Independent British snack maker Burts has won a total of 13 Gold awards at Taste of the West Awards 2022. Under the Snacks & Light Eats category, Burts has been awarded the greatest accolade from the highly regarded awards programme for its range of hand-cooked potato chips and “better for you” snacks. This includes its whole new and improved range, including seven flavours of its core hand-cooked range, the brand’s limited-edition hand-cooked Prawn Cocktail flavour in support of helping to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), two flavours of hand-cooked Ridges and three flavours of Lentil Chips.
Taste of the West is the largest independent regional food group in the UK and aims to help promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the South West region. The highly regarded awards programme provides the opportunity to convey the quality and values of West Country businesses to buyers and consumers.
The Plymouth-based snack maker, which has also historically achieved national acclaim for its products’ superior taste, is proud that all the award-winning products are made with care Devon using ingredients from local, independent suppliers such as Quickes Cheese and the Artisan Malt Vinegar Company. This latest award win follows the launch of a stunning new packaging design that brings Burts Devon provenance to the fore and showcases the care that goes into each pack.
Dave McNulty, CEO, Burts Snacks, said: “Provenance is important to us, and we pride ourselves on creating authentic flavours featuring ingredients locally sourced in Devon and the South West from independent suppliers and growers. To get awarded Gold for our whole range, including our newly launched products, is something we’re incredibly proud of as this further cements our quality and taste credentials.”
The highest scoring ‘Gold’ products from the Taste of the West Awards list will go through to a further round of judging to determine the champion product of each category. A shortlist of contenders will be announced over the summer and the overall champion winners of each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on 13th September 2022.