Silver Tongue Foods Dominates 2024 Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards with 11 Medal Wins

13 April 2024: When the judging ended at the 2024 Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards, Silver Tongue Foods, from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, was a standout entrant taking home two champion titles as well as three gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Taking home the first gold medal and securing the title of Champion Baked Product (Savoury) was the sourdough cracker that started Kristina Kucan and Andy Tolson’s journey, who launched their business four years ago.

Aptly named ‘Fleur’ this cracker is hand baked in small batches and is adorned with fresh edible flowers that are pressed into the dough before baking, resulting in a unique, individual cracker with no two ever looking the same. The flower selection rotates depending on seasonality, making it a product that is completely unique to Silver Tongue Foods.

The second Champion title was awarded to their ‘Spiced Orange’ preserve which was awarded Champion Preserve (Sweet) after successfully being awarded gold in its category. Spiced Orange is a popular product for Silver Tongue Foods and is also hand crafted in small batches. It serves as the perfect accompaniment to cheese, while also enhancing the flavours of drinks and ice cream.

The final product to be awarded a gold medal was ‘Cowboy Kisses’ in the Savoury Preserves Category. These umami flavoured, candied jalapeno pickles are crunchy and spicy, showcasing the artistic talents of Co-Founders Kristina and Andy in combining flavours and textures that truly resonate.

Co-Founder Kristina Kucan, said that it was an honour to win at such a prestigious Royal event, particularly considering Tasmania’s reputation as home to some of the country’s finest artisan food producers.

“We entered the awards this year seeking formal feedback on our products to gauge our progress and we are honoured to have received the Champion titles in two categories.

“It is particularly meaningful that “Fleur” took the Champion (Savoury) title, as she was the first product we developed. We’ve been humbled by the positive feedback of this cracker, often featured as a special indulgence on grazing platters, both domestically and abroad.

“These awards come at a time when we have recently relocated into a larger premises in Chevallum, facilitating increased production and distribution of our product range,”Kristina said.

Summary of Awards – 2024 Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards

  • Champion – Baked Products Savoury – Fleur (Cracker/Biscuit)
  • Champion – Preserves Sweet – Spiced Orange (Spiced Pickled orange)
  • Gold – Baked Products Savoury – Fleur (Cracker/Biscuit)
  • Gold – Preserves Sweet (Other) – Spiced Orange (Spiced Pickled Orange)
  • Gold – Preserves (Savoury) – Cowboy Kisses (Candied Jalapenos Pickles)
  • Silver – Baked Products Savoury – Sweet Pink Peppercorn (Cracker/Biscuit)
  • Silver – Baked Products Savoury – Sea Salt (Cracker/Biscuit)
  • Silver – Preserves Sweet (Jams) – Raspberry & Jalapeno Jam
  • Bronze – Baked Products Savoury – Smoked Sea Salt (Cracker/Biscuit)
  • Bronze – Celery Seed (Cracker/Biscuit)
  • Bronze – Preserves Savoury (Chutney or Relish) – Tomato Relish

About Silver Tongue Foods

Silver Tongue Foods creates organic, sourdough lavosh crackers, and cracker condiments for people who value and enjoy small-batch, gourmet quality, wholesome foods. They are making a difference in the cracker industry by providing a clean and natural alternative that is as delicious as it is versatile.


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