Hot Smoked scoops three awards at the Gift of the Year Awards 2019
A South West company, Hot Smoked, has been awarded three Gift of the Year Awards at this year’s awards ceremony held at the NEC in February. Specialising in food smoking and bbq equipment, the company sells a range of starter gift packs designed to introduce bbq’rs to using wood smoke flavour in their outdoor cooking.
The winning kit, a BBQ Hot Smoking Kit which retails for £25, won both the Food & Drink and Garden & Outdoor award categories and was also awarded the overall Judge’s Choice Gift of the Year 2019. The kit has all you need to experiment with hot smoking flavours and techniques on a bbq and includes three natural wood chips flavours, a stainless steel smoker box, spicy BBQ rub and a 24 page recipe booklet.
Packed by hand at the company’s base in Devon, the gift kit features eco friendly packaging, strong presentation and lots of helpful information and its unique, innovative approach was praised by the judges. Hot Smoked was also shortlisted in the Garden and Outdoor Category with its Exotic Woods Collection, an introduction to more unusual wood flavours from around the world.
Run by The Gift Association the Gift of the Year Awards are an established event in the retail calendar with over 1100 entrants and success at the awards has been ‘life changing’ for previous winners. Amongst the judging panel were representatives from across the retail landscape including John Lewis, Sherriffs Foods, Scotts and Co, Beales, The Royal Mint, Handpicked, the Retail Gazette and specialist retail and buying consultants.