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.

No Top 14 – Sponsored by Ilumi


Dr Gaye

Essy & Bella Peppermint & Cacao Nib Alternative to Milk Chocolate

‘This is a wow product – amazing balance and  taste – great  crunchy  texture – a little bit of chocolate heaven!’ 'Love the inclusion of chicory root – great minty flavour and melt in the mouth.'

Dr Gaye

Tesco Free From Garlic Baguette

‘An amazingly totally freefrom bread which looks and    tastes exactly like a ‘normal’ baguette! Lovely crisp crust and soft inside – and no tapioca!!’


Chaucer Foods Nothing But Beetroot & Parsnip

'Good and crisp and covers an important  gap in the market for children  with FPIES; good, simple and tasty.' 'Great taste, soft texture, great clean deck - lovely concept for adults and children.'

Christine's Gingerbread Biscuits

'Almost honeycomb like. Beautiful depth of flavour and lovely ginger notes. Very nice....'   

Koko Dairy Free Original Plain Alternative to Yogurt

'Very impressed  with this, good texture and no over-powering coconut flavour.' 'Pleasant, smooth, creamy and not too sweet.'   

Rana's Artisan Bakery Bold Buckwheat Sourdough Bread Mix

'Great looking bread, lovely texture taste, nutty flavour, good aroma, brilliant concept and so easy to make.'

Rawchokladfabriken Raw Chocolate Original 73%

'What a great chocolate. Love how it keeps changing – subtle salt kick. Expensive but a chocolate  lover's  dream.'


Debbie & Andrew's Clean&Lean High Protein Pork Sausages

'Good flavour and texture, suitable for most allergies, really impressed with these.' 'Good meaty texture – a  very good sausage.' 

Doves Farm Apricot & Chia Seed Flapjacks

'Really good – not too sweet, no added sugar and free from everything. So hard to find nut free cereal bars or flapjacks. Brilliant for lunch boxes.'   

Free From Italy Le Conserve Della Nonna Green Pesto

'Good herby taste but quite salty. Great to get a 14 allergen free pesto. Tasty and tangy with a good texture.'

Pure Punjabi Masoor di Dhal

'Warming,  hearty dhal. Good level of spice, aromatic, authentic taste – good that it is not too solid.'

Sweet Freedom CHOC POT Chocolate Spread

'Nice texture and complex taste – but good. Quite sweet but can see it being versatile product.'  

Voakes Free From 'Top 14 Free' Traditional Pork Pie

'Great shape and appearance. Lovely jelly and nice flavour. Good pastry – short and flaky – good price too!'

Wiltshire Farm Foods Free From Sweet & Sour Chicken

'Great convenience offer; good flavours  and portion control. Perfect for the market at which it is aimed.'

Individual Categories:

Freefrom Super Hero – Sponsored by Lucy Bee

  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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