100 award-winning food and drink products from Surrey you have to try
PUBLISHED: 11:56 28 September 2020 | UPDATED: 10:54 30 September 2020
Neil Baird 2020
From chocolate truffles to spiced salami, 47 producers from across the county have been celebrated in the Great Taste Awards 2020
Considered the world’s most trusted food and drink awards [aside from the Surrey Life Food & Drink awards of course, Great Taste has released the results of its 2020 prizes, with many producers in Surrey on the list.
Out of a record breaking 12,777 entries from 106 different countries, 42 per cent were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 679 are based in the South East.
Among the top, three-star award winners from Surrey were Ockham’s Iain Spigs Cumberland Sausage, which is delivered locally and sold at Ripley’s Farmers Market and Croydon-based All ABout Honey which was awarded three stars for two of its products - raw heather honey and raw wildflower honey.
Monty Bo Jangles also won three stars for its Coconut Crush French Cocoa Dusted Truffles as well as two stars for its Berry Bubbly French Cocoa Dusted Truffles and one star for its Flutter Scotch French, Orange Angelical French and Milk Chocolate Belgian Flaked truffles, which until recently you could not only pick up in supermarkets but also taste at the company’s truffle bar on Reigate High Street that sadly closed this summer.
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else, with no regard for branding or packaging. Whether it is cake, coffee, kippers or kombucha, all products are removed from their packaging before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.
The panel of judges included; cook, writer and champion of sustainable food, Melissa Hemsley, who grew up in Kingston and celebrated Spanish chef, José Pizarro, who runs The Swann in Esher, as well as cook, writer, stylist and voice of modern vegetarian cooking, Anna Jones, Kavi Thakrar from Dishoom, food writer and cook, Xanthe Clay, and baker and author, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Waitrose.
Look out for the trademark black and gold Great Taste logo when you’re doing your next food shop and to help you find them, we’ve listed all the winners below.
Surrey’s Great Taste 3-star award winners
Monty Bojangles Coconut Crush French Cocoa Dusted Truffles / Wild About Honey Raw Wildflower honey and Raw Heather Honey / Iain Spigs -Cumberland Sausage.
Surrey’s Great Taste 2-star award winners
Kokoh chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt & Toasted Almond Madagascan Dark Chocolate 67% / Imbhams Farm Granary Surrey Bread Flour / Monty Bojangles Berry Bubbly French Cocoa Dusted Truffles / Tempus Foods Achari Spiced Salami, King Peter Air-Dried Ham and Chestnut Smoked Coppa / Silver Lantern Milima Tea / Briscoe’s Artisan Jellies Sinful Cinnamon Jelly / Jam Packed Preserves Stoneleigh Estate Honey / Mandira’s Kitchen Orange and Gin Chutney and Mum’s Tamarind Chutney / Szicsek Palinka Limited Signature Series Irsai Oliver Grape Palinka matured in Tokaj Oak barrel / Soulfresh Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Coconut M*lk / RoniB’s Kitchen Kalamansi Marmalade / Mae Jum Thai Green Curry Paste / True Indulgence 50% Madagascar Sambirano Milk Chocolate Bar / Chutree Limited Date & Tamarind Chutney / Dulce de Leche de Coconut by Vegan Crazy / Ben’s ButcheryTuscan Porcetta / CANAKIN salted caramel macaron/ LOVINGLY BAKED by Anthea Christmas Mince Pies.
Surrey’s Great Taste 1-star award winners
Priory Farm Estate Cheese & Marmite Sausages and Pork & Marmite Sausage Rolls / Imbhams Farm Granary SURREY SIX SEED BREAD FLOUR / Roots & Wings Organic Blackcurrant Jam / Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy French Cocoa Dusted Truffles, Flutter Scotch French Cocoa Dusted Truffles, Orange Angelical French Cocoa Dusted Truffles and Milk Chocolate Belgian Flaked Truffles / RW Garcia Sweet Potato Crackers / Tempus Foods House Salami / LACTALIS President UHT Spray Cream 250g, Galbani Italian Burrata Cheese 150g, Seriously Spreadable Original 125g, Seriously Spread Vintage 125g, Seriously strong Creamy mature cheddar 350g and / Cricket Saint Thomas goat cheese 1.1K / Silver Lantern Jasmine Yin Hao Lotus tea and Yunnan Black Tea / Briscoe’s Artisan Jellies Fruity Kitchen Rhubarb & Vanilla Jam / William Dyer Butchers Cauliflower and Potato Dhal, Macaroni Cheese and Lasagne Classico / Wild About Honey Raw Arbutus Honey and Star rating Raw Wild lavender honey / Jam Packed Preserves Blackcurrant Extra Jam, Tipsy Seville Marmalade (coarse cut) and Moruga Brainstrain Chilli Jam / Mandira’s Kitchen Pineapple Chutney and Keema Mattar (Lean Mince Curry) / Nourish.growcookenjoy Coconutty Bar / Kallo Foods Mrs Crimble’s 6 Big Choc Macaroons, Clipper Fairtrade Everyday 100 Tea bags, Clipper Organic Everyday 100 Tea bags, Clipper ‘Snore & Peace’ - Organic Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Lavender Infusion 20 Envelopes, Clipper Organic Infusion Lemon & Ginger 25 Envelopes, Fairtrade Everyday 250 Tea Bags and Clipper English Breakfast 250 Tea Bags / Szicsek Palinka Premium Apricot Palinka and Plum Palinka with Honey & Cinnamon Liqueur / Soulfresh Nutty Bruce Activated Almond & Oat M*lk and Pico Hazelnut M*lk Organic Chocolate / Bartlett Mitchell Perkee Decaf / Wicked & Wonderful Chocolatier Milk Chocolate Macadamias and Sea Salt Truffles / Mae Jum Thai Red Curry Paste, Thai Panang Curry Paste and Thai Massaman Curry Paste / Hot Pods Chilli Rampage Horseradish Hot Sauce / Tariette Black Olive Tapenade / Margot & Montañez Speciality Artisan Alfajores / Bryzan Worldwide Limited T/A Tea Terrifics Peppermint tea / Mrs. Keto Chocolate Brownie Mix / True Indulgence 70% Colombia Arauquita Chocolate Bar / Brook Vegan Foods Sauce for Cheese Lovers / Rachel’s Organic Greek Style Lemon Yogurt and Divine Rice Pudding / My All Inclusive Vegan Crazy Fudge / Casa Italia MASSERIA KAGGIO Nocellara Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil / Chilli Project Scotch Bonnet Pickle / The Little Indian Kitchen Punjabi Lamb Curry, Garlic Naga Pickle and Garlic Chill Sauce / The Gold Rush - Continental Treats Golden Boat / Ben’s Butchery Classic Sausage / Iain Spigs Lincolnshire Sausage, Leeky Forager Sausage, Bacon and Rarebreed Pork Loin / Flynn’s of Guildford Dry Aged Sirloin Steak and Homemade Cumberland Sausage / Fordies Brownies UK Fordies Cookies ‘n’ Cream Vegan Brownie / Kerry Foods Naked Glory 6 Sausages 240g, Naked Glory 2 Quarter Pounders 227g / Zoot 70% Cocoa Smooth Dark Chocolate / Healthy Snacks Crav’n Morsels Gin Spin.