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Biscuits from Mull have made it to the A-list line up of of Great Taste in 2020.
Food and drink Great Taste awards included The Island Bakery’s apple crumble biscuits as among the best products for this year.
Judges chose them out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, and awarded the Tobermory bakery 2-stars dubbing its satisfyingly crunchy, ‘nubbly,’ tangy apple crumble biscuits above and beyond delicious without being too sweet.
Judged by 144 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as food writers and journalists, Great Taste is the most coveted of all food and drink awards.
Organisers of the awards, that involved remote judging and socially distanced adjudication sessions, hope star status will give businesses a boost in time for Christmas sales.
Dawn Reade from The Island Bakery said: ‘We haven’t entered the Great Taste Awards for many years, so we thought it was about time we did. Our Apple Crumbles stood out to the judges, and getting two stars was even more pleasing to us. It’s a great endorsement for everyone in the hardworking team at the bakery.’
Out of this year’s winning products, 205 were awarded a 3-star, 1,294 received a 2-star and 3,818 were awarded a 1-star accolade.