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Kent’s Quex Foods triumphs at Great Taste Awards

Quex Foods, producers of Kent Crisps and Kentish Oils, has won an array of gold stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards.

Based at the Quex Park Estate in Birchington, Quex Foods scooped awards for:

  • Kent Crisps Sea Salt
  • Kent Crisps Ashmore Cheese and Onion
  • Kentish Oils Cold Pressed Rapeseed
  • Kentish Oils Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Blended with Jalapeno Chilli
  • Kentish Oils Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Blended with Lemon

2The prestigious awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food to celebrate the UK’s best speciality foods. Judges commended Kent Crisps are ‘wonderfully crunchy’ with ‘well-balanced flavours’. Of Kentish Oils, the judges wanted to take them home!

Kent Crisps, which reflect the tastes and landscapes of the Garden of England, are made using own home-grown potatoes and hand-cooked for premium quality and texture. While Kentish Oils are made with rapeseed grown and hand-pressed on the estate.

Angie Curwen, managing director of Quex Foods, said: “We’ve never won so many Great Taste Awards in a single year. Our products are growing from strength to strength and their popularly is gaining pace nationwide. This is a great boost for the Quex Foods team who work so hard to ensure quality and availability of our products.”

The Kent Crisps range includes another three flavours: Roast Beef and Spitfire Ale; Oyster and Vinegar; and Sea Salt and Biddenden Cider Vinegar. And Kentish Oils also offer a natural rapeseed, and a blended garlic and herb flavour.

The Great Taste Awards are the most trusted and recognised food and drink awards with 350 experts judging which entries would achieve the coveted gold standard.

Quex Foods’ products are on sale at selected Waitrose stores, P&O Ferries, farm shops, cafés, delis, pubs, hotels, village shops and tourist attractions nationwide.Sales help to maintain Quex Park, one of Kent’s historic estates and the Powell-Cotton Museum, plus other attractions.

For more details visit www.kentcrisps.com where a store locator can be found; also see Facebook ‘Kent Crisps’ and follow on Twitter @KentCrisps.

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