For the seventh year running, Cumbrian pudding manufacturer Country Puddings has scooped prestigious accolades in the Oscars of the food industry; the Great Taste Awards.
Famous for its Cumbrian origin the Sticky Toffee Pudding has been awarded one gold star, whilst Country Pudding’s Sticky Ginger Pudding has received two gold stars, with comments from the judges table “This is near perfect as sticky ginger puddings go. We were digging in for more”.
Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for speciality and fine food & drink. Established in 1994, it encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that enables small food and drink businesses to compete against supermarket premium own label brands.
A selection of Country Puddings products were judged by a panel of the nation’s most discerning food experts including top chefs, cookery writers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers.
Country Puddings traditional favourite puddings are sold nationwide and earlier this year claimed the prestigious accolade of being one of the UK’s 50 Food Stars by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. They were also shortlisted in the Growth Business category for Northern England in The Food and Drink Federation Awards, which honour the talent and inspiration in the UK food and drink sector. They will find out next month if they have won.
Country Puddings has grown consistently over the years and recognition in awards like these proves their puddings are a much loved addition to the menu.
Lynne Mallinson said: “Gaining accolades and awards like this for our business is always great news. It not only shows us that we are doing something right and that people love our puddings, but it also gives the small team who make all our puddings the recognition they deserve. We are always looking for new recipes and ingredients and never rest on our laurels, so awards like this drive us forward to continue developing the business and achieving great things.”
Previously Country Pudding’s Syrup Sponge Pudding, Tangy Lemon Pudding, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Bread & Butter Pudding, Summer Pudding and Creamy Vanilla Custard have all won one or two gold stars in the Great Taste Awards.
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