ICELAND LUXURY MINCE PIES, from BBF, have been awarded a Gold Q in the Quality Food Awards 2016

Iceland Luxury Mince Pies, produced by BBF, have won gold in the 37th Quality Food Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 10th November.

Iceland Luxury Mince Pies incorporate an all butter pastry, with a luxurious fruity Mincemeat, blending pieces of Bramley apple, sweet vine fruits, festive spices, warming brandy and a splash of Kentish Cider. The product will be available in Iceland stores across the UK this Christmas. "We are delighted to have won the Gold Christmas Quality Food Award", said Jonathan Lill, CEO at BBF, "We strive to ensure our Mince Pies are made using the most premium ingredients, and feedback from our customers is extremely positive, we are glad the judges thought so too."

Organised by Metropolis Business Media, group publisher Helen Lyons comments, "Now in its 37th year, these prestigious awards are perfect for small and large producers alike."

"What sets us apart is the impartiality and rigour of the judging process, which rightly sits at the heart of everything we do - it means people buying products with the Q Mark know they are choosing the best in the market."

Over 85 QFA categories range from ambient, through chilled and frozen products; seasonal goods; hot and cold beverages; meals, snacks and confectionary; sweet and savoury items – and all winners will be able to benefit from the high-powered marketing opportunity.

Sponsors for the QFA Awards include leading food packaging manufacturer provider Graphic Packaging International, Invest NI and Bwyd a Diod Cymru/ Food and Drink Wales and NFU Mutual.