Bonieri has been awarded gold stars at the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards Great Taste 2014.
The triple layered Cremini praline and the 40% hazelnut Gianduja Spread stood out in their categories and were both awarded a coveted gold star award.
Bonieri launched in October 2013, and within six months was adorning the shelves of Harrods. Showcasing the finest gianduja products from Turin, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Bonieri’s traditional recipe specialities and stylish ‘Bella’ selection boxes combine exquisite taste with Italian passion and style. Its products have already caught the eye of newspapers, magazine and chocolate lovers around the country.
Judges comments for the Cremini were: “(We) loved the creaminess of this praline chocolate. The hazelnut develops in the mouth and the layered look is most appealing… it’s very easy to eat and melts away beautifully in the mouth.”
Comments for the spread included: “A great balance of chocolate and a fresh burst of nuts. A delicious, rich, satisfying dip with so many possibilities. A really good product.”
With the ‘Tonda Gentile delle Langhe’ hazelnut at its heart, Bonieri range includes traditional gianduiotti, cremini and other gianduja products: a rich velvet smooth hazelnut praline that melts as it touches the tongue. Bonieri’s range also includes chocolate covered crumbly nougat, chocolate hazelnut sweets and 55% chocolate shot glasses.
The Great Taste Awards are judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists. Judges are presented with a sample of the product, with no wrappings, jars or marks. As such, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
This year a massive 10,000 products entered into Great Taste and of those products, Bonieri, as a new company, is delighted to be one of the winners awarded a gold star for taste.
Judges for the awards included Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, BBC Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef 2013 Natalie Coleman, and chefs including Michelin Star chef Russell Brown.
Bonieri’s full range will be on show at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Olympia, 7-9th September 2014 – Stand 471.