Introducing our winner… Claire Tunnard!
Here at Pork Farms we are thrilled to announce our deserving winner, Claire Tunnard from Boston, Lincolnshire with her Thai inspired pork pie flavour which saw fantastic feedback at its first showcase!
Our nationwide competition, which attracted hundreds of entries from pork pie lovers across the UK, came to a glorious end as Claire triumphed over stiff competition in the finals. Claire’s Thai Pork, Lemongrass and Coconut pie competed against four other flavour suggestions in the final round to attract the most public votes in the ultimate pie fight!
Claire and her family headed down to the Robin Hood Game & Country Show in Newark last year to not only take the first taste of her unique pie but also ask the opinion of the show-going public – which was met with rave reviews!
Claire’s innovative and daring combination had many samplers pleasantly surprised, saying; “You would never think to put these ingredients together but it works really well and the lemongrass shines through in a subtle yet complimentary way.”
A very pleased and humbled Claire said: “Coming from a farming family we are major foodies and this competition really caught our eye. We honestly couldn’t believe it when we got the news that we had won!
“We decided to take our love of food and travel and come up with a flavour combination that incorporated flavours from around the world, giving a Thai twist to the traditional pork pie. Now we’ve tasted the pie, it’s absolutely delicious, the ingredients complement each other so well, and we’re really pleased!”
Complete with Pork Farms apron, chef’s cap and pies aplenty, Claire’s winning journey does not end here. Along with her farming family, Claire will receive a year’s supply of our renowned pie products and the knowledge that knowing her pork pie creation was a big hit! Huge congratulations to Claire, our pork pie connoisseur!