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Billington’s Gingerbread Receives Great Taste Award

August 13, 2018


Out of over 12,600 products, Blakemore Fine Foods supplier Billington’s Gingerbread based in Shropshire, has been awarded a 1-star Great Taste award.

Great Taste, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, is the world’s most coveted food awards.

Judges dubbed Billington’s Gingerbread a food that delivers fantastic flavour for its well-balanced, warming and moreish gingerbread fingers that were described as a classic, executed with skill and craftsmanship.  

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.

Billington’s Gingerbread Senior Product Manager Gemma Williams explained: “We are delighted that our heritage gingerbread brand, Billington’s Gingerbread has won its first great taste award.

“Having been made locally and celebrated in Market Drayton for over 200 years we were elated that judges voted Billington’s Gingerbread worthy of such a prestigious food award.

“Billington’s Gingerbread has always been enjoyed by dunking in a glass of port and we shall certainly be doing a lot of that to celebrate!”

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. The judges savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.

There were 12,634 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 192 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,207 received a 2-star and 3,254 were awarded a 1-star accolade.

Great Taste 2018 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 2nd September, when the world of fine food gathers at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London to find out the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy winners for each region, with the final applause reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2018. 


Award-winning, Billington's Gingerbread products


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