THE winners of the Great Taste Awards 2020 have been announced and 44 Cheshire products have come out on top.

There are some truly delicious looking products on the winning list this year, including three-star coffee and a 'rich, malty and warming' craft beer. 

Great Taste are regarded as one of the world’s most trusted food and drink awards- if you see their coveted logo on any products, you know it will be delicious.

Out of a massive 12,777 entries only 42% were awarded with a Great Taste accolade- 459 of which are based in Northern England alone.

How many of these items will you be adding to your next shopping list?

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This year’s food, drinks and treats were found by a group of judges who have been putting their tastebuds to the test since the first week of lockdown.

Warrington Guardian: Great Taste 2020 judges (Photo:Great Taste)Great Taste 2020 judges (Photo:Great Taste)

Awards are based on a variety of factors, from the texture and appearance to the quality of ingredients.

3-star: Extraordinarily tasty foods – only around 1.5% of products are awarded a 3-star each year – don’t leave the shop without buying it! 

2-star:  Above and beyond delicious – 10% of entries will achieve this rating 

1-star: A food that delivers fantastic flavour. Approximately 30% of entries will achieve this rating each year. 

Cheshire’s Great Taste winners

There was only one three-star winner in Cheshire this year- and that honour went to The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters for their Bloomsbury Blend.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ The eagle-eyed amongst you may have already spotted us in @thetimes over the weekend, as we featured in their Top 50 food & drink recommendations, but today it is official - our Bloomsbury Blend has been awarded the coveted 3-star award from the @guildoffinefood at their 2020 Great Taste Awards! Often described as ‘the Oscars’ of the food and drink industry, we are absolutely overwhelmed and delighted to have received the 3 star award. However, the award goes beyond our roastery door, and we couldn’t have achieved the result without the skilful coffee growers who grew, nurtured, harvested and processed the coffee cherries and beans before they even landed on our shores. It’s a team effort from field to cup. Head over to our website to purchase online, head to one of our independent stockists to pick up a bag off the shelves, or get in touch to find out it’s being brewed in a venue near you! #greattaste2020 #3stars #awardwinningcoffee #greattasteawards #greattasteawards2020 #guildoffinefood #cheshirecoffee #tastecheshire #roastedincheshire #coffeeroasters


The judges applauded this “rich and well-rounded” blend of naturally processed Mundo Novo beans from Brazil and washed Typica beans from Mexico, enjoying the coffee’s “chocolate and caramel notes with a hint of Biscoff biscuit flavour and a lovely nuttiness which develops into a bright and fresh acidity.”

Wrights Food Group also produced an award-winning sausage roll and Africa Al's Handmade African Sauces got two gold stars for their West African Hot & Spicy Curry Paste.

Warrington Guardian: West African Hot & Spicy Curry Paste (Photo: Africa Al's Handmade African Sauces)West African Hot & Spicy Curry Paste (Photo: Africa Al's Handmade African Sauces)

Another notable two star winner comes from Stockport-based company, Robinsons Brewery.

Their Old Tom craft beer is described as “rich, malty and warming” with a distinctive deep port wine finish.

The award-winning alcoholic beverages don’t stop there as SK9 Enterprises Ltd were also awarded for their Declaration Dry Gin; GreatDrams also received an accolade for their  Blended Cask Series Batch 03 whisky.

Cheshire’s one-star winners

Dozens of one-star Great Taste products have come out of Cheshire from brands such as Knutsford-based Delamere Dairy and Tarporley’s Ollie's Orchard.

Darlington and Daughters managed to scoop three awards for their conserves.

Mrs Darlington with Ploughman's Pickle No 7 and Spicy Tomato & Sticky Onion Chutney (Facebook/Mrs Darlington’s )

Their Mrs Darlington's Lemon Curd, Mrs Darlington's Spicy Tomato and Sticky Onion Chutney and Mrs Darlington's Ploughman's Pickle No.7, all received a one-star award.

Have you tried any of these award-winning products? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments.