Within the framework of the British Great Taste Awards, three Hungarian delicacies received the maximum of three stars. Another twenty-five foods won two-star awards.
The 25-year-old Great Taste Awards is one of the largest gastronomic competitions in the world, with around 12,000 products nominated each year. As the Hungarian news portal Forbes reports, a jury of 500 experts, including chefs, distributors, restaurant owners, and food critics, award the highest three-star recognition to the best nominees, among which three Hungarian delicacies have been selected.
Namely, the Fajszi Paprika premium delicacy pepper seed oil, the Rubin Paprika smoked pepper meal, and the Szicsek Pálinka distillery premium Irsai Olivér grape brandy received the three-star rating this year.
Several products of Fajszi Paprika have been awarded, including the premium delicacy fish soup pepper meal that received two stars and the premium delicacy smoked pepper meal that was awarded one star.
Among the two-star winners, we can find Szicsek’s premium Jonathan apple brandy and red pear brandy, while among the one-star winners, Rubin Paprika’s organic Szeged pepper meal, the brandy distillery’s green walnut liqueur, three-year-old apple brandy and pear brandy, and honey peach distillates are listed. The full list can be found here.
Great Taste Awards was not the only international gastronomic competition in which Hungarian food has received outstanding ranking. In mid-September,
the Balaton cheese of the Vászolyi Cheese Manufactory received the gold medal from the French jury as the only Hungarian brand
within the framework of the Mondial du Fromage that stands for the World Cheese Championships. As Hungarian news portal Forbes reports, the Vászolyi Cheese Manufactory won the start of the 2019 Nations Cheese Competition at the Mondial du Fromage and could return with the greatest professional recognition of being the only Hungarian brand to receive a gold medal from the French jury.