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Family Firm Relish finals of Grocer’s New Product Awards

Family Firm Relish finals of Grocer’s New Product Awards

Small family business is a finalist for National award from New Product!

The Grocer’s New Product Awards were announced today, 6th October 2017, at a celebratory luncheon held at the Marriot, Grosvenor Square London.

Entered in the ‘condiments’ category, The Hawkshead Relish Company were pitted against top producers Heinz & Hellman’s which Maria Whitehead MBE, Director said ‘Being listed as a finalist for a National award among these well-established competitors is a win in itself.’

‘We are so pleased to have our Black Garlic Ketchup recognised nationally as it took over a year of development to get it perfected.’ Added Mark Whitehead MBE, Director.

Using black garlic, which is cooked in a low heat and high humidity for over 45 days, the garlic becomes black, sticky and sweet with a rich savoury umami flavour. It is then blended with tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices to create this rich dark sauce which is delicious served with steak, sausages, fish or added to dishes such as casseroles to add an opulent depth of flavour.

This innovative ketchup was released by The Hawkshead Relish Company in April at the Farm Shop & Deli Show. Since then, it has already scooped up a Great Taste Award and won the Best Savoury Preserve in the Great British Food Awards.

The winner of the category was Heinz Seriously good Mayonnaise. Maria Whitehead MBE, Director commented ‘We did so well to get this far, it is just amazing to be here with all these major brands’


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 from jam to chutney, mustard to mayonnaise, sauces to savoury jellies.

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.


For more information please contact – 015394 36614