Over 100 Great Taste Awards!

The Great Taste Awards, from The Guild of Fine Food, are known as the Oscars of food and drink. Across the country, foodies trust the iconic Great Taste stars as a guiding light when exploring the world of artisan food and drink.
 
In 2020, Shortbread House again won more Great Taste Awards than any other Scottish shortbread bakery with a further 10 awards. This brought their total to over 100 awards.
 
 

Some of The Great Taste Awards Winners:

 

Original Recipe Shortbread Biscuits

Winners of a 2* Great Taste Awards in 2019 and 1* Great Taste Awards in 2020 and 2018.

 

Original Shortbread Recipe from the Shortbread House of Edinburgh
 
"Crispy bite with melt in the mouth texture. Carefully balanced sugar to be sweet enough to be deeply satisfying, with the butter adding richness and creaminess. A really comforting and delicious shortbread."
 

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Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés

Fennel and Chilli

 Winners of the coveted Golden Fork Award for best Scottish product alongside a 3* Great Taste Awards 2021, 2020 and 2019.

 

Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés with Fennel and Chilli"Wonderful bake - deep and golden, fantastically crisp. Bold cheese flavour followed by the fennel seeds and then the heat. These sablés are beautifully balanced with all the flavours shining brightly. Elegant and the perfect size, an exquisite accompaniment to cocktails. Cleverly made and utterly delicious."
 
  
  
 

Shortbread Biscuits with Macadamia Nut

 Winners of a 1* Great Taste Awards in 2021, 2020 and 2019.

 

Shortbread biscuits with macadamia nuts

"Attractive dinky rustic shortbread with distinct aroma from the macadamia nuts.  Very short crisp crunchy texture. The flavour is excellent with the macadamia nut balancing the sweetness of the shortbread to produce a very enjoyable shortbread."

 

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Sweet Oatie Biscuits with Chocolate Chips

Winners of a 1* Great Taste Awards in 2020, 2019 and 2018.

 

Sweet Oatie Biscuits with chocolate chips

"Very diddy-looking biscuit, well baked with discernible craggy oats and a good snap on cutting. Lovely oatie but crisp texture with the right amount of sweetness. The chocolate and coconut work well with the butteriness of the biscuit."

 

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 Full List of Awards

2021
3* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Fennel and Chilli
1* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Cumin
1* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Original
1* Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Shortbread with Macadamia Nuts
1* Lemon Shortbread Bites
2020
3* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Fennel and Chilli
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Cumin
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Original
2* Shortbread with Aromatic Lavender
1* Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Shortbread with Macadamia Nuts
1* Shortbread with White Chocolate & Hazelnut
1* Lemon Shortbread Bites
1* Shortbread with Spiced Salted Caramel
1* Sweet Oatie Biscuits with Chocolate Chips
 
2019
3* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Fennel and Chilli
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Cumin
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Original
2* Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Harrods All-Butter Salted Hazelnut Praline Shortbread
1* Shortbread with Peppermint Bark
1* Shortbread with Aromatic Lavender
1* Shortbread with Macadamia Nuts
1* Shortbread with Hazelnut and White Chocolate
1* Sweet Oatie Biscuits with Chocolate Chips
 
2018
3* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Original
2* Shortbread with Aromatic Lavender
2* Shortbread with Hazelnut and White Chocolate
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés with Cumin
1* Lemon Bites
1* Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Harrods All Butter Shortbread
1* Sweet Oatie Biscuits
1* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Fennel and Chilli
 
2017
2* Salted Hazelnut Shortbread
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Original
2* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Fennel and Chilli
1* Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés - Cumin
1* Lemon Bites
1* Original Bites
1* Original Recipe Shortbread Fingers
1* Shortbread with Aromatic Lavender
1* Chocolate Pearl Shortbread
1* Shortbread with Hazelnut and White Chocolate
1* Oaties with Chocolate Chips
 
2016
1* Gold Award Macadamia Nut Shortbread
1* Gold Award Lemon Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Heather Honey Oaties
 
2015
1* Gold Award Traditional Recipe Bites
1* Gold Award Shortbread Minis with Macadamia Nuts
1* Gold Award Traditional Lemon Bites
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Bites
 
2014
2* Gold Award Lemon Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Macadamia Nut Shortbread
1* Gold Award Harrods Shortbread
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
1* Gold Award Oatie Biscuits with Chocolate Chip
 
2013
1* Gold Award Original Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Lemon Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Choc Chip Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
1* Gold Award Oatie Bites
 
2012
1* Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Gold Award Macadamia Nut Shortbread
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2011
1* Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread Bites
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2010
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits with Chocolate Chips
1* Gold Award Whisky Cake
 
2009
2* Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Gold Award Chocolate & Orange Shortbread
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2008
1* Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Gold Award Chocolate & Orange Shortbread
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2007
1* Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
1* Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2006
Gold Award Chocolate & Orange Shortbread
Bronze Award Dundee Cake
 
2005
Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
Silver Award Stem Ginger Shortbread
Bronze Award Chocolate & Orange Shortbread
Bronze Award Festive Shortbread
 
2004
Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits with Chocolate Chips
Silver Award Dundee Cake
Bronze Award Original Recipe Shortbread
Bronze Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2003
Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
Silver Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
2002
Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
Gold Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
Bronze Award Stem Ginger Shortbread
Bronze Award Chocolate & Orange Shortbread
 
2001
Gold Award Chocolate & Orange Shortbread
Silver Award Stem Ginger Shortbread
Silver Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
Bronze Award Original Recipe Shortbread
 
2000
Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
Gold Award Stem Ginger Shortbread
Bronze Award Sweet Oatie Biscuits
 
1998
Gold Award Stem Ginger Shortbread
Silver Award Chocolate Chip Oaties
Bronze Award Original Recipe Shortbread
 
1996
Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
 
1994
Gold Award Original Recipe Shortbread
 
Please note:
1* Awards were introduced in 2007.
The Great Taste Awards were held every 2 years up to the year 2000.