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Country Puddings win the double

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

For the seventh year running, Cumbrian pudding manufacturer Country Puddings has scooped prestigious accolades in the Oscars of the food industry; the Great Taste Awards.

Famous for its Cumbrian origin the Sticky Toffee Pudding has been awarded one gold star, whilst Country Pudding’s Sticky Ginger Pudding has received two gold stars, with comments from the judges table “This is near perfect as sticky ginger puddings go. We were digging in for more”.

Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for speciality and fine food & drink. Established in 1994, it encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that enables small food and drink businesses to compete against supermarket premium own label brands.

A selection of Country Puddings products were judged by a panel of the nation’s most discerning food experts including top chefs, cookery writers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers.

Country Puddings traditional favourite puddings are sold nationwide and earlier this year claimed the prestigious accolade of being one of the UK’s 50 Food Stars by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.  They were also shortlisted in the Growth Business category for Northern England in The Food and Drink Federation Awards, which honour the talent and inspiration in the UK food and drink sector.  They will find out next month if they have won.

Country Puddings has grown consistently over the years and recognition in awards like these proves their puddings are a much loved addition to the menu.

Lynne comments,

“Gaining accolades and awards like this for our business is always great news.  It not only shows us that we are doing something right and that people love our puddings, but it also gives the small team who make all our puddings the recognition they deserve.  We are always looking for new recipes and ingredients and never rest on our laurels, so awards like this drive us forward to continue developing the business and achieving great things.”

Previously Country Pudding’s Syrup Sponge Pudding, Tangy Lemon Pudding, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Bread & Butter Pudding, Summer Pudding and Creamy Vanilla Custard have all won one or two gold stars in the Great Taste Awards.

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Food & Drink Talent Recognised By Industry In Awards Shortlist

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Innovation, creativity and passion underpin the exceptional ideas, people and businesses that have made the shortlist for this year’s FDF Awards 2015; including Cumbrian food producer Country Puddings.

The Food and Drink Federation Awards honour the talent and inspiration in the UK food and drink sector. Finalists will find out if they have triumphed on Monday 7 September at a gala industry event at The Brewery, London.

The group and individual shortlists were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts and sponsors. Finalists include a range of well-known brands, SMEs and people who are rising stars in the industry or established innovators and technical experts.

Country Puddings has been shortlisted in the Growth Business category for Northern England along side Delicious Alchemy, The Flava People (MRC), Hawkshead Relish, Wold Top Brewery and Yorvale Ice-cream.

The annual FDF Awards ceremony is a highlight in the industry calendar as it gives food and drink companies the chance to show their customers and competitors that they are leading the way. The awards also showcase the industry’s continued and substantial contribution to the economy and consumers, in the UK and world-wide.

Steve Barnes, FDF’s Economics and Commercial Services Director, said:

“We’ve had a record number of entries across the food and drink supply chain including growers, retailers and artisan producers, ranging from the big global brands to SMEs. Our expert judging panel faced a huge challenge to get the entries down to a shortlist, but we’re really pleased with the variety and number of entrants. This is a reminder of the talented, dedicated people there are working in Britain’s food and drink industry.”

Sponsors for this year’s awards include: Aktrion Food and Drink, Alvarez and Marsal,  apetito, Food Matters Live, General Mills, Grant Thornton,  James Hutton Institute, Nestlé UK, PepsiCo UK, Sheffield Hallam University and Willis.