Blackcurrant products contest
Since 2016, the International Blackcurrant Association organizes a “blackcurrant contest” every two years. Any company manufacturing traditional or innovative products with blackcurrants can take part in the contests.
Blackcurrant product contest 2018, Angers, France
The second blackcurrant contest in Angers has put much focus on innovation. The organizers have therefore established a partnership with the local Higher School of Agriculture. 35 students have thus worked on the development of new blackcurrant products. They had received basic ingredients from our partners: blackcurrant IQF (Windmill Hill Fruits) , blackcurrant juice (Nectars de Bourgogne), natural blackcurrant flavor (Austria Juice), blackcurrant pepper (Nectars de Bourgogne), blackcurrant puree (Fruits Rouges & Co), blackcurrant leaves (PMA 28). Out of these basics, they prepared an amazing range of 11 tasty and innovative products, only waiting for commercialization by a big transforming company.
Together with these products not yet available in the market, we have tasted and tested a range of already existing products. They came from the Cassissium (France), La Piautre (France), MacKays Scottish Preserves (United Kingdom), Radnor Preserves (United Kingdom), Rocks (United Kingdom), White Heron Drinks (United Kingdom) and Windmill Hill (United Kingdom).
Drinks (Cassis, cordials, juices)
Blackcurrant product contest 2016, Ashford, United Kingdom
18 companies from 6 different countries participated in this first contest: Beneseed (Japan), Cassismanufaktur (Germany), Cassissium (France), Eric Méot (France), Klaus Brems (Germany), Lindemans (Belgium), MacKays Scottish Preserves (United Kingdom), Marmelure et Confitade (France), Naturège (France), Nectars de Bourgogne (France), Radnor Preserves (United Kingdom), Thatchers (United Kingdom), Trénel (France), Vitality (New Zealand), Voelkel (Germany), White Heron Drinks (United Kingdom), Windmill Hill Fruits (United Kingdom), Yeo Valley (United Kingdom)