Revealed: the winners of British Baker’s 2017 Christmas Stars!

first_imgHere they are – the winning products in the 2017 Christmas Stars competition!These seven category winners and runners-up will be able to use the Winner or Highly Commended logo on all marketing material and on packs.Our panels of industry experts judged and scored all entries ‘blind’, with judges initially unaware of the identity of the manufacturer or retailer. Products were scored on criteria including appearance, taste, aroma and value for money.“Once again, we have had a great range of entries for the competition, and our judges have had to make some very tough decisions to select the winners out of an array of fantastic festive treats,” said British Baker editor Vince Bamford. “I’m particularly delighted to be able to say that this year’s winners range from major manufacturers and retailers to artisan bakers.”Christmas Cakes, Pastries & Tarts Winner – Bachmanns Prune & Cognac Tart Highly Commended – Finsbury Food Group – Asda Extra Special Hand Decorated Luxury Belgian Chocolate CakeChristmas Puddings Winner – Aldi Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding Highly Commended – Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage PuddingFestive Biscuits (Sweet & Savoury) including Gingerbread Winner – The Little Treats Bakery Elf & Seek Festive Countdown Highly Commended – Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Crackers – Spelt & ChiveFestive Bread including Panettone Winner – Delifrance UK Festive Fruit & Spice Boule Highly Commended – Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite PanettoneFree from Christmas Bakery Winner – Aldi Gluten Free Mince Pies Highly Commended – Flower & White Meringue TrufflesMince Pies Winner – Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Mince Pies Highly Commended – Aldi Specially Selected Gingerbread Mince PiesStollen Winner – Paul Rhodes Bakery Stollen Cake Highly Commended – Aldi Specially Selected Luxury Topped StollenAnd thank you to our expert judges:Colin Lomax – Bakery consultantSimon Wooster – Wooster’s LtdMark Bennett – Patisserie Mark BennettAnn-Marie Dunne – Bakery lecturer at the Dublin Institute of TechnologyVhari Russell – The Food Marketing ExpertNeil Woods – Retired bakerPeter Sidwell – Founder of Simply Good Food TVlast_img read more