Great Taste is the biggest and most reliable food and drinks accreditation scheme in the world! When you spot those little gold stars on a label, you know you are in for a treat.
Great Taste supports and promotes producers of fine food and drinks, and helps you to make informed choices about what you buy. Seeing plant-based products win Great Taste awards is super exciting (but not surprising!) We can see more and more people learning that plant-based is best!
What are the Great Taste awards?
Established almost 30 years ago by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers, the Great Taste awards is an accreditation scheme designed to champion producers of truly delicious food and drink.
Since the first awards ceremony when less than 100 entries were submitted, the Great Taste Awards have grown exponentially in scope, influence, and diversity.
Since 1994, over 150,000 products have been tasted, tested and judged by a team of Great Taste experts. Now customers all over the world recognise that little black and gold logo on Great Taste awards products (and the tastiness it promises!).
How are the products selected?
Despite so much growth, the Great Taste awards have stayed true to its roots. The Great Taste ethos is that the best food and drinks are those that are made with the finest fresh and local ingredients and prepared in small batches with love. It is this winning combination that creates truly great taste!
Producers large and small may submit their products each year for testing. A team of expert judges (made up of chefs, cooks, buyers, retailers, restaurateurs, food critics and writers) then participate in a series of blind-tasting days.
Without branding or packaging, Great Taste awards products are judged on their aroma, texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, TASTE!
What do the Great Taste stars mean?
All winning Great Taste awards products are adorned with a circular black label with gold stars. Here’s what to look out for, next time you’re having a browse…
1 star: Simply delicious (around 25% of entries receive this rating).
2 stars: Outstanding (less than 10% of entries receive this rating).
3 stars: Exquisite - these products are extraordinary and you shouldn’t leave the site without adding them to your basket! (less than 2% of entries receive this rating).
PlantX x Great Taste
Here at PlantX, we’re thrilled to stock a delicious array of Great Taste award-winning products. As a vegan company, we are so inspired to see plant-based products being impartially judged in worldwide competition and coming up trumps.
Of course, we’re not surprised. So many of the world’s finest foods are 100% cruelty-free, and the Great Taste awards help us to get the message out!
So, all you foodies out there - we’re sure you’re dying to know just what Great Taste awards products we’ve got in store for you! Let’s take a look at some of our faves!
Booja Booja Chocolate Truffles
Purveyors of award-winning vegan chocolate, Booja Booja are renowned for their rich, luxurious and oh-so-indulgent dairy-free truffles. In beautifully elegant packaging, this Great Taste 2 star winning chocolate truffle collection makes the perfect treat for you or a beloved plant-based pal!
Eaten Alive Smoked Sriracha Fermented Hot Sauce
With 3 Great Taste gold stars under its belt, this award-winning vegan fermented hot sauce is next-level delicious. With all the right levels of addictive heat, funky fermented tang and smoky complexity, you’ll discover that this outrageously tasty sauce has a knack for finding its way onto your plate at any time of day or night!
Clearspring Organic Miso
Biona Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
Cold-pressed, unrefined, and bursting with coconutty goodness, this raw virgin coconut oil is ideal for all kinds of culinary uses. With 2 Great Taste award stars confirming its fabulousness, this is the only coconut oil your kitchen needs!
Moving Mountains Hotdogs
Juicy, succulent and packed with flavour, you’d never guess that these Great Taste award-winning vegan hot dogs are made with sunflower seeds. High in protein, soy-free and packed with plant power, your plant-based BBQ will never be the same!
Great to see you!
So, be sure to look out for that iconic Great Taste award label next time you’re shopping with us. By choosing Great Taste awards products, you’re helping to support producers to keep on crafting the finest foods and drinks with quality, integrity and artistry.
While we love all our amazing plant-based products and we’re sure you will too, the Great Taste awards show which vegan innovations have already taken the culinary world by storm. It’s that little something extra which makes the difference between a good meal, and a GREAT meal!