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Wessex Mill Clarks (Wantage) ltd, Wessex Mill, Mill Street, Wantage,
|Great Taste Awards|
The Gold Star winners can be viewed at - www.greattasteawards.co.uk
The Great Taste Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food. They are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink.
The awards were established in 1994
The one, two and three star ratings are established on the premise that a one star is perfect food or drink, a two star is absolutely sublime, three star is that moment you turn to the person next to you and exclaim Wow! You must try this, its amazing!
We have entered every year and here are our latest awards --
Six Seed Bread Flour
A very successful loaf, well-risen with a good crumb and good crust. A well-judged proportion of malted grains, well distributed, gave this loaf a distinctive aroma and most enjoyable flavour. An excellent experience all round.
A very successful blend with apt proportions of malt and a good variety of seeds. It produced a perfect loaf, well-risen, well-shaped, which cut well and which was most enjoyable to eat and with a good finish.
Wholemeal Bread Flour
It was overall everything one would expect from a quality flour.
This flour proved useful in general cookery and made successful pastry, white sauces and bread. The bread came out perfectly with a good crust and a soft, springy crumb. The flavour and overall eating enjoyment were excellent.
Half and Half Bread Flour
A combination that worked perfectly and which produced a well-risen and perfectly shaped loaf with a most enjoyable flavour and enticing aroma.
A perfect loaf, well-risen, well-shaped and with a good crumb and crust. The well-selected mixture of grains provided an inviting aroma and excellent and interesting eating. A very solid two stars.
Strong White Bread Flour
This made a good looking loaf, well-risen and with a good crumb and crust; a somewhat surprisingly tasty loaf.
A good flour that was used successfully in several recipes including pastry and Bechamel sauce. It was also tested in bread making and produced a well-risen and well-shaped loaf with good texture and a gentle, pleasant aroma and taste.
A good flour that proved useful and successful in several bakery goods including scones and Victoria sandwich cake.
French Bread Flour
A perfect loaf: well-risen, with a good appearance, springy crumb and good crust. Pleasantly creamy-looking, with a gentle, pleasant aroma and taste.