

winner

Riverford Organic Farmers

Organic 100% UK Veg Box
Judge's Feedback

Seasonal-local-organic is any good chef’s mantra, yet surprisingly, seasonal-local-organic fresh fruit and vegetables are increasingly hard to find on the high street. Riverford have changed this and made organic produce accessible nationwide. Support Riverford and base your weekly meals on their 100% UK veg box and you are going a long way to reducing your own environmental impact, whilst supporting British farmers and boosting your own nutrition. What a win win for people and the planet.

  • highly commended

    Daylesford Ltd

    Organic Thai Chicken Bone Broth with Chilli & Lemongrass

    This nourishing broth is simultaneously decadent and nourishing; a combination of attributes I strive for in my own recipes. Daylesford is a modern British farm, practicing exemplary sustainable practices, leading the way in regenerative agriculture. Good farming equals good food and this product proves it.

  • highly commended

    Gusto Organic

    Fiery Ginger with Chipotle

    I’ve always enjoyed Gusto’s drinks so was thrilled to discover their Fiery Ginger with Chipotle drink whilst judging this competition. It’s refreshing, flavoursome and a joy to consume chilled from the bottle. Founder Craig Sams is a hero of mine. Way before his time he founded companies such as Green & Blacks, Whole Earth and others. His undying commitment to organic food and the health food scene are an inspiration.

finalists
  • HEPWORTH & COMPANY BREWERS LTD

    The Right Stuff

  • HEPWORTH & COMPANY BREWERS LTD

    Blonde Organic Lager

  • Nairn's

    Nairn’s Scottish Organic Oatcakes

  • Daylesford Organic

    ORGANIC THAI CHICKEN BONE BROTH WITH CHILLI & LEMONGRASS

  • Sharpham Park

    Organic Spelt Drink - Barista Blend

  • Gusto Organic Ltd

    Gusto Organic Fiery Ginger with Chipotle

  • Riverford organic farmers

    Riverford organic 100% UK veg box

  • Ceres PR

    Moo Free Salted Caramel Premium Bar

  • Rollagranola

    Rollagranola Organic & Nutty

  • Lizi's

    Lizi’s Organic Nuts and Seeds Granola

Free-from

Judged by:

David Atherton

winner

The Zingiberi Bakery

The Captain’s Crackers: Warm Chilli
Judge's Feedback

I didn’t think I could get so excited about an oat cake, but these are truly spectacular. They look great, pleasingly thin as a crisp, blush pink, and speckled with seeds and spices. The crackers have a delightful brittle snap and the balance of flavours is perfect. The earthy, oaty flavour remains at the forefront with a chilli hug, and lingering nutty sesame notes. As you can imagine, these crackers are perfect for cheese and I’d pair them with big hitting flavours such as a mature cheddar or blue cheese. My favourite topping however was slathered in peanut butter.

  • highly commended

    HazelNOT

    Gnawbles

    HazelNOT Gnawbles pay more than a passing resemblance to a certain airy malt confectionery covered in chocolate, and in my opinion they are better. This is a true win for the free-from family, they are crisp, nutty (without being “nutty”) and oh so moreish. The real win is their versatility. I’ve already crushed them as a topping for ice cream, added them to a cheesecake base, but plan to use also in a tiffin, and a pimped up granola.

  • highly commended

    Slightly Different

    Tomato Relish

    I love making relishes and chutneys, but I’ve never thought it was possible to achieve the full warm, rounded earthy sweetness without onions and garlic. This relish is not only delicious, but not lacking in any way. It is fresh and acidic, as well as being sweet and bold. This will not be a condiment that will languish at the back of the fridge and will compliment so many dishes from burgers to curries, falafel to cheese boards.

finalists
  • Slightly Different Foods Ltd

    Slightly Different Tomato Relish

  • HEPWORTH & COMPANY BREWERS LTD

    Blonde Organic Lager

  • Nairn's

    Nairn’s Gluten Free Cracked Black Pepper Wholegrain Crackers

  • Creative Nature

    HazelNOT Gnawbles

  • The Zingiberi Bakery

    The Captain’s Crackers: Warm Chilli

  • Moo

    Moo Free Bunnycomb Mini Bar

  • Bay's Kitchen

    Mild Korma Stir-in Sauce

  • Bay's Kitchen

    Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup

  • The Copper Pan Fudge Company

    Café Latte GF Fudge Brownies

  • Popcorn Kitchen

    Popcorn Kitchen Cheddar Cheese

Healthy Boost

Judged by:

Shelina Permalloo

Winner of MasterChef 2012 thanks to her flavour-packed Mauritian style cooking. Shelina has since established herself as a TV presenter and cookbook author; she opened restaurant Lakaz Maman in 2016.

winner

St Ewe

Free Range Eggs
Judge's Feedback

Absolutely delicious eggs, rich and vibrant packed with flavour. Perfect for baking and even better eaten simply fried, poached or scrambled. They have an indulgent flavour as well as being rich in DHA Omega 3. These are the perfect healthy start to the day!

  • highly commended

    Yockenthewaite Farm Ltd

    Nutty Spelt Granola

    This nutty and crunchy granola is perfect for those with wheat intolerance. It is not very sweet which makes it the perfect start to the day: the nuts provide just the right balance of sweet crunch and savoury. A great addition to my breakfast cupboard!

  • highly commended

    Live Kefir Company

    Healthy coconut milk kefir

    A light and refreshing kefir packed with coconut milk flavour. A clean tasting kefir with the right balance of sour and sweet.

finalists
  • Indie Bay Snacks

    Sour Cream & Onion Pretzel Thins

  • Indie Bay Snacks

    Barbeque Pretzel Thins

  • Live Kefir Company

    Healthy Coconut Milk Kefir

  • Live Kefir Company

    Healthy Goat Milk Kefir

  • Live Kefir Company

    Healthy Cow Milk Kefir

  • St Ewe Free Range Eggs

    Super Eggs

  • Lizi's

    Lizi’s Boost Super Muesli

  • Yockenthwaite Farm Ltd

    Yockenthwaite Farm Nutty Spelt Granola

  • Simply Seedz

    Simply Seedz Date & Apricot Porridge

  • Gusto Organic Ltd

    Gusto Super DC Blackcurrant & Elderberry

Cider

Judged by:

Pippa Middlehurst

Pippa Middlehurst is a cancer research scientist turned cook, who won 'Britain's Best Home Cook' in 2018. She is an expert in East and South East Asian cookery, and has published two books on the subject.

winner

Hallets cider

Hallets real cider
Judge's Feedback

This felt like a real premium sparkling cider delivered via an interesting natural process. Crisp with a slight sweetness and also abit of funk adding complexity. Thoroughly enjoyed and could definitely have had another one, it certainly made me want to try their other offerings

  • highly commended

    Sanford Orchards

    Devon Mist

    A brilliant hazy session cider, lovely ripe apple flavour and a lingering after taste. Refreshing and delicious, left me wanting more.

  • highly commended

    Courtney's Drinks

    Whimple Orchards

    A lovely family run business with a great growing ethos. This sparkling medium sweet cider was well balanced and juicy, very tasty.

finalists
  • Courtney's Drinks

    Whimple Orchards

  • HALLETS CIDER

    Hallets Real Cider

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Devon Red

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Devon Mist

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Devon Dry

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Fanny’s Bramble

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Berry Lane

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Old Blossom

  • Sandford Orchards

    Sandford Orchards Cider Ginger

Beer & Lager

Judged by:

Olly Smith

Olly is a multi award-winning wine expert, TV personality and author. He appears regularly on Saturday Kitchen and his weekly column in The Mail on Sunday's You Magazine has a readership of over five million.

winner

Hepworth & Company Brewers

The Right Stuff Organic APA (5%)
Judge's Feedback

This organic APA is a beautifully dynamic and unique brew. Full of vibrant vitality and bright fullness with soaring refreshment and satisfying complexity, and I give full marks for the bottle condition. I really enjoyed this delightful beer, clearly made lovingly with great craft to bring out a wonderfully balanced flavour.

  • highly commended

    Shepherd Neame & Co

    Strong Pale Ale (5%)

    Turbo-charged with delightful flavours, this is as powerful as it is precise. I love its uncompromising use of delicious hops surging with tangy vibrancy, and it has a wonderful sense of quenching refreshment underpinning its sumptuousness.

  • highly commended

    Lacons Brewery Ltd

    Encore Amber Ale (3.8%)

    Beautifully balanced malt with superb zesty flourishes, Encore Amber Ale is a delightful all-rounder to appeal both to those who love a brighter, lighter style of beer as well as those who prefer something more deep and traditional. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. It would pair perfectly with a Ploughmans.

finalists
  • HEPWORTH & COMPANY BREWERS LTD

    The Right Stuff

  • Lacons Brewery Ltd

    Encore - Amber Ale 3.8%

  • Lacons Brewery Ltd

    Legacy 4.4% Blonde Ale

  • Good Living Brew Co

    Binary botanical

Liqueurs

Judged by:

Tarquin Leadbetter

Tarquin mastered the art of gin distilling to set up his own business, Tarquin's Gin, using local botanicals and flavouring know-how gained while training at Le Cordon Bleu

winner

White Heron

British Cassis
Judge's Feedback

A fantastic rich fruitiness on the nose with deeply intense blackcurrant and notes of black grape, cherry, granny smith apple and forest fruits. The body has a luxurious texture and is reminiscent of the British summer, with lashings of more ripe blackcurrant. There is a fantastic fresh tartness and acidity on the finish that is skilfully balanced to perfection with sweetness, capturing the blackcurrant in all its glory – as if it had been picked yesterday. A shining example for a liqueur, an absolute delight to drink on its own, or in a vast array of cocktails.

  • highly commended

    Sacred Spirits

    Orange Whisky Liqueur

    Lovely on the nose with a symphony of candied orange, cloves, anise, and oak – capturing the moment quite remarkably, as if a fresh orange had been zested over angostura bitters on a crushed sugar cube, next to a roaring fire. The body is powerful with soft vanilla, oak, more lovely spiced orange and a reassuring hit of whisky that has been blended with complete finesse to create a contemporary liqueur that defies its strength at 40% abv. Very soft of the palate, and overall a very impressive interpretation of a classic Old Fashioned cocktail, with a masterful balance of spices and measured sweetness.

  • highly commended

    Tipsy Wight

    Crab Apple Vodka Liqueur

    Golden in colour, this beautiful bold liqueur has rich notes of honey, toffee, roasted golden delicious apples and caramel on the nose. The body is rich and thick almost like dulce de leche, and the symphony of the apple continues, develops and evolves from freshly picked bramleys to a freshly baked tarte tatin, Overall a fantastic ripe fruitiness, and very impressive depth of flavour, with a long and moreish finish that well and truly celebrates the mighty apple. This would be brilliant over ice, in cocktails and in all sorts of puddings too.

finalists
  • The Edwards Potato Vodka Company

    Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

  • Tayport Distillery

    Blackcurrent Liqueur

  • English Spirit Company

    Coffee Liqueur

  • White Heron Drinks Ltd

    British Cassis

  • Devon Cove Produce

    Cove Damson Liqueur

  • Devon Cove Produce

    Cove Coffee Liqueur

  • Damhile

    Orange 33 - Liqueur

  • Tipsy Wight

    Crab Apple Vodka Liqueur

  • The Secret Aristocrat Company

    Elderflower Liqueur

  • Sacred

    Orange Whisky Liqueur

Any other Spirits

Judged by:

Olly Smith

Olly is a multi award-winning wine expert, TV personality and author. He appears regularly on Saturday Kitchen and his weekly column in The Mail on Sunday's You Magazine has a readership of over five million.

winner

Orkney Spirits Ltd

Orkney Akvavit
Judge's Feedback

Served straight from the freezer, this is all you need with a plate of fresh crayfish or prawns to bring the occasion to life. Splendid aromatic aromas and beautifully herby, this fine example of akvavit is exotic and enticing. It’s delicious. I love the link with the Viking heritage in Orkney and the packaging is very appealing. This clear punchy spirit has a real caraway flavour and a lovely twist of cardamom. You could also serve it with tonic. Completely unique, this is a great achievement and I can’t wait to taste it again.

  • highly commended

    Cotswold Distillery

    Cotswolds Summer Cup

    I really like the balance of fruit and clever use of sherry in this fine Summer Cup. With an outstanding lasting finish, this is a delightful example of a summer cup based on gin while delivering exotic fragrant depth and that trademark summer twist of delightful refreshment. Bravo. A great new addition to this category.

  • highly commended

    Mc'Nean Distillery Ltd

    McNean’s Organic Botanical Spirit

    This is a really impressive and unique distillation with imaginative botanicals; sorrel and bog myrtle that give it its own unique character . Fantastic served with tonic. McNeans Botanical spirit is a great fun, imaginative twist on a clean, pure, bright spirit.

finalists
  • Nc'nean Distillery Limited

    Nc’nean Organic Botanical Spirit

  • Long Shot Hard Seltzer

    Raspberry & Blackcurrant

  • Long Shot Hard Seltzer

    Strawberry & Rhubarb

  • Orkney Spirits Limited

    Orkney Akvavit

  • The Cotswolds Distillery

    Cotswolds Summer Cup

  • Brighton Gin

    Brighton Gin Lemon Verbena Garden Collins

Flavoured Rum

Judged by:

Charlie Stein

A sommelier and buyer for the Rick Stein Group, wine expert Charlie makes regular appearances on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

winner

WRC Holdings

Devil’s Bridge Spiced Rum
Judge's Feedback

The winner for me was Devil’s Bridge Spiced Rum; an interesting and delicious rum from Wales. I love the eye-catching packaging and the great attention to detail on the box and label. A very pronounced nose of sweet spice and baking spice, vanilla, dried tea, cinnamon, ginger, clove. Very warm and balanced palate with just the right amount of sweetness and a nice roar of alcohol on the finish. The mouthfeel is very rich, buttery, and creamy, a lovely texture throughout with lots of spiced fruit. Lovely on its own or would be amazing as a base for a cocktail.

  • highly commended

    Rosemullion Distillery Ltd

    Rosemullion Spiced Rum

    A very close runner up, Rosemullion makes VERY good rum in such attractive packaging. This rum wants to jump out of the glass, so perfumed with baking spices, ginger, vanilla from the oak. The palate is jumping with cinnamon, clove, and treacle pudding sweetness. The spice and sweetness are perfectly balanced against the alcohol and they provide a depth and richness to the mouthfeel that is very complete.

  • highly commended

    Drapers England

    Smoked oak and Vanilla

    Another very good rum produced by Drapers. I love the fact that this is made from double distilled molasses. The nose is full of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg with lots of textbook vanilla and oaky smoke, the mouthfeel is creamy, and the alcohol is well incorporated and balances out well, nothing is too harsh. There’s loads of walnut, dark chocolate and baking spices on the palate and plenty of depth and concentration. A perfect sipping rum.

finalists
  • Drapers England

    SMOKED OAK & VANILLA

  • Rosemullion Distillery Ltd

    Rosemullion Spiced Rum

  • WRC Holdings

    Devils Bridge Spiced Rum

  • John Paul Jones Ltd

    Lowland Rum

  • Rosemullion Distillery

    Rosemullion Chocolate Rum

  • English Spirit Company

    Caramel Rum Liqueur

Rum

Judged by:

Miranda Hayman

Miranda Hayman is the co-owner of Merser Gin and Hayman's Rum, London's only rum-blending house. She is also a passionate advocate of women within the drinks industry.

winner

Hattiers

Eminence White Rum Blended Aged
Judge's Feedback

Lovely fresh bright tropical notes from the Jamaican rum on the nose, hints of vegetal and light sugarcane flavours. It was smooth and balanced on the palate with a long finish. There were hints of sweetness and buttery notes, as well as natural sweet tropical fruit coming through. This was my winner as it felt very versatile due to its smoothness and balance and depth of flavours. I think it would work very well in a cocktail such as a daiquiri, or other rum cocktails.

  • highly commended

    Courtney’s Drinks

    Grumblebee Honey Spiced Rum

    This is attractively packaged and is equally appealing in taste. Bursting with vanilla, toffee, tropical fruits on the nose and notes of coconut, fudge and honey on the palate. It was smooth and balanced to taste and a nice finish. I could easily enjoy this sipped over ice, but it would work well mixed with lemonade or ginger ale. I think it would also be fun in a tiki style rum cocktail. It did have a slight alcohol burn on the palate (slightly bitter) which moved this into second place for me.

  • highly commended

    Rathlee Distilling Co Ltd

    Sea Aged Limited Release Rum

    Another very good rum produced by Drapers. I love the fact that this is made from double distilled molasses. The nose is full of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg with lots of textbook vanilla and oaky smoke, the mouthfeel is creamy, and the alcohol is well incorporated and balances out well, nothing is too harsh. There’s loads of walnut, dark chocolate and baking spices on the palate and plenty of depth and concentration. A perfect sipping rum.

finalists
  • Courtney's Drinks

    Grumblebee Honey Spiced Rum

  • Rosemullion Distillery Ltd

    Rosemullion Gold Rum

  • H.B Evelyo Ltd T/A Hattiers Rum

    Hattiers Egremont Premium Reserve Rum

  • H.B Evelyo Ltd T/A Hattiers Rum

    Hattiers Eminence Blended Aged White Rum

  • H.B Evelyo Ltd T/A Hattiers Rum

    Hattiers Resolute Blended Aged Navy Strength Rum

  • Rathlee Distilling Co Ltd

    Sea Aged Limited Release Rum

Classic Gin

Judged by:

Mitch Tonks

One of the most knowledgeable people in the country when it comes to seafood, Mitch currently owns and operates 8 seafood restaurants, and is the author of 6 award winning cookbooks.

winner

Griffin Spirit Company Ltd

Luxury London Dry Gin
Judge's Feedback

A really classic gin, super texture, great scents on the nose with wonderful aromatics but remaining true to a classy gin taste. I drank it neat, with light tonic and blood orange soda; the aromatics weren’t drowned and came through strongly complimented by a splash of the mixer. Easily the winner of the category and in super packaging as well.

  • highly commended

    Masons of Yorkshire

    Masons of Yorkshire The Original

    Fabulous aromatics, easy drinking and delicious with just a dash of tonic so as not to drown them out.

  • highly commended

    Isle of Bute Gin

    Isle of Bute Oyster Gin

    Loved the concept of this gin capturing everything that is wonderful about Bute. Cleverly packaged, it belongs on every gin shelf.

finalists
  • Silverstone Distillery

    Heritage No1 Oak Rested Gin

  • Dyfi Distillery

    Dyfi Gin

  • Burleighs Gin Limited

    Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin

  • Griffin Spirit Company Ltd

    Luxury London Dry Gin

  • Inver House Distillers

    Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin

  • The Cotswolds Distillery

    Cotswolds Dry Gin

  • Masons of Yorkshire

    Masons of Yorkshire The Original

  • Isle of Bute Gin

    Isle of Bute Oyster Gin

  • Smuggled from Cornwall Ltd

    Smuggled from Cornwall Gin

  • Papillon Dartmoor Distillery

    Papillon Gin

Flavoured Gin

Judged by:

Adam Handling

Award-winning chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, which encompasses six food and drink venues in and around London. He has made numerous TV appearances, including on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

winner

Three Wrens Distillery

Bison Grass Edition
Judge's Feedback

It’s a very summery gin and a style I haven’t quite tasted before. I really enjoyed it with the notes of, in my eyes, tonka – which the tasting notes don’t mention but I tasted it – and the use of the pod of vanilla rather than the seed. Super floral, super light – would be incredible as a martini.

  • highly commended

    Pink Marmalade Gin

    Pink Marmalade Gin

    This gin is something I haven’t tried before. It’s really fun that it changes colour and the flavour of a pink grapefruit works very well for a fun and quirky gin & tonic. It’s nicely clean and, in my eyes, something perfect for a very unique gin & tonic

  • highly commended

    Deerness Distillery Ltd

    Vara pink gin

    I loved the rose flavour, it’s one of my favourites. I thought the flavour really shone through; it was one of the best pink gins I’ve tried.

finalists
  • Three wrens distillery

    Bison Grass Edition

  • The Ribble Valley Gin Co

    Little Lane Gin

  • Pink Marmalade Gin

    Pink Marmalade Gin

  • Orkney Spirits Limited

    Rhubarb Old Tom Gin

  • Laura Wall Art

    Laura Wall Seaside Gin, Strawberry & Vanilla

  • Inver House Distillers

    Caorunn Scottish Raspberry

  • The Cotswolds Distillery

    Barrel-aged Hedgerow Gin

  • Pembrokeshire Gin Co.

    Welsh Cake Dry Gin

  • Deerness Distillery Ltd

    Vára Pink Gin

  • Rosemullion Distillery Ltd

    Rosemullion Summer Gin

Whisky

Judged by:

Charlie Stein

A sommelier and buyer for the Rick Stein Group, wine expert Charlie makes regular appearances on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

winner

The Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
Judge's Feedback

The first whisky made entirely in the Cotswolds, and what a fabulous first effort it is. Youthful and vibrant on the nose, plenty of cigar box, rolling tobacco with plenty of leather as well. The palate is again youthful, rounded, and creamy, some nice barrel integration and some more honeyed, vanilla notes that linger on the palate. It’s so exciting to see what is starting to emerge in the English Whisky scene. The Cotswolds are clearly making sure they make the most natural and best quality product they can. One to watch very closely.

  • highly commended

    Nc'nean Distillery Limited

    Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    I love the packaging of this Nc’nean Organic single malt. The nose is bright and floral, some cranberry, baking spices, quite light and lifted. The palate is smooth and round with cranberries, and even a touch of tropical fruit. A well-made whisky from a relative newcomer on the scene, showing real potential for the future.

  • highly commended

    The Cotswolds Distillery

    Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

    I’m unashamed to say that sherry cask whiskeys are some of my personal favourites, I love this one from The Cotswolds. Firstly, the colour is amazing, a lovely shade of amber with some gold edges. The nose is equally compelling, lots of sandalwood, cooked cranberries, toffee, and fudge. On the palate there’s a lovely unctuousness to the spirit with plenty of baking spices, ginger, and spiced fruit. A seriously impressive whisky with bags of flavour and complex layers. I will be having a few of these this Autumn as the central heating goes on and the nights draw in.

finalists
  • Nc'nean Distillery Limited

    Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  • Inver House Distillers

    Speyburn 10 Years Old

  • The Cotswolds Distillery

    Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

  • The Cotswolds Distillery

    Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

  • Sacred

    Peated English Whisky

  • Adnams

    Adnams Single Malt Whisky

  • Damhile

    Single Malt welsh Whisky

  • English Spirit Company

    Single Malt Spirit

  • Inver House Distillers

    Old Pulteney 12 Years Old

  • Douglas Laing & Company Ltd

    Big Peat

Vodka

Judged by:

Eric Lanlard

Considered one of the best pastry chefs in the world, celebrity chef Eric worked with the Roux brothers before setting up his own acclaimed patisserie, Cake Boy, in London.

winner

Royal Mash Ltd

Vintage Vodka 2020
Judge's Feedback

Great presentation bottle which will look great on any bar shelf or drink trolley. The vodka itself does not really have a strong nose but is really flavoursome when you taste it and comes across as very pure and clean. I would expect to be able to make a great vodka martini with this drink. The beauty of it is that it’s very very smooth on the palate and you do not get that fiery alcohol burn you get from many high spirits. The flavours are really rounded and do not need a mixer.

  • highly commended

    Black Cow

    Vodka negroni

    I am a negroni lover so was a bit dubious of sampling a vodka version but I was pleasantly surprised. The ready to use drink is perfectly mixed with the right balance of sweetness and classic bitterness. You do get a mouthful of botanicals and no way do you miss the traditional gin ingredients of this cocktail, as the vodka used is obviously good and flavoursome itself. If you are a negroni or a cocktail fan but don’t really know how to mix them this is the perfect premix for you. Pour it over an oversized ice cube, add an orange peel twist and gently sip away.

  • highly commended

    Wolf of the Woods

    Organic Cornish Hop Vodka

    Love the old fashioned bottle and the label is really cool too; from the nose it does have that classic hops smell (but not overpowering) and a slightly citrus finish. When drinking it again it is a very smooth and clean vodka, which can be easily drunk on its own on ice or shaken in a martini. I don’t think adding a flavoured mixer will do any good to this flavoursome vodka, full of notes of pine and rosemary.

finalists
  • Wolf of the Woods

    Organic Cornish Hop Vodka

  • Silverstone Distillery

    Heritage No2 Smoked Apple Vodka

  • Devon Cove Produce

    Cove Vodka

  • Royal Mash Limited

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

  • Black Cow

    Black Cow

  • Black Cow

    Black Cow & English Strawberries

  • Black Cow

    Black Cow Christmas Spirit

  • Black Cow

    Black Cow Vodka Negroni

  • The Edwards Potato Vodka Company

    Edwards 1902 English Potato Vodka

English & Welsh Wine

Judged by:

Tom Hunt

Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.

winner

Fox & Fox

Inspiration Brut 2014
Judge's Feedback

Fox’s minimal intervention approach to viticulture naturally creates a wine that speaks of its terroir. This wine is a fine example of how exciting English sparkling wine has become. With its balanced zesty flavours, fine fizz and subtle mineral-honey aroma, I’d recommend this wine to anyone.

  • highly commended

    Tinwood Estate

    Blanc de Blancs 2018

    This flavoursome dry bubbly is a crowd pleaser from a classic English vineyard. It has a fine bubbly mousse and a delicate buttery brioche aroma with notes of honey. Its refreshing citrus-fruit flavours are just what I look for in an English sparkling wine. Tinwood Estate Blanc de Blancs is made using 100% Chardonnay grapes grown on the beautiful Tinwood Estate, where they take great care of the land.

  • highly commended

    Aldwick Estate

    Mary’s Rose 2020

    Aldwick Estate Mary’s Rose is a delicious rose that really opens up and delivers. Its full fruity flavour is like a basket of summer berries; strawberry, raspberry and sharp redcurrants.Aldwick Estate has been in the family since 1905. Through a personal connection and love for South African vineyards their family created their first vineyard in 2008. Since then they’ve created an award-winning range of wines including their brut ‘Jubilate’, which I awarded this prize to last year.

finalists
  • Giffords Hall Vineyard

    Giffords Hall Rose 2020

  • Tinwood Estate Limited

    Tinwood Estate Blanc de Blancs 2018

  • Aldwick Estate Ltd

    Mary’s Rose 2020

  • Whitehall Vineyard

    Bacchus 2019

  • Whitehall Vineyard

    Rosé 2019

  • Whitehall Vineyard

    Pinot Noir 2019

  • Woodchurch Wine Estate

    Woodchurch Classic 2016

  • Fox & Fox Mayfield LLP

    Fox & Fox Inspiration Brut 2014

Non Alcoholic Spirits/Beers/Wines

Judged by:

Millie Gooch

Millie Gooch is a writer, speaker, activist and founder of Sober Girl Society. She is a passionate advocate of living an alcohol-free life, and supporting others to do the same.

winner

Everleaf

Mountain
Judge's Feedback

Everleaf boasts an impressive offering of non-alcoholic spirits, but it is the Mountain that takes the top spot for me. The texture is silky which immediately gives it a sense of luxury despite the absence of alcohol, something that is often missing from NoLo drinks. It’s the perfect balance of sweet vs. bitter and floral vs. fruity with an aromatic punch – giving quite a bit of backing to Everleaf’s claim of having the world’s most complex alcohol-free spirits. Mountain is a unique drink and I have yet to taste anything else on the market that is similar.

  • highly commended

    Caleño

    Dark and Spicy

    When Caleño say tropical non-alcoholic spirits, they really mean it! Bursting with pineapple, coconut and lime, the spirit is closest to emulating a rum but is still unique enough to be a completely new spirit in its own right. The ginger and cardamom give enough spice that you really get the kick that a lot of NoLo drinkers are seeking, but is expertly balanced out through the sweetness of the vanilla. A great follow-up to Caleño’s original Light & Zesty variant.

  • highly commended

    Hepworth & Company

    Aztec Agave Brewed Lager

    This lager boasts a lot of great credentials before you even get to the taste – vegan, organic and even suitable for those who are gluten-free. Where it really excels though, is in body and flavour. Whilst it really does replicate the same flavours as an alcoholic beer, the agave element definitely elevates this non-alcoholic beer to another level, making it unique against the competition. Refreshing and refined.

finalists
  • These Four Walls

    Sprigster

  • HEPWORTH & COMPANY BREWERS LTD

    Aztec Agave Brewed Lager

  • Fortunae Limited

    Thomas Tipple Aperitif Spritz

  • Caleño Drinks

    Caleño Dark & Spicy Tropical Non-Alcoholic Spirit

  • XACHOH (Za-Ko)

    XACHOH Blend No 5

  • Sea Arch Drinks Ltd

    Sea Arch Coastal Juniper

  • Juniperl Ltd

    Juniperl Non-Alcoholic Spirit

  • Drop Bear Beer Co.

    New World Lager

  • Everleaf

    Everleaf Mountain

  • Everleaf

    Everleaf Marine

Mixers

Judged by:

Millie Gooch

Millie Gooch is a writer, speaker, activist and founder of Sober Girl Society. She is a passionate advocate of living an alcohol-free life, and supporting others to do the same.

winner

Twelve Below

Rhubarb & Ginger Mixer
Judge's Feedback

Not only would this mixer uplift any accompanying spirit but it’s a knock-out drink on its own. Despite being low in sugar, this mixer is still sweet enough thanks to the organic agave. This is offset by the fiery ginger which definitely leaves a lasting impression. The rhubarb comes through well. Would work with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic spirits.

  • highly commended

    Drink Better Ltd

    Cushiedoos Superior Tonic Water

    A quinine-free tonic that’s simple, sophisticated and would really compliment any spirit counterpart rather than ever overpowering it. A blend of Scottish heather, silver birch and yellow gentian work well to hydrate, rather than dry, your palate. The branding is luxurious and the story behind the name is quite charming!

  • highly commended

    Barn Farm Drinks

    Strawberry & Cucumber Presse

    It’s a shame summer is over for another year as this beverage from Barn Farm would be just the picnic ticket. Gently sparkling and packed with flavour, it’s light, cheery and perfectly balanced so that neither flavour outshines the other. As a non-drinker, this is a great drink on its own for me when others indulge in Pimms, but would work beautifully with simple spirits too.

finalists
  • Savora Drinks Limited

    Zesty Lime & Sweet Agave Mixer

  • Drink Better Ltd

    Cushiedoos superior tonic water

  • Coast Drinks Ltd

    Coast British Tonic

  • The Chiltern Mix Ltd

    Twelve Below Rhubarb & Ginger Mixer

  • The Chiltern Mix Ltd

    Pear & Cardamom Mixer

  • Barn Farm Drinks

    Barn Farm Drinks Strawberry & Cucumber Press

Soft Drinks

Judged by:

Shelina Permalloo

Winner of MasterChef 2012 thanks to her flavour-packed Mauritian style cooking. Shelina has since established herself as a TV presenter and cookbook author; she opened restaurant Lakaz Maman in 2016.

winner

Barn Farm Drinks

Rhubarb and Apple Press
Judge's Feedback

Gently sparkling with a rich rhubarb and apple flavour, superbly tart with a hint of sweet which makes it the perfect refresher. These are 100% fruit juice with no additional sweetness which I really like, as I often find soft drinks are made far too sweet. Lovely combination of flavour and beautiful natural flavour

  • highly commended

    Gusto Organic

    Sicilian Blood orange

    An interesting soft drink with a wonderful bittersweet balance. Refreshing light bubbles which are perfect in the mouth and a great addition paired with a sprig of rosemary.

  • highly commended

    Tom Parker Creamery

    Free Range Strawberries and Milk

    Thick, creamy and rich packed with real strawberries. It is indulgent and decadent in flavour and a great treat for children packed with dairy and fruit. A refreshing take on a milkshake without any of the nasties!

finalists
  • Radnor Hills

    Heartsease Farm Wild Elderflower Presse

  • Belvoir Farm Drinks

    Organic Elderflower Cordial

  • Firefly

    Kiwi, Lime & Mint

  • Firefly

    Peach & Green Tea

  • Tom Parker Creamery Ltd

    Tom Parker Creamery Free-Range Strawberries & Cream Milk

  • Yarty Cordials Limited

    Raspberry and Hibiscus Cordial

  • Barn Farm Drinks

    Barn Farm Drinks Rhubarb & Apple Presse

  • Annabel's Deliciously British / Tame & Wild Drinks

    Tame & Wild Damson & Rosehip

  • Gusto Organic Ltd

    Gusto Organic Sicilian Blood Orange

  • Barn Farm Drinks

    Barn Farm Drinks Strawberry & Cucumber Presse

Tea

Judged by:

Dani Redd

Great British Food Editor

winner

Summerdown

Peppermint Tea Pyramids
Judge's Feedback

The best mint tea I have tried to date, very refreshing and a strong peppermint flavor which only gets better the more you drink, lovely to drink before bed. The tea bags are also great quality, and the bright and vibrant packaging made a lovely change, and definitely makes it stand out.

  • highly commended

    Noble Leaf

    Revitalise Peppermint Tea

    The mint leaves of this tea have been infused with peppermint oil, meaning it has an intense and refreshing flavour. I also loved that it had been grown in the UK, and the recyclable packaging, meaning I could enjoy a brew with a lower carbon footprint.

  • highly commended

    The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    Red Berry Tea Blend

    I adored this fruity, floral tea. It had a perfect blend of fruit and flowers, from rosehips to hibiscus and raspberries. The vibrant red colour of the brew really made it stand out too!

finalists
  • Stokes Tea & Coffee

    Oriental Beauty

  • Stokes Tea & Coffee

    Afternoon Tea Blend

  • Grey's Teas

    Nilgiri Thiashola TGFOP Organic

  • Summerdown

    Summerdown Peppermint Tea Pyramids

  • The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    Steampunk Blend

  • Grey's Teas

    Keemun Peony, China Black loose leaf tea

  • Grey's Teas

    Formosa Lapsang loose leaf tea

  • Grey's Teas

    China Oolong Bio

  • The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    Red Berry Tea Blend

  • Noble Leaf

    Revitalise Peppermint Tea

  • Noble Leaf

    Unwind - English Camomile Tea

Coffee

Judged by:

Charlie Stein

A sommelier and buyer for the Rick Stein Group, wine expert Charlie makes regular appearances on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

winner

The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

Columbia Asorcafe Inza Cauca
Judge's Feedback

There was some stiff competition, but for me after much cupping and tasting this was my fav. Firstly, I love the packaging, nice, clean and with really good and clear coffee information and easy to open and close. Once brewed (AeroPress), there were plenty of inviting sweet and red fruit notes, overall complex and fruit forward. Raspberry, hazelnut butter, bright clean; I loved the balance between juicy acidity and structure and the tension that gives. Some great depth, refreshing with a fruit-based finish. Just a really nice bright cup of coffee to kick start the day.

  • highly commended

    Lost Sheep Coffee

    Brazil Paranaiba

    A very close runner up, I loved the packaging as it is fun and playful and unpretentious (which we need more in coffee). I brewed at home and used an AeroPress and the resulting coffee in my cup was delicious, rich, and sweet. Toffee, some plum, almond butter. Juicy and sweet structure with plenty of rich hazelnut on the palate, depth, and fleshy structure. The finish centres around toffee and hazelnut and is long, with plenty of refreshing acidity. An enjoyable coffee.

  • highly commended

    The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

    Peru

    Runner up, but a very close runner up was ‘Lost Barn Coffee’ with their Copaceyba from Peru. I loved this. I brewed in an AeroPress, very delicate, mid toned fruit with fresh acidity, sort of sweet and tart which I love. Cocoa nib, dried plum, a bit of orange zestiness. Lovely silky mouthfeel all backed up by a nice vein of acidity to balance. Finish is good, long and based around dried plum. A coffee that could easily be my go-to every morning. Excellent stuff.

finalists
  • The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company

    Red Arrows Diamond Coffee Blend

  • Lost Sheep Coffee

    Brazil Paranaiba

  • The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

    Bloomsbury Espresso Blend

  • The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

    Peru Copaceyba

  • The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

    1839 Espresso Blend

  • The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

    Columbia Asorcafe Inza Cauca

  • The Coffee Collaborative Ltd

    Coffee Collaborative Genius Blend

  • The Coffee Collaborative Ltd

    Swiss Water Decaffeinated Whole Bean Coffee

Best British Kitchen Product

Judged by:

Richard Bainbridge

Richard came to attention after winning Great British Menu in 2015; he returned in 2017 as a judge. He is the Chef Owner of Benedicts, in Norwich, and makes regular television and radio appearances.

winner

The Knife Sharpener Guy

The Anysharp Knife Sharpener
Judge's Feedback

As a chef, I get asked all the time how to sharpen my knives and something like this is ideal. A lot of knife sharpeners can be quite blocky and cumbersome, but this is quite nifty in size and it works really well – this is something we’d definitely use at home as a kitchen gadget.

  • highly commended

    Wax Wrap

    Organic Beeswax Food Bags

    I like the idea that it has different sizes and that they seal very easily between your fingers. The messaging alongside the nice packaging is a huge plus; the perfect alternative to the normal food bags you would buy in the supermarket and very useful.

  • highly commended

    ETI

    Thermapen One

    This is a simple piece of kit but extremely useful for the kitchen. I love the fact that it’s waterproof and that it has an integrated light; best of all is that the thermometer reading rotates with you to where you want the reading to appear – easily pleased!

finalists
  • Wax Wrap

    Wax Wrap - Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Bags

  • Wax Wrap

    Wax Wrap - Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Roll

  • BeeBee & Leaf

    Leaf wrap

  • The Knife Sharpener Guy

    The Anysharp Knife Sharpener

  • ETI

    Thermapen One

Best New Product

Judged by:

John Gill

John is the Head of Marketing & Trading at Booth's, 'The Good Grocers' and our awards sponsors

winner

Pastificio Carleschi Ltd

British Grown Emmer & Fava Bean Sedani Rigati
Judge's Feedback

A super-pasta, packed with nutrients from the Emmer & Fava Beans. Pulse based pasta offers a great alternative to traditional types and will surely create interest amongst customers looking for something a bit different. The pasta itself cooked really well, the velvety rough surface is perfect for holding sauces. The delicate chestnut colour remains during cooking and the flavours are quite sweet with a lingering taste of the fava beans.

  • highly commended

    Royal Mash Limited

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

    Made from potatoes from the island of Jersey, it is doubtless the terroir and quality of ingredients which create this wonderful premium vodka. Distilled by experts and bottled in style. A fine gift for Christmas for any spirits connoisseur.

  • highly commended

    Riverford Organic Farmers

    Riverford low-plastic 100% organic recipe boxes

    A simple concept putting quality organic veg at its heart. Presented in 100% recyclable cardboard. All the produce was exceptionally fresh on arrival. Simple recipe suggestions are included in the box too the make life easier. The simplicity of this product leaves little else to say, other than I really liked it.

finalists
  • Whitewater Brewing Co Ltd

    Whitewater Hard Seltzer Grapefruit & Pineapple 5% ABV

  • Burren Balsamics Ltd

    Blackberry and Thyme Pearl Bursts

  • Riverford organic farmers

    Riverford low-plastic 100% organic recipe boxes

  • Roberson Wine

    LDN SPRITZ

  • Waterhouse Fayre Ltd

    Strictly Fruit Strawberry Jam

  • Royal Mash Limited

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

  • Heck! Food Ltd

    HECK! Chicken Italia Mince

  • Two Farmers

    Two Farmers Hand-cooked Crisps - Woodland Mushroom and Wild Garlic

  • Pastificio Carleschi Ltd

    British Grown Emmer & Fava Bean Sedani Rigati.

  • Saffron Tree

    Saffron Tree TOGETHER Naan Blend

Best New Producer

Judged by:

John Gill

John is the Head of Marketing & Trading at Booth's, 'The Good Grocers' and our awards sponsors

winner

Vicarage Bakes

Vicarage Bakes
Judge's Feedback

A small artisan bakery, based in the beautiful Wirral countryside. Vicarage Bakes appear to keep it simple, using only the finest ingredients to create simply wonderful brownies, packaged in beautiful, sustainable packaging. Their craft and passion for baking is evident from the moment you see the product, and it comes through in every single bite. Great work Vicarage Bakes.

  • highly commended

    WRC Holdings

    WRC Holdings

    A small batch rum producer, blending a flavour of Wales into their Bara Brith Spiced Rum. Being noticed in the spirits world can be tricky, special commendation goes to WRC for their branding and storytelling which creates real interest.

  • highly commended

    Pastificio Carleschi Ltd

    Pastificio Carleschi Ltd

    Great to see a forward thinking producer, creating alternative nutritious pasta. Presented in sustainable packaging and impactful branding.

finalists
  • Saffron Tree

    Saffron Tree TOGETHER range

  • Vicarage Bakes

    Indulgent Vegan Chocolate Orange Brownies

  • Pembrokeshire Gin Co.

    Pembrokeshire Gin Company

  • WRC Holdings

    Devils Bridge Spiced Rum

  • John Paul Jones Ltd

    Lowland Rum

  • Gwenynfa Penybryn Apiary

    Honey Plum Jam

Best British Speciality

Judged by:

Adrian Boswell

Adrian Boswell is the Senior Buyer of Fresh Food at Selfridges, London's most iconic department store. He has over two decades of experience in fine food.

winner

Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

Bloomsbury Espresso Blend
Judge's Feedback

I was fortunate enough to have a good range of quality products to judge; however, this was the one which stood out. For an espresso I found this incredibly smooth. The initial hit of coffee makes way to flavours of sweet roasted and toasted nuts, which then moves into rich dark chocolate. Somewhere within that journey, fruity undertones pop up, the brand described as citrus but I picked up on some wild berries and forest fruits similar to those found in a good quality chocolate. Definitely one to try for all espresso lovers.

  • highly commended

    London East India Iced Tea

    Iced Tea

    I was not overly impressed with the branding , but was happy to look past this as I do love an Iced Tea. I found this particular product refreshing with a delicate balance of flavours, and a sensible effervescent level. The agave provides a subtle sweetness along with hints of peach, and undertones of earthiness from the turmeric are present. This mixes well with white rum and can imagine this being a firm favourite with cocktail mixologists, but still delivers as a healthy alternative soft drink.

  • highly commended

    ByRuby

    Macaroni Cheese

    I am not usually a fan of frozen ready meals, however, what impressed me initially was the clean deck of ingredients. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Once removed from the oven I was pleasantly surprised to see that it did not look too dissimilar from the website imagery. It was not as rich as I thought it would be, but was really well seasoned with a good depth of flavour. The texture of the bread crumbs added an extra dimension and the balance of the Dijon Mustard was spot on.

finalists
  • London East India Ltd

    London EAST INDIA Iced Tea

  • The Tracklement Co Ltd

    Strong Horseradish Cream

  • ByRuby

    MACARONI CHEESE

  • Ginger Bakers

    Luxury Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Lincolnshire Haslet

  • Summerdown

    Summerdown Peppermint Tea Pyramids

  • Yarty Cordials Limited

    “B” Black Garlic Vinegar

  • The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters

    Bloomsbury Espresso Blend

  • Rollagranola

    Rollagranola Absolutely Chocolate

  • Thanet Earth

    Thanet Earth Piccolos

Northern Ireland

winner

Irish Black Butter Ltd

Irish Black Butter Ltd
Judge's Feedback

I love the almost caramel flavour of the apples in this condiment. It is rich, warmly spiced and has a touch of acidity. What I love about this condiment is that it can clearly be used to accompany things like cheese and cured meats, as well as being great in both savoury and sweet applications.

finalists

North of England

East Anglia

London & South East

Hot Puddings

Judged by:

Flora Shedden

The youngest ever finalist of GBBO, award-winning cookbook writer and owner of artisan bakery ARAN

winner

Dukeshill

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Judge's Feedback

A delicious and not overly sweet pudding. The sauce adds a dark caramel flavour (although I could have done with double the amount) to the sponge, and the dates provide a good texture for the sponge as well as a natural toffee flavour. The cake is light and moreish. A perfect size for sharing between four (or two very hungry people). A classic and comforting dish when eaten with a generous portion of double cream, though I suspect custard would have complemented this even better.

  • highly commended

    Durban Street Food

    Apple Sponge Pudding

    The flavour of this is brilliant and slightly nostalgic, making me think of cosy winter dinners. The sponge however was a little on the dry side and required a lot of custard to moisten it. I suspect it would have been perfect if it had five to ten minutes less in the oven on the first bake. A good sized portion for two people.

  • highly commended

    LillyPuds

    Premium Traditional Christmas Pudding

    This reminded me of classic Christmas pudding my great aunt used to make. It has a lovely amount of fruit throughout and I really enjoyed the apricot and almond flavour which added a nice nuttiness to the pudding. The packaging of this was also excellent.

finalists
  • Durban Street Food

    Apple Sponge Pudding

  • LillyPuds Ltd

    LillyPuds Premium Traditional Christmas Pudding

  • Lilly Puds Ltd

    Vegan & Gluten Free Christmas Pudding

  • Lilly Puds Ltd

    Plum Pudding & Damson Gin

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Sticky Toffee Pudding

Savoury Biscuits

Judged by:

Michel Roux Jr

Two-star Michelin chef and owner of Le Gavroche, who has become a household name due to his television appearances, including presenting Masterchef: The Professionals

winner

The Orchard Biggar

Biggar Flavour Completely Cheesy Oatcakes
Judge's Feedback

Just the perfect balance of texture and long lasting flavour. Very moreish on their own with an aperitif or with a little chutney. No excessive packaging and you can see the biscuits before buying. I will definitely be stocking up on those in the future for snacking on at any time of the day

  • highly commended

    The Artful Baker

    Kalamata Olives and Oregano

    This packs a serious punch of taste that lasts for a long time, but in a really good way. Perfect balance of herbs and salty tang of olives. Ideal as a snacking savoury biscuit but also for dipping in hummus, guacamole and dips. So versatile even to add some crunch in salads or on a bowl of soup.

  • highly commended

    Miller's Elements

    Earth Crackers Beetroot and Spinach

    This for me is the perfect cracker for spreading on your favourite pate, spread or dip. Crunchy, tasty but not overpowering. Perfect seasoning with a touch of natural sweetness from the beetroot. Nice to see a cracker made with different ingredients and with a striking colour.

finalists
  • Easy Bean Limited

    Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed Cracker

  • Easy Bean Limited

    Fava Bean & Poppy Seed Cracker

  • The Artful Baker

    Kalamata Olives & Oregano Biscotti

  • Daylesford Organic

    ORGANIC ROSEMARY & SEA SALT OLIVE OIL CRACKERS

  • GAIL's

    Wasteless Chedddar Cheese Crackers

  • The Orchard (Biggar) Limited

    Biggar Flavour Completely Cheesy Oatcakes

  • The Zingiberi Bakery

    The Captain’s Crackers: Ale & Rosemary

  • Artisan Biscuits

    Miller’s Elements Earth Crackers

  • The Drinks Bakery

    Drinks Biscuits - Mature Cheddar Smoked Chilli & Almond

  • The Drinks Bakery

    Drinks Biscuits - Lancashire Cheese & Spring Onion

Sweet Biscuits

Judged by:

Martha Collison

Martha Collison is a cookbook author, food writer and passionate baker who rose to fame after appearing on the Great British Bake Off in 2014.

winner

Dukeshill

Handmade Scottish Shortbread
Judge's Feedback

Crumbly, bite-sized chunks of expertly crafted shortbread. Coated in sparkling sugar, the biscuit has been perfectly baked so it’s golden throughout with a delicious caramelised flavour. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, all round excellent shortbread!

  • highly commended

    Daylesford Organic

    Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Beautifully made cookies with just the right amount of chew! The brown sugar lends deep caramel notes to the biscuit, and the dollop of rich cashew butter in the middle is inspired.

  • highly commended

    The Orchard Biggar

    Biggar Flavour Luxury Scottish Butter Shortbread

    Evenly shaped, melt in the mouth biscuits with an intense buttery flavour. They have the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness from butter. Absolutely delicious and really decadent, a top quality shortbread.

finalists
  • Nairn's

    Nairn’s Chocolate Orange Oat Biscuits

  • Daylesford Organic

    CHOCOLATE CHIP & CASHEW BUTTER SOURDOUGH COOKIES

  • Proper Cornish Ltd and Furniss (Proper Cornish) Ltd

    Dipped Cranberry Cookie

  • Proper Cornish Ltd and Furniss (Proper Cornish) Ltd

    Banoffee Cookies

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Handmade Scottish Shortbread

  • The Orchard (Biggar) Limited

    Biggar Flavour Luxury Scottish Butter Shortbread

Home Baking

Judged by:

Martha Collison

Martha Collison is a cookbook author, food writer and passionate baker who rose to fame after appearing on the Great British Bake Off in 2014.

winner

Shipton Mill Limited

Soft Cake and Pastry Organic White Flour
Judge's Feedback

The perfect baking flour! Plain flours can be difficult to judge, but simply try cooking with this flour and you’ll be amazed by the results. Pastry was as short and crumbly as you like, with a lovely flavour and melt in the mouth texture thanks to the fine milling of this flour. Scones and cakes were light and fluffy; a really high quality product.

  • highly commended

    W & H Marriage & Sons Limited

    Moulsham Seeded Malted Brown Bread flour

    A lovely, well-rounded flour with a delicious malty flavour. I loved how packed full of seeds this flour was, and the balance of flavours from each was wonderfully crafted. It makes a beautiful, rich coloured loaf with a light structure, and also makes incredible crackers to serve with cheese. I highly recommend it to any bread bakers!

  • highly commended

    VICTORIA’S SANDWICH

    3 Cheese Bread

    This loaf wowed me as soon as I saw it, with its generous amounts of cheese and domed top! The bread itself was soft and flavoursome, and of the three cheeses incorporated each brought something new to the party. Black onion seeds are a clever addition for both flavour, texture and colour. As recommended, we toasted this and were smitten by the oozy goodness!

finalists
  • VICTORIAS SANDWICH

    3 CHEESE BREAD

  • Shipton Mill Limited

    Stoneground Organic Wholemeal Flour (706)

  • Shipton Mill Limited

    Traditional Organic White Flour (704)

  • Shipton Mill Limited

    Soft Cake and Pastry Organic White Flour

  • W & H Marriage & Sons Limited

    Golden Wholegrain Plain Flour

  • W & H Marriage & Sons Limited

    Organic Strong White Bread flour

  • W & H Marriage & Sons Limited

    Moulsham Seeded Malted Brown Bread flour

  • Sharpham Park

    Organic Spelt, Emmer & Einkorn Heritage Flour

  • Fi's Amazing Brownies

    brownies

  • Quick Crepes

    Waffle & pancake mix

Sweet Bakes

Judged by:

Flora Shedden

The youngest ever finalist of GBBO, award-winning cookbook writer and owner of artisan bakery ARAN

winner

Croots

Lemon Drizzle Cake
Judge's Feedback

This really surprised me with how tasty it was. The packaging and presentation were very underwhelming but the cake flavour and texture were excellent and made up for first impressions. This drizzle has that lovely (and somewhat rare these days) crunch of sugar on top to contrast with a very moreish and moist sponge underneath. There are flecks of lemon zest throughout and a good citrus flavour that reminds you of something your granny once made. Really enjoyed this with a cup of tea and was impressed with just how excellent it was.

  • highly commended

    Calon Lan Cakes

    Traditional Welsh Cakes

    These were deliciously moreish and had a great interior crumb. The currants were soft and not too heavy in these cakes, which were surprisingly light compared to standard Welsh cakes. Very good when warmed and slathered in butter!

  • highly commended

    Yvette’s Chocolates

    Gooey Brownies

    These were very classic brownies which you could tell had been made with good quality chocolate. Not overly sweet, they have a good level of richness and fudge-like texture. The presentation was excellent, though the portions were perhaps on the large side. They were also very tasty when warmed through slightly and served with a little crème fraiche.

finalists
  • Croots Farm Shop

    Croots Lemon Curd Bakewell Tart

  • Yvette's Chocolates

    Gooey Chocolate Brownies

  • ooga

    Mixed brownie box

  • Fab Fairies & Wicked Tarts

    Kentish Cobnut, Raspberry and Rose Petal Tartlet

  • Choco Works Ltd

    Rich Salted Caramel Brownie

  • Calon Lân Cakes Limited

    Traditional Currant Welshcakes

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Almond Lemon Drizzle Cake

  • seren's kitchen

    Rich & Mature -Traditional Brandy Fruit Cake

  • Croots Farm Shop

    Croots Farm Shop Lemon Drizzle Cake

Bread

Judged by:

Flora Shedden

The youngest ever finalist of GBBO, award-winning cookbook writer and owner of artisan bakery ARAN

winner

GAILS

Waste Less Sourdough
Judge's Feedback

This blew away the competition in terms of flavour. It tastes almost like a wholemeal loaf with a good tang of sourness to it. The crumb was nice and open as well as having a bit of bite to it. The crust had a good colour to it and there was a nice over spring, which is a telltale sign that the dough has been handled properly through all stages of the preparation and cooking. This loaf also lasted extremely well and was as good toasted on day four as it was on arrival. A clear winner for taste and also impressed with the ethos and sustainability behind the loaf

  • highly commended

    Baker Tom’s

    Focaccia

    A nice focaccia with a good amount of salt and rosemary. The bread was a little on the dry side which could have been improved by using a higher hydration dough. The flavours were great and there is a nice savouriness of good quality olive oil through the loaf. Lovely when warmed through and served with oil for dipping.

  • highly commended

    Celtic Bakers

    Signature Sourdough

    A tasty loaf with a good crust. It is generously sized, which I liked as it toasted well for the following days. The crumb was a little on the tight side but the slightly tangy flavour made up for this. The loaf had a good rise on it also.

finalists
  • Celtic Bakers

    Celtic Bakers Tottenham Signature Organic White Sourdough

  • Marcopolo Bakery

    White sourdough bread

  • VICTORIAS SANDWICH

    3 CHEESE BREAD

  • GAIL's

    Waste Less Sourdough

  • Baker Tom's Bread

    Rosemary & Sea-salt Focaccia

  • Baker Tom's Bread

    Organic Sourdough Bloomer

Savoury Bakes

Judged by:

Raymond Blanc

One of the most influential figures in the world of food, Raymond is the owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which has maintained 2 Michelin stars for over 30 years, and author of 10 cookbooks.

winner

Aldi

Specially Selected Ultimate Sausage Rolls
Judge's Feedback

This was the stand out savoury bake for us this year. Without even looking at the back of pack ingredients you could taste it has been made with good quality ingredients with the aim to give the best sausage roll experience. Using the very best British pork belly, shoulder and mixed with slow cooked, pulled pork and bound with a little pork stock. It really was delicious. A worthy winner.

  • highly commended

    Brockleby's Pies

    Ruffalo Buffalo Pie

    Not your usual pie filling so we were very intrigued to find out how it tasted. The pastry on a pie is always a good sign as to how well the pie has been made. In this case the shortcrust was the best in the competition. It looked appetising and remained so after reheating. Lovely spicing of the minced bison, with a real warmth coming from the smoked paprika and chipotle chilli. An interesting pie filming but very moreish and very tasty.

  • highly commended

    The Captains crackers

    The Captains crackers: Chia and chive

    A beautifully baked cracker, delicately scented with chive and chia seeds. You can tell these have been hand-baked and packaged nicely to reflect the artisanal family bakery. Also nice to see the sustainable packaging, plastic-free and compostable which is what all suppliers need to be aiming for very soon.

finalists
  • Ginsters

    Ginsters Gluten Free Cornish Pasty 200g

  • Brockleby's Pies

    Ruffalo Buffalo Pie

  • Ginsters

    Ginsters Smoky Steak & Guinness Slice

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Rolls - Ultimate Sausage Rolls (Variant: Ultimate Sausage Rolls)

  • GAIL's

    Feta & Dill Escargot

  • GAIL's

    Artichoke & Basil Loaf Cake

  • Proper Cornish Ltd and Furniss (Proper Cornish) Ltd

    Traditional Steak Pasty

  • Proper Cornish Ltd and Furniss (Proper Cornish) Ltd

    Middle Eastern Lamb Pasty

  • The Zingiberi Bakery

    The Captain’s Crackers: Chia & Chive

  • The Gog Farm Shop

    Three Herb Sausage Roll

Smoked Fish & Seafood

Judged by:

Jack Stein

The chef-director of the Rick Stein restaurant group, Jack is also known for presenting cookery programmes such as Jack Stein: Born to Cook, and for his cookbook, World On A Plate.

winner

The Scottish Salmon Company

Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon
Judge's Feedback

My winner is the Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon. There were some strong contenders for the number one spot and it was hard to call, but when it came down to it, this just had the best flavours. Being bred from wild island salmon gives this fish such a lovely texture. I thought the flavours were great, really good seasoning and really well smoked with a good smoke ring. The packaging was very classy. For me, this was the perfect smoked salmon. I could have happily eaten a whole fish!

  • highly commended

    The Pished Fish Company

    Smoked Salmon Gilltong

    This gilltong was a close runner-up and gets honourable mention for being so innovative! New ways of preserving and using the whole fish have become increasingly popular over the last few years – this product extends on that and has created a genuinely interesting and different product from salmon. The teriyaki flavouring was very nice, the right blend of cure and sweetness that really did resemble a teriyaki style biltong in flavour and texture. I’ve never eaten salmon and beer together before but this gilltong made that possible! It’s not only innovative but fun, and I really like the packaging and marketing. A really fantastic product and a very close second place.

  • highly commended

    Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Loch Fyne Bradan Rost

    Hot smoked salmon is something I really enjoy, but it is often hard to get right, especially to get it not too dry or over-smoked. I really like the colours of this; the pinks and browns from the smoke were really appealing. The cure was perfectly balanced between salt and sugar. The roasting with retired whisky casks probably added a lot to the flavour – I couldn’t taste whisky but I loved the level of smoke and the casks gives a great unique touch. I thought the packaging was very smart and I love the name. An extremely versatile product that can be used in a multitude of dishes.

finalists
  • The Weald Smokery

    Smoked Scottish Salmon

  • The Weald Smokery

    Undyed Smoked Haddock

  • The Pished Fish

    Smoked Salmon Gilltong

  • Salar

    Flaky Smoked Salmon

  • Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Loch Fyne Bradan Rost

  • Kames Fish Farming Limited

    Kames Cold Smoked Steelhead Trout, 200g

  • Kames Fish Farming Limited

    Kames Hot Smoked Steelhead Trout, 200g

  • Browns Food Group

    Tarbert Smoked Scottish Trout

  • The Scottish Salmon Company

    Native Hebridean Smoked Scottish Salmon

Fresh Fish & Seafood

Judged by:

Mitch Tonks

One of the most knowledgeable people in the country when it comes to seafood, Mitch currently owns and operates 8 seafood restaurants, and is the author of 6 award winning cookbooks.

winner

Osborne & Sons (Shellfish) Limited

Cooked Cockles
Judge's Feedback

I really love the care that went into this entry; freshly cooked cockles are not something you come across often. I couldn’t stop eating them, a delicious sea-like flavour, a soft texture with a good bite. This is one of England’s oldest and once loved seafood and I like the fact that this family is continuing it. We should treasure producers like this and fall back in love with this delicious native seafood

  • highly commended

    Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Morecambe Bay Oysters

    Small, fresh and briny, these for me are the perfect oyster; I loved them.

  • highly commended

    Kames Fish Farming Limited

    Kames Scottish Steelhead Trout

    A really delicious flavour profile, sea trout are magnificent fish and superior to salmon in my eyes. It’s really great to see them raised in lochs like this

finalists
  • Osborne & Sons (Shellfish) Limited

    Cooked Cockles

  • Porlock Bay Oysters

    Porlock Bay Oysters

  • The Weald Smokery

    Hot Roast Smoked Salmon

  • Rooney Fish

    Millbay Oysters

  • Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Loch Fyne Lightly Smoked Scottish Salmon

  • Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd

    Morecambe Bay Oysters

Poultry

Judged by:

Vivek Singh

A Indian-British chef, restaurateur and author; one of the world’s most influential voices in Indian cuisine. Founder and Executive Chef of five restaurants including London’s Cinnamon Club, and author of six cookbooks.

winner

Adlington’s

English Label Free Range Chicken
Judge's Feedback

This was the winner by some margin! Soft, sweet and delicious, you could almost taste the sweetness of oats in the roast. It formed a good crust, kept a great golden skin and moist flesh made for an excellent roast chicken

  • highly commended

    Morton’s Family Farm

    Free Range Cockerel

    It was a great size, cooked very well and came with great instructions and tips. The bird tasted good on its own, and made for a generous centrepiece for the table. Clean tasty, juicy bird.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    Specially Selected Perfect Duck Duo

    This was an excellent entry but missed out narrowly owing to the steps involved in cooking it. Complete with legs, rolled breast and the sauce, once cooked it was an impressive dish with layers of flavours and very tasty.

finalists
  • mrduck ltd

    duck leg confit

  • Frenchbeer Farm

    Free Range Bronze Turkey

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Free Range Chicken

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Free Range Cockerel

  • Adlington ltd.

    English Label Free range chicken

  • Copas Traditional Turkeys

    Free Range Bronze Whole Turkey

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Free Range Chicken Legs

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Free Range Corn Fed Cockerel

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Perfect British Duck Duo

  • Morton's Family Farm

    Morton’s Family Farm Free-Range Cockerel

Sausages, Bacon & Black Pudding

Judged by:

Shaun Rankin

Michelin-starred Chef Shaun Rankin recently opened the highly regarded Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon, and is also a regular face on television, including the Great British Menu

winner

The Farmer's Son

Black Pudding
Judge's Feedback

This is one of the best black puddings I’ve ever had. It has a lovely rich and meaty flavour with the perfect peppery aftertaste. A high-quality product that they should be very proud of.

  • highly commended

    Redhill Farm

    Lincolnshire Sausage

    The quality of the pork is outstanding, giving the sausage a fantastic deep flavour. Really well-balanced seasoning with the right amount of sage coming through.

  • highly commended

    Charles Macleod Ltd

    Stornoway Black Pudding

    It was very close between the Stornoway and the Farmer’s Son black pudding. This is a fantastic product with a smooth texture, perfect seasoning and a great aftertaste.

finalists
  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Unsmoked Streaky Bacon

  • The Farmer's Son

    The Farmer’s Son Black Pudding

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Ham Hock Black Pudding

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Lincolnshire Sausage

  • Charles Macleod Ltd

    Stornoway Black Pudding

  • The Jolly Hog

    The Jolly Hog Porky Black

  • The Jolly Hog

    The Jolly Hog Black Treacle Bacon

  • Home Farm Produce

    Beef wild garlic and tomato sausage

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Honey & Chilli Sausages

  • Dickie’s Big Boozy Bangers

    Dickie’s Prosecco & Apple Banger

Game

Judged by:

Ben Tish

Culinary Director of Norma Restaurant and The Stafford, Ben is classically trained with more than two decades of cooking experience. He is also the author of five cookbooks, including his most recent, Sicilia.

winner

Aldi

Specially Selected Partridge in a Pear Tree Wellingtons
Judge's Feedback

I particularly enjoyed these as they were straightforward to cook and precise on timing. It’s a tricky thing generally but they nailed it. The pastry was crisp and remained so after resting. The partridge cooked just right for me and remained succulent with a bit of pink. The partridge was excellent quality and on the right side of gamey. Presentation was great – the pastry was nice and tight and held around the meat well

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    Specially Selected British Venison Joint

    A good accessible product for the market. Venison can be intimidating (cooking/flavour) but this was good – looked tempting and easy to cook to a nice pink. The flavour was more strong/gamey beef than venison ( a younger animal perhaps) but I don’t think that’s a bad thing – it’s a good entry level game product and will get people to try more game after this. Well done to Aldi for this. Packaging etc was also good.

  • highly commended

    Mr Duck Ltd

    Duck saucisson

    The sausage was incredibly well-made, with a good strong flavour and nice seasoning. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, especially as it’s not normally my kind of thing, but I was very impressed with how it was made.

finalists
  • Simpkin & Roses

    Venison, thyme and red wine

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Partridge in a Pear Tree Wellingtons 400g

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected British Venison Joint

  • MrDuck Ltd

    saucisson

  • MrDuck Ltd

    duck leg confit

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Exquisite Game Box (Partridge/Pheasant/ Stuffing) 2.5Kg

Lamb

Judged by:

John Pallagi

Co-Founder of award winning butcher Farmison & Co, John is on a mission to help the nation eat better meat!

winner

Yew Tree Farm

Herdwick Hogget, Shoulder on the Bone
Judge's Feedback

This was a generous 3kg joint that came with an extremely good layer of fat. Packaging and labelling clearly identified the breed and provided cooking instructions. I choose to cook it long and slow for around 5 hours, keeping the cooking method simple and with only the addition of a stock and herb base. The end result was a vast amount of meat that was super tender and fell away from the bone with ease. With regards to taste, the hogget was full of flavour and produced noticeable herbal notes. A real pleasure to eat.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    Specially Selected Galloway Lamb Rack

    This rack of lamb was packaged and presented well, showing that it was retail ready. The rack was well butchered, and its appearance indicated a very high level of butchery and care.The fat had been pre-scored to aid with its rendering, and it was noted that both a butter and sauce accompanied the joint. Following a traditional roast, the meat cooked well resulting in a nice colour and it was noted that it came out of the oven with clean bones, which allowed for a good presentation. The meat itself was extremely tender and it was accompanied by a well-flavoured fat. Having an option of both butter & cranberry sauce was a nice touch; however it wasn’t really needed as the quality of the lamb was superb.

  • highly commended

    Dukeshill

    Butterflied Leg of Lamb

    This piece of lamb leg was pre-butchered to a butterfly cut, allowing for easier cooking as the meat is relatively uniform in its thickness. Packaging was kept simple with minimal detail. Overall the joint came with a moderate level of fat. It was extremely easy to cook and carved very well, ideal for BBQing or indoor roasting. The lamb itself tasted young with pleasing sweet notes and was beautifully tender. There was little in the way of taste to separate this joint and the rack of lamb, therefore a joint second place was given.

finalists
  • Heritage Meats

    Shoulder of Hogget

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected galloway Lamb Rack

  • Dyson Farming Ltd

    Leg of Lamb Bone and rolled

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Butterflied Leg of Lamb

  • Emma’s Ewesful Acres

    100% Grass Fed Leg of Lamb

Pork

Judged by:

Simon Taylor

winner

Packington Free Range Ltd

Packington Pork Shoulder
Judge's Feedback

I love pork shoulder. It’s one of my favourite things to cook. That said, I can get my hands on very good pork so Packington had to meet the mark and they did, easily I must say. I tried to let the pork speak for itself but couldn’t help adding a little fennel seed and sea salt. I could tell from the butchery and the perfect amount of fat cover we would be in for a nice meal. Not only did we have this for a roast but we used the shredded leftovers in a pork ragu which was equally as good. This shoulder was everything I wanted it to be, falling apart with tenderness and full of incredible flavour.

  • highly commended

    Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Loin of Pork

    First impressions of this loin of pork were great. Nicely butchered, well strung, good fat cover and the right colour of meat. I got my oven nice and hot, hit the skin with a generous helping of salt and was rewarded with amazing crackling. The meat itself was very soft and tender, easy to slice for our meal. Once again, I couldn’t help but enjoy Packington’s free range pork. The loin as a meal was beautiful and I enjoyed the leftover pork and apple sandwiches just as much.

  • highly commended

    Helen Browning's Organics

    Organic Salt and Pepper Ribs

    These are great products. The packaging was good and instructions were very easy to follow. I liked that these could be had as they were, or flavour added to them as I did with a sweet barbeque sauce. I really like these as a product, they are a quick and easy meal that you can add flavours to very simply.

finalists
  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Salt and Pepper Ribs

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Pork Shoulder

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington loin of Pork

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Pork Belly

  • Packington Free Range Ltd

    Packington Pork Leg

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Free Range Rib-eye Pork Steaks

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Crackling Bone In Gammon Joint

  • Home Farm Produce

    Free range pork shoulder

Judged by:

Simon Taylor

Beef

Judged by:

Simon Taylor

winner

Daylesford Organic

Organic rib of beef
Judge's Feedback

I really like the way this product was packed and presented. I could see straight away this was the sort of beef I’m used to dealing with myself. The breed and age tag was a nice touch. When I opened the box, I knew straight away from the smell and texture I was going to enjoy this rib of beef. I removed one rib and barbecued it; again the smells were beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The roast was just as good; I kept it lovely and pink and it looked like something from a recipe book with the roast potatoes, gravy and veg. Beautifully matured and marbled. This rib of beef had all the hallmarks of care, attention, passion, and flavour. A joy to eat.

  • highly commended

    Dyson Farming Ltd

    Fillet steak

    I have to say I don’t normally go for fillet; it’s always hard to really get flavour without adding something. However, this steak was packed with flavour. I just pan-fried in a drop of rapeseed oil and added a little salt to intensify that but that’s it. I had the pan super-hot, caramelised all sides keeping it very rare, and it was incredibly soft. Beautifully cut and trimmed fillet with a softness like butter, I really enjoyed this steak.

  • highly commended

    Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Ribeye Steak

    I love ribeye steak and I sell some incredible ones, so HB Organics had a lot to live up to. They did not disappoint; in a hot pan they caramelised beautifully. You could tell from the colour that the marbling was good both raw and now that the outside had turned golden brown. The outside flavour and texture were complemented by the soft tender texture. A lovely steak. So much flavour in these steaks and tenderness to match, I indulgently had these for breakfast.

finalists
  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Ribeye Steak

  • Aldi

    Wagyu Burger

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Dry aged Rolled Sirloin with Stuffing

  • Aldi

    Exquisite Rib Joint

  • Daylesford Organic

    Organic Rib of Beef

  • Dyson Farming Ltd

    Fillet steak

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Chateaubriand

  • The Gog Farm Shop

    Beef and Bone Marrow Burger

  • Isle of Man meat company ltd

    Manx dry aged rib of beef

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Fillet Steak

Judged by:

Simon Taylor

Charcuterie

Judged by:

Adam Handling

Award-winning chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, which encompasses six food and drink venues in and around London. He has made numerous TV appearances, including on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

winner

Dukeshill

York Ham
Judge's Feedback

The reason I’m picking this one as the winner is the massive amounts of flavour and you can tell the quality of the meat is stunning. The fat content is delicious so therefore I know it’s been well cured. This is a ham you can cut thick, and it still won’t be dry. Very well done.

  • highly commended

    Mr Duck Ltd

    Duck saucisson

    The sausage was incredibly well-made, with a good strong flavour and nice seasoning. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, especially as it’s not normally my kind of thing, but I was very impressed with how it was made.

  • highly commended

    Redhill Farm

    Free Range Pork - Dry Cured Oak Smoked Pancetta

    I always judge a pancetta by its fat. This fat was genuinely delicious. The yummy smokiness but tenderness – it wasn’t chewy, it was really melt-in-the-mouth. It was one of the best and it was a very close call. Keep up the good work, very well done.

finalists
  • mrduck ltd

    duck saucisson sec (no pork - no fat)

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Dry Cured Ham

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Honey Roast Ham Ends

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Free Range Pork Rillettes

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Free Range Pork Country Pate

  • St Marcus Fine Foods

    Original Fatty Beef Biltong

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    York Ham

  • Lane Farm Country Foods Ltd

    Suffolk Salami with Fennel

  • Helen Browning's Organics

    Helen Browning’s Organic Corned Beef

  • Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

    Dry cured oak smoked pancetta

Pickles

Judged by:

Santosh Shah

Executive Chef at the LaLit Hotel, Santosh is putting Nepalese cuisine on the radar in the UK. He also was a finalist in Masterchef: The Professionals.

winner

CRAIC Foods Ltd

Pickled Gooseberries in Apple & Elderflower Vinegar
Judge's Feedback

This pickle is unique. It has a very good combination, and is very sharp in a good way. It’s tasty, sweet, with a very good balance in the pickling liquid. I also liked the branding and packaging; very well preserved.

  • highly commended

    Dukeshill

    Proper Piccalilli

    This piccalilli is very good. I found it very tasty, with all the flavours well-balanced.

  • highly commended

    Calder's Kitchen

    Traditional Piccalilli

    This piccalilli is also very good. Once again, it tasted great and the flavours were well-balanced.

finalists
  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Classic Cheese Maker’s Pickle

  • CRAIC Foods Ltd

    Pickled Gooseberries in Apple & Elderflower Vinegar

  • Vadasz Deli

    Vadasz Fresh Pickles Garlic and Dill

  • Vadasz Deli

    Vadasz Red Onion Fresh Pickles

  • Calder's Kitchen Limited

    Calder’s Kitchen Traditional Piccalilli

  • Calder's Kitchen Limited

    Calder’s Kitchen Chillililli

  • Dukeshill Ham Company

    Dukeshill Proper Piccalilli

  • Drivers Pickles Ltd

    Cornichons in white balsamic vinegar

  • Drivers Pickles Ltd

    Mini Onions in Honey & Balsamic Vinegar

  • Drivers Pickles Ltd

    1906 Pickled Onions

Chutney

Judged by:

Asma Khan

Founder of the award-winning Darjeeling Express, a restaurant run by an all-women team of former home cooks, and star of Netflix's Chefs Table. Asma's food draws inspiration from her Mughlai ancestry and her childhood home of Calcutta.

winner

Plum Duff & Stuff

Harley House Chutney
Judge's Feedback

This is such a vibrant chutney. It is unusual as it is an uncooked chutney. I was curious when I read the label and saw that the base marinade was cider vinegar, and concerned it may be too strong as it was not cooked down. But it really is spectacular. The different textures of fruits and vegetables – all with a bit of bite in them is really great with cheese. I added it to my homemade burger. It was so good! This chutney is very versatile – if you have to buy chutney for your home, buy this!

  • highly commended

    Allan's Chilli Products

    Pear, Apple & Date Chilli Chutney

    Great mix of textures. I had this chutney with mature cheddar and I felt it was really good as a cheese board chutney – it would go well with any kind of cheese. The balance of sweetness and chillies works really well. The dates give this chutney a beautiful flavour. I was not a big fan of the label, as I felt there was too much going on. The chutney on the other hand hangs together really well!

  • highly commended

    Cottage Delight Ltd

    Classic Cheese Board Chutney

    I tried this chutney as a glaze on BBQ chicken, as the bottle does suggest to use it as a glaze. However, I did prefer it as a conventional chutney; I ate it with brie and a smoky cheese. The next day I had the chutney with soft boiled eggs – this was a great combination! I loved the colour of the chutney and the chunky bits. Finally it is brilliant in a ploughman sandwich. It is exactly the right amount of tanginess and sweetness.

finalists
  • Allan's Chilli Products

    Pear, Apple & Date Chilli Chutney

  • Aagrah Foods

    Aagrah Mango Murabba

  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Caramalised Red Onion Chutney

  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Classic Cheese Board Chutney

  • Season's Bounty

    Smoky Tomato and Chilli Jam

  • Calder's Kitchen Limited

    Calder’s Kitchen Spicy Tomato Chutney

  • Calder's Kitchen Limited

    Calder’s Kitchen Beetroot Chutney

  • Pop Up Play Ltd t/a Fabulous Ice Fires

    Caramelised Red Onion and Chilli Chutney

  • Annabel's Deliciously British / Tame & Wild Drinks

    Annabel’s Deliciously British Chilli Chutney

  • Plum Duff & Stuff

    Harley House Chutney

Marmalade

Judged by:

Lucy Charles

Lucy is Head of Operations at Borough Market, and leads the trader selection process

winner

Rosalind’s Larder

Grapefruit & Cointreau Noir Marmalade
Judge's Feedback

Really mellow but with that signature bitter edge you get from a good marmalade. Really smooth but with a delicious sticky texture, it spread beautifully on toast. The taste of the Cointreau Noir is hard to pick out for me but it’s obviously balancing out the grapefruit to achieve a really lovely flavour overall.

  • highly commended

    Radnor Preserves

    Hand Cut Seville Orange Marmalade

    A really excellent classic, hard to find any fault. Good size pieces and quantity of peel, excellent flavour, would definitely be a go-to for any classic marmalade needs. Nice set, not too firm, very moreish scent.

  • highly commended

    Season’s Bounty

    Seville and Sea Buckthorn Marmalade

    Unusual scent and an almost savoury finish on the palette. I was surprised just how much I liked this. Really complex flavour profile which begins with a classic marmalade taste then evolves into something quite unusual, leaving a bitter but not unpleasant aftertaste. Really great to see sea buckthorn in this type of product.

finalists
  • Season's Bounty

    Mandarin and Passion Fruit Marmalade

  • Plum Duff & Stuff

    Traditional Marmalade

  • Gwenynfa Penybryn Apiary

    Honey Marmalade

  • Rosalind's Larder

    Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Chai Spiced Marmalade

  • Radnor Preserves Ltd

    Welsh Whisky Marmalade

  • Radnor Preserves Ltd

    Seville Orange Marmalade

  • The Proper Marmalade Company

    blood orange and lemoncello

  • Rosalind's Larder

    Grapefruit &Cointreau Noir Marmalade

  • Season's Bounty

    Seville and Sea Buckthorn Marmalade

Jam

Judged by:

Lucy Charles

Lucy is Head of Operations at Borough Market, and leads the trader selection process

winner

Annabel's Deliciously British

Strawberry Conserve
Judge's Feedback

Both texturally and in terms of taste this was pretty perfect for me. It really tasted like strawberry, which may sound silly but so many jams just taste sweet. This would definitely pass a blind taste test. I tried it solo and with toast/butter and it was delicious both ways. I would now seek this out when I want strawberry jam in the future (and would be interested to see it here at Borough Market in fact, as we recently lost our preserves trader!).

  • highly commended

    Waterhouse Fayre

    Blackcurrant & Cassis Conserve

    This was a really close second to the strawberry jam; the flavour of the fruit really shone through and the balance of cassis was just right. Quite tart on the palette, I can imagine this sitting really well in cakes and desserts as well as a luxurious breakfast toast topping.

  • highly commended

    The Tracklement Co Ltd

    Fresh Chilli Jam

    Although I felt this a little tricky to judge in comparison to the others, given its more savoury nature, I really enjoyed it compared to other chilli jams I’ve tried. The level of heat was just right and it wasn’t too sweet – often chilli jams are too sweet or acerbic. I feel like this would be brilliant used in all sorts of things from epic cheese sandwiches and toasties to Southeast Asian cooking.

finalists
  • The Tracklement Co Ltd

    Fresh Chilli Jam

  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Origional Strawberry Whole Fruit Jam

  • Annabel's Deliciously British / Tame & Wild Drinks

    Annabel’s Deliciously British Rhuberry Conserve

  • Annabel's Deliciously British / Tame & Wild Drinks

    Annabel’s Deliciously British Strawberry Conserve

  • Waterhouse Fayre Ltd

    Blackcurrant & Cassis Conserve

  • Gwenynfa Penybryn Apiary

    Strawberry honey jam

  • The Skinny Food Co

    Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

  • Rosalind's Larder

    Blueberry Pinot Noir & Liquorice Jam

Honey

Judged by:

Rosie Birkett

Rosie Birkett is a food writer, stylist and broadcaster with over a decade of experience in food media. She makes regular television appearances and has a column in Sunday Times Food and Olive Magazine.

winner

Black Bee Honey

Seaside Honey
Judge's Feedback

loved this truly unusual and delicious honey, which had a pleasing salinity redolent of salt marshes and sea succulents. The flavours in the honey were intense but balanced, and I couldn’t stop going in for more - like a natural salted caramel. A really unique and stand out honey.

  • highly commended

    Bermondsey Street Bees

    Royal Albert Dock Honey

    A stunning honey, loads of complexity on the palette that speaks of diverse forage. Interestingly herbaceous and long-lasting, with a pleasing acidity.

  • highly commended

    Cilgwenyn Bee Farm

    Meadow Wildflower Honey

    Like falling face first, mouth open into a densely flowering meadow. So many gorgeous floral notes and a herbaceous edge, beautifully balanced and lovely silky, runny texture.

finalists
  • Bermondsey Street Bees

    Royal Albert Dock Honey

  • Bermondsey Street Bees

    Exmoor Wildflower Honey

  • Bermondsey Street Bees

    Dark Essex Honey

  • Black Bee Honey

    Seaside Honey

  • Black Bee Honey

    London Honey

  • Cilgwenyn Bee Farm

    Mêl Cilgwenyn - Ceredigion Coastal Wildflower Honey

  • Cilgwenyn Bee Farm

    Mêl Cilgwenyn - Gower Saltmarsh Wildflower Honey

  • Cilgwenyn Bee Farm

    Mêl Cilgwenyn - Carmarthenshire Meadow Wildflower Honey

  • RAW Artisan Honey

    Ginger Infused Raw Honey

  • RAW Artisan Honey

    Raw Oak Honey

Cooking Sauces & Kits

Judged by:

Vivek Singh

A Indian-British chef, restaurateur and author; one of the world’s most influential voices in Indian cuisine. Founder and Executive Chef of five restaurants including London’s Cinnamon Club, and author of six cookbooks.

winner

White's Gourmet Fried Chicken

Crunchy Bird Dust
Judge's Feedback

A winning entry all the way! It was quick, simple, easy and needed very few ingredients other than the kit. Even though I applied the coating and cooked immediately, I was surprised at how much flavour it packed. Top scores for a firm favourite.

  • highly commended

    Cottage Delight Limited

    Caramelised Red Onion and Stout Sauce

    The depth of flavour in the sauce worked very well with slow cooked meat; it has a great balance too. Would make a great addition to stews and casseroles.

  • highly commended

    Crave

    Karen’s Spicy Marinade Classic

    The marinade was boldly spiced, layer upon layer of flavour and quite simple to put together. It made the dish its own and didn’t need a lot of time to marinate. I particularly liked its versatility and the bold heat running through it. A strong contender in what was a tough category!

finalists
  • Karimix UK Ltd

    Middle Eastern Zhoug! Green Harissa Sauce

  • SHEMINS LTD

    Shemin’s Medium Indian Curry Paste

  • Karimix UK Ltd

    Middle Eastern Zhoug! Green Harissa Sauce

  • Zaman Condiments and Sauces

    Craft Lemon Madras

  • Cut to the smoke

    Pomegranate & Cardamom Seasoning

  • White's Gourmet Fried Chicken

    Crunchy Bird Dust: Fried Chicken Kit

Condiments & Spreads

Judged by:

Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes was crowned Masterchef 2021 champion after a gruelling 6 weeks of heats. He's a passionate cook, whose food is inspired but the flavours of South East and East Asia.

winner

Hawkhead Whisky Smoked

Whisky Smoked Black Garlic Salt
Judge's Feedback

The first thing you notice when opening a packet of this whisky smoked garlic salt is the intense smokiness, which carries through when tasting but thankfully is not overpowering. The smokiness works well with the molasses notes of the black garlic and results in a balanced salt with smoky, savoury, almost caramel flavours.

  • highly commended

    Irish Black Butter

    Black Butter

    I love the almost caramel flavour of the apples in this condiment. It is rich, warmly spiced and has a touch of acidity. What I love about this condiment is that it can clearly be used to accompany things like cheese and cured meats, as well as being great in both savoury and sweet applications.

  • highly commended

    Levantine Street Food

    Amba Sauce

    This sauce has everything; it’s sweet, savoury, fruity, tart and heady with spice, the cumin comes through nicely. I can see this sauce working well with many Middle Eastern and South Asian dishes, but it will also add bags of flavour to all kinds of dishes. It is clearly incredibly versatile.

finalists
  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Hickory Smoked Barbecue Sauce

  • Hunter & Gather Foods

    Unsweetened BBQ Classic

  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Gourmet Burger Sauce

  • Cottage Delight Ltd

    Chinese Hoisin Sauce

  • IRISH BLACK BUTTER LTD

    IRISH BLACK BUTTER

  • Hawkhead Whisky Smoked

    Hawkhead Whisky Smoked, Whisky Smoked Black Garlic Salt

  • MAMA LOLLY'S

    MAMA LOLLY’S HOME MADE CARIBBEAN HOTSAUCE

  • The Skinny Food Co

    Salted Caramel Sugar Free Syrup

  • Ozi Lala Levantine Kitchen

    Ozi Lala Amba Sauce

Ice Cream

Judged by:

Jacob Kenedy

Jacob is a critically acclaimed London restaurateur and cookbook author. His most recent publication, Gelupo Gelato, reveals the gelato recipes of his infamous gelateria

winner

Wholly Gelato & Milk

Wholly milk gelato
Judge's Feedback

It is incredibly hard to make even a good plain milk ice cream, and Wholly Milk’s gelato is a great example – clean, perfectly smooth and dense texture, just sweet enough but not too saccharine, and a clean taste of milk. Perfectly white, just the right amount of fat, and as cleansing of the palate as a glass of milk. This stood head and shoulder above all the other ice creams judged.

  • highly commended

    Granny Gothards

    Artisan salted honey ice cream

    Beautifully presented, sitting like a golden Vacherin in its pretty wooden case, this tastes very much of what it is supposed to – honey and salt (an inspired combination, and refreshing twist on the ubiquitous salted caramel). The flavour is as sweet as I can enjoy – but this is appropriate for a honey ice cream. The only quibble was the light and almost frothy texture, a hint of parfait about this otherwise nearly perfect ice cream.

  • highly commended

    Wholly Gelato & Milk

    Gianduja

    Spot on appearance and texture, this looks and tastes as I remember chocolate ice cream from childhood. The cacao flavour is beautifully expressed, and the gelato dense, smooth, rich and luscious. I found the hazelnut hard to discern on the palate, and the indulgent texture of gianduja hard to perceive in what really is a brilliant chocolate, rather than gianduja gelato.

finalists
  • Granny Gothards artisan ice cream

    Artisan Salted Honey ice cream

  • Simply Ice Creams Ltd

    Coffee Ice Cream

  • Alder Tree Ltd

    Gooseberry & Elderflower

  • La Maison des Sorbets foods Ltd

    Roasted Pistachio Dairy Ice Cream

  • Fab Fairies & Wicked Tarts

    Kentish Cobnut Strawberry Ice Cream Slice

  • Wholly Gelato & Milk

    Gianduia

  • Wholly Gelato & Milk

    Wholly Milk Gelato

  • Swoon Gelato Ltd.

    Swoon Salted Caramel Luxury Gelato

  • Swoon Gelato Ltd.

    Swoon Vanilla and Passionfruit Stracciatella Luxury Gelato

Dairy

Judged by:

Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes was crowned Masterchef 2021 champion after a gruelling 6 weeks of heats. He's a passionate cook, whose food is inspired but the flavours of South East and East Asia.

winner

Posh Cow

Butter with Smoked Salt
Judge's Feedback

Beautifully packaged, this butter is rich and creamy. I particularly liked this butter for its pleasing level of saltiness; the best of all the butters tasted, in my opinion. The smoky flavour coming from the smoked salt is subtle, which is great as it doesn’t overpower the great flavour of the butter.

  • highly commended

    Clandeboye Estate

    Greek Style Yoghurt

    Rich and creamy as Greek style yoghurt should be, you can tell that the thickness of this yoghurt is all natural. This one also has a pleasing and refreshing tartness, which helps to balance out the richness of it.

  • highly commended

    Trewithen Dairy

    Cornish Clotted Cream

    Clotted cream from anywhere is rich, but this one is in a league of its own. It tastes artisanal, as if from a small local dairy, and is gorgeously thick with a great crust. This one would be perfect with strawberries or spread generously on a scone with jam.

finalists
  • Trewithen Dairy

    Trewithen Dairy Salted Butter

  • Clandeboye Yoghurt Co.

    Clandeboye Estate Greek Style Yoghurt

  • Aldi

    British Blue Eggs

  • Plurenden Partnership

    Plurenden Greek Style Yoghurt

  • Posh Cow Dairy

    Posh Cow Butter with Smoked Salt

  • Posh Cow Dairy

    Posh Cow Butter with Blossom Honey & Cinnamon

  • Castle Dairies

    Castle Dairies Welsh Butter with Halen Môn Sea Salt Crystals

  • Castle Dairies

    The Butterworks West Country Butter with Cornish Sea Salt Crystals

  • Brown Cow Organics

    Brown Cow Organics Live Organic Natural Yoghurt

  • Trewithen Dairy

    Trewithen Dairy Cornish Clotted Cream

Flavour Added Cheese

Judged by:

Asma Khan

Founder of the award-winning Darjeeling Express, a restaurant run by an all-women team of former home cooks, and star of Netflix's Chefs Table. Asma's food draws inspiration from her Mughlai ancestry and her childhood home of Calcutta.

winner

Blackwoods Cheese Company

Graceburn Original
Judge's Feedback

That marinated cheese is made with raw cow’s milk, and it is absolutely stunning! The flavours and textures are wonderful. I loved the creaminess of the cheese – the added garlic and thyme are perfectly balanced. I also loved the way the cheese was presented – the unevenly cut squarish pieces of cheese floating in oil are really beautiful. It did not last long in my household; I ended up eating it with a paratha wedge and also ryvita! The next day I went out specially to buy a suitable cheese biscuit for this cheese. It is so good.

  • highly commended

    Godminster

    Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar

    Very attractive packaging. The truffle flavour works really well with the cheddar. I have had this combination elsewhere and it is clearly not easy to get the balance right. Here they have. I ate this with grapes and pears. It really went well with the fruits. It does need something sweet to go with it. I don’t think a chutney works with this cheese as I did try that, and felt I lost the truffle flavour when I had it with a strong flavoured chutney.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    Specially Selected Cheese Bakes Barbers Cheddar

    This little bubbling pot of cheese was so moreish: I couldn’t stop dipping in! The balance of sharp, fruity mature cheddar with the tanginess of crème fraiche and a carefully measured touch of garlic and mustard; it’s a real joy to dip crusty bread into. A brilliant cheese-based product for Christmas!

finalists
  • Blackwoods Cheese Company

    Graceburn - Original

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Cheese Bakes - Barbers Cheddar

  • Godminster

    Black Truffle Vintage Organic Cheddar

  • Godminster

    Daredevil Chilli Vintage Organic Cheddar

  • Sussex High Weald Dairy ltd

    SUSSEX SLIPCOTE

  • Caws Teifl Cheese

    Cumin Seed Cheese

Soft Cheese

Judged by:

Martha Collison

Martha Collison is a cookbook author, food writer and passionate baker who rose to fame after appearing on the Great British Bake Off in 2014.

winner

Sussex High Weald Dairy

Sussex Slipcoates
Judge's Feedback

This is a truly beautiful sheep’s milk cheese, formed into a cute button shape. It may look unassuming, but the flavour is beautifully fresh with gentle citrus notes, and using sheep’s milk means the aroma and flavour isn’t as harsh as goat’s cheese can be. The texture is fluffy and soft; it melts in the mouth and has a clean finish, with the ideal balance of creamy and tangy notes. Perfect for spreading onto fruit and nut crackers, and would be a welcome addition to any cheeseboard.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    Specially Selected Cheese Bakes Barbers Cheddar

    This little bubbling pot of cheese was so moreish: I couldn’t stop dipping in! The balance of sharp, fruity mature cheddar with the tanginess of crème fraiche and a carefully measured touch of garlic and mustard; it’s a real joy to dip crusty bread into. A brilliant cheese-based product for Christmas!

  • highly commended

    Feltham's Farm

    Renegade Monk

    This is certainly not a cheese for the faint-hearted but wow, what a cheese it is. With its pungent aroma, you’ll smell it before you taste it – it is a little cheese with a big presence. The rind has been expertly washed in ale, and the subtle flavour you’d expect from blue cheese is all there in a meltingly soft, creamy and ripe texture. A delicious, unusual cheese that any cheese lover must try!

finalists
  • Feltham's Farm Ltd

    Renegade Monk

  • Sussex High Weald Dairy ltd

    SUSSEX SLIPCOTE

  • Blackwoods Cheese Company

    Edmund Tew

  • Blackwoods Cheese Company

    Cheese Spread

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Cheese Bakes -Barbers Cheddar

Hard Cheese

Judged by:

Monica Galetti

A celebrity chef best known for her role as presenter of MasterChef: The Professionals, Monica also owns her own restaurant, Mere, and has written two bestselling cookbooks.

winner

Aldi

West Country Vintage Cheddar - Specially Selected Vintage Cheddar
Judge's Feedback

What a fabulous cheese! It starts off creamy, then the lovely crystals formed during the aging, giving it a welcome texture and a slight hint of sweetness at the end, which rounds it off perfectly.

  • highly commended

    Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers

    Stoney Cross

    Wonderful creamy and buttery texture with a light sweet and earthy finish – a great cheese.

  • highly commended

    Aldi

    West Country Red Leicester - Specially Selected Red Fox

    Smooth and firm texture with deep pleasing flavours, offset with a slight citrus tang and slight nutty flavour – beautifully balanced.

finalists
  • Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers

    Stoney Cross

  • Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers

    Old Winchester Extra Mature

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Vintage Cheddar

  • Aldi

    Specially Selected Red Fox

  • Black Cow

    Black Cow Deluxe Cheddar

Blue Cheese

Judged by:

Raymond Blanc

One of the most influential figures in the world of food, Raymond is the owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which has maintained 2 Michelin stars for over 30 years, and author of 10 cookbooks.

winner

Shepherds Purse

Harrogate Blue
Judge's Feedback

This really was a standout cheese from all the entries that were entered. Beautifully creamy with a wonderful balance of saltiness, savoury notes and a slight sharp finish. The golden colour of the cheese almost makes it seem creamier and buttery with its rich orange glow. This is a new favourite of everyone who tried it.

  • highly commended

    Cropwell Bishop Creamery

    Beauvale

    Beauvale really was an interesting cheese to taste. A real mix of great qualities of a blue stilton, sharpness from the blue veins and a rich aged creaminess, combined with the melting qualities of a great brie de meaux. This is a perfect cheese for anyone who is put off by the intensity of a strong blue cheese; truly a joy to eat and very moreish.

  • highly commended

    Sussex High Weald Dairy Ltd

    Brighton Blue

    The Brighton Blue has a slightly softer texture than most blue cheeses and has a lovely balance of sharpness from the blue veins, a wonderful creaminess and slight salty finish. There’s a mild bitterness coming from the rind, which makes for more interest with this delicious blue cheese.

finalists
  • Cropwell Bishop Creamery

    Blue Stilton

  • Cropwell Bishop Creamery

    Beauvale

  • Shepherds Purse

    Yorkshire Blue

  • Shepherds Purse

    Harrogate Blue

  • Sussex High Weald Dairy ltd

    Brighton Blue

Grand Champion

Judged by:

John Gill

John is the Head of Marketing & Trading at Booth's, 'The Good Grocers' and our awards sponsors

winner

CRAIC Foods Ltd

Pickled Gooseberries in Apple & Elderflower Vinegar
Judge's Feedback

Craic Pickled Gooseberries are a taste sensation. The fruit is plump, picked at perfect ripeness. Steeped and pickled in Bramley apple vinegar, honey, apple juice and elderflower with a sprinkle of sugar. The result is a perfectly balanced, great tasting product. The sharpness of the gooseberry is evident but beautifully complimented by the sweetness and complexity of the pickle. A wonderful addition to any cheeseboard or accompaniment to quality cooked meat; the gooseberries added an extra dimension on the side of roast pork dinner too. Craic pickled gooseberries will definitely impress guests at the dinner table.

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