The Grocer New Product Awards
Having made it through to the first stage of consumer testing for all products entered into the 2016 Grocer New Product Awards (with a very high standard of products entered), we have also got through the panel of industry experts to make the list of Finalists, published in The Grocer mid July!
Responsible Business Award 2016
We’re extremely proud to be a finalist in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, the most prestigious and rigorous awards championing responsible business at home and abroad.
We’re recognised for our innovative micro sponsorship scheme in the Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award category, which recognises businesses that support rural communities to maintain a vibrant, sustainable and prosperous rural economy for the benefit of future generations. Click here for more information.
FreeFrom Food Awards 2016
We are delighted that our delicious Perfect Pork Sausages have been awarded a Highly Commended in the Free From Food Awards 2016.
British Sausage Week 2015
We are thrilled that our delicious Caramelised Red Onion Pork Sausages have been awarded a Silver Banger award in the Speciality Pork Sausages category at British Sausage Week 2015. This year's theme was 'Sausages of Distinction'.
The Quality Food Awards 2015
We are delighted that our Caramelised Red Onion Pork Sausages have been awarded a Commended in the Sausages category at The Quality Food Awards 2015. We had a fantastic evening and already can't wait for next year!
The Grocer New Product Awards 2015
We are OVER THE MOON that we have won again this year!
Rewarding outstanding innovation for food and drink products, our Perfect Cumberland Sausages have been awarded in the Meat Products category for our signature use of the best cuts of quality British pork and a careful balance of pink and green peppercorns, making a properly peppery sausage.
The award follows a two-stage judging process. An initial consumer test involves tasting and rating the product on a number of key measurements including taste and texture. This is followed by a further product evaluation by an expert panel.
Why did we win?
“debbie&andrew's are becoming a familiar and well respected brand....expected to be top quality.
A thick, meaty and juicy sausage with the high level of seasoning expected from a Cumberland variant.”
"Very juicy" with minimal fat and "top quality meat", showed little shrinkage after cooking and more than matched the rustic, high end positioning suggested by the packaging. The percentage of 'definite' buyers increased after trial, and purchase frequency was well above the category average.
Quality Food Awards 2014
debbie&andrew’s are celebrating after their Sicilian Pork Sausages, Perfect Cumberland Sausages and Beef, Green Chilli and Lime Meatballs have all been Highly Commended in the prestigious Quality Food Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Renowned throughout the industry for their rigorous and stringent judging process, the Quality Food Awards are judged by a 50-strong panel of respected food experts from across the industry. The judging panel including experts from the industry - including chefs, food photographers, food writers and food technologists, look at every aspect of a product, including great flavours, high quality ingredients, excellent value and outstanding packaging.
British Sausage Week 2014
We are over the moon that our Perfect Cumberland Sausages have been awarded a Golden Banger award in the Traditional Sausage Category in the British Sausage Week 2014 competition: ‘Celebrating the Great British Banger’!
The Grocer New Product Awards 2014
Our Perfect Pork Sausages have been awarded a Grocer New Product Award in the Chilled Meal Centres category! The award follows a two-stage judging process. An initial consumer test involves tasting and rating the product on a number of key measurements including taste and texture. This is followed by a further product evaluation by an expert panel! A tough one! Our Beef Green Chilli and Lime Meatballs were also a Finalist.
Great Taste Award 2014
debbie&andrew’s Perfect Pork Sausages have received a new gold star Great Taste award, confirming what the brand’s fans have been saying all year – that its Perfect Pork Sausages absolutely live up to their name. This star award is just the latest for Perfect Pork which currently also holds a Quality Food Award as the best sausage in its category!
The judges commented, 'The herbs are subtle and the balance of flavours is good. The eat is juicy and pleasant and the casings are tender. A nice moist and meaty sausage - succulent and well flavoured, with a good balance between the pork and the herbs."
Pig and Poultry Awards Shortlist 2014
We were shortlisted in the Brand Identity category, due to 'connecting the animals’ environment and the company’s past. Debbie and Andrew’s has modernised and revitalised the brand, which has excellent and appealing attributes." The judge’s loved our cookbook – all three took a copy home with them after Judging Day!
Quality Food Awards 2013
debbie&andrew’s Perfect Pork Sausages won at the Quality Food Awards 2013! What's great about these awards is that they're the most prestigious awards for food and drink products on sale in UK grocery stores. The judging process is incredibly robust and impartial, taking every aspect into account, rewarding great flavours, high quality ingredients, excellent value and outstanding packaging.
One delighted judge called it an ‘incredibly well-executed traditional sausage” and most of his colleagues were just as impressed, with one commenting that “the sausage meat is really well flavoured and the seasoning is perfectly balanced”
Other judges described the sausages as “juicy and succulent with a well balanced flavour” and “great value for money as they are excellent quality and have a really high meat content”. Clearly, these are people with extremely good taste. If you haven't already, get yourself down to Sainsbury’s and try some!