What is Great Taste Award?

I’m sure you have heard of and seen the Great Taste Award badge on food products while doing your weekly shop, or when perusing among the dusty jars at the back of your cupboards. But what really does Great Taste Award mean? Great Taste is the worlds largest and most trusted food and drink awards (GFF, 2020). Is it where small artisan producers have the opportunity to enter into the accreditation scheme for their product to be recognised as high quality and evidently, great taste. When we receive a product which is Great Taste Award certified, we can be assured that the product has gone through rigorous tasting stages by judges with experienced palates. Although Great Taste Award products are great for the producers themselves, the real winner is the end customer as they have the opportunity to enjoy the quality assured products.

Great Taste Award at Baskets Galore

10 years ago we decided it was time to celebrate the skills of the micro producers of the British and Irish Isles ourselves and develop a range of Great Taste Award gift hampers, so our customers could sample the high quality foods themselves. Over the years our gift hampers have been redeveloped and innovated continually so we always have the best products inside. This winter, we decided to take the opportunity to redefine what Great Taste Award meant to us at Baskets Galore. When updating the Great Taste Award hampers in 2021, we redefined exactly what products went inside. Although our gift hamper range is titled Great Taste Award, not all of the products within hold this badge. However they are of extremely high quality, tried and tested by us!

As we have been developing hampers for 20 years, we understand the importance and value of quality, and we believe we have judged all the products accordingly to only include the best for you, our customers.

Our Great Taste Award gift hampers are rated by a systematic scheme, following Scandium, Cerium, Erbium, Chrome, Titanium, Bronze, Silver, Sovereign and Gold. As the hampers increase in price we add more products to the hamper. But worry not, our lower priced gift hampers never skimp on the quality of produce inside. All of our hampers combine a mix of sweet and savoury treats packed within, creating an amalgamation of flavours the recipient will be wowed by!

The four lower priced Great Taste Award Hampers, that being the Scandium, Cerium, Erbium and Chrome would be more suitable for an individual as they include a smaller number of products. The price of these hampers range from £60 to £75.The Great Taste Award Titanium, Bronze, Silver, Sovereign and Gold gift hampers would be more suitable for a small group of people like a family sharing, they are particularly popular at Christmas time when people join together and indulge in moments of luxury.

My Favourites

My personal favourite hampers are the Bronze, priced at £90 and the Gold, priced at £140. I love how the medals designated to these hampers are reflected in the colour scheme to tie the gift together. Of course if you wanted to upgrade the hampers, you can add on two bottles of wine, smoked salmon and ham, both wine and fresh meat, or four bottles of wine.

Great Taste Award Bronze


Great Taste Award Gold

What’s so special about our Great Taste Award gift hampers is that they are suitable for any occasion, whether that be birthday, thinking of you, or congratulations thanks to the versatility of products within. To make your gift that little bit more special, we add a themed gift card with a personalised message from you, and a ribbon specific to the occasion if there is one.

Check out our full range of Great Taste Award gift hampers here.