Salmon specialist JCS Fish are week celebrating no fewer than six ‘Great Taste’ stars across its range of smoked fish products.
BigFish Traditional Smoked Salmon and BigFish Traditional Smoked Sea Trout were recognised for the third year running in these awards, this time with two ‘Great Taste Stars’ each, while BigFish Signature Smoked Trout and Signature Smoked Salmon received their first ‘Great Taste’ recognition, each achieving One Star status.
Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste awards are judged by discerning palates belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retailers, and food writers..As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to an outstanding product, discovered through hours of blind tasting.
Andrew Coulbeck, founder and director of Grimsby-based JCS Fish, said: “It was a big decision for us to go back into salmon smoking a couple of years ago but the investment in our Grimsby smokehouse has really paid off. This is the third time in 12 months that we have been recognised for the quality of our smoked product, a tribute to the care and attention to detail which our smokehouse team puts in every day.”
BigFish smoked products are sold in independent retailers across the UK and also available direct from the BigFish website and Ocado.
Great Taste, founded in 1994 and organised by the Guild of Fine Food, has examined over 158,000 products in the last 27 years, each blind-tasted by a team of judges. It is recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike.
Picture caption: Iuliana Popescu of the JCS Smokehouse team with some of the award-winning products.