PR: Great Taste Award 2019

PR: Great Taste Award 2019

Fula Flavour Among the Great Taste Winners of 2019

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2019. Out of 12,772 products sent in from over 100 different countries, Fula Flavour, South Yorkshire was awarded a 2-star Great Taste award , for its “Hot Chilli Sauce” which means the judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious. Some of the judges’ comments included: “Creamy texture and colour are very inviting. Really flavourful with ingredients, other than chilli, offering nutty flavours. Heat dances on the tongue”.

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers 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 unmistakable 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.        

Hawa Talbot, Co-Founder explains: I decided to enter the Great Taste awards this year as I have always believed in the quality of our sauces due to the amount of effort put into the whole production process.  Words cannot express how proud I am for winning 2 stars for my 1st ever Great Taste entry. The result will help open doors to new retailers, and ultimately increase sales. 

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 12,772 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 208 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,326 received a 2-star and 3,409 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; cook, writer and champion of sustainable food, Melissa Hemsley, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion, author, Olia Hercules, chef and food writer, Gill Meller, Kavi Thakar from Dishoom, food writer and stylist, Georgina Hayden and author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Sourced Market and Partridges. 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 2019 Supreme Champion. 

Great Taste 2019 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 1 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 2019. 

Date: 16/08/19

For more information: Fula Flavour LLP, Unit 23 Magna Business Centre, Magna Way, Rotherham, S60 1FE

How UK Steel Enterprise Helped Build Fula Flavour

How UK Steel Enterprise Helped Build Fula Flavour

Rotherham entrepreneur kickstarts African hot sauce business with UKSE funding

” A Rotherham-based sauce manufacturer specialising in West African cuisine has expanded with a £500 Kickstart grant from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). ” …

” Based in Waverley, Rotherham, the business has since grown and gone from Hawa’s kitchen table to a local manufacturer as she saw an increase in demand. ” …

” “I am originally from Guinea in West Africa so, when I moved to England, I missed the sauces and flavours I was used to at home, so I used my families recipes which have been handed down over generations to help produce my latest line of new sauces. “…

” Thanks to the funds from UKSE – an organisation tasked with supporting growing businesses in areas affected by changes to the steel industry – Hawa has now expanded her popular product line and produced the labels and associated marketing materials. “

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