Taste of Suffolk receives County Winner trophy at East of England Co-op's Producer of the Year' awards

Taste of Suffolk receives County Winner trophy at East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year’ awards

Posted: March 25, 2015   •   Posted in:


Taste of Suffolk receives County Winner trophy at East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year’ awards

Members and customers of the East of England Co-op voted in their thousands to nominate their county champions in the East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year Awards 2015 this January and February.

Last night (19th March) Suffolk County Winners, The Taste of Suffolk from Bury St Edmunds received the County Winner trophy from Terry Hunt, Editor of the East Anglian Daily Times at the Co-op’s annual Celebrating Local supplier supper.

This year a record-breaking 13,500 votes were cast by shoppers.

Lady Caroline said: “Each of the three finalists was very special –  The Taste of Suffolk, a traditional family butcher making really great sausages and cooked meats from local pigs.”

Suffolk Champion The Taste of Suffolk is run by Roger Simons who started helping out in his father’s butchers shop in Essex when he was just 8-years-old and began working full time in the family business when he was 15. Roger acquired The Taste of Suffolk four years ago and immediately began supplying the East of England Co-op with three sausage recipes: Pork and Honey, Pork and Bramley Apple and the ever popular Craske sausage – famous throughout Norfolk and which Taste of Suffolk has the exclusive rights to produce.

Roger said: “I was overwhelmed to top the polls in the customer votes and delighted that our products are enjoyed so much – so thanks to everyone who voted. Sourced Locally gives a great boost to businesses like ours and these awards help remind everyone of the amazing array of food and drink being produced on our doorstep here in East Anglia.”

Roger Simons received a commemorative plaque hand-crafted by the East of England Co-op’s stone masonry business H.L Perfitts of Diss.