Posted: 05/09/2014

All eyes on Snowflake as raspberry sorbetto tops Great Taste 2014

Snowflake Gelato‘s Paolo-Rivieccio and Asad Khan with the award-winning sorbetto
Snowflake Gelato‘s Paolo-Rivieccio and Asad Khan with the award-winning sorbetto

Snowflake Luxury Gelato, which runs three luxury Italian-style ice cream parlours in London, has collected the 2014 Great Taste Supreme Champion title for a fat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly fruit sorbet.

Despite ticking so many special-diet boxes, Snowflake’s flavour-packed, handmade raspberry sorbetto won ringing endorsements from expert judges in the world’s biggest speciality food awards scheme.

Karen Barnes, editor of delicious magazine, said the winning entry had “the flavour of the fruit, the leaf, the entire bush”, while another judge likened it to “a walk through a pick-your-own field”.

Snowflake Luxury Gelato’s gelato chef makes sorbetto and gelato daily, using seasonal fruits, to sell through the company’s three ‘gelato boutiques’ – in Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, Wardour Street, Soho and a concession at Harvey Nichols – as well as to a limited number of restaurants and hotels.

The Supreme Champion trophy was presented to Snowflake founder and MD Asad Khan by Bruce Langlands, director of foods at Harrods, Great Taste’s lead sponsor, at the Golden Forks awards dinner at London’s Kensington Garden Hotel on September 8.

The event topped off another year of growth for Great Taste, with 10,000 products entered and nearly 3,400 receiving either an award at one-star, two-star or three-star level. Only 153, however, achieved the maximum three stars.

Other Golden Fork winners this year included Harrogate’s Fodder local food shop, named Great Taste Shop of the Year, and The Artisan Kitchen in Gloucester, which won Small Artisan Producer of the Year. Uig Lodge Smoked Salmon, based in Uig on the Isle of Lewis, became Speciality Producer of the Year.

For a full list of 2014 Golden Fork winners, click here

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