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Seeing Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2013

They’ve been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize’; the heavily anticipated Great Taste Awards 2013 ( did not disappoint as we came home with two awards under our belts for Packington Free Range produce.

Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste rewards producers on – unsurprisingly – great taste, in order to help consumers differentiate between the norm and extra special food products on the market. So what were our star products?

Packington Free Range Pork Loin was awarded one Great Taste gold star, and our Packington Free Range Pork Shoulder won two stars! This year saw nearly 10,000 entries, but the judging panel recognised the quality of the Packington Free Range produce within those entries, and that’s a great achievement.  Praise from the judges included, “The meat is moist and juicy and has a pleasant long-lasting flavour”, and the accolade that “one judge was not a pork eater at all, but could be converted.”


To have a Great Taste logo on our produce is something that we’ve long worked for, and are absolutely thrilled to showcase soon. As the most recognised food award in the country, our Great Taste gold stars are now Packington Free range prize possessions.