Last November 2016, twenty-one Greek 'Extra Virgin Olive Oils' did won 'Great Taste Awards' in the UK. Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink, according to their website. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. More than 400 judges spent 49 days judging over 10,000 products in blind taste tests in various part of the UK. Only 878 foods did won 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards, so that is an especially great and tough achievement.
Sitia based Nutricreta company from Emmanouil Rodanakis won not one, but two of these two-star awards for it’s Organic Oleum of Sitia and Sitia Oleum Nature’s Gift, Koroneiki monovarietal extra virgin olive oil. Both from the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) region of Sitia, in East Crete. According to Manos Rodanakis these awards and other distinctions for their products give “us optimism and courage for more work,” so they can “continue producing quality products which will advertise our country and area of East Crete abroad and will raise the added value of our oil".
Observing the needs of the modern market the company made its way into the field of packaging and producing high quality olive oil, introducing as a result the brand name “NUTRICRETA”. They distribute excellent quality olive oil both to Greece and internationally, more info on their website “Nutricreta”.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil SITIA OLEUM with low acidity is slightly spicy with an intense fruity aroma and a balanced taste, unique for its golden green colour and its long lasting aftertaste.