Meaty and Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by SYNLAB

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Tesco fish cakes

Asda Extra Special 6 Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages

‘Unusual flavour - the caramelised red onion definitely adds a different dimension to a sausage.’  ‘Generous filling - melts in the mouth.’ ‘Great that they are free of so many allergens.' 


Tesco fish cakes

Field Fare Gluten Free Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

'Good looking product. Delicious creamy generous filling; pastry is very impressive.’ 'Good crispy pastry, lovely filling, very tasty – a great pie.'


Tesco fish cakes

Tesco Free From 2 Crispy Breaded Cod Fillets

‘‘Excellent that this product is fee from gluten, wheat  and milk as it is one of the foods that one misses the most.’ 'Excellent quality cod – very juicy.’ 'Lovely crisp breadcrumbs, lots of pepper, great aroma and good nutritional profile.'


Field Fare Gluten Free Steak & Ale Pie

'l really enjoyed this pie – good beef aroma, very nice meat content and very commendable pastry alternative.You would never know it is free from all allergens except milk.' 

Rule of Crumb Chicken Kiev - Gluten and Lactose Free

'Good high chicken content – which is reflected in the price. Good to see a lactose free butter. Lovely crispy gluten-free coating and ‘real’ chicken.' 'Looks very attractive.'

Tesco Free From Katsu Chicken Curry

'How wonderful  to have a ready meal that is free from gluten, wheat, milk and egg – and is a real treat. Delicious combination of curry and  crispy chicken – convenient and easy to serve. And a great price point.


Afia’s Samosa Shop Wheat & Gluten Free Chicken Pakora

'Impressive – free from all major allergens. Lovely taste  and good chunky real chicken – nice coating.  l would never know this was free from.' 

Asda Free From Beef Lasagne

'Just gluten free so not massively ambitious in terms of freefrom. But a very tasty product – as good as any non-freefrom options on the market.'  

Asda Extra Special 12 Pork Chipolatas

'Commendable that it is free from so many allergens – but why could they not eliminate the egg and sulphites too? Having said that, one of the best free from sausages l’ve tasted  – very succulent.'

Birds Eye Gluten Free Fish Fingers

'Attractive appearance and aroma – fish succulent and coating lovely and crisp. Kids would love them.'

Tesco Free From King Prawn Singapore Noodles

'Flavour quite powerful!  Great that it is free from gluten, wheat, milk and eggs and it has choice of microwave or stir fry – dead convenient. Very spicy and maybe too hot for some but liked the turmeric. Noodles nicely al dente.'

Tesco Free From 2 Steak Pies

'Attractive golden individual pies. Melt in the mouth pastry – filling tasty and a good consistency although a bit short on meat. Shame it could not be milk free as well.'

Special Awards:

  1. The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live
  2. Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Oakland International
  3. Best Product from a Start Up – Sponsored by Tesco
  4. Freefrom Hero – Sponsored by Lucy Bee

Individual Categories:

  1. Breakfast foods –Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Ltd
  2. Milk Product Alternatives – Sponsored by House
  3. Breads – Sponsored by Ilumi
  4. Store cupboard – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
  5. Superfoods and sports supplements – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics
  6. ‘Food to go’ and food for vending – Sponsored by the Allergy+FreeFrom Show
  7. Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored by Sacla
  8. Meaty & Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by SYNLAB
  9. Veggie ready meals – Sponsored by Orgran
  10. No Top 14 – Sponsored for 2017 by the Anaphylaxis Campaign
  11. Products made with FODMAP Friendly ingredients – Sponsored by FODMAP Friendly
  12. Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by the Asda
  13. Savoury Snacks and Crackers – Sponsored by Romer Labs
  14. Foods designed for children – Sponsored by FREEE by Doves Farm
  15. Tea Time! – Sponsored by Prewett's / Northumbrian Fine Foods
  16. Desserts and puddings – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
  17. Confectionery and chocolate – Sponsored by Wellaby's
  18. Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free etc – Sponsored by Synergis Marketing
  19. FreeFrom Foods for Export – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy
If you have any queries or would like to talk to us about the awards - please email Michelle or Cressida or call on +44 (0)20 7722 2866