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Business / Carrot relish has Great Taste

A CARROT and cardamom relish produced in Shetland has been awarded a two-star Great Taste rating.

The Kishie Carrot & Cardamom Relish is made by Shetlandeli, which is part of Lerwick based social enterprise COPE Ltd.

Shetlandeli business manager Sarah Jackson said: “This is a huge achievement for us, as a small producer of a quality product, we could not be prouder. It is a great accolade for the whole team and it feels like we have won a fine food Oscar.

“We hope this will help us attract new stockists and achieve more sales which helps secure our social purpose. This Great Taste logo on our product guarantees our customers new and old that our product has been through an independent judging process – it’s all about the Taste.”

A beetroot chutney made by Cunningsburgh’s Mackenzie’s Farm Shop and Cafe, meanwhile, received a one-star ranking in Great Taste’s 2019 awards.

Great Taste was established in 1994 and it “encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that enables small food and drink businesses to compete against supermarket premium own label brands”.

This year it was judged by a panel of over 500 people, from food critics, chefs, cooks and restaurateurs to buyers, retailers, producers and journalists.