'RAW creamed honey with bee propolis', a Stilton and walnut quiche and 'Boquerones marinated anchovies' were among the Oxfordshire winners at this year's UK Great Taste awards.

A 'six seed bread flour', 'rhubarb punch loose leaf tea pyramids' and a smooth vanilla fudge made in the county also won in the awards this week.

In total, 54 products from 17 Oxfordshire businesses won titles from the 'food accreditation scheme'.

Among them were Berinsfield's Spanish food specialists Delicioso, run by Kate Shirley-Quirk;, Wantage's traditional Wessex flour mill and national shop chain Whittard of Chelsea, which has its headquarters in Witney.

Fiona Pinhol of Didcot, trading as Dorabella, won four awards for her cakes and puddings; Trevor Mayor of East Hanney took two for his spices and seasonings and Andrew Salsbury won four for his Indigo Valley tea and coffee.

All the local winners will now go through to a national final ceremony in London on Sunday, September 2, where a Great Taste 2018 Supreme Champion will be announced.

In total, a record breaking 12,634 products were entered in the 2018 contest, with just 4,653 of those winning gongs from this year's judges who included MasterChef champion Kenny Tutt and 'eco chef' Tom Hunt.

Gatineau and Fino olive oil, both of Summertown; natural honey company Pavitra, the White Rabbit Pizza Company and the Cotswold Fudge Company also took awards, as did Womersley Vinegars, Ross & Ross Food, SaltPig Curing Company and STar on Top Pudding Shop.