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Stars in their ryes

…and other Real Bread that garnered Great Taste Awards.

Rye bread. Copyright: Karaway Bakery

Rye bread. Copyright: Karaway Bakery

Congratulations to the Real Bread bakers whose treats tickled Great Taste Awards judges’ tastebuds to be awarded coveted stars.

Over 90 days this year, a team of more than 500 judges blind-tasted 14,205 products from 2300 producers in 110 countries. 

Two-star awards were given to Real Bread made by three Campaign supporters, with Real Bread from eight Campaign supporters picking up one-star awards. A big Real Bread winner was Karaway Bakery, which collected a total of twelve stars for ten products.

2 stars

In 2022, fewer than 9% of entries received a two-star award for being ‘above and beyond delicious’.

  • Borodinsky Bread, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Lithuanian Scalded Rye, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Sourdough Crackers (Original), Peter's Yard, London
  • Sourdough Crackers (Rosemary and Sea Salt), Peter's Yard, London
  • N8 Sourdough, Sourdough Sophia, London

1 star

This year, judges deemed around 29% of entries delivered ‘fantastic flavour’ worthy of a one-star award.

  • Morning Bun, The Bakehouse at 124, Tonbridge
  • Bakehouse White, The Bakehouse at 124, Tonbridge
  • Organic Sourdough Bread, Beacon View Bakehouse, Malvern
  • Bertinet White Tin, The Bertinet Bakery, London
  • Sourdough Bertinet Rustic Half Bloomer White, The Bertinet Bakery, London
  • Bertinet Seeded Half Bloomer Sourdough, The Bertinet Bakery, London
  • Organic Seeded Sourdough, Crackle Bread Bakery, Rochester
  • Seeds & Grains Sourdough, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Spiced Cranberry and Walnut Rye, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Malted Rye with Seeds and Grains, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Pumpernickel Bread, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Village Rye, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Super Rye (Wholegrain Rye Sourdough), Karaway Bakery, London
  • Rye Thins with Seeds, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Seeded Rye Crackers, Karaway Bakery, London
  • Little Eye Sourdough, Sourdough wholewheat with Oatmeal, Little Eye Sourdough, West Kirby
  • Little Eye Sourdough Fruit and Fennel Loaf, Little Eye Sourdough, West Kirby
  • Sourdough Crackers (Poppy Seed), Peter's Yard, London
  • 100% Wildfarmed Wholemeal Sourdough, Sourdough Sophia, London

A full list winners can be found on the Great Taste Awards website.

The best of the best will be celebrated at a ceremony on Monday 5 September, when Golden Forks will be presented to 16 of this year’s three-star winners, and the Supreme Champion will be announced.

Published Monday 1 August 2022

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