The world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste, has just released the Great Taste stars of 2015 and Peggy Porschen is amongst the producers celebrating as its Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake and English Toffee are now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo – both receiving two gold stars.
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, producers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product – hundreds of judges have worked tirelessly to discover the very best, through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drinks.
‘I decided to enter the 2015 awards as I felt we had a number of very strong new products this year, based on positive customer feedback and demand. In particular this goes for our Salted Caramel flavoured products. As we are pursuing more and more wholesale business for our confectionery products, I felt that a Great Taste Award sticker would help to further increase sales and grow demand for our products.’ explains Peggy Porschen, Creative Director. ‘Entering the Great Taste Awards helps to keep us on track with regards to our product quality and taste. It’s a great way for me to measure how well we are performing as a company and against our competitors. The feedback provided by the judges, the good and the bad, is very constructive and helps me to fine tune and perfect our products. I am incredibly proud to have won two gold stars for both the Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake, as well our English Toffee. Both are entirely home grown and developed in our Belgravia kitchen.’
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with branding and packaging ignored. Whether it is cheese, ale, steak or chutney being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar or bottle 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.
There were 10,000 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 130 have been awarded a 3-star, 597 received a 2-star and 2,382 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Campion, TV presenter and cook, Aggie Mackenzie, Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn, Masterchef the Professionals finalist, Adam Handling, food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, and chefs including James Golding, Chef Director of The Pig hotel group, who have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2015 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the new 2015 Supreme Champion.
Peggy Porschen’s award-winning Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake is available to order at the Peggy Porschen Parlour in London’s Belgravia seven days a week or can also be ordered online for London delivery at and costs £3.80. The award-winning English Toffee can also be purchased from the Peggy Porschen Parlour and is priced at £8.95.
Peggy Porschen’s award-winning Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake is available to order at the Peggy Porschen Parlour in London’s Belgravia seven days a week or can also be ordered online for London delivery at www.peggyporschen.com and costs £3.80. The award-winning English Toffee can also be purchased from the Peggy Porschen Parlour and is priced at £8.95.