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Coles leads at Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards

Coles Laurent breadThe 22nd Annual Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards recently recognised the cream of the crop in the Australian FMCG sector.

Coles bagged multiple awards with the Coles Finest Laurent Bakery range.

“Our charcoal brioche buns and olive batard received the prestigious gold medal in their categories. We also received a bronze medal for our baked ciabatta, sourdough baguette, and white sourdough Vienna. We are thrilled that Coles customers across Australia get to experience our fine bread. The Coles Finest range has really taken off much more than our expectations,” said Laurent Boillon, Laurent Bakery founder.

Gold awards were also given for the Coles Finest by Laurent Charcoal Brioche and the Coles Stone Baked Sourdough Olive Batard. Coles Stone Baked Ciabatta, Coles Finest by Laurent Sourdough Baguette and Coles Finest by Laurent White Sourdough Vienna received bronze medals.  The supermarket giant’s Half Leg Ham won a silver award and the Double Smoked Half Leg Ham bagged a bronze medal.

Fonterra Duck River Premium Butter; Lion Dairy & Drinks Burnie Heidi Farm Raclette; Lemnos Foods Lemnos Organic Haloumi were awarded with gold medals.

While in the seafoods category, Tassal took home the bronze medal for its Great Taylors Bay Sliced Smoked Salmon and Huon Reserve Whisky Cured Cold Smoked Salmon was declared the champion in the same category.

Brookfarm took home the gold medal for its Wild Berry Granola and silver for its Brothers Blend Explorer and Brothers Blend Entertainer nuts.

“It’s an exciting time at Brookfarm and we are really proud to have our new Wild Berry Granola recognised for its winning flavours,” said Pam Brook, founder and CEO Brookfarm. “We have always supported Australian farmers and to be able to support the local native foods industry in the Northern Rivers fits well into our company ethos of environment, community and real food.”

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