The team at Lakes Ice Cream based in Kendal in the Lake District are delighted to have been awarded 5 Great Taste Awards for five flavours within their luxury range. They have received 2 stars for their Blackcurrant & Cream and 1 star accolades for their Madagascan Vanilla, Crushed Strawberry, Rum & Raisin and Plum & Damson ice creams. These 2023 awards add to their previous success in 2019 receiving a 2 star for their Double Jersey and 1 star for their Thunder & Lightning and Raspberry Pavlova and a 2 star for their Cherry & Mascarpone Gelato in 2020, 1 star for Biscoff and Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding and a 1 star for Kendal Mintcake in 2022, taking their total Great Taste badges of honour to 12,
14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process. 4,088 products were awarded a 1 star, 1,568 were awarded a 2 start and just 248 were awarded a coveted 3 star. This years judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test. Products were submitted from 109 different countries across the world.
Comments from the judges in respect of the 2 star Blackcurrant & Cream:
“We loved so much about this product. The texture of the ice cream was beautiful, indulgent and the blackcurrants the ideal balance of sweet and savoury. This feels like a truly artisan product!”
Managing Director, James Stephens comments:
“We are proud to have received 5 Great Taste awards for this year, to add to the 7 that we were awarded in previous years. The team have worked so hard to perfect our luxury range and to receive such positive feedback from the judges is extremely valuable to us. It confirms to our whole team that we are doing an exceptional job and our luxury products are being recognized for their superb quality and superior taste”.
Area Sales Manager, Andrea King comments:
“It is great to receive further Great Taste award badges, it adds so much value to our business in terms of credibility, opening doors to new retailers and increasing brand awareness and sales! I am so proud of our team and the products that we have created, so to receive recognition from the Guild of Fine Foods is fantastic and a great boost for all the staff involved.”
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