Winners of the 2015 awards

presented by Antony Worrall Thompson on 22nd April 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians in London

Click here for the presentation speech; Click here for details of the 2015 judges;Click here for the 2015 shortlist

 

The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live

 

Winner

Kirsty's

 

Kirsty's GF & DF Beef Lasagne with a
Rich Bolognese Sauce

'A gluten-free and dairy-free lasagne – now that is something!'
'A very herby and slightly spicy, well-balanced beef lasagne with an appetising aroma and perfect appearance – you would never even have noticed that it was dairy-free.'
'The gluten-free pasta has a good texture – not hard to do, but not always achieved!'

 

Highly Commended

Booja-Booja Chilled Chocolate Truffle Selection

'The first freefrom chilled truffle I've seen – comes so much closer to that wonderful soft creaminess of a traditional fresh truffle.'
'Some really fun and unusual flavours which work surprisingly well in combination with cocoa.'

Gluten Free Uprising Shortcrust Pastry

'Wow – a gluten and dairy-free ready-to-roll pastry! Not particularly ‘short’ but has a very nice texture and it manages to hold its shape – really hard to do in gluten-free pastry.' 'Bakes to a pleasing golden colour, and really useful that it works well in both savoury and sweet recipes.'

PureBred Pancake Mix  

'A nice, convenient innovation; the texture-improving bamboo fibre content is unusual too.'
'A little on the sweet side, but fun that it comes ready to mix with water in its own little bottle.' 'Wonderfully flexible – by just adding differing amounts of water to your bottle you can make thicker or thinner pancakes!”

 

Commended

Farabella Fresh (Stabilised) Pasta Orechiette 

'Lovely to see a new, sophisticated shape in freefrom fresh pasta!' ' Rustic, looks homemade, very pretty and tastes great.'

Mash Direct Vegetable Burgers with Spring Greens

'Lovely fresh vegetable burgers – no beans!' 'The manufacturers have really captured the vegetable flavours, and I just love the inclusion of the spring greens.'

Sweet Goodness SOLOaf 

'OK – so it tastes a bit like cake but what amazing convenience to have your bread in a packet, cookable in minutes in a microwave!' 'How did they do that?... Very innovative product – a bit over moist and cakey but I am sure they could improve it. But even as it is, what a useful product to have in the store cupboard or for travelling.'

You can buy many of the winning products in our Amazon shop.

 

Individual Categories:

The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live

Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Oakland International

  1. Breakfast foods – Sponsored by Tesco

  2. Breads – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
  3. Store cupboard – Sponsored by Sainsbury's
  4. Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Limited
  5. Raw Foods and superfoods – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics
  6. ‘Food to go’ and food for vending machines –Sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network
  7. Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by Udi's
  8. Meaty & Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by Genon Laboratories
  9. Veggie ready meals – Sponsored by Goodness Direct
  10. Foods suitable for treenut and peanut allergics – Sponsored by Wellaby's
  11. Foods designed for children – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy
  12. Tea Time! – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
  13. Desserts and puddings – Sponsored by Romer Labs UK
  14. Confectionery and chocolate – Sponsored by FreeFrom Heaven
  15. Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free etc – Sponsored by Holland & Barrett
You can buy many of the winning products in our Amazon shop.

 

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