Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has
announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, La Chiva Snacks was
awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it simply delicious for its Freeze Dried
The judges said “it’s a great substitute to sweets and a well-executed product with a really intense Flavour”
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. As well as a badge of
honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which
has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
“We are so thrilled to receive this award. I’m so happy that the intense flavour of our Freeze Dried Pineapple has
been recognised” explains Ruth, La Chiva Snacks Founder.
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. Whether it is gin, biscuits, sausages or coffee being judged, all
products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour,
confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.
There were 12,366 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 165 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,011
received a 2-star and 3,171 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; chef, food writer and
author, Gill Meller, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh,
baker, Tom Herbert, and food writer and baking columnist Martha Collison as well as food buyers from
Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged
the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2017 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the 2017