Three of our wonderful own-brand products - Ginger Jam, Sweet Red Pepper Relish and Roast Ham - have been picked out by judges at the 2018 Great Taste Awards for their outstanding quality and flavour.
The Great Taste Awards are the Oscars of the food world and the epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize. More than 500 judges come together at 65 judging days to assess hundreds of products from all over the UK. Only the very best meet their demanding standards, and the Great Taste logo is the ultimate sign of food quality and provenance.
The judges praised the Ginger Jam as "well balanced with the citrus notes to produce a well-rounded product that delivers excellent flavour and finishes with a pleasant warmth." Awarding it two stars, they added: "What a wow ginger hit of aroma!"
Winning a one-star award, the Sweet Red Pepper Relish is praised by the judges as having "a really good colour and clarity. We enjoyed the smokiness that permeates from the nose to the palate."
Also winning a one-star award, the Lewis & Cooper Roast Ham - which is available from our deli - is described as "a well-coloured slice of ham with a good proportion of meat and rind on fat. The fat is sweet and creamy, the rind not tough and the flesh is fairly delicate, benefiting with extra flavour from the glaze."
Lewis & Cooper Retail Director David Pears says: "We're immensely honoured to be winners again at the Great Taste Awards. This is a very prestigious endorsement for the high standards we set with all our products."