The FreeFrom Food Awards is a prestigious and highly recognised award, it’s like the Oscars of the free from industry recognising good quality and tasty free from food. Last night (April 22), the awards were presented by Antony Worrall Thompson at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
The judging process was held earlier this year and the judging panel included nutritionist, bloggers, coeliacs, people living on various diets such as egg, soya or dairy free, free from food professionals, and of course those who live on a “normal” diet and don’t usually eat free from food.
Judging was based on standard criteria including taste, texture, general usefulness, nutritional value and even the difficulty of making the product. Following the judging process, a shortlist was published in February. The judges then selected the winner products, and those that should receive highly commended and commended status.
On the last day, the winner of the FAIR Trophy was selected – which would go to best free from food overall.
The categories and winners of the FreeFrom Food Awards 2015 (For full details list and list of commended and highly commended products click here)
FAIR Throphy: Voakes Free From – Traditional Pork Pie
Innovation Award: Kirsty’s GF & DF Beef Lasagne with a Rich Bolognese Sauce
Retailer of the Year Award: Tesco
Raw foods and superfoods: Marvellous Superfood – Super Protein
Food to go: Voakes Free From – Traditional Pork Pie
Meaty and fishy ready meals: Tesco Free From – Smoked haddock Fishcakes with a Melting Middle
Veggie Ready Meals: Amy’s Kitchen – Gluten Free Chinese Noodles and Veggies
Foods suitable for nut and peanut allergies: ilumi - Chicken Za’tar
Foods designed for children: Georgia’s Choice – chicken grills
Bars: Get Fruity – Moist Mixed Berry Bar
A massive congratulations to all the winners on such an amazing achievement - from The Gluten Free Centre Team!