Our 2021 Great Taste Award Winners
After a particularly challenging period, we are delighted to announce that we have received 6 Great Taste stars in the 2021 edition of the prestigious competition organised by the Guild of Fine Foods.
Here are our 6 winnersBest olive oils: Oro Bailen Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Andalusia, Spain)
Here are some of the judges comments: "well balanced and great tasting oil"
Best olive oil: Oro Bailen Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Andalusia, Spain)
A Great Taste judge wound it "pleasingly aromatic oil, versatile in its balance"
Best sundried tomatoes: Moulins Mahjoub organic sun-dried tomatoes (Tebourba, Tunisia)
Here are the thoughts of the judges: "These tomatoes had a very delicate texture and we enjoyed the wafer-thin nature of it. The flat shape is really interesting and could even be used to hold other snacks for creative canapes. There is nothing to interfere with the pure tomato flavour, which has a lovely sweetness. Very tasty"
Best harissa paste: Moulins Mahjoub organic traditional harissa (Tebourba, Tunisia)
Here are some of the observations of the Great Taste panel : "This harissa builds in taste and pungency.. The olive oil gives texture and pleasing aroma, with the sun dried peppers offering a flavour which is full and giving a real warmth and depth, which enhances the heat with a delightful overall experience. Every element seems balanced and gives the product its potency."
Best Balsamic vinegar: Due Vittore Oro Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP (Modena, Italy)
Oro has become one of our best-sellers over the last year. Here is what the judges said about it: "This lovely glossy vinegar had a very smooth consistency on the palate. It was very sweet and we could taste the intensity of the grapes as well as the acidity from the vinegar, and found this to be well balanced."
Best apple cider vinegar: Due Vittorie apple vinegar (Modena, Italy)
This is one our favourite products. We are glad that Great Taste shared our feeling saying "Really tasty and rich apple cider vinegar. Rounded in profile, possibly from the oak ageing, with a long finish. Good levels of sweetness and acidity counterpoint one another. Fruit forward and memorable."