Tuesday, February 18th 2014 11:33am
The management and staff of Chapman's Farm Fresh, Armagh Road who received 18 Gold Stars at the 2013 Great Taste Awards in London.
When Chapman's Farm Fresh won five gold stars at last year's Great Taste Awards, they were overjoyed.
So you can imagine the ecstatic reaction of the Portadown staff when they discovered that they had taken 18 gold stars at the 2013 competition, commonly regarded as the Oscars of the food industry.
Firm spokesman Brian Chapman said, "We were completely bowled over. We entered for the first time last year and won five gold stars so to get 18 is just unbelievable.
"The Great Taste Awards are the acknowledged benchmark of speciality food throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and to win not one, but 18 gold stars for our products is just superb."
The judges lavished praise on the chicken, ham and mushroom pie, saying, "A nice looking pie with a really good amount of filling. The pastry is a nice thickness, crispness and flavour. The filling didn't disappoint.
"A nice flavour balance in the sauce and good quantity of sauce."
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