VanillaMart wins big at Great Taste Awards 2016
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016. There were 10,000 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 141 have been awarded a 3-star, 878 received a 2-star and 2,520 were awarded a 1-star accolade.
Out of the above, VanillaMart has been awarded a 3-star Great Taste award for its Tahitian Super Long Vanilla Pods! These pods were judged by top food experts and chefs and earned themselves rave reviews. ‘The yield of aromatics from the seeds is phenomenal’.... ‘The length on the palate is astonishing!’..... ‘Magnificent quality vanilla’.....‘Simply stunning’..... ‘Never seen better’
Our Madagascan Premium Vanilla Pods received an amazing 2-star award. ‘A lovely quality’ ‘Beautifully long, plump, oily pods’ ‘Wonderfully aromatic'. These pods are truly the cream of the Madagascan Vanilla Crop.
… few other products awarded 1-star awards too!
Not bad for a company which originated in the spare room of our house!
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.
We subscribed to Fine Food Magazine for a while now and after browsing through one issue one grey afternoon we spotted the application form for entering products and thought – why not? You always go into these things thinking yes, a few 1 stars on our products will help sales, open a few doors into retails, but we are over the moon to be awarded 3 stars after our first time of entry! This is a fantastic achievement and a privilege to be displaying what is a very recognisable label on our products.
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 bread, honey, salami or cereal 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.