Great Ashfield's Tudor's perfect pralines scoop up Great Taste Award
A food company that produces luxury pralines has done enough this year to bag a prestigious and world-renowned Great Taste Award.
Tudor’s Luxury Pralines, based out of Great Ashfield and owned by Nathan Williams and his wife Susan, was established 15 years ago and has won several awards in the past for its signature, salted caramel honeycomb pralines.
But this year, it managed to scoop a Great Taste Award for its cinnamon flavoured almonds.
Nathan said: “It feels great, it’s just another confirmation that we’re doing things well and that we’re on the right track.
“It’s lovely, especially after such a tough year. Everything’s been bad news, so at least something positive’s come up.”
The win for the food company comes after receiving the same award three or four years ago.
The awards are gifted after 14 weeks of judging and are considered the most renowned and trusted in the food and drink industry globally - Tudor’s Luxury Pralines was one of 272 entries from East Anglia this year that was awarded either a one, two or three star award.
The cinnamon praline earned Nathan and Susan a runners up position in the national Great British Food Awards this year as well after one of their customers suggested entering them into the competition.
“It was fantastic, it was shocking really,” Nathan said.
He added: “I just forgot about it straight away, and then the message came through saying ‘congratulations - you are in the finals’.”
“And we got the highly commended runners up.”
Nathan and Susan can usually be found showcasing their produce at the Bury St Edmunds town centre market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but also sell wholesale and cater at festivals, producing the pralines in large Victorian copper bowls on an open flame.
Nathan said pralines were not widely eaten in the UK, and part of what they want to do is increase their notoriety.
“We’re trying to get people more familiar with them in the UK, because all over France and Germany they’re very popular,” he said.
For more information, visit the company’s website: https://www.tudorspralines.co.uk/