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Manx producers feast on food awards

Ballakelly farmer Alan Teare, photo credit: Callum Staley

Firms scoop bumper crop of accolades

Manx food and drink producers are toasting their biggest success yet at a prestigious industry annual awards.

The Great Taste Awards for artisan and specialist foods, have recognised 56 Manx products, double the number achieved in 2016.

Seventeen Manx firms, from confectioners and distillers, dairy and deli artisans, to sheep farms, fishmongers and fast food specialists have been recognised.

Specialities from three established producers - Berries, Manx Fudge Factory and Isle of Man Creamery - won the highest accolade, the three star award.

Ballakelly Farm won 15 awards.

The contest run by the Guild of Fine Food sees a judging panel of food critics and writers, chefs and restaurateurs put the entries to a taste test, with all packaging removed.

Winners can promote their success to customers, by using the Great Taste Award logo on their packaging and marketing. 

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