The first Taste of Quality® competition with 80 products! The winners awarded at the gala ceremony at Targi Kielce
Representatives of top retail chains that deal with the meat and cold cuts category in their chains on a daily basis, the representatives of Eurocash, Specjał, King, Auchan and Intermarche, tasted and assessed the products presented during the Taste of Quality competition. The contest accompanied the Private Labels Expo. There were over 80 products on the tables.
– We are very positively surprised by the competition interest; more than 20 companies from various parts of Poland registered. The jury assessed the products in four categories: Taste of Innovation, Taste of Convenience, Taste of Nature and Taste of Premium - says Marek Bielski, publisher of the "Polish Butcher" monthly a part of the Gemini Group, a partner of the event at the Kielce exhibition and congress centre.
Specialists pointed out that manufacturers can keep pace with changes taking place in the industry. They looked at the ready-made dishes and assessed whether the taste corresponded to the quality of the products. The jury's tables also included products with recipes that have remained unchanged for generations and premium products.
The competition jury consists of representatives of respected and large retail chains. Thus, the Taste of Quality participants were offered an excellent opportunity to promote and present their best products, gain recognition and find new business partners.
The results of the Taste of Quality were announced at the gala ceremony during the Private Labels Expo in the Omega conference hall.
In Taste of Innovation category Pamas Salami took first place; the "Salami spinata Pamas with green pepper" product was the winner. The second place was awarded to the Escargots company for "Fromentine escargots", i.e. Burgundy snails. Third in the competition - Łuków Meat Processor with slow-cooked pulled beef.
In Taste of Convenience category - Meat Plant Łuków with its slow-cooked beef ribs came first. The SuperDrob with chicken without giblets in ginger-lemon marinade stuffed with apples was the runner up in the competition. The Michna Food with the "Pasties mix" product took third place.
In Taste of Nature category, Mielczarek Meat Plant and its "A piece of bread with meat and onion" came first. The second place - Meat processing plant Matthias LLC with "Good bacon", and third place - Meats Trade Group from Always with "Ham from Always".
In Premium taste category - first place was awarded to Alexandria with "Vienna Ham", the second - Pamas Salami with 'Salami spinata Pamas', the third one - Zychowicz Meat Processing with "Barrel Ham".