Dip Society duo double up with Great Taste Awards wins
DIP SOCIETY DOUBLE: Helen Boyle and Claire Ollard, and the product range including the winners, right.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 7 Sep 2017
THE Dip Society has won TWO more Great Taste Awards.
Products Super Duper Spicy Houmous and Zingy Tzatziki have taken the Guild of Fine Food accolades, an acknowledged benchmark for quality food and drink.
Launched by foodie friends Helen Boyle and Claire Ollard in Wold Newton, it has gone from farmers’ markets to major retail listings, recently securing £300,000 in a crowdfunding campaign as it looks to kick on.
Claire said: “We are thrilled that two of our products have won Great Taste Awards for 2017. Only 35 per cent of this year’s entries were accredited which shows how much of a challenge it is to be recognised so we are delighted to have won not just one but two awards this year.”
To cope with demand production was moved from the rural North East Lincolnshire setting of a converted barn on the Ollard family farm, to a third party operator in Scunthorpe, although new product development remains in the village.
The latest accolades join previous successes with original product Super Duper Houmous and Beetroot Dip.
Judges comments on the spicy houmous included:
"A lovely texture, with a generous, but well balanced hit of chilli"
“The coriander is well judged, the finish clean. All in all the judges felt they would keep coming back for more.”
“A lovely creamy texture to this houmous and a very sweet creamy flavour. We love the level of chilli in this product that has a fantastic warming effect without any harsh aggression.”
“Fabulous texture of houmous. Fragrant coriander comes through with a strong chili kick at the end, not for the faint hearted.”
Of the Zingy Tzatziki, they said:
“A well made Tzatziki, all the flavours are there in the right proportions, fresh and light.”
“A good fresh appearance with a great aroma. The flavours were very well balanced and worked in harmony . We liked the lactic notes from the natural yogurt combined with all the other very fresh ingredients.”