The overall winners of this year’s Taste of the West Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony held in The Great Hall at Exeter University, attracting an audience of over 400 fanatic foodies. With the help of BBC television presenter Victoria Graham, a staggering 42 awards were given out to 38 South West food & drink businesses.
The Taste of the West Awards have been running for over 25 years and the annual programme rewards the very best food and drink from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. They truly are regarded as a benchmark for excellence across the whole South West region.
Cedric & Dorothy Tuck have been running Cedrics® at The White Swan in Misterton, Nr Crewkerne for 40 years this year.
2018 has been an amazing year for Cedrics® their Beekeepers Marmalade won Taste of the West Gold with its orange marmalade with Somerset Honey – a real delight on hot buttered toast in the morning. Highly Commended for Carrot and Orange Cake and Highly Commended for Sloe Gin Jelly.
A company spokesperson said: ‘To be announced a finalist for the champion title was just fantastic. Then at the awards to our amazement we won Champion Sweet Preserve Marmalade 2018. WOW!’
‘Cedrics would like to say thank you to all our customers for their continued support and to inkREADible Labels Limited from Torquay in Devon who sponsored the award.’
Cedrics® have won over 25 Taste of the West Awards in particular their Gold Award winning Somerset Cider and Apple cake, their jams, marmalades, Chutneys and jellies all in the last 7 years since entering their first product in the prestigious competition. Cedrics® now have a product with a gold in each of those categories. Last year’s Gold was for Pumpkin Beer Chutney. Cedrics products can only be purchased at Cedrics, over the telephone or online at www.cedricscakes.co.uk