KERNOW GOLD WINS GOLD

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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, Bad Boy Chilli was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour for its Kernow Gold Chilli Puree.

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.

Judges comments:

Lovely to have a home grown ingredient. Great chilli smell and colour. Heat is slow to erupt but develops very well.  With a little seasoning this would be utterly amazing but we do appreciate this is an ingredient.

Vivid, fresh chilli fruit character with a good level of pleasant heat.  Fruit flavours equal the chilli heat in length.

Fresh chilli aromas on the nose. The judges really like the freshness of this product, well sourced fruity chillies. This would be great as a cooking ingredient to add an authentic fresh chilli flavour.

This is our third award in 4 years of trading, we are immensely proud of winning this award as it recognises the effort we put into producing the product and the finished taste and quality which we strive for. Kernow Gold is made from chillies sourced from local growers in Cornwall, proof of the quality food that our county produces.
— Paul Colledge

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.