We’re delighted that our Soli brand, exclusive to Waitrose’ has just been crowned ‘Best Fresh Pasta supermarket range’ at the UK Italian Awards 2017.
The Waitrose ‘Soli’ range unanimously scored highest over the full criteria. Judges tasted the Aubergine, Mozzarella & Tomato Ravioli, Porcini Mushroom Ravioli and the Calabrian Sausage & Provolone Cheese Ravioli.
Supermarkets were invited to submit items from their range to be tested by an independent panel of judges. Products were graded against presentation, ease of preparation, quality ingredients and an authentic Italian taste.
The award was presented on Sunday 15th October at the third annual English Italian Awards at the Manchester Principal Hotel during a night of celebration for the best of the Italian hospitality industry in England.
Damian Shaw, Winterbotham Darby’s Commercial Director said, “We’re over the moon to have won this award. The ethos of the Soli brand was to bring exciting and delicious flavours to the UK consumer, with a range of pastas that were quick to prepare. The judges’ unanimous decision on the win, shows we hit the mark on all counts! Italian food still remains so popular in the UK, despite the availability of so many other cuisines. So to be voted the best is a fantastic accolade.”
Head to the website: www.italianawards.co.uk for a full list of finalists and winners for England.