“Unctuous and moreish, squidgy and moist”, show stopping classic wows Great Taste judges
Golden Fork from Ireland announced
Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2016. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink in Ireland was presented to Dunnes Stores of Dublin for its Simply Better Irish Handmade All Butter Sticky Toffee Pudding. Commenting on the superb execution of this product, the judges admired the texture and flavour of the dates, which really come through. This classic pudding was described as a “dollop of cream or custard away from a heavenly experience.”
Out of 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2016, the Simply Better Irish Handmade All Butter Sticky Toffee Pudding was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner held on Monday 5 September at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, where over 300 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging.
Contact: Diarmuid Murphy, +353 1611 2221, www.dunnesstores.com.
The Golden Fork from Ireland was sponsored by Bord Bia and also nominated this year was Great Taste 3-star award-winning Heritage Cure Ham from Tipperary-based James Whelan Butchers and Holycross Original Butterscotch Sauce made by The Tipperary Kitchen from Thurles.
- 10,000 different products entered (Great Taste entry is capped at 10,000)
- Over 400 food and drink judges
- Judging took place across the UK and Ireland, including many sessions at the Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset, as well as several other Dorset venues
- This year’s Great Taste Roadshows saw Great Taste judged at Fulham Palace in London, Hotel Minella in Clonmel, Tipperary and Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Quarter Campus
- 3,539 products awarded 1-, 2- or 3-star awards
- 141 awarded a 3-star
- Top 50 Foods announced in The Times on Saturday 6 August 2016
- EIGHT Golden Fork Awards for best regional food and drink
- ONE Supreme Champion