Lunenburg’s GLO McNEILL Wins “Recipe to Riches”!!!

Posted: December 15, 2011


So incredible to have an awesome lady from Canada's East Coast take the victory on Recipe to Riches!

We made no bones about supporting our entire Maritime contingent (see post) and will proudly say now - if there could only be one winner - we're thrilled she's from Atlantic Canada!!!

We look forward to meeting up with Glo McNeill in the New Year - have a cup of tea in her kitchen in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia and chat about how sweet her life has become since winning with her sweet and delicious Luscious Lemon Pudding.

We've just added the award winning recipe to our Holiday Collection so check that out by clicking here and be sure to see Glo's Cool People Profile while you're on the site - in which she shares why she's at home here in NOVA SCOTIA click here for that


Glo McNeill's post victory tweet to me

What follows is the official press release regarding Glo's victory...



Receives Largest Cash Prize in Canadian Reality TV History

TORONTO, December 15, 2011 – Lunenburg-based 82-year-old Glo McNeill’s Luscious Lemon Pudding has earned her the coveted grand prize on Food Network Canada’s newest competitive reality series, Recipe to Riches, as revealed in the emotional season finale that aired Wednesday night.  Having received the highest number of votes from Canadians, Glo takes home the grand prize of $250,000, the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.

“Winning the Recipe to Riches grand prize is truly a dream come true for me and I can’t thank Canadians enough for giving me their vote,” says Glo McNeill, Recipe to Riches winner.  “It’s an honour to have proven that seniors can truly move mountains when given the opportunity.”

Pitted against fellow category winners Jacqui Keseluk (Cakes) of Fall River, Nova Scotia; John Grass (Appetizers) of Riverview, New Brunswick; Melaney Gleeson-Lyall (Savoury Pies) of Burnaby, BC; Rosy Soobrattee (Frozen Treats) of Milton, Ontario; and Robert Luft (Entrees) of Vancouver, BC, Glo and her Luscious Lemon Pudding won the hearts and taste buds of Canadians.  Glo’s winning recipe, along with all other category winners’ recipes, have been developed into President’s Choice® products and are currently available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country.

Canadians voted for their favourite finalist during three days of intense online voting at and chose Glo McNeill to take home the $250,000 grand prize and truly make the journey from recipe to riches.  Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition was judged by a panel of experts including Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director of Janes Family Foods.  Making a special appearance as a guest judge was Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited.

Living with her husband in a heritage home in historic Lunenburg, Glo is not only a talented baker but also an avid painter, poet and barbershop singer.  The recipe for her Luscious Lemon Pudding is inspired by her childhood in post-war England and the happy memories that thoughts of her mom’s lemon curd still evoke

To keep tabs on what Canadians are saying about Recipe to Riches, check out the Recipe to Riches page on Facebook at or follow @RecipetoRiches on Twitter.  To taste Glo’s Lusicious Lemon Pudding, please visit select Loblaw banner stores across the country to purchase President’s Choice® Luscious Lemon Pudding Cakes, inspired by Glo’s winning recipe.

Viewers who missed the season finale of Recipe to Riches can tune in to see it again on Saturday, December 17th at 8pm ET/PT on Global TV or watch it online starting tomorrow at


  1. congratulations on winning the recipe to riches glo, a well deserved award to a fellow nova scotian.have a wonderful merry christmas and happy new year to you and your family.

    Comment by jessie king — December 15, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

  2. Congratulations Glo!! Watched the full season of Recipe to Riches. Being a Nova Scotian I already knew there were some darn good cooks- so happy for you. Your lemon pudding is truly delicious ( I manged to try all the entries- wanted to make an informed decision, after all! ) One of your judges ( Dana) is an acquaintance I met at a mutual friend's candle party. Hope you enjoy your success- it must feel amazing!! Sunday drives from Halifax always included Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg- fond memories. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!

    Comment by Linda Morrow — December 15, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

  3. We will of course check our Glo's

    Comment by Francesca Cox — December 15, 2011 @ 7:32 pm


    This was a GREAT CANADIAN SHOW to watch from start to SPECTACULAR finish.

    I LOVED this Lemon Pudding Cake. Either I will try to make my own version of it and fail miserable or I will make sure its ALWAYS in my freezer and serve it on special occasions ( or just eat lot while watching a movie on a Friday night) When my friends ask what it is and where I got it: I WILL PROUDLY tell them it's From Recipe's to Riches and that it came from GLO MCNEILL!!!

    Comment by Jeffrey Pryce — December 18, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

  5. I just have to tell Glo that I shared some of this dessert with my 89 year old mother; she makes a very labour intensive version of this pudding that I wouldn't even attempt and she couldn't believe how good it was ; whenever I have to take dessert to a gathering I usually go to my local Super Store here in " Winterpeg " and pick some up; everyone raves about it and I always make sure to give Glo all the credit; way to go Glo !!!

    Comment by debbie hurrell — January 6, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

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