Two coffees, a pie and a roasting joint – all made in Yorkshire – are officially Britain’s tastiest foods and drinks.
Dark Woods Coffee, Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield and Rounton Coffee, Northallerton both received a Great Taste three-star award for a blend each.
And Thomas the Baker, Helmsley, North Yorkshire and Dovecote Park, Pontefract, received the award for their mince pie and Waitrose roasting joint respectively.
Just 205 of the 12,777 products, submitted from 106 countries, for this year’s awards received a three-star rating. The top three-star rating is awarded for ‘extraordinarily tasty’ foods and drinks.
Some 1,294 foods and drinks won a two-star award for being ‘above and beyond delicious’ and 3,818 products were awarded one-star awards for their ‘fantastic flavour’.
The winners may now display the distinctive black and gold Great Taste logo on the packaging of their products.
Winners of the Great Taste Awards, run by the Guild of Fine Foods, are decided by a panel of chefs, food writers and leading food buyers.
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Yorkshire’s mouthwatering three-star winners
Dark Woods took the star prize for its Panama La Huella ‘Cafe de Panama’ Red Honey blend.
It’s a hand-selected coffee sourced from a high-altitude micro-lot grown by a small producer in Panama. It’s then micro-milled by La Huella.
The coffee last year won a Guild of Fine Foods ‘Golden Fork’ for the Best Northern Product in the 2019 Great Taste Awards.
It’s priced £12 for a 250g bag.
Rounton Coffee’s winning coffee was Two Stories, a highly ethical, seasonal blend of coffee beans from Ethiopia and Kenya.
A 250g bag costs £8.25.
The ‘sensationally pretty’ Luxury Mince Pie, made by Thomas the Baker, has a “lovely Viennese topping, contrasting beautifully with the short pastry below, and a filling that leaves most mincemeats back in the dark ages”.
The pies cost £4.50 for six.
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Dovecote Park make Waitrose’s No. 1 Dry Aged Sirloin of Beef Roasting Joint. It’s a 30-day aged British sirloin joint with the bone left in and seasoned with salt and pepper. The joint costs £29.99 a kilo but you get what you pay for.