SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards unveiled
It’s an early Christmas for Aldi as it picked up six awards at this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards.
The winners of the competition, which is designed to provide a platform for supermarket suppliers to showcase their high-quality Christmas meat products, were announced online here.
This is the second year of the SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards and, like last year, competition for the top prizes was tough.
Rod Addy, editor of Meat Trades Journal, said the standard of entries was high. “In tough times, it was encouraging to see so much creativity shining through in chilled and frozen meat and fish products and by the looks of things, consumers have a real treat in store for Christmas 2016.”
Discounter retailer Aldi was the big winner, picking up awards in six categories, including the Best Celebration Pie for its Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie which wowed the entire judging panel.
Frozen specialists Iceland won five categories including the Best Christmas Charcuterie, Christmas Poultry and Shellfish.
Morrisons and the Co-op both picked up two awards while Tesco won one for its Venison Haunch with Sloe Gin & Cranberry Sauce in the Best Christmas Game Product category. Winners are able to use the SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards logo as a marketing tool.
Check out the video with all the winners and a sneak peek at the judging process here!
|Best Christmas Added Value Fish Product||Iceland Luxury Salmon Plait||Morrisons Dressed Oak Roast Salmon|
|Best Christmas Added Value Poultry - Turkey, Goose, Duck or other||Aldi Turkey Parcel - Cranberry & Orange||Aldi Turkey Parcel - Sage & Onion|
|Best Christmas Beef Product||Aldi Specially Selected Beef Rib Joint with Salt & Pepper Seasoning||Asda Extra Special Beef Toprump Joint with Horseradish Beef Dripping & Parsley Stuffing|
|Best Christmas Charcuterie||Iceland Luxury Italian Antipasto Selection||Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Culatello Di Parma|
|Best Christmas Game Product||Tesco Venison Haunch with Sloe Gin & Cranberry Sauce||Aldi Specially Selected Mushroom & Prosciutto Poussin|
|Best Ready-Cooked Christmas Ham||Aldi Specially Selected British Honeycomb & Brandy Ham Joint||Tesco Glaze & Bake Orange & Rosemary Ham|
|Best Christmas Lamb Product||Morrisons British Lamb Guard of Honour with Whiskey & Orange Glaze & Citrus Crust||Iceland Lamb Guard of Honour with Parsely, Pepper & Shallot Crust|
|Best Christmas Party/Buffet Product||Co-op Truly Irresistible Smoked Belly Squares||Aldi Specially Selected British Beef Meatball Baskets|
|Best Christmas Pâté/Terrine||Aldi Specially Selected Pâté Jar - Chicken Liver Parfait with Basil & Thyme||Marks & Spencer The Collection Smoked Duck, Ham Hock & Chicken Terrine|
|Best Celebration Pie||Aldi Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie|
|Best Christmas Pork Product||Co-op Truly Irresistible Gammon Wrapped in Festive Molasses Bacon with Spiced Maple Glaze||Morrisons The Best Gammon Joint with Morello Cherry|
|Best Christmas Poultry (Whole Bird) Turkey, Goose, Duck||Iceland Luxury Brined Whole British Turkey with Orange & Herb Butter||Aldi Exquisite Rumburgh Farm Hand Plucked Whole Turkey|
|Best Christmas Sausage||Iceland Luxury Outdoor Bred British Pork Cocktail Sausage Wrapped in Outdoor Bred British Air Dried Smoked Bacon||Morrisons The Best Pigs in Blankets|
|Best Christmas Shellfish product||Iceland Luxury Lobster Thermidor Tails||Morrisons The Best Salmon, Prawn & Crab Appetisers|
|Best Christmas Smoked Salmon Product||Morrisons The Best Gold Smoked Salmon||Aldi Exquisite Rope Hung Boxed Smoked Salmon|
|Best Christmas Stuffing||Aldi Specially Selected British Outdoor Bred Pork, Cranberry & Clementine Stuffing Portions||Morrisons The Best Honey Roasted Chestnut Stuffing|
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