‘Fresh and zesty’ Rise blondie makes Great Taste judges smile


We won! We won! We are chuffed to bits to announce that Rise Bakery has been awarded a Great Taste Award for the second year in a row. We learned on Tuesday that our tempting White Chocolate, Orange and Coconut Blondie – our newest product – has picked up an illustrious gong from the Guild of Fine Foods. The judges loved the ‘fresh and zesty’ taste of our little golden cake bars, adding that the combination of ingredients ‘made them smile.’ And news of the award has certainly made us smile too, even more than usual! 

Andrea Eleuteri, our head baker who designed the blondie earlier this year said: 

‘Our staff, trainees and volunteers have worked so hard to deliver a consistently professional service this year, and being amongst the best food producers in the country for the second year in a row, means the world to us. We believe winning such a prestigious award inspires our trainees to strive for further excellence. It confirms our customers’ belief in us and help us drive sales to reinvest to help and support more vulnerable individuals.’

The blondie joins our Raspberry and White Chocolate Brownie as the second of Rise’s products to win a one star award, meaning judges have declared them both to be ‘simply delicious’. We couldn’t agree more. 

To give you a bit of background, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, the Great Taste Awards offer a prestigious badge of honour for the winners and a clear sign to consumers that they are choosing a high quality product. 

So how are we celebrating? Well, apart from dancing around the centre bragging to anyone who’ll listen, we thought we’d share the smiles with you, our wonderful customers, with a week-long flash sale. Just use the discount code BLONDIE* to receive 15% off your purchase of White Chocolate, Orange and Coconut Blondie boxes. 

*This discount code has no cash value but can be redeemed for 15% off any order
of Orange and Coconut blondies from our website. The code is subject to availability. 
This offer expires at 11.59pm on Thursday 31 August 2017. We reserve the right to
withdraw this promotion before this time/date.