The Great Taste Awards has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. It’s a proven indicator of delicious food, and you can use it as an accurate guide for discovering something extremely tasty that you might otherwise overlook  We have done a quick tour of the shop to see which products have gained this superb recognition, and we have well over 50 products with Great Taste Awards.

Ness has set up a table with a number of these products on show, and the following products have won 3 Gold Stars which indicates “Extraordinarily tasty foods – around 2% of products are awarded 3-stars each year. Don’t leave the shop without buying it”

  • South Downs Butter
  • Belazu Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Wessex Cobber Bread flour & Wessex 6 Seed Bread flour
  • Hawkshead Black Garlic Pickle

Among other notable local winners are Silly Moo Cider, Edgcumbes Sussex Barn Coffee, and Horsham Gingerbread’s Spicy Sussex Biscuits, while our regular favourites, Rose Harissa and Zero Olive Oil are also notable winners that deserve to become permanent kitchen fixtures.

We will be entering some of Gavin’s products into the competition once they ramp it up to seven stars!

While we’re on the subject of awards, the Isle of Wight Soft Cheese was overall runner up in the British Cheese Awards 2019 – Huge congratulations to them, and make sure to tuck into one of the Soft Cheeses this weekend.