Winners of the 2017 awards

Presented by Antony Worrall Thompson on 28th March 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in London

Click here for details of the 2017 judges; Click here for the 2017 shortlist.

For where to buy all of this year's winners, see here.

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Gold - Beer



Bellfield Brewery Bohemian Pilsner

Strong aroma, good distribution, nicely bitter and not too fizzy – good!  Floral –  light amber colour – very refreshing –  good after taste.’



Green's Dubbel Ale

‘Very dark with a hint of a rich aroma. Rich, rounded taste – deceptively  mild but with a strong alcohol hit. Good mouthfeel – typical Belgian dubbel.’

Gold - Savoury Snacks


Most Marvellously Munchable Multiseed Crackers with Cracked Black Pepper & Sea Salt Flakes

Silver – Beer

Autumn Brewing Company Pilsner Lager

'Inviting nose; bright,  zesty, refreshing.   Good with a slice lime or orange.' 'Not too sharp, clean taste,  crisp easy drinking, innovative.' 


'Nice, happy nose; light, fruity, bright and tangy – refreshing.' 'Light and bright, clean tasting, well balanced and hoppy without being too fizzy.'

Estrella Daura Marzen

'Lovely malty flavour, slips down very easily!' 'Strong, malty... excellent'.

Green's Tripel Ale

'Smells a touch like popcorn. Good mouth feel but a touch bland; leans towards a lager style. A clear golden light brown.'

Stringer's Outlook Dark

'Liquorice... Love the depth – slightly sweet but l like it.' 'Roasted chocolate / coffee bean; nice lightly bitter roasted notes. Good length – very drinkable.'   

Bronze – Beer

Bellfield Brewery Lawless IPA

'Great colour and aroma. Delicious taste like a Brewdog style beer – would be hard to tell that it was gluten-free.'

St Peter's Dark G-Free

'A clear dark brown. Lightly roasted, salty notes. This is a traditional bitter ale.'

Stringer's Outlook Pale Ale

'Really bright and slightly fruity (apples) – quite too sharp. Good body and mouthfeel.'

Silver – Savoury Snacks

Honeyrose Bakery Kale & Spiced Nut Toast, Organic & Gluten Free

'Really unusual toasts – lovely flavours. Crispy - delicious.'

The Raw Fix Spicy Tomato Crisps

'What a novel idea! Lovely intense tomato flavour - if a little chewy!'

Wellaby's Simple Bakes Smoky BBQ

'Crisp, flavoursome, smoky – great that they are baked rather than fried. Tasty.'

Bronze – Savoury Snacks

Granovita Organic Tomato & Rocket Pâté  

'Good flavour – excellent with a beer. Pleasant texture and unusual combination of flavours.'

Keogh’s Dubliner Cheese & Onion Potato Crisps

'Classic cheese and onion. Good strong flavours - great with a pin of lager!'

Individual Categories:

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  1. The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live
  2. No Top 14 – Sponsored for 2017 by Ilumi
  3. Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Oakland International
  4. Best Product from a Start Up – Sponsored by Tesco
  5. Breakfast foods –Sponsored by Holland & Barrett
  6. Breads – Sponsored by Dr Schaer
  7. Store cupboard – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
  8. Pasta and Pizza –Sponsored by Genon Laboratories
  9. Superfoods and sports supplements – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics
  10. ‘Food to go’ and food for vending –Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Ltd
  11. Down the pub and the bar –Sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network
  12. Meaty & Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
  13. Veggie ready meals – Sponsored by The Allergy & FreeFrom Show
  14. Foods suitable for treenut and peanut allergics – Sponsored by Wellaby's
  15. Foods designed for children – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy
  16. Tea Time! –Sponsored by Romer Labs UK
  17. Desserts and puddings – Sponsored by Morrisons
  18. Confectionery and chocolate – Sponsored by Goodness Direct
  19. Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free etc – Sponsored by Synergis Marketing

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