Awards for Tesco in 2011

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Tesco enjoyed great success at the “Q” Quality Food awards

At the Quality Food Awards 2011Tesco won across a range of products. From our Market Value Smoked Salmon to our Chocolate Wreath dessert. Including overall Gold Q winner for our Greek Yogurt. So now you can say it’s the crème de la crème"

The awards are highly respected as one of the most rigorous in the industry due to its robust judging process made up of industry experts: chefs, food development specialists, food writers, restaurateurs, retailers and specialist consultants.  As such, they are very hotly contested.  The “Q” logo on pack is also increasingly recognised by customers as a mark of quality.

This year Tesco won across 10 categories. We are especially proud of the fact that Tesco won 2 out of the 3 overall “Gold” Q awards; these recognise the best product across a number of categories.
We won the overall Seasonal/Christmas category with our Finest Mini Kilner Pate selection.
Tesco Finest Greek Yogurt won the overall Gold Q for the night – this is the ultimate accolade, awarded to the one product that stands out above all the Q award winners.

In addition, we received a number of Highly Commended and Commended titles, so all in all 21 Q awards - the full list is below.

Bagged Snacks
Tesco Wholefoods Mango

Tesco Finest Asiago D'allevo

Dairy & Milk Products
Tesco Finest Greek Yogurt

Desserts & Puddings
Tesco Finest Banoffee Dessert

Value Fresh
Tesco Market Value Smoked Salmon Slices

Christmas Cakes, Bakery & Desserts
Tesco Finest Christmas Chocolate Wreath Dessert

Christmas Meat & Fish
Tesco Finest Mini Kilner Pate Selection

Other Seasonal Occasions
Tesco Finest Passion Fruit, Mango & Raspberry Cheesecake

Gold Christmas/Seasonal
Tesco Finest Mini Kilner Pate Selection

Gold Q
Tesco Finest Greek Yogurt

Highly Commended
Ethnic Ready Meals
Tesco Moroccan Spiced Chicken Cous Cous with Fresh Coriander & a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tesco Finest Piri Piri Mackerel Strips

Frozen Foods
Tesco Finest 6 Beef Dripping Yorkshire Puddings

Grocery Ambient Savoury
Tesco Finest Lemon Curd

Christmas Cakes, Bakery & Desserts
Tesco Almond Ricciarelli

Christmas Cakes, Bakery & Desserts
Tesco Golden Pudding

Other Seasonal Occasions
Tesco Blue Cheese Sauce

Tesco Cheese & Sundried Tomato Stromboli

Tesco Nut Granola

Ready Meals
Tesco City Kitchen Sicilian Chicken

Packaging Award
Tesco Finest Banoffee Dessert


The Grocer Gold Awards: Britain's Favourite Supermarket 2010
This award recognises the best of the best in grocery retail for service, initiative and commitment.


good housekeeping logoGood Housekeeping Food Awards voted Good Housekeeping's 'Best Food Home Delivery Service' 2011. has been voted Good Housekeeping's 'Best Food Home Delivery Service' in 2011 by their readers and a panel of expert judges including actress Jane Asher and celebrity chef Theo Randall. Now in their seventh year, these awards honour the very best in food and drink retailing - so this accolade is testament to the first-class service we provide for our customers every day.

We launched over a decade ago and continue to keep raising the bar, working hard to give customers what they want.

Around 2,000 readers voted online and by post to place our delivery service above Ocado and Waitrose Deliver, which demonstrates real recognition of the fantastic service we provide.

Good Housekeeping Food Awards: Best to-your-doorsupplier 2010

Retailer of the Year: Supermarket of the Year 2010
This award is open to all grocery-led multiple retailers.

tesco wine logoWe have just won the International Wine Challenge Own Label Range of the Year award, 2011. Judges recognised the continued commitment to diversity and interest within the own label range.


grocer awards heroWe are delighted to announce that Tesco scooped 27 gold and silver awards at ‘The Grocer own label food and drink awards’ across 50 categories - more than any other retailer. 

The awards, judged by consumers, reward the most outstanding own-label food and non-alcoholic drink products offered by UK retailers. Over 200 products were tested for taste, packaging and value for money. Here are just some of the highlights on offer from Tesco: 

Tesco Finest Sri Lankan Chicken soup: GOLD
This soup is a blend of quality, authentic ingredients including great spices and freshly-torn British chicken. 

Chicken, Bacon and Fontal Calzone: GOLD
Handcrafted folded pizza filled to the brim with Italian tomato sauce, chicken, smoked bacon, fontal cheese and red onion.

Finest* Lemon Curd: GOLD
A sweet lemon curd with a fresh lemon tang. Our curd was also praised for its colour and aroma.

Finest* Jersey Extra Thick Double Cream: GOLD
Proof that the quality of cream matters with a simple concept, pure and clean on the palette, from pedigree Jersey Cows in Jersey.

Finest* Ossau – Iraty: GOLD
A deliciously sweet and fruity ewe’s milk cheese made in the Basque region in south-west France

Finest* Sugardrop tomatoes: GOLD
Sugardrop is a very sweet and aromatic (sweeter than a peach!) with a strong traditional tomato flavour. It is very juicy and fleshy with a firm, crunchy bite. This variety has a distinctive teardrop shape and is full red in colour. It is supplied on the vine and harvested by hand when fully ripe.

Finest* Coconut, Chilli & Lemongrass Stir Fry Sauce: GOLD
Inspired by the ‘red’ curries of Thailand this sauce is fragrant with lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves. Lightly seasoned with Thai fish sauce and finished with fresh lime juice and coconut milk

Finest* Basmati Rice: GOLD
Sown and carefully nurtured at the foothills of the Himalayas, Tesco pure basmati rice is matured for at least 12 months. It has a distinctive aroma and flavour, and fine delicate texture

Finest* Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice: GOLD
To make our Orange juice, we select only the sweetest, ripest oranges from sun-kissed groves all around the world.  Our oranges are hand picked, and, are squeezed and bottled within 24 hours for guaranteed freshness

Finest* Devon Toffee & Fudge Ice Cream: GOLD
Made in the heart of the West Country from Devon toffee sauce and fudge pieces made with Devon cream, free range eggs and rich West Country cream for a velvety texture

Tesco Italian Stonebaked Spinach & Ricotta: SILVER
There's nothing in this pizza the Italians wouldn't use themselves: a Napoli-style base, italian tomato sauce and traditional toppings.

Frijolemole: SILVER
This creamy chickpea and cannellini bean dip with coriander, chilli & cumin has previously won the Great Taste Gold award 2010 and the Q award 2010.

Tesco Italian garlic ciabatta slices: SILVER
Slow-fermented ciabatta bread enriched with extra virgin olive oil to create a crisp crust and bubbly centre.

Finest* All Butter Croissants: SILVER
With their crisp, flaky outer and buttery, soft inside, our award winning croissants have also been described by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc as “The best croissants I have tasted outside my own kitchens”

Finest* English Vintage Cheddar: SILVER
Matured for a minimum of 18 months and selected for its intensley sweet, savoury flavour and brittle texture.

Finest* Mature Gouda: SILVER
A hard cheese traditionally ripened on wooden shelves for up to 12 months with a rich and slightly smoky, caramel taste.

Finest* British Outdoor Reared Yorkshire Crumbed Ham: SILVER
This Finest* ham comes from pigs reared on Yorkshire farms, exclusively for Tesco. Selected cuts of pork leg are dry cured with sea salt and light muscovado sugar to give a slightly sweet, well balanced flavour, then slowly cooked to enhance the natural succulence. The ham is finished by hand coating in breadcrumbs.

Tesco Vegelicious Bolognese: SILVER
Mouth-watering Vegelicious! Bolognese is packed full of punchy Italian flavours – soya mince in a sun-dried tomato, oregano and red wine sauce, stirred through free range egg pasta with spinach and melting mozzarella.

Finest* Sweetfire Baby Beetroot: SILVER
Our Finest beetroot is made with tender baby beetroot, grown to size for the best sweetness and flavour.   Made from one of the hottest varieties of chilli pepper, the special Sweetfire® marinade is carefully controlled for a consistent level of heat, and blended with white wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil from the Mediterranean for a unique sweet & sour flavour.

Finest* Colombian Freeze Dried Instant Coffee: SILVER
smooth, rich tasting, finely balanced freeze dried coffee. 100% Arabica coffee beans, sourced exclusively from Colombia.

Finest* Swiss Milk Chocolate: SILVER
Chocolate made from premium grade cocoa beans sourced from South America and Africa. Smooth creamy chocolate made with Swiss milk and ground hazelnuts

Finest* Beef Dripping Yorkshire puddings: SILVER
deliciously light and crispy baked beef dripping Yorkshire puddings, the perfect addition to any gravy roast. Made with whole milk and free range eggs

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Tesco was highly commended for our FreeFrom Ginger cookies at the FreeForm Awards.

‘Nice gingery hit and good texture. A ‘grown-up’ biscuit; not too sweet – would never know it was freefrom.’

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