Long Sutton deli’s star performance in world’s biggest food awards

Three Counties Deli. Anthony sends off the entry for Great Taste food and drink awards ANL-150826-124824001
Three Counties Deli. Anthony sends off the entry for Great Taste food and drink awards ANL-150826-124824001

A Long Sutton business is celebrating after being honoured in this year’s Great Taste food and drink awards.

Three Counties Deli and Coffee Shop, in Hoddins Way, picked up a pair of awards in the annual scheme, described by organisers The Guild of Fine Food as ‘the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards’.

We will be celebrating by hosting a tasting event at our shop very soon.

Co-owner Kirsty Bowen

Working in small teams, the judges blind-tasted 10,000 food and drink products this year across 49 judging days from April through to early July, awarding one, two, or three stars where worthy.

The panel of judges included Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Campion, TV presenter and cook Aggie Mackenzie, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, and food buyers from leading stores.

Three Counties Deli and Coffee Shop received two one-star awards for its handmade, rare-breed sausage roll – one for the spicy variety, and another for the regular.

It means the rolls are now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.

Kirsty Bowen, co-owner, said: “After receiving some amazing feedback from our customers at events and farmer’s markets we decided to enter the awards to see how we fared.

“We were delighted to hear we had won and we really hope this will increase our customer base at our newly opened deli and coffee shop.”

She added: “We will be celebrating by hosting a tasting event at our shop very soon.”