Jo Lock and Gwenda Ford of Blue Berrylicious.
Jo Lock and Gwenda Ford of Blue Berrylicious. Trevor Veale

Bronze medal as sweet as it gets

LOCAL gourmet food business Blue Berrylicious has tasted success with its first entry in a food show.

Competing against more than 70 companies in the Regional Food section of the 2011 Sydney Fine Food Show, its Blueberry Dessert Sauce won the bronze medal in the Sweet Sauces and Dessert Dressings category.

Owner Jo Lock said she and business partner Gwenda Ford had worked hard to build the business over the past three years and the medal was a great reward.

"We knew the sauce was good but it's nice to get the recognition," Mrs Lock said.

"It's the first time we've been in something like this so we only entered two products and the blueberry sauce won the medal."

Following this success, she said they now plan on entering other major food shows next year.

Mrs Lock said Blue Berrylicious specialised in all things berry using only local blueberries and raspberries cooked in small batches with no added colours or preservatives.

The business also aims to make a contribution to the community by giving 10% of its profits to women's drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

"So far we have donated $454," Mrs Lock said. "This amount will be updated monthly so you can see that little by little we can make a big difference."

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