The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world. The unmistakable black and gold Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying local food and drink It is a stamp of excellence that is recognised by retailers and consumers alike.
Image below: Great Taste Award Certificate
Established in 1994, Great Taste is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. 14,205 different products were entered in 2022 from 110 countries. 4,078 were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’. 1,237 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 241 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink.’ Only 5,556 products – that’s 39.1% of the total products entered this year – received either a Great Taste 1, 2 or 3-star award, and of the 2,344 winning companies, 27% are based outside of the UK.