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3 Star Great Taste win for Hawkshead Relish brings total to over 60 awards.

3 Star Great Taste win for Hawkshead Relish brings total to over 60 awards.

Announced today, Hawkshead Relish have once again triumphed at the Great Taste Awards adding another 5 awards to their prestigious collection.  The NEW Black Garlic Pickle collected the highest star rating for an individual product, which takes their total to over 60 Great Taste Awards to date.

The judges said the 3 star winner was a ‘gorgeous balance of complex flavours, tangy, sweet and spicy with just the right amount of heat.’ The Black Garlic Pickle is the company’s newest addition to their ‘Black Garlic Range’ after launching their world food innovation award winner ‘Black Garlic Ketchup’ in April 2017. The company have decided to make the Black Garlic Pickle available for sale now as a result of this award, however it will be officially launched in September at the Speciality Fine Food Show.

Hawkshead Relish also collected four 1 star awards for their Mulled Damson & Port Jam, Hot Garlic Pickle, Raspberry & Vanilla Jam and New product Sri Lankan Lime Pickle which is also due to be launched in September.

Maria Whitehead MBE said – “Having judged at the Great Taste Awards in previous years, we know how tough the competition is which makes us even more delighted to pick up these awards and especially to get the 3 star is just fantastic”.

Great Taste, which is organised by the Guild of Fine Food is the acknowledged benchmark for Fine Food and Drink. Over 500 judges from all corners of the food world came together over 65 blind-taste judging days for the 2018 awards. With 12,634 entries and only 193 Three Stars being awarded they look for truly great taste, texture, appearance, ingredients and aroma regardless of packaging or branding.

Black Garlic Pickle 200g - £20 per case (6x200g) RRP £4.99

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History and ethos of the business.

The Hawkshead Relish Company is a family run business and a renowned artisan producer of award winning preserves ranging over jams, chutney, sauces, marmalade, jelly and mustard.

Based in the heart of the English Lake District; the distinctive range boasts the finest locally sourced ingredients, handmade without any artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives. All are free from Gluten and Nuts as well as suitable for vegetarians.

Small considered batches are cooked up in open pans by a dedicated and passionate team whose pursuit of excellence is testimony to these unique speciality preserves. 

Hawkshead Relish has become synonymous with the art of culinary excellence supplying retail, gift and food service. Holding over 50 ‘Great Taste’ Awards and ‘Speciality Producer’ from the Guild of Fine Food, the distinctive range has a discerning following from celebrity chefs to Royalty.

With over 100 innovative products the range promises to inspire culinary creativity and add regional originality to all global cuisine.