Gold and silver awards for Co-operative own-brand products

June 01, 2012

The Co-operative Food has picked up four gold and two silver medals at the 2012 Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards.
The prestigious awards reward the most outstanding products in the own-label category, and this year received over 700 entries.
Gold medals were given out to three of The Co-operative’s premium Truly Irresistible products, including the Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake, Somerset Vintage Cheddar and Basil Infused Olive Oil, with silver medals being awarded to the Truly Irresistible Sea Salt and Chardonnay Wine Vinegar Flavour Crisps, and Cod & Chorizo Fishcakes.
The Co-operative’s Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice also received a gold award in the frozen ready meal category.
Kate Jones, Head of Product Development and Farms, The Co-operative Food, said: “We put a lot of effort into creating delicious, great-value own-brand products for our customers, so we’re delighted that this has been recognised at these prestigious awards.”

For further details of the products and local stores, shoppers can visit or call The Co-operative Customer Careline on (freephone) 0800 0686 727.

Additional Information:

Sweet Bakery - The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake - £2.20
With lemon flavour pieces and topped with poppy seeds - the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea.

Cheddar - The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Somerset Vintage Cheddar 300g - £2.89
Made in Somerset by the Clothier's to a 100-year-old family recipe. Slowly matured for typically 15 months before being selected for The Co-operative for its rich savoury flavour.

Mayonnaise & Oil - The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Basil Infused Olive Oil 250ml - £3.00
A blend of olive oils infused with fragrant basil.

Frozen Ethnic - The Co-operative Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice 400g - £1.99
Cooked marinated chicken pieces in a tikka masala sauce served with pilau rice.

Fish (Breaded) - The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Cod and  Chorizo Fishcakes 260g - £3.00
Norwegian line-caught cod and Icelandic line-caught smoked cod blended with mashed potato and roasted potato and chorizo coated in breadcrumbs.

Crisps - The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Sea Salt and Chardonnay Wine Vinegar Flavour Crisps 150g - £1.49
Locally cultivated, specially selected and hand-cooked on Tyrrells Court Farm in Herefordshire

Contact Information:

Eve Alexander
Senior Public Relations Officer
The Co-operative Group
Tel: 0161 827 5895