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Flavoured rapeseed oil producer creates perfect blend for Great Taste

Flavoured rapeseed oil producer creates perfect blend for Great Taste


A North Yorkshire family business that has created a range of British rapeseed oil-based products using its own farm-produced oil is celebrating a double win at the Great Taste Awards.


Charlie and Ivy's garlic, ginger and chilli, and garlic, oregano and balsamic bread dippers were both awarded a gold star at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards, and are the only ones from the North Yorkshire region to have gained accolades in the ‘Rapeseed Oil, plain and flavoured'category.


Often described as the ‘Oscars' of the food world, the prestigious Great Taste scheme is the world's largest and most trusted food and drink awards.


The bread dippers, made using a base of cold-pressed Yorkshire-produced rapeseed oil, have been developed for flavour and versatility, Charlie and Ivy's Jennie Palmer said.


She runs the business with farmer husband, Adam and the business is named after their young children.


"We have always concentrated on creating excellent flavour combinations to make people stop and think, ‘Wow, this is incredible', and we wanted to see whether our bread dippers could compete against some of the best out there.


"Having these stars from Great Taste is a huge achievement and we're so proud because everything we create is very personal to us in our family business."


Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the dippers can also be added to pasta, pizza and salads. A 200ml bottle costs £6 or a trio of the dippers can be bought for £14.


Jennie added: "This gives us a huge boost going forward as we can be confident in our flavour blends, because we know we like eating them but to have the validation from judges in one of the world's toughest food judging schemes is amazing."


Judges commented on the ‘stunning amber liquid gold' appearance of the garlic, ginger and chilli bread dipper and the versatility of the product which they said had a ‘really good balance of kick of chilli, freshness of ginger and sweetness from the garlic'.


They were impressed by ‘sweetness and measured acetic' and the ‘lasting flavour of the oregano' in the garlic, oregano and balsamic bread dipper.


There were 12, 366 products entered into Great Taste this year and only 35 percent of entries were accredited. 500 judges, comprised of judges, buyers, food writers and retailers, blind taste-tested the products between March and July.


Charlie and Ivy's is a stand-alone lifestyle brand that uses the rapeseed oil that Adam and Jennie produce for sister company, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, on the family farm near Malton, North Yorkshire.


In addition to their range of bread dippers, Charlie and Ivy's also produce mayonnaises, dressings, flavoured rapeseed oil and sell natural rapeseed oil.


The range is available online through selected stockists nationwide.




Photo:The award winning oils Great taste winning oils from Charlie & Ivy's


For more information or to arrange an interview with Adam or Jennie Palmer, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line: 01430 871360

Mobile: 07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Charlie and Ivy's, please, and see theirTwitter,Instagram,PinterestandFacebookpages.

  2. Adam and Jennie Palmer established Charlie and Ivy's as a lifestyle and gifting brand in 2014. All the products are made from a base of the award-winning rapeseed oil the family business Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, also owned by the Palmers, produces. Both businesses are based at North Breckenholme Farm in Thixendale, North Yorkshire. The 200-acre farm is also home to 600 breeding ewes.

  3. The complete Charlie and Ivy's range includes bread dippers, dressings, mayonnaises and rapeseed oil, with prices starting from £3.50. Each 200mlbread dipperbottle costs £6, or themed trios are available in a presentation box, costing £14. For more information on the full Charlie and Ivy's range, please

  4. All the rapeseed pressed for the Charlie and Ivy's range is grown on the farm or in the surrounding area on the chalky Wolds soil. The Natural Rapeseed Oil is cold-pressed once only which means no chemicals are used in the extraction of the oil from the seed, ensuring the best quality product is bottled. It contains half the saturated fat and 11 times the omega 3 of olive oil, as well as being a good source of omega 6 and 9. Charlie and Ivy's rapeseed oil is GM free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  5. To see a list of Charlie and Ivy stockists,

  6. For more information about Great Taste, please