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Baby food company first to carry award approval

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(L-R) Shauna McCarney-Blair, Managing Director; daughter Elsa Blair; and James Blair, Operations Manager.
Rebecca Kincade on August 22, 2014 - 8:00 am in News

The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards Great Taste, has just released the stars of 2014 and local baby food manufacturers, Heavenly Tasty Organics, is now the ONLY baby food company in the UK & Ireland to carry the Great Taste seal of approval. Both the brands, Spaghetti Bolognese (Stage 3: 9mths+) and Lentil and Vegetable Soup (Stage 2: 7mths+) was awarded one gold star each and can now proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.

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 but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product – and hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drink.

“We are just thrilled to have been awarded the Great Taste stamp of approval and have the products acknowledged for their quality by such an esteemed panel of judges. Both these products previously won Silver and Bronze in the Irish Food Awards in 2013, so to win additional taste awards really confirms just how good they taste – even when tested on an adult’s palate.

“We have worked tirelessly to ensure our products deliver on quality, price, convenience and taste. Getting the diet and nutrition of our children right from the start is essential, so our aim is to provide delicious food that will support mothers get the correct balance for their children.” explains Shauna McCarney-Blair, Managing Director of Heavenly Tasty Organics.

This year a massive 10,000 products entered into Great Taste and of those products, 153 have been awarded 3-star. A panel of supremely talented judges including; Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, BBC Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef 2013 Natalie Coleman, food buyers from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets, and chefs including Michelin Star chef Russell Brown have together re-judged and tasted yet again the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2014 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners as well as the new 2014 Supreme Champion.

Heavenly Tasty Organics has six products in its range of fresh baby food, which are currently on sale across Tesco stores in Northern Ireland. The chilled range includes natural fruit purees in apple and pear for weaning babies from 4-6 months onwards. It also features additional meals suitable from seven months and from nine months, including tomato and pasta, lentil and vegetable soup, minced beef and potato, and spaghetti bolognese. The entire range is dairy free and gluten free – with the emphasis on freshness.



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