Mourn no more – all you gluten intolerant lovers of Weetabix!!

on 27/04/2016 - 10:08 am

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Totally freefrom Nutribix wins the 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards!!

 

Glad cries rang out around the Royal College of Physicians last night as the winner of the 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards was announced – Nutribix, a totally gluten (and dairy, and egg and soya and nut-free) Weetabix replacement made from wholegrain sorghum. (See Notes for Editors below for more on sorghum.)

300 ‘freefrom’ enthusiasts packed the Osler Room at the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park last night to watch Antony Worrall Thompson award ‘Marble Mo’, the Oscar of freefrom food, to Richard Keir and Richard George who have introduced Nutribix to the UK.

'So very clever. I have missed Weetabix SO much!!  Not easy to make – but crunchy and very satisfying.  And at 96% wholegrain sorghum – so very nutritious.... What a fab idea – just made my breakfast experience!!!'

Close runners up were:

 

Booja Booja Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

Daura Marzen

Gozo Deli Basil Pesto Casheese

Tesco Free From Garlic Baguette

 

‘Another year in which the boundaries of freefrom were pushed yet further’, said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, director of the awards. ‘There are very few categories now where you cannot find not just a viable, but an excellent, freefrom version of the original. Just look at this year’s winner! In look, taste and texture it mirrors the original Weetabix – and yet is even better!!'

 

Said Antony Worrall Thompson, long term patron of the awards: 

‘Another bumper year for ‘freefrom’ – and great to see it branching out into new areas. Dairy free ‘cheese’ for example – for so long your only option was soya but how about that excellent cashew based spread from Gozo Deli! I’d serve it any day.'

 

FFFA16 awards

 

 

 

  •     The FreeFrom Food Awards are the industry’s only award for ‘freefrom food’ – gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soya-free etc.
  •      The awards are run by the FreeFrom Matters team who also run the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards, The FreeFrom Skincare Awards  and the Foodsmatter websites, one of the biggest on line resources for food allergy and intolerance with over 750,000 unique visitors a year.
  •      The team is headed up by freefrom expert, food/health writer Michelle Berriedale-Johnson who presents regularly on freefrom and has written over a dozen books on allergy/freefrom food.
  •      FreeFrom Food Awards judges included professional foodies (manufacturers, chefs and cookery writers), medics (dietitians and nutritionists) coeliacs and allergy sufferers and parents of allergic children, a dozen or so keen freefrom bloggers and a good sprinkling of 'outsiders' to benchmark the products against 'normal', non-freefrom equivalents. See the awards site for more details.

 

  

Winner of the FAIR trophy for the best FreeFrom Food 2016

 

Nutribix Gluten Free

'So very clever – a real Weetabix lookalike! Not easy to make – but crunchy and very satisfying. Excellent ingredients - 96% wholegrain sorghum!!! High protein too. Love the way it has been blended. What a fab idea – it definitely should be the winner!!'

 

Runners up..

Booja Booja Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

‘Rich flavour, great size, delicious to eat. A slightly bitter aftertaste but a very ‘adult’ appeal – love that they are dairy and soya free. Quite delicious: crisp outer, delicate tasting, to-die-for subtle filling....'  

 

Daura Marzen 

‘Wow! The light colour is deceptive – wonderfully rich – a real treat with rich foods. Deep flavour for a light-coloured beer but not overly robust; well balanced with an accessible depth of flavour and a satisfying finish.'

Gozo Deli Basil Pesto Casheese

'Tangy, beautifully light, smooth and lovely garlic notes. Wonderful to see a dairy-free cheese with no soya and with such a fresh ingredient list. Very more-ish – wish I wasn't just tasting – could eat the lot!

Tesco Free From Garlic Baguette

'WOW – milk, eggs and gluten free!  Very tasty – you would really never tell the difference between this and a standard shop-bought garlic bread – soft crumb with a nice crunchy crust. Looks great – kids would just love this!'

Category winners:

 

The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live

 

Winner: 

Gozo Deli Basil Pesto Casheese

 

Highly commended:

Origin Earth Gluten Free Crackers

Sweet Rebellion Dairy Free Chocolate Frozen Dessert

 

Commended:

Protein Pow All Purpose Pea Protein Cooking Mix

The Pastry Room Gluten Free Scone Mix

 

 

 

Retailer of the Year  – Sponsored by Oakland International

 

Winner:     Tesco

 

 

Start-ups and Small producers  – Sponsored by Tesco

 

Winner: 

Seed & Sage Banana & Flaxseed Power Slice

 

Highly Commended:

Borough 22 Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts

Origin Earth Gluten Free Crackers with Caraway

 

Commended:

Doisy and Dam Coconut & Lucuma Dark Chocolate 40g bar

Rana’s Artisan Bread Nearly Rye – GF Artisan Bread Mix

Seed & Sage Flaxseed, Chia, & Sunflower Seed Crackers

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Foods – Sponsored by Asda

 

Winner: 

Nutribix Gluten Free

 

Highly Commended:

Goodness Grains Gluten Free Apple & Cinnamon Danish Pastry

Nutural World Hazelnut & Carob Spread

Rollagranola Spiced Pecan Tonic Granola

Rude Health Sprouted Porridge Oats

 

Commended:

BFree Multiseed Bagels

Bonsoy Soya Milk

Good Hemp Original (Milk Alternative)

Tesco Free From Fruity Strawberry Soya Fromage Frais Alternative

Rollagranola Healthy Hazelnut Granola

The Coconut Collaborative Coconut Milk Blueberry Yoghurt 

 

 

 

Breads – Sponsored by Udi’s 

 

Winners:

Smart Eats & Treats Seeded Loaf

Tesco Free From Garlic Baguette

 

Highly Commended:   

BFree Soft White Rolls

BFree Quinoa and Chia Seed Wrap with Teff and Flax Seeds

 

Commended:

BFree Brown Seeded Loaf

Dr Schar Panini Rolls 

 

 

 

Store Cupboard – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free

 

Winners:

Coconom Coconut Aminos

Origin Earth Gluten Free Crackers with Caraway

Sweetpea Pantry Grainy Brainy Pancake Mix

 

Highly Commended:

Conserve Della Nonna Green Pesto

Stoffell's No Added Sugars Tomato Ketchup

Tesco Free From Salad Cream

The Foraging Fox HOT Beetroot Ketchup

 

Commended:

Granovita Organic Pumpkin Oil

Hale & Hearty 4 Grain Pancake Mix

Nutural World Almond & Coconut Spread

Rana’s Artisan Bread Nearly Rye – GF Artisan Bread Mix

Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Orange Spice

Taste of Goodness Sauces Barbecue Sauce

Tilda Brown Basmati Rice & Quinoa

Tilda Coconut Basmati Rice

 

 

Pasta and Pizza  Sponsored by Gluten Free Cuppa Tea

 

Winner:

The White Rabbit Pizza Co – Capricciosa Pizza

 

Highly Commended:

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Spaghetti

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Lasagne

 

Commended:

Dr Schar Pizza Margherita Lactose Free

Farabella Pasta Fresh (stabilised) Strozzapreti 

Hale & Hearty Organic Corn & Rice Rigatoni

 

 

 

Raw foods  Sponsored by Genon Laboratories

 

Winner:

Iswari Buddha’s Awakening Maca & Vanilla

 

Highly Commended:

Good Hemp Good Oil (Culinary Oil)

 

Commended:

Decadently Pure Sniickerz Bites 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superfoods & sports supplements  – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics

 

Winner:

Gourmet Spirulina Raw Spirulina Nibs

 

Highly Commended:

CHOC Chick Organic Raw Cacao Powder

Good Hemp Pure Protein Supplement

Marvellous Superfood Radiant Health Breakfast Topper

Squeeze Wheatgrass Wheatgrass with Beetroot Juice

 

Commended:

Granovita Organic Beetroot Juice

Linwoods Milled Flax, Chia Seed, Apple & Cinnamon

 

 

 

'Food to go' and vending Sponsored by Tesco 

 

Winner:

Oast to Host Leek & Onion Quongo (Quiche on the Go)

Simply 7 Lentil Crisps Sea Salt Flavoured

 

Highly Commended:

Coco Indulgence Mango & Banana

Voakes Free From Sausage Roll

Waitrose Chargrilled Chicken, Tomato, Mayonnaise, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto & Rocket in a Gluten Free Wrap

 

Commended:

Coco Indulgence Passionfruit and Pineapple

Doves Farm GF Organic Chocolate Chip Flapjack

Simply 7 Hummus Crisps Roasted Red Pepper Flavoured

 

Down the pub and the bar – sponsored by The Food and Drink Innovation Network

 

Winners:

Laura Marzen

Mrs Crimble’s Cheese Straws

 

Highly Commended:

Stringers Beer Outlook Amber

Kent & Fraser Cherry, Pecan & Poppy Seed Toast

Tesco Free From Onion Rings

 

Commended:

CELIA Dark Czech Lager  

St Peter’s Brewery G-Free

Organico Realfoods Luke’s Organic Kale, Multigrain & Seed Chips

 

 

 

Meaty and Fishy Ready Meals  Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles 

 

Winner:

Hotch Potch Bacon, Leek & Cheesy Pie

BigFish Brand Salmon Fillets Marinated in Garden Mint

 

Highly Commended:

Debbie & Andrew's Perfect Pork Sausages

Tesco Breaded Scampi

 

Commended:

Better Than Rice Chicken Massaman Curry

The Black Farmer Pork Chipolatas

Yorkshire Provender Roast Chicken Soup with Traditional Vegetables

Veggie Ready Meals – Sponsored by Goodness Direct

 

Winner:

Georgia’s Choice Mexican Bean Bake

 

Highly commended:

GLORIOUS! Soups Mumbai Lentil & Chickpea

 

Commended:

Bannisters' Farm Fully Loaded Jacket with Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheese

Kirsty’s Malaysian Butternut Squash Curry with Brown Basmati Rice

Voakes Free From Sweet Roasted Root Vegetable Pie

 

 

 

Foods suitable for nut and peanut allergics  Sponsored by Wellaby’s

 

Winner:

BFree Multiseed Bagels

 

Highly Commended:

BFree Soft White Rolls

Conserve Della Nonna Green Pesto

D&D Chocolates Dairy Free Chocolate Drops

 

Commended:

Smart Eats & Treats Seeded Loaf

Truly Chocolates Lego Chocolates

 

 

 

Children's food – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy

 

Winners:

Perfect World Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Tesco Free From Southern Fried Mini Chicken Fillets

 

Highly Commended:

Georgia's Choice Chicken Bites

Nothing But Freeze Dried Strawberry & Banana Snack

Tesco Free From Carl the Caterpillar

Tesco Free From 9 Garlic Doughballs

 

Commended:

Casa de Bolitas Cheddar Bolitas

Tilda Kids Sunshine Vegetable Rice

Udi’s Milk Chocolate Caramel Clusters

 

 

 

Tea Time! – Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Limited 

 

Winners:

Seed & Sage Banana & Flaxseed Power Slice

 

Highly Commended:

Borough 22 Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts

Mummy Bakes Awesome Almond Biscotti

Mummy Bakes Fiery Gingers

Twice as Nice Bakery Hello Sunshine

 

Commended:

Auchtermuchty Cake Company Creole Fruit Cake

Mummy Bakes Ginger Zingers Biscotti

Desserts and Puddings – Sponsored by Romer Labs UK

 

Winners:

The Coconut Collaborative Little Choc Pots Chocolate Ganache

 

Highly Commended:

CocoNuts Raw Chocolate Nice Cream

Hale & Hearty Traditional Christmas Pudding

Tesco Free From Cream Filled Profiteroles

Tesco Free From Strawberry & Vanilla Cones

 

Commended:

CocoNuts Sumptuous Strawberry Nice Cream

Go Get Morello Cherry Streusel

 

 

 

Confectionery and Chocolate Sponsored by Free From Market

 

Winner:

Booja Booja Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

 

Highly Commended:

Cocoa Libre 3 Mini Slab Bars

D&D Chocolates Dairy-Free Chocolate Drops

Eskal Gluten Free Wafer Rolls

 

Commended:

Eat Allergy Safe Handcrafted Vegan Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Truffles

Solkiki Balinese Coconut / White Chocolate

 

 

Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free... Sponsored by  Holland & Barrett

 

Winner:

Get Fruity Moist Mixed Berry Bar

 

Highly commended:

Dr Schar Chocolix

Kind Snacks Caramel Almond & Sea Salt

 

Commended:

Roo’Bar Chia Coconut Raw Bar

Wild Thing Organic Paleo Raw Bar – Coconut & Chia

 

 

 

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