‘Oscars’ for tasty shop

Croots awards
Croots awards

SUCCESS continues to taste great for Duffield farm shop Croots — after it scooped two more prestigious awards.

For the shop, which is on Wirksworth Road, has won a pair of Great Taste awards for its traditional pork pie and its lemon oil.

The awards, which are run by the Guild of Fine Food, are regarded as the Oscars of the food and drink industry.

Croots’ winners were each awarded a one-star gold award by the judges, who included chefs, food writers and retailers.

Farm shop owner Steve Croot said: “We are thrilled. Both products are popular with our customers, and I’m delighted to hear that the judges agreed that they are special, and have given them the seal of approval.”

More than 7,400 products were entered into the awards. Less than a third got gold star status.

Last year, a Croots ale, Cow Juice Beer, won a gold star at the awards.