Steve’s Leaves stupidly tasty mix – well, the judges certainly think so – of Pea Shoots and Baby Leaves has scooped Gold at Great Taste 2012.
Described by the discerning panel of judges as “fresh leaves with a good level of flavour”, the pea shoots are grown in Wiltshire and are picked as baby leaves to retain that unmistakable fresh pea flavour.
A total of 8,807 different products were judged during 45 days of blind tasting at Great Taste 2012 by an esteemed panel that included Masterchef winner and restaurateur Mat Follas, restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Charles Campion, food writers Lucas Hollweg and Xanthe Clay and more than 300 top food buyers.
Says Dr Steve Rothwell, the Steve behind Steve’s Leaves: “This is the first time we have entered the Great Taste Awards and we’re thrilled to have won Gold for our Pea Shoots and Baby Leaves. Getting Gold at Great Taste 2012 is a fantastic endorsement for the brand; we spend months trialling new varieties and mixes to ensure our bags contain a perfect balance of colour, texture and of course taste and this has confirmed that we must be doing something right. Congratulations to the whole team.”
The Steve’s Leaves range is available from selected Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, online at Ocado and all good foodie outlets.
Steve’s Leaves are certified to Conservation Grade Nature Friendly Farming standards, which require farms to create and support special habitats that encourage all kinds of wildlife, creating essential conditions where nature and farming can function sustainably side by side again.