At the top of the 'OSCARS OF TASTE', with a unique record, for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms
GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2019. LONDON
Competition, reference point for gourmet food
Each year at this time, the heart of international gastronomy beats in London, at the international gastronomic competition “Great Taste Awards”, which awards the best products worldwide, while being a reference point for gourmet food and has been characterized as the “Oscars of Taste”.
The awards with the 1, 2 and 3 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards are equivalent to the Michelin stars of awarded restaurants (“Great taste award, is to speciality food and drink what Michelin is to fine dining”)
The internationally renowned taste competition «Great Taste Awards» is organized by the «Guild of Fine Food».
The «Great Taste Awards» are internationally recognized for their objectivity and validity, since they relate exclusively to the product’s taste, without referring to its packaging or branding, and is not judged for marketing but rather only for the taste and quality of the product.
Indicative of the acknowledgement of these awards, is that this guild is supported by the “Mecca” of gastronomy, Harrods, as well as the famous Selfridge’s department store, along with other great food department stores worldwide.
This year, more than 500 expert panel tasters, which consisted of expert food critics, chefs, restaurant owners, producers, cookbook authors, and many culinary journalists, rated the products through the blind tasting procedure, in which they tasted, consulted and re-tasted, in order to decide which products are worthy to be awarded.
For 90 working days, from March until the end of July, the incredible amount of 12,772 high quality products were tasted with the blind tasting procedure, from 107 countries worldwide, in order to present the awards, gold stars, which offer every product awarded international recognition.
The incredibly high rate of difficulty for a product to be awarded in this competition was confirmed in 2019, since only 208 products were awarded with the highest award of 3 gold stars from the total of 12,772 products which participated in the competition, representing a rate of 1.60%. As always, this year as well, a rate of less than 10% of the participating products were awarded with 2 gold stars, which also constitutes a very high distinction.
Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, who have been awarded in the past with a total of 23 gold stars in the competition, participated one more time with their innovative olive products, through their representative company in England, Oliveology.
One would say that the announcement of the results of the competition, justifies Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms in their effort to create unique products.
SYLLEKTIKON- Gourmet olive oil- 3 Gold Stars
The flavored olive oil Syllektikon, which received amazing comments from the expert panel tasters, acquires the highest distinction at the Great Taste Awards Supreme Champion 2019 and a candidacy for the finals at the GOLDEN FORK AWARDS 2019. It is the first time in the history of the competition that a Greek olive oil is honored with 3 Gold Stars, the highest distinction in its category.
Excerpt of the final comments from the panel tasters for Syllektikon:
‘The epitome of what is possible when a product is made honestly with the highest quality ingredients. Simply superb. ‘
TELIES table olives-awarded with 2 Gold Stars
LEMONENIES table olives- awarded with 2 Gold Stars
The highest award for table olives, Greek and other, worldwide, at the Great Taste Awards in London
Excerpt of the final comments from the panel tasters for the table olives:
Telies: ‘Perfect as is, with Mediterranean herbs to taste. A delight! ‘
Lemonenies: ‘We loved the zesty lemon flavor, the aromatic herbs and notes of honey blossom. Α quite wonderful flavor combination. ‘
As was emphasized by the Guild of Fine Food, after gathering all these high scores for our olive products, it is now clear that they now belong to the international elite of gourmet food.
These exceptional awards, along with the very honorable comments, constitute the 26th international award for Sakellaropoulos Organic farms at the Great Taste Awards in London.
With these 3 gold awards, a total of 118 international awards for Sakellaropoulos Organic farms is attained, a unique record of awards for a Greek producer who produces solely his own olive production.