The 2018 Golden Fork Awards was a wonderful culmination of months of judging with over 12,634 entries from across the globe. The evening was presented by the foodie double act, John Farrand and Nigel Barden who shared a wonderful array of excellent products, intersected with delicious dishes showcasing these exceptional foods.

The evening started with drinks and a producer showcase to sample biscuits, salmon, flapjack, gin, charcuterie. This gave the guest the opportunity to catch up before the big event.


The evening’s winners were:

Golden Fork for London and the South East – Tonkotsu for Eat The Bit Chilli Oil

Golden Fork for East Anglia – Capsicana for Brazilian Chilli and Coconut Sauce

Golden Fork for the Midlands – Beech Wood Smoked Salmon

Golden Fork for the South West – Pipers Farm for Saddleback Neck Steak

Golden Fork for Wales – Caws Teiti Cheese for Celtic Promise

Golden Fork for Scotland – The Argyll Smokery for Smoked Trout

Golden Fork for Northern Ireland – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Golden Fork for Ireland – Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland for Signature Tastes Smoked Rack of Bacon

Charcuterie Product of the Year – Carnicas Ibenicas

Golden Fork for Best Imported Food – Mount Mayan Pili Nuts with Ecuadorian Cocoa

Ambient Product of the Year – The Quirky Cook

Nigel Barden Heritage Award – Southport Potted Shrimps

Golden Fork for North of Ireland – Sicilian Bronte Pistachio Ice Cream

Small Artisan Product of the Year – Teashirt Tailored

Great Taste Producer of the Year – Wessex Mill

Contribution to Fine Food – Charles Champion

Supreme Champion – Mount Mayan Pili Nuts


With consumers and retailers both buying products on the back of Great Taste Awards be sure to get your products the recognition they deserve. The awards will open for entry on the 17th of January.  For more information about the Great Taste Awards visit Great Taste Awards 


Photo Credit – Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste Awards