Food fanciers have awarded three Huddersfield businesses with coveted Great Taste Awards.
Ice cream company Yummy Yorkshire, fudge manufacturer Fudgerrific and meat supplier Greedy Little Pig were among the regional winners.
Denby Dale-based Yummy Yorkshire landed its 10th Great Taste Award in just seven years – this time for its innovative Carrot & Cardamom ice cream.
The firm joined forces with fellow Yorkshire food producer Puckett’s Pickles to create the innovative ice cream.
Fudgerrific, based at Outlane, was recognised for its Vanilla and Dark Chocolate fudges.
Owner Richard Oldham said: “We are delighted to have won the awards. Great Taste Awards are really difficult to win and it is terrific to have achieved such accolades having taken a hobby into a business which is still in its first year.
“We entered a few products for judging, really to get feedback from industry professionals and to see how we stacked up against our competition.
“To actually win two out of only three 2014 Great Taste Awards for Yorkshire-based fudge makers is fantastic.”
Greedy Little Pig, based at Hade Edge, Holmfirth, is celebrating after four of its products now carry the gold and black Great Taste logo. They include Greedy Little Pig Chorizo, Greedy Little Pig Yorkshire Ham Chorizo, Greedy Little Pig Smoked Ham Hock Rilletts and Greedy Little Pig Sage & Black Pepper Thick Breakfast Sausage.
Managing director Carl Slingsby said: “Although we are a relatively new business, our products have received great feedback from chefs and restaurant owners over the last two years.
“It is fantastic that so many of our products were awarded stars this year.”
The Great Taste Awards are judged by more than 400 experts, including food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists,
Nationally, a massive 10,000 products entered the competition this year with just 153 receiving the top three-star award.
The contest culminates with the Golden Fork Awards and the Naming of the Great Taste Supreme Champion in September in London.