MARLENKA Enterprises is among the Great Taste winners of 2021
September 28, 2021

MARLENKA Enterprises is among the Great Taste winners of 2021

We did it again! 

MARLENKA Honey Cake with Walnuts, Honey Nuggets and Gluten-Free Honey Cake with Walnuts, have been awarded a 1-star by Great Taste, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet. Out of 5,383 products worldwide to receive a Great Taste 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade on Tuesday 21 September, Honey Cake with Walnuts, Honey Nuggets and Gluten-Free Honey Cake with Walnuts will now be able to display the unmistakable black and gold logo, a stamp of excellence that is recognised by retailers and consumers alike.


Here are the comments from the judges:

"This is visual feast for the eyes. It has a great balance of sweetness and flavour. It has a light but chewy texture that cuts well - truly delicious. The layers are intricate and the honey delicate and the decoration complements the flavour and visual appeal."

"How beautiful - so cleverly and patiently made! It is very sweet but the honey really comes through and the bitterness from the walnuts helps balance this. A lovely example of a honey and walnut cake."

"This is a stunning cake to look at. It cuts very well to reveal distinct and even layers throughout. Very light and moist - lovely clean flavour. Not claggy. Very moreish. The balance of sweetness is perfect. The walnuts offering up savoury notes. The taste of this cake has met our expectations from its appearance. Delicious. The fact that is is also GF is even more impressive because you have retained lightness and the flour used isn't too gritty.  A lovely example of this cake."

"These are delightful and unusual. They look like chocolate truffles, but they have a distinctive and different taste, partly thanks to the honey but also the subtle spicing which hints at Eastern origin. They have a lovely melting quality and the filling is really creamy and again subtle."

Vince Moucha, Managing Director explains: “This is a fantastic result, and I would like to say a big thank you to our Headquarters in the Czech Republic and my teams here in the UK for all of their hard work, dedication and efforts continually throughout the year, ensuring the highest quality of all MARLENKA products. We are very grateful for being recognized by Guild of Fine Food as an outstanding producer of our honey based sweet treats and thanks to our consistency and passion for our work and products, we have been able to keep the superior taste and quality of MARLENKA honey cakes over the years.”


The Great Taste award-winning MARLENKA products are now available from our online Cake Shop at our website


September 2021


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Facts and figures about Great Taste 2021:

  • Established in 1994, Great Taste is organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers
  • 14,113 different products were entered in 2021 from 108 countries
  • 355 judges blind-tasted this year’s entries, including; Joanna Blythman, investigative journalist and food writer, cook, writer, stylist and voice of modern vegetarian cooking, Anna Jones, author, Olia Hercules, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion and restaurateur, food writer and cook, Xanthe Clay, presenter, author and tutor, Steven Lamb, baker and author, Martha Collison, and Kavi Thakrar from Dishoom, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Partridges
  • Socially distanced judging took place over 86 days at four venues including Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset and the Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1