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We’ve won Quality Food Awards Christmas Retailer of the Year!

From our gold-standard meat to our decadent cakes - we scooped 18 gold awards at the Quality Food Awards 2017

By Rebecca Shepherd, 14 November 2017
We’ve won Quality Food Awards Christmas Retailer of the Year!

If you're in charge of catering this Christmas - we've got everything you need to create the most impressive, delicious and time-saving spreads ever!

And it's not just us saying it, as we've just been named Christmas Quality Food Retailer at the prestigious Quality Food Awards 2017. With judges stating that our offering across several Christmas categories was 'exceptional'.

From our gold-standard meat, like our Extra Special Triple Crown with Cranberry and Clementine Stuffing (pictured below), to our decadent and award-winning cakes, like our Luxury Belgian Chocolate Cake, which is hand decorated - we took the crown and scored gold when it came to all things Christmas. 

Our Free From Extra Special Chocolate Orange Cookies really took the biscuit and our Mulled Juice was worth raising a glass to, as both products scooped a gold accolade in the Christmas Q section. 

But the awards didn't stop there. In total, 18 of our wonderful food and drink products were crowned gold place winners. 

We won big in the Baker category with our lovingly hand-crafted Extra Special Cheese and Chilli Bloomer, which proved to be the cream of the crop in the Bread Speciality Loaves section.

And our Pink Drip Cake pipped all other showstoppers to the post in the Celebration Cakes category. 

Our frozen food also went down chillingly well with four of our products winning gold. This included our Extra Special Raspberry & Prosecco Meringue Stack, which is a sensational triple-layer stack of prosecco cream and crisp meringue, hand finished with raspberries and Belgian white chocolate. 

And our succulent Extra Special British Gammon with Valencia Orange Glaze - which would be the perfect centrepiece at any Boxing Day bash - our Extra Special Woodfired Carbonara Pizza which can be on your plate in 15 mins, and our quick and easy Scratch Cook Thai Herb Blend also won a gold accolade. 

On the day, judges championed our perfectly seasoned Extra Special Lamb Chump Joint, and we proved that great food doesn't have to cost the earth with our Smart Price Sweet & Sour Cooking Sauce and Farm Stores Beef Sirloin Steak winning gold in the Value Ambient category. 

Overall, a massive 95 of our products were recognised by the esteemed judges including our delicious Rump Joint with a Portobello, Porcini & Black Truffle Duxelle (pictured above) which has been wrapped in oak smoked dry-cured streaky bacon. 

Our Extra Special Turkey Roulade filled with Pork, Chesnut and Fruit Stuffing (pictured above) and our Extra special Mini Cottage Pie Canapés, which would make the perfect mouthful at any Christmas party, were both highly commended. 

It was no sur-pies that our Extra Special All Butter Mince Pies (pictured below) were shortlisted in the Mince Pie category. And the proof really was in the pudding as we were commended for our Extra Special Chocolate Melt in the Middle Puds in the Pudding section. 

Here's the full list of all our gold-winning products so you can keep an eye out for them when you're next in-store or planning your Christmas menus...

Bakery - Bread Speciality Loaves

Asda Extra Special Cheese & Chilli Bloomer / Country Style Foods

Bakery - Celebration Cakes           

Asda Pink Drip Cake / Greencore

Chocolate & Confectionery          

Asda Extra Special Cornish Sea Salt Caramel Fudge / The Serious Sweet Company

Christmas Q - Cakes         

Asda Hand Decorated Luxury Belgian Chocolate Cake / Finsbury Food

Christmas Q - Chilled Sweet          

Asda Mulled Juice / J. Garcia Carrion

Christmas Q - Grocery Ambient Sweet      

Asda Free From Extra Special Chocolate Orange Cookies / Northumbrian Fine Foods

Christmas Q - Meat          

Asda Extra Special Triple Crown with Cranberry and Clementine Stuffing / Dunbia

Coffee - Instant

Asda Extra Special Barista Style Colombian Microground Instant Coffee / Aimia Foods

Food to Go - Sushi Packaged

Asda Fish Sushi Canapé Selection

Frozen Food - Desserts & Pastry

Asda Extra Special Raspberry & Prosecco Meringue Stack / Country Style Foods

Frozen Food - Meat         

Asda Extra Special British Gammon with Valencia Orange Glaze / Lakeside Foods

Frozen Food - Pizzas & Pies           

Asda Extra Special Carbonara Pizza / Paren SRL

Frozen Food - Vegetable Sides    

Asda Scratch Cook Thai Herb Blend / Fullers Food International

Meal Kits             

Asda Sweet Chimichanga Dessert Kit / Snack Food Poco Loco

Meat - Lamb       

Asda Extra Special Lamb Chump Joint with Sea Salt, Black Pepper & Garlic Sprinkle / Dunbia

Ready Meals - Vegetable               

Asda Extra Special Vegetable Lasagne / Greencore Prepared Meals 

Value - Ambient

Asda Smart Price Sweet & Sour / Greencore Grocery

Value - Ambient

Asda Farm Stores Beef Sirloin Steak / ABP