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Fifth Award win for Black Garlic Ketchup

Fifth Award win for Black Garlic Ketchup

Black Garlic Ketchup picks up fifth award at Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards

The Hawkshead Relish Company has been announced as a winner in the 2018 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

Their Black Garlic Ketchup has been awarded with the ‘Best New Product’ category.

The awards took place at Kendal College and were hosted by food critic and writer Jay Rayner, he said ‘Events like these awards are brilliant for the local community, chefs, restaurateurs and food producers because they shine a spotlight on what’s really brilliant’.

Black Garlic Ketchup has been a huge hit since it was launched back in April 2017, already having won a Great Taste Award, Condiment of the Year with the Great British Food Magazine, reached the final of the Grocer New Product of the Year Awards and won the best condiment category at the World Food Innovation awards.  The Company devised the product which uses whole Garlic Bulbs which have been cooked slowly for up to 50 days until they are black, rich and sweet, to create a ketchup that can be used both as a condiment and as an ingredient.

Mark Whitehead MBE, MD who devised the recipe said “The awards were an amazing night and to have won the Best New Product category amongst some of the best food producers in the County was just fantastic.”

Now being stocked by stores throughout the UK and at Booths stores around the North West, and online both via the Hawkshead Relish website and on Amazon.


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Hawkshead Relish Company Ltd

Manufacturers of Award Winning Relishes, Pickles and Preserves, handmade in the English Lake District,

Winners of over 58 Great Taste Awards

FBU Small Family Business of the Year 2017

Great British Food Award Winner 2017

Finalist – The Grocer New Product of the Year Awards 2017

Runners-up – NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (Family Business Category) 2017 

Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018 Winner

World Food Innovation Awards 2018 winner

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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 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.