The long wait is finally over and the results from the 2018 Great Taste Award are out! We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that our Pumpkin Seed Oil and our Balsamic Pear and Lavender Vinegar have received the highest classification, as they have been awarded Three Stars by an independent panel of experts, reserved for exquisite products. Two Stars, awarded to outstanding products, were were received by the Sweet Organic Paprika from Szeged, the Tokaji Aszu Vinegar and Balsamic Raspberry Vinegar, the Raw Lavender Honey and Raw Acacia Honey as well as the Pumpkin Seed Butter. Meanwhile 1 Star, denoting simple deliciousness, was awarded to Hot Paprika Seed Oil, Sweet Smoked Paprika from Szeged and to Raw Milkweed Honey.
It is great to see that products which enter this contest year after year keep getting recognised, a true sign of their sustained excellence. However, we couldn’t be happier for our other producers who have not previously entered competitions at the world stage, yet they come away with their just rewards at the first time of asking.
The Great Taste Award is an annual competition run by the Guild of Fine Food to find the best and most delicious products available, with around 20,000 entries this year. They are then blind-tasted by over 500 judges, constituting the crème de la crème of the food world and the finest palates around, to determine which products are deserving of recognition for their unique and outstanding taste and flavour, with the worthy winners receiving from 1-star up to a maximum of 3-stars.
At Best of Hungary we believe that our product range truly comprises the finest delicacies that this small but gastronomically mighty country has to offer, and we have been planning for months ahead with our suppliers to make sure that they are represented at the Great Taste Awards this year. While all the awards and recognition belong to our producers, who have created these delicacies through loving care and painstaking attention to detail, yet we share their elation and feel humbled to have played a small part in showcasing the best that Hungary has to offer.
The competition (and our anxiety) is far from over though! The 3-star award winning products will now be re-tasted and compared against each other to determine the Top 50 foods of 2018. Results will be announced at the beginning of September, so more excitement and hopefully more success awaits.