Our fabulous member, New Forest Shortbread, was recently awarded gold by the Great British Food Awards for their delicious All Butter Original Shortbread.

With a score of 14/15 in the sweet biscuit category, the panel were not only impressed by the taste and texture, but also the small business’s sustainability efforts.

“If you are looking for the perfect shortbread biscuit, make sure that New Forest are your first point of call. From the lovely packaging, which is recyclable and biodegradable, to the perfect number of biscuits, you will not be disappointed. It is not just the Scots that make good shortbread! These were the right size for your mid-morning cuppa. Order yours now.” – Great British Food Awards panel

Making their melt-in-the-mouth, artisan products right here in the heart of our national park – New Forest Shortbread is passionate about their local surroundings, the wonders of the New Forest and the natural world beyond. Inspired by the nature they live and work amongst, they’re truly committed to protecting the environment.

The winning entry, a buttery traditional shortbread with a rich golden bake and dairy aromas, will now be regarded as one of the very best products available within the UK’s exciting food and drink sector in 2023.

Of the win, Tracy Thew at New Forest Shortbread said: “We are really thrilled to have won Gold in these prestigious awards! It’s so lovely to have been recognised in the sweet biscuit category. The team and I are chuffed to bits!”

About the Great British Food Awards

Launched in 2014 to celebrate the very best artisanal produce in the UK’s food and drink industry, the Great British Food Awards are proud to have an array of food industry icons on its judging roster. From food critics such as William Sitwell to renowned chefs such as Michelin-starred Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux Jr, Great British Food Award-winners can be confident that their winning items truly are among the very best the country has to offer.

We’d like to extend our congratulations to Tracy and the brilliant team at New Forest Shortbread. We’re big fans of the products ourselves, and can’t think of a more worthy winner.

Look no further for your shortbread needs. Order yours now in time for Christmas.