The Great Taste 2017 Awards!
So there's been more drizzle than sizzle as far as the weather in August is concerned. But we've got some exciting news to brighten your day. The Great Taste Awards have been announced, and guess what?
Yes, you've guessed right! Out of 12,300 products to be judged, Zaytoun was awarded two 1-star Great Taste awards for both the Organic Hand-rolled Maftoul and the Smoky Freekeh. This is a massive achievement and testament to the exceptional artisan skills of the producers in Palestine.
Zaytoun Organic Hand-rolled Maftoul
The judges described it as “visually appealing, plump pearls of grain. The aroma is deeply earthy and smells of goodness”. And they also said: “the grains retain a welcome bite - judges were bowled over by the simple but complex flavour - nutty, earthy and savory. Very, very tasty.”
Zaytoun Smoky FreekehThe judges said: "This is an appealing bowl of grains that smells nutty and rustic and savory. Excellent nutty flavour with mild smoky notes and an appealing bite, the judges felt this would be a delicious alternative to brown rice. Lovely and moist with a back note of hay field smoke.”
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else and every product is removed from its wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted.
Quite frankly, we were not surprised that Zaytoun's Maftoul and Freekeh are Great Taste winners because we eat it all the time and it is delicious! But it is really exciting that some of the finest cooks and food critics in the UK also recognise the great flavours of our Palestinian produce.
Order the Great Taste 2017 award winning maftoul and freekeh here.