SNORKERS produced from porkers on an organic farm near Swindon have won a top national taste award.

Helen Browning’s hot dogs wowed judges in the Great Taste Awards, earning a three-star rating along with high praise.

Fewer than three per cent of the 12,600 products sampled won the top award, from butter and cheese to, meats, condiments and alcohol.

Claire Bailey from the firm, said: “We are determined to give our pigs the good life they deserve, and convinced that their organic, free range credentials makes our pork truly delicious.

“So we’re over the moon to have received such fantastic comments from the Great Taste judges for our hot dog.

She added: “We’re delighted to be members of the Guild of Fine Food and hope that this award encourages many more people to indulge with confidence, opens doors to new retailers, and increasing sales.”

The company also won single stars for its smoked and unsmoked back bacon, streaky bacon and speedy sausages.

Great Taste ratings require three-star products to be extraordinarily tasty. Two stars are awarded to fewer than 10 per cent of entries, while one star is given to just 25 per cent of products.

Among the judges on the panel this year were baker Tom Herbert and Masterchef 2018 champion Kenny Tutt as well as food buyers from Harrods and Selfridges.

Helen, who is chief executive of the Soil Association, a member of the Food Ethics Council and a member of the Food farming and Countryside Commission, has a mixed organic farm near Bishopstone with dairy and beef cattle, pigs and cereal crops

The firm also has a chop house in Wood Street and the Royal Oak at Bishopstone where an international pig racing festival is held. Next month it stages the Pig Tails Festival with live music, farm tours and talks.

Other winners included Tuga Pastries’ Portuguese egg tarts, which won a three star rating. Arkells Brewery earned two stars each for its Bees organic and Moonlight beers, Lydiard Turkeys took one star for their oven-ready bronze and Roves farm shop won a star for its loin chops.