REAL-ly GREAT News – REAL Hand Cooked Crisps win TWO 2-Star Great Taste 2023 Awards!


Tayto Group are delighted to announce they have been awarded TWO 2-star Great Taste Awards for their premium hospitality-exclusive REAL Hand Cooked Crisps flavours – Sea Salt & Black Pepper and Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar.

Great Taste – the world’s most coveted food and drink award – is recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and trade alike and celebrates taste above all else. Two-star awards are given only to products considered “above and beyond delicious – OUTSTANDING!”

Adding to their already impressive list of Great Taste Award winning flavours – Sea Salt, Sweet Chilli and Roast Ox – is a real testament to the care and expertise of the REAL Hand Cooked Crisps brand.

Judges raved…

Sea Salt & Black Pepper

“These are lovely looking crisps… They’re well puffed up with a delicious crunch, and the texture is spot on. The pepper adds warmth and character, and the flavours linger. Delicious and very moreish crisps.”

“Just the right amount of salt and characterful pepper!”

Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar

“They have a great crunch and a wonderful potato flavour… well salted without being too heavy. The cider vinegar imparts good acidity and more interest than a standard malt. All judges went back for seconds! Well made and moreish.”

“Great consistency with a lovely crunchy crunch! If consumers love vinegar, they will love these!”

A proudly British, family-owned company, using British and Irish potatoes, the team at REAL Hand Cooked Crisps have been applying their potato knowledge and expertise to supply premium crisps to the hospitality sector for over 20 years. The premium REAL Hand Cooked Crisps range is gluten free, with no added MSG, suitable for vegetarians and six flavours are suitable for vegans too.

Hospitality snacking research has shown that the most popular accompaniment to a drink and a sandwich are bagged crisps and snacks*. And as a hospitality-exclusive brand, REAL Hand Cooked Crisps are thrilled to be playing a part in backing the hospitality industry by driving awareness through on-pack messaging of the charity Springboard. Springboard help people gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to flourish in a lifelong hospitality career, The Springboard Charity supports unemployed people AND benefits the industry by future-proofing the talent pipeline. 73% of Springboard trainees employed in hospitality roles are still in work after 12 months.

As well as this premium hospitality brand, Great Taste Producer – Tayto – have Snacking Sorted! Their extensive range of snacks including Mr Porky and Midlands Snacks (top two selling pork scratchings brands) and Tayto Craft crisps, are all Great Taste Award winners!

*Hospitality Snacking Research, Norstat – August 2022

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