A family-run Manx food producer has shown that when it comes to business success, the proof really is in the pudding.
For a second year running, Berries at Aaron House in Port St Mary have triumphed at the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards with an old family recipe which has been passed down through their family by a Great Aunt.
Last year, they scooped a major 3 Star Gold Award for their Vintage Manx Christmas Pudding – an accolade that resulted in Berries supplying the iconic top London department store Fortnum & Mason.
This year it was the turn of their Manx Traditional Christmas Pudding aged with a Fine Cognac to win the plaudits, picking up the highest award again with 2 Gold Stars.
Kathryn Berrie, founder of Berries, said: ‘We are thrilled to learn of this new award. It really does prove that quality does shine through.’
Berries have experienced incredible success this year. They now supply Partridges of London – a prestigious Royal Warrant holder – and numerous high-end delicatessens and food halls across the UK.
The Great Taste Awards are the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink in the UK and have been described as the Oscars of the food world. Nearly 10,000 products were entered this year.
All of Berries’ award winning products will be available to buy at this year’s Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival at the Villa Marina Gardens this weekend.
Because of limited space, the Christmas Puddings are only made in small batches and customers are advised to pre-order their pudding as soon as possible (due to the limited number available).
To place on order telephone 835702 or visit Berries’ new mail-order website www.berries.co.im which is due to launch at the beginning of November this year.