Balsall Common based business scores a hat-trick in the Great Taste Awards 2021

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Fine food purveyors Adlington based in Balsall Common have won three Great Taste Awards for 2021 for their English Label Chicken, Oak Smoked Ham and Cold Smoked Chicken. 

Judges gave the English Label Chicken two stars and said ‘We loved the golden appearance and rich aroma. The flavour was juicy and sweet, and the texture was incredibly soft, even the breast. We could keep eating a lot more of this.’
Whilst of the Oak Smoked Ham they said ‘A handsome joint with its smoked rind, and it slices easily. There’s a deep smokey note on the fat, and a small piece that combines lean meat with goodly layer of fat seems perfectly balanced.’ 
Likened to Michelin Star guide for restaurants the Great Taste Awards which is organised by the Guild of Fine Food puts food and drink products to the test with a panel of over 500 experts. A great way to get quick, honest, straightforward, and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers.

True devotees of the ‘field to fork’ philosophy, Adlington sources food and bedding of the highest quality from local producers, including the neighbouring arable farmer who provides feed oats and the subsequent straw for bedding. This attention to detail enforces their passion and belief in producing the best quality poultry possible.

Rod Adlington said ‘After a difficult 18 months we are over the moon that our products have received such praise from judges. This is a true family business, and our success is down to the hard work of our team. We are looking forward to a busy few weeks, you can find our turkeys, chickens and cooked meat via local stockists and our website

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