Great Taste Awards
The Great Taste Awards is the one of the most trusted and recognised food and drink awards. Each food entered receives feedback from the panel of over 300 judges. Mirroring the Michelin system, in the sense that 1 star is good, 2 is outstanding and 3 being exceptional.
Look out for producst that carry the coveted black & gold-star GREAT TASTE stickers, which winning products proudly carry.
For 2011, over 7400 products were judged over an intense two-month period. The Awards’ organiser, the Guild of Fine Food constantly refines the judging mechanics and this year was no exception. Before gold is awarded, a minimum of twelve experts, often 16 taste, discuss and agree. For two- or three-stars, up to 20 judges must unanimously agree an entry has achieved absolute perfection.
Over 350 experts including key buyers, retailers, chefs and food writers blind tasted entries to ensure they are fairly and independently assessed. Every entry starts with 25 points and marks are deducted when faults are identified and constructive feedback offers suggestions to the producers how entries could be improved