2016 British Pie Awards are a gold mine for Plenty!
We've triumphed for the third time in a row at this year's British Pie Awards - winning more awards than ever. We won three golds, four silvers and a bronze at the 'Oscars' of the pie world - an award for every filling we entered.
Our best-selling Breton chicken pie scored gained ‘highly recommended’ in two categories – meaning that it scored the second highest score of all golds in both classes we entered. Our Cotswold venison pie also achieved the accolade of ‘highly recommended’ gold. We also won silver awards for our shin of beef, ‘veggistan’ vegetarian filling, Devon duck and Breton chicken and a bronze for our wild boar & chorizo filling.
A total of 815 pies were tasted by 109 judges and assessed for appearance, texture and flavour of both pastry and filling. The British Pie Awards are hosted every year by Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association (MMPPA).
This is the third year that Plenty! Pies has entered the British Pie Awards. In 2014, we won champion’ pie for the Breton chicken pie, and last year won one of just 21 golds for our smoked salmon pie and a bronze for our Devon duck pie.
Picture shows production manager Sophie Barnett with one of our three gold winners' certificates.