A cut above the rest - the finest food and drink from Wiltshire has been internationally recognised in the Great Taste Awards 2020.

Making the county proud are 56 businesses who have won a spot on the coveted Great Taste 2020 list and can now display the iconic black and gold rosette. 

Following 14 weeks of judging, the results of the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, Great Taste, have been announced with winners from the town. 

Blind tasted by 144 judges, the award is not only a badge of honour but a signpost to an outstanding product. 

One of the winners from Wiltshire is Lick the Spoon who were awarded three single-stars for their products: the dark chocolate hot chocolate spoon, vegan salted caramel chocolate and vegan peanut and smoked sea salt truffle. 

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Artisan chocolatiers Diana and Matthew short have won many awards and ensure that their products are 'imperfectly' sustainable, ethical and conscious. 

Mr Short said: "We are very pleased as always and our hot chocolate spoons won again which we're recognised for.

"It's been great to be awarded again and our new vegan bar won too which is positive because we are hoping to expand our vegan range." 

Another winner recognised by the Guild of Fine Food for the Great Taste Awards is the honey whiskey brand, Beeble

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Matther Brauer, co-owner of Beeble, said: "We're really excited to win the award. All the hard work you put in, it's great to have an affirmation of that and the acclaim of the award."

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values delicious taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. 

There were 12,777 entries into Great Taste this year from 106 countries.  Of those products, 205 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,294 received a 2-star and 3,818 were awarded a 1-star accolade. 

This year’s winners have been found through a combination of remote judging and socially distanced judging sessions, after the lockdown began just one week into the schedule.

As a result, the Great Taste judging process was reinvented to maintain a robust judging standard that did not compromise the quality of feedback to participants. 

Released in September the awards have come as a much needed boost to the food and drinks industry pre-Christmas. 

John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of Great Taste, said: "Building upon the recent increase in trade for both regional food producers and retailers, one of the few good news stories during lockdown, the Great Taste results will help to stimulate much-needed consumer support for independent retail and hospitality over the coming months, as the nation moves towards the most important Christmas period in a generation."

Search through all of the Wiltshire winners in the table below:

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