Each year, around this time, the heart of international gastronomy beats in London, at the international culinary competition “Great Taste Awards” which awards the best and the highest quality products in the world, while being a reference point for gourmet food and has been characterized as the “Oscars of Taste”.
The internationally famed taste competition “Great taste Awards” is organized by the “Guild of Fine Food' and the Gold Stars it awards is equivalent to the Michelin stars of awarded restaurants (“Great Taste Awards is to specialty food and drink what Michelin is to fine dining”).
The “Great Taste Awards” are internationally renowned for their objectivity and validity, since they relate exclusively to the product’s taste, without reference to the packaging, brand or logo, while it does not judge the marketing, but only the taste and quality of the product.
Indicative of the recognition of the awards is that the establishment is supported by the “Mecca” of gastronomy-Harrods of London as well as the well-known department store, Partridges, along with other well-known department stores and large food companies worldwide.
This year, more than 355 expert panel tasters evaluated the products through a “blind” tasting procedure, where it was decided which products are eligible to be awarded.
For 180 days-from March until the end of August-the exceptional number of 14.000 high quality products were tasted, from 120 countries throughout the world in order for the Gold Stars to be awarded, which in turn offer the awarded product international recognition.
Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, who have already been honored in the past with a total of 31 Gold Stars from this competition, participated for yet one more year with their innovative olive products, and were honored with 2 very high but also unique Gold Star awards, thus completing the unique number of 33 Great Taste Awards in total. In detail, the 2021 awards are:
● Flavored gourmet ENIGMA
The olive oil "Flavored Gourmet Enigma" which belongs to the innovative line Olive oil Jewels by Sakellaropoulos organic farms, acquired the highest place in its category and the very honorable award of 2 Gold Stars, accumulating an extremely high score, in which no other olive oil has accumulated from any other participants of any other country.
● UNSALTED olives
The table olives "Unsalted olives" by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms acquired 1 Gold Star and amazing remarks from the expert judges, chefs and connoisseurs of this renowned competition.
This particular award for the quality and taste of "Unsalted olives" is a unique achievement worldwide to this day for table olives without salt and is of much importance on an international level coming from such a prestigious competition.
The announcement of the results from this renowned competition, justifies the efforts of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms to create unique taste combinations for their olive products, while it is now evident that they belong to the international elite of gourmet foods.
These two specific Gold Star awards at the Great Taste Awards in London, result in the unique record of 357 international awards for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, from renowned international competitions of high prestige worldwide, indicating an international record of awards for an olive and olive oil producer, who cultivates, produces and packages exclusively his own olive products (Single estate organic producer).