The world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste, has just released the Great Taste stars of 2015 and Ooh la la artisan confectionery is amongst the producers celebrating as its Pecan Pebbles with a 2 Gold star rating, Fig and Walnut French nougat with a 2 Gold star rating, Calisson with a one Gold star rating, Pecan pebbles in white Chocolate, 1 Gold star and Pistachio French nougat with one Gold star rating. These products are now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.
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.
Karen Schneid-Lieberman, owner of Ooh la la artisan confectionery is a multi-Great Taste winner, having won 5 gold stars in 2014. Ooh la la artisan confectionery has also won numerous other awards such as Eat our, small best producer for confectionery.
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.
Finally on Monday 7 September, at a nail-biting Awards’ Dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, the great and the good from the world of fine food will gather to hear who has won the Golden Fork Awards and the final applause will be reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2015. We are thrilled to announce that Karen Schneid will be accepting her awards this September 2015.