Lick the Spoon win Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2018

Cacao Beans in Dark Chocolate Great Taste 2 star gold

Lick the Spoon are among the Great Taste winners of 2018

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, Lick the Spoon was awarded two 2-star Great Taste awards, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious for its Cacao Beans in Dark Chocolate and Pistachio and Sesame Milk Chocolate Bar.

The judges said of Lick the Spoon’s Cacao Beans in Dark Chocolate…

Crunchy and totally addictive – dusty, smooth, crunchy – full of character, hits of roasted beans – deeply delicious and leaves a pure flavour of cacao on the finish. This is a very original and well thought out product skilfully executed.

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.

Cacao Beans in Dark Chocolate

Lick the Spoon’s Director Diana Short, explains:

The awards are perfect timing as our Cacao Beans are launching as part of our new Botanical Chocolates range this month. They won Gold at the Taste of the West awards in July so to win a Great Taste award as well shows just how good this original new chocolate is!

The judges said of Lick the Spoon’s Pistachio and Sesame Milk Chocolate Bar

We love the visual apperance and the design in the chocolate, the chocolate appears well tempered too and we enjoyed seeing the green pistachios, we love the roasted or baked sesame seeds, the texture is wonderful when tasting too, well done indeed.

We went back for more. And more.

Pistachio & Sesame milk chocolate bar

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is vinegar, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box 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 12,634 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 192 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,207 received a 2-star and 3,254 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; MasterChef 2018 champion, Kenny Tutt, chef and food writer, Elly Curshen, eco chef and food writer, Tom Hunt, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker Tom Herbert, author and blogger, Izy Hossack, and baker and recipe writer, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges and Sourced Market. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2018 Supreme Champion.

Great Taste 2018 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 2 September, when the world of fine food gathers at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London to find out the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy winners for each region, with the final applause reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2018.

Date: Friday 10th August 2018

For more information please contact Matthew Short 01225 811125