The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards have just announced the stars of 2014 and White Rabbit Chocolate in Beverley is amongst the producers celebrating, as three of its truffles are now Great Taste Gold Award Winners.
Both the Single Origin Dark Truffle and the Salted Caramel Truffle were awarded 1 Gold Star, while the Blackcurrant with Juniper Dark Truffle was awarded the highest accolade of 3 Gold Stars.
Sally Hawkes, founder, owner and head chocolatier at White Rabbit Chocolate is thrilled to win a 3 Gold Star award this year. She said: “I am delighted that all my hard work has paid off. This is my twelfth Great Taste Award since 2009, and it is the first time I entered my truffles! We will certainly be celebrating with a glass of champagne!”
The judges commented that the 3 Gold Star-winning Blackcurrant Truffle was “a stunning chocolate” and “certainly a wow product”.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “These awards are brilliant news for White Rabbit Chocolate, and Sally and the team should be extremely proud of the judges’ comments.
“It’s also more evidence that we have some of the best of the nation’s food producers right here in Yorkshire!”
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
The Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product – and hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drinks.