Mousse au Chocolat noir and VIOGERM® wheat germ oil win accolades

24.06.2011 15:16

Superior Taste Award 2011

Hochdorf, 22 June 2011 – As a leading organisation, the International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) is dedicated to the evaluation, awarding of distinctions to and the promotion of high quality food and drink. HOCHDORF Nutrifood Ltd. submitted two products for the 2011 Awards. The Mousse au Chocolat noir and the VIOGERM® wheat germ oil received two Stars and one Star respectively.

At the International Taste & Quality Institute in Brussels a high quality jury comprising 120 recognised and independent chefs and sommeliers from all Europe taste and evaluate a wide range of products from the food sector. Every product submitted is assessed within its own category but not compared with other products. Sensory criteria are assessed, e.g. first impression, appearance, aroma, composition as well as taste and smell. Depending upon the number of points the products are awarded one, two or three Stars - or no Stars at all.

Successful products of HOCHDORF Nutrifood Ltd.

For the first time HOCHDORF Nutrifood submitted two products to the International Taste & Quality Institute in Brussels for evaluation - the newly developed Mousse au Chocolat noir and the VIOGERM® wheat germ oil. Both products received awards from the jury.

The fine Dessert Mousse au Chocolat noir was awarded two Stars. The specialist jury was impressed in particular with the appearance, texture and taste. The VIOGERM® wheat germ oil was awarded one Star. The high quality wheat germ oil scored with its appearance, taste and smell.

Superior Taste Award 2011

This year a total of 906 products were submitted to the jury for testing. 136 of these were awarded one Star, 381 two Stars and 144 three Stars. Products that were presented with the Superior Taste Award attract special attention worldwide as they have been tested and praised by leading, independent chefs and wine waiters.


Dr. Christoph Hug, Corporate Communications, HOCHDORF group, Tel: +41 (0)41 914 65 62 / +41 (0)79 859 19 23, christoph.hug(at)

The HOCHDORF Group, with headquarters in the town of Hochdorf in the canton of Lucerne, is one of Switzerland’s leading companies in the food sector and in 2010 generated consolidated gross sales of CHF 351.5 million (CHF 346.3 million in 2009) with a workforce of 377 (status as at: 31.12.2010) at three sites (Hochdorf/LU; Sulgen/TG; Medeikiai/ Lithuania). HOCHDORF develops, produces and markets functional ingredients as well as dairy and cereal-based speciality products for the food industry and the trade worldwide. HOCHDORF’s products, which are extracted from natural raw materials such as milk, or wheat germs, have been making a contribution towards the health and well-being of infants right up to senior citizens since 1895. The products are sold in approx. 80 countries.