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Great Taste Awards 2014: Words from the Winners

Another month has gone by (I know, time is flying) and it’s time for another interview with a local Great Taste Award winner. This month, I spoke to Julianne Ponan, owner of Creative Nature, about their foodie success. Don’t forget to check out my interviews with Barties Sussex Faire  and Ouse Valley Foods if you’re curious about what goes on behind the scenes at award winning food businesses! Which of your products received a Great Taste Award this year? Our cold-pressed superfood Bar ‘Blissful Berry’ won the prestigious 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards, putting us in the top 7% of all 10,000 entrants. What makes your bars a cut above the rest? Our unique blend of flavours including our own distinctive antioxidant rich goji berries for our superfood range. We also have higher moisture and fruit content than most other cold pressed bars (you tend to find companies overloading their bars with dates, nuts/nut butters or syrups/additives). We also tick all the boxes for Dairy, Soy, Wheat and GM Free, Vegan, Low Gluten and superfood …

Great Taste Awards 2014: Words From the Winners

As many of you will know if you’re a member of the foodie community, Great Taste Award winners were announced this month. I’m all about changing the way I shop and eat to support local businesses, so I got in touch with some of this year’s taste champions from Sussex to find out more about them and their winning delicacies. Over the next couple of months I’ll be posting about each one, but first in store is.. Ouse Valley Foods Ouse Valley knocked it out of the park with three awards this year, one of which was a collaboration with Cheese Please (you’ll learn more about them soon!), I spoke to Julian Warrender, Founder and chief pot stirrer about what makes her company a success. What do you think earned your Brighton Belle Plum Jam a gold star?  Because we make it totally authentically in tiny batches, starting with stoning the plums and finishing by hand potting – attention to detail from start to finish. Where does the name Brighton Belle come from? The orchard we source …