Pork and apple pasty wins a top food award
A pork and apple pasty has been crowned overall champion in the latest stop of a national food excellence tour.
The pasty, from Wellington's Tim Potter, Son and Daughter, triumphed over more than 130 entries at the BPEX Pork Product Excellence Awards which was held at Sandy Park in Exeter.
"I really can't believe it, this is by far the best result we've ever had," a delighted Tim Potter said. "We are renowned for our pasties, making and selling some 300-400 every week, so it was only right that we put them forward for evaluation.
"We've a number of different varieties including steak, steak and stilton and a new pork tikka pasty, which also picked up a bronze award. However, the pork and apple really hit the spot."
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BPEX, a division of the agriculture and horticulture development board, works to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of the English pig industry.
Its butchery and product development manager Keith Fisher said: "It was great to return to the South West and meet the region's butchers who did not fail to impress with a very high standard of pork products."