Great Taste Awards 2018
The Great Taste awards are the Oscars of the fine food world – where peers and food lovers give recognition to outstanding food and drink in the sector. More than 500 judges, including food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, producers, food writers and journalists, took part this year to review more than 12,600 products….and that is a lot of products to munch and sip through!
BRECKLAND ORCHARD CRAFT COLA – 1 Star
Our newest product – only unveiled this year, and already an award winner [I’m like a proud mum at the school gates about this one!]. I’d been obsessive about getting the flavour just right, and to use no E numbers at all. Most Cola’s use E150d and E338 in their recipes, and I had to go back to the drawing board for natural alternatives.
Judges commented: ‘this is a refreshing light drink with well balanced ingredients….Its is a very moreish product’ and ‘A good cola nut aroma…a very clean and refreshing cola drink, not overly sweet, demonstrating good balance’
It’s such a lovely feeling to know that all that time and attention to detail to get it just right is noted by others!
BRECKLAND ORCHARD GINGER BEER WITH CHILLI – 1 Star
Ahhh – one of my original line up of 4 drinks back in 2009, and still super-special. People love the refreshing flavour of my ginger beer – its smoother, and more layered than most other ginger beers on the market.
Judges commented: ‘This drink has a pleasing cloudiness and the amount of carbonation is just right. A refreshing, delicious ginger beer with a subtle kick of chilli at the end. It is not over-sweet with a good balance of flavours’ and ‘pleasing cloudy colour..with fresh ginger notes oozing from this product’