Starry success at Great Taste Awards for Stag Bakeries

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Stag Bakeries is celebrating success at the Great Taste Awards, the world’s largest blind-tasted food award.

Sea Salt & Black Pepper Water Biscuits and Smoked Butter Oatcakes each received two Great Taste awards, which are recognised as amongst the most prestigious and respected food awards in the UK.

“The entire team at Stag Bakeries is extremely proud that two of our products have received awards,” said Jenny Burton, Head of Sales and Marketing at Stag Bakeries.

“The Great Taste Awards provide an invaluable benchmark for quality as products are judged simply upon taste and do not consider fancy packaging or clever branding.

“We are especially pleased that a brand new product, the Smoked Butter Oatcakes, has obtained an award,” she continued.

“Stag has partnered with the last traditional smokehouse in the Hebrides, Stornoway Smokehouse, who gently smoke oats and butter over oak and beech to develop the ingredients for the oatcakes.

“We are confident that it will become a best-seller particularly because of the taste and provenance but the Great Taste Award will help to showcase the quality.”

This year, 10,000 different foods and drinks were judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute and a host of food writers and journalists.

To attain recognition on this scale is a phenomenal achievement for the Stornoway bakery.