Pipers' pride as Great Taste stars 38 to 42 shine bright
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Sep 2018
ELSHAM-based Pipers Crisps has reflected on the latest Great Taste Awards that has brought the total haul to 42 stars.
This year, one of the team’s most popular flavours, Burrow Hill Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt, won two gold stars, achieved by less than 15 per cent of entries, and awarded to “outstanding products, above and beyond delicious”.
There were also single gold stars for Lye Cross Cheddar & Onion; Kirkby Malham Chorizo; Karnataka Black Pepper & Sea Salt and Biggleswade Sweet Chilli.
Katy Hamblin, marketing manager at Pipers, said: “The 2018 Great Taste Awards represent another great year of achievement for Pipers Crisps. We work really hard to make sure our flavours are full-bodied, distinctive and balanced, so we were particularly pleased that the judges’ comments reflected this.”
For the two gold star winning Burrow Hill Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt flavour they said: “It’s great to find a crisp where the salt does not overpower the vinegar.”
The Kirkby Malham Chorizo “delivered the promised flavour together with a good hit of chilli” and Lye Cross Cheddar & Onion was said to have a “well-balanced cheese flavour and a slight sweetness from the onion”. Overall, the judges thought the crisps were “attractively presented, light, crisp and not oily”.
Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. It has been described as the “Oscars” of the food world and the “epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize”. It supports and promotes food producers large and small, who want to supply the UK independent retail sector and overseas stores selling fine food.
The area’s only three-star winner, Alfred Enderby, did not pick up the Golden Fork for the region at a gala event to celebrate the accolades.