Best crisp winners
Potatoes NZ was proud to introduce the inaugural 2017 Crisp Tasting Competition.
It was judged by a group of wellrespected food professionals including head judge Niki Bezzant (President of Food Writers NZ), Kathy Paterson and Catherine Smith. Between them there was a great deal of experience in judging a range of food competitions such as the Cheese Awards, the Sausage Competition, Steak of Origin and the Outstanding Food Producers Awards, to name a few.
The competition was undertaken by blind-tasting across three competition sections: Kettle Fried Salted Crisp, Chicken-flavoured Crisp and Producer’s Choice. From this the highest scoring crisp was awarded the overall Supreme Winner Award.
Each category was tasted separately and judged according to the following criteria: Appearance, Flavour, Texture and Freshness. The crisps were judged out of a possible twenty points and the overall winner was then decided based on score totals and at the judge’s discretion.
The awards were presented at the Potatoes New Zealand Awards Dinner. Earlier that afternoon, conference delegates were invited to taste the entrants in the Kettle Fried Salted Crisps category, then vote for their favourite.
The Industry Choice winner (voted by the conference delegates) was… Bluebird Copper Kettle Sea Salt.