By MICHAEL LANE
After 45 days of judging more than 8,800 entries, the results of Great Taste 2012 have now been released by organisers the Guild of Fine Food.
In total, 2,793 food and drink products have been awarded one-, two-, or three-star gold, with just 123 entries winning three stars.
The annual programme culminates in next month’s ‘Golden Fork’ Awards in London and the naming of the Great Taste Supreme Champion.
Judges during this year’s Great Taste included Masterchef winner and restaurateur Mat Follas, restaurant critic Charles Campion and food writers Lucas Hollweg and Xanthe Clay as well as more than 300 food buyers from leading food halls, delicatessens and farm shops across the country.
For a full list of winners visit www.greattasteawards.co.uk