Norfolk Saffron, based at Burnham Norton, is celebrating success in this year’s Great Taste awards for its King Harry orange and safforn liqueur.
The liqueur has been give three gold stars in the awards scheme, the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards,
Dr Sally Francis, of Norfolk Saffron, said: “King Harry is roughly based on a historical recipe I discovered, and named the Norfolk dialect for a goldfinch, because of its wonderful golden colour, We launched it at last year’s North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival and it’s proved really popular with customers.”
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour and indicates a quality tasting product.
A total of 10,000 different foods and drink were tasted and just 153 were given three stars.
“Years of research, hard work and attention to detail have gone into Norfolk Saffron. We pride ourselves on growing category 1 saffron that can rival the best from anywhere in the world, and making innovative products with it that you won’t find anywhere else,” said Sally. “We’re completely bowled over by the three-star Great Taste award, and really pleased.”