SEVERAL businesses in Anglesey have been recognised in the Great Taste Awards 2023.

The awards are a food and drink accreditation scheme, after more than 500 judges took part in a blind test to rate the quality of food products, with feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers.

One Anglesey company won three stars, the top accolade, four companies won two stars for their products, and another company was awarded one star.

The Great Taste website said: "Great Taste offers a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service, that encourages confidence and commercial success for quality food & drink businesses.

"This in turn generates a greater awareness for products locally, regionally, nationally and internationally."

Here are all the Anglesey winners, listed with the product and the company:

3-star winners

  • Christmas Pwd Liqueur - Celtic Spirit Company

2-star winners

  • Espresso Martini - The 612 Bar
  • Halen Môn pure sea salt smoked over oak - The Anglesey Sea Salt Company (Halen Môn Sea Salt)
  • Pure sea salt with celery seeds - The Anglesey Sea Salt Company (Halen Môn Sea Salt)
  • House Blend - Cuffed-in Coffee LTD
  • Sumptuous Strawberry - Môn ar Lwy - Taste of Anglesey

1-star winners

  • Elderflower Gin Liqueur - Condessa Welsh Liqueurs

What do the stars mean?

Great Taste says that the products earning one star are "simply delicious" and they are "a food that delivers fantastic flavour – approximately 25% of entries will achieve this rating each year."

Those with two stars are "outstanding" and "above and beyond delicious – less than 10 per cent of entries will achieve this rating."

While those with three stars are "exquisite" and "extraordinarily tasty food and drink – around 2 per cent of products are awarded three stars each year. Don’t leave the shop without buying it!"