Ross & Ross Gifts win highest number of stars in the Great Taste Awards 2022

We've only gone and won the highest number of stars for two of our products!

Ross & Ross Gifts are pleased to announce that we have been awarded 3 out 3 stars for two of our products in the Great Taste Awards 2022. Winning 3 stars for one of our products is a first for us, but winning 3 stars for two, is truly incredible news! 

We have been involved in the Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, since 2012 when we were producing Pâté and Terrines. Over that period we have won 13 stars in total for 9 of our products. After the results of these awards, our total stars now collate to 19 stars for 11 of our gifts & grocery products. You can find more of our awards here

Why is winning a Great Taste Award something to shout about?

"Great Taste is the world's largest and most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme". Less than 2% of products entered receive Three Gold Stars and we have been awarded three for two of our products, this year!

To find out more information on the Great Taste Awards please click here

Speaking on the success of his two award-winning salts, Ross Bearman, Founder of Ross & Ross Gifts said:

"To have our products recognised by the Guild of Fine Food is a huge accolade and we just want to take this opportunity to thank all of our incredible suppliers who help us create these award-winning products and foodie gifts". 

"As soon as I smelt and tasted the Ají Limón chillies I knew we were onto a winner. We actually had samples from other chilli sellers coming from Peru and Zimbabwe and the difference was just incredible. They were dull and lacked any real zing whereas ours were just next level. We can't wait to harvest more in October and create another run of these limited edition, Great Taste Award-winning salts". 

What products did we win an award for?

This year we entered three distinct salt products that Ross, our Founder created, after being inspired by the flavours he tasted in the Ají Limón samples, he was sent by one of our suppliers, Oxfordshire Chilli Garden

First, the Lemon Drop & Chipotle Chilli Salt which is a blend of the finest Anglesey sea salt paired with English grown chillies. Spicy, citrus burst from Ají Limón chilli and a unique smokiness from the Chipotles. The ripe jalapeños are dried and smoked over local cherry wood to give a deep smoky depth.  

 

Lemon Drop & Chipotle Chilli Salt

 

The second award-winning salt is the Lemon Drop Chilli, Garlic & Thyme Salt - this uses the same sea salt from Anglesey paired with English grown chillies. It includes the spicy, citrus burst from the Ají Limón chilli plus background notes of garlic and lemon thyme. 

 

 

 

Where and when can i buy these products? 

Due to the quality of the English grown chillies, these salt products are our most exclusive and limited edition product we offer. We source these fantastic chillies from Oxfordshire Chilli Garden, which is based just a few miles away from our office. 

We place our order with the chilli supplier in January and Oxfordshire Chilli Garden plant the chillies and they are harvested in October. We have a very limited supply of these salts and we are waiting for the harvest towards the end of the year, where we will have more stock and you will therefore be able to get your hands on these incredible salts. 

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