The winners of the FreeFrom Food Awards 2014

A party was thrown last night to celebrate the Free From Food Awards.

Every year there are more and more innovative food ideas for those of us who have to avoid certain foods. For me it’s fish, but everyone knows someone who has a food intolerance or allergy. This list is for them.

Well done to everyone who won a prize! See the Free From Food Awards website for more info. (The underlined foods link to GoodnessDirect’s pages for the product.)
FAIR trophy for Best FreeFrom Food 2014
Winner:
▪ Focaccia Per Tutti – Focaccia Mediterranea
Runners up:
Amy’s Kitchen – Broccoli and Cheddar bake
Bessant & Drury – Raspberry swirl frozen yogurt
▪ Tesco – Free From fresh seeded bread
▪ Waitrose – Gluten free egg watercress and chicken salad roll

Special Award for services to gluten-free beer 2014
▪ Green’s – IPA

1. The Innovation Award – sponsored by Food Matters Live
Winner
▪ Venice Bakery – large seasoned gluten-free vegan pizza base
Highly Commended
Celtic Chocolates – Choices rondellos
Commended
Newburn Bakehouse – Seeded wraps
▪ Udi’s – Cinnamon & raisin bagel

2. NEW!  Breakfast foods – Sponsored by Tesco
Winners
▪ Bfree – plain bagels
COYO – Coconut milk yoghurt vanilla flavor
▪ Primal Joy Foods – Cinnamon nut crunch – no grains breakfast ‘cereal’
Highly Commended
▪ Bessant & Drury – Alphonso mango & passionfruit coconut yogurt
▪ Bessant & Drury – Morello cherry & Madagascan vanilla coconut yogurt
▪ Bfree – multiseed bagels
Perkier – Apple, cinnamon & raisin porridge
Tobia Teff – Teff meal / Teff flakes
▪ Udi’s – Cranberry walnut granola
Commended
▪ Hale & Hearty – Quinoa & chocolate granola
▪ Lucy Bee – Organic raw virgin fair trade extra virgin coconut oil
Nature’s Path – Nice & Nobbly organic granolas (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry & yoghurt pieces)
▪ Of The Earth – Dear Me breakfast without cereals, chia & hemp with goji berries & cranberries
▪ St Helen’s Farm – Natural goats milk yoghurt

3. Breads – sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
Winners
▪ Focaccia Per Tutti – Focaccia Mediterranea
▪ Tesco – Free From fresh seeded bread
Highly Commended
▪ Bfree –  multigrain wrap
▪ Newburn Bakehouse – Spiced fruit loaf
▪ Tobia Teff – Teff bread
Commended
Bfree – brown seeded rolls

4. Store cupboard – sponsored by Asda
Winners
▪ Ugg Foods – Chia seed and nut bread mix
▪ Vegusto – ‘Cheese’ sauce
Highly Commended
Conscious Food – Palmyra jaggery powder
▪ Lucy Bee – Organic raw virgin fair trade extra virgin coconut oil
▪ Quinola – Express quinoa – pearl and black
▪ Ugg Foods – Chia muffin mix
▪ Truly Simple Foods – Sundried tomatoes and sweet chilli cooking sauce
Commended
▪ Hale & Hearty – Chocolate chip cookie mix
▪ Helen’s – Quick seeded bread mix
▪ Truly Simple Foods – Coconut curry and spinach cooking sauce
▪ Ugg Foods – Coconut muffin mix
▪ Ugg Foods – Fruit and seed loaf

5. Pasta and Pizza – sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network
Winner
▪ Amy’s Kitchen – Broccoli and Cheddar bake
Highly Commended
▪ Dell’Ugo – Gluten free fresh penne pasta
▪ Elena’s Gluten Free Way – DialSì gluten free pasta tagliatelle
▪ Elena’s Gluten Free Way – DialSì gluten free pasta caserecce
▪ The Lab Pizza – Genovese
▪ Rizopia – Organic brown rice pasta spaghetti
▪ Venice Bakery – Large plain gluten free & vegan pizza base
Commended
▪ Hale & Hearty – Brown rice penne
▪ Hale & Hearty – Corn & quinoa penne

6. Raw Foods and superfoods – sponsored by Food Heaven
Winner
▪ SaVse Smoothies – Super blue
Highly Commended
▪ Lucy Bee – Organic raw virgin fair trade extra virgin coconut oil
▪ Ombar – Coco mylk
Commended
▪ Creative Nature – Organic raw maca powder
▪ Love Smoothies – The hulk smoothie

7. NEW! ‘Food to go’ and food for vending machines – sponsored by 24Vend
Winner
▪ Waitrose – Gluten free egg watercress and chicken salad roll
Highly Commended
▪ Great Food – Spinach & pinenut with houmous – snack pack
▪ Hotch Potch Eggs – Arancini
Commended
Clearspring – Organic brown rice crackers with black sesame
▪ Creative Nature – Heavenly cacao superfood bar
▪ Creative Nature – Blissful berry superfood bar
▪ Freeli – Wowbutter brownie
▪ The FreeFrom Bakehouse – Chocolate ‘digestive’ biscuits
▪ LoveRaw – Organic bar – cacao & maca
▪ Udi’s – Bagel chips

8. Foods designed for food service – sponsored by Genon Laboratories
Winners
▪ The Indian Coeliac – Gluten free authentic Panjabi pakoras
▪ We Love Cake – Gluten free cherry Bakewell tarts
Highly Commended
▪ Delicious Alchemy – Mini ginger loaf
▪ Hotch Potch Eggs – Tiddlee pies & tarts
▪ Pan’Artisan – 10” gluten free pizza base, Italian spiced
Commended
▪ Delicious Alchemy – Wheat & gluten free sultana scones
▪ Newburn Bakehouse – White wraps

9. Ready Meals     
Meat-based meals – Sponsored by Sainsbury’s
Winner
▪ Ilumi – Lamb Rogan Josh
Highly Commended
▪ The Black Farmer – Chipolatas
▪ Voakes – Free From steak pie
Commended
▪ Foodamentalists – Fidget pie
▪ Tesco – Gluten free breaded Pollock
▪ The Black Farmer – Premium pork sausages
▪ Tom Hixson & Co – Pork & herb sausages
Meat-free meals: Sponsored by Goodness Direct
Winner
▪ Georgia’s Choice – Gluten Free Mexican bean bake
Highly Commended
▪ Amy’s Kitchen – Thai red curry
▪ Mash Direct – Potato, cheese & onion croquettes
Commended
▪ FEEL FREE – Vegetarian Party Pack

10. Foods manufactured in a nut-free environment – sponsored by Anaphylaxis Campaign
Winner
▪ Ilumi – Kerala chicken curry
Highly Commended
Big Oz – Organic chocolate buckwheat flakes with raspberries
▪ Just Love Food Co – Angry Birds celebration cake

11. Foods designed for children – sponsored by Delamere Dairy
Winner
▪ Georgia’s Choice – Gluten Free chicken bites
Highly Commended
▪ Fun Foods4All – Bob the Builder organic free from pasta
▪ Incognito Cakes – Cheeky little monkey cake mix
▪ Smooze – Mango fruit ice
▪ Sweet Mandarin – Sweet chilli sauce
Commended
Moo Free – Mini moo minty moo
▪ Young’s Seafood Ltd – ‘The Ultimate’ 100% Alaskan pollock fillet fish finger

12. Foods for Christmas  – sponsored by Hale & Hearty
Winner
D&D – Chocolates Dairy free chocolate minty snowmen
Highly Commended
▪ Voakes Free From – Special Pie
Commended
▪ Sainsbury Freefrom – Advent calendar

13. Scones, sweet biscuits, tarts and cookies – sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
Winner
Nairn’s – Gluten free biscuit breaks: oats & fruit
Highly Commended
DS-gluten free – Bourbon biscuits
Commended
▪ Asda Free-from – Belgian chocolate Rocky Road

14. Cakes, cake bars, cupcakes and brownies – sponsored by Newburn Bakehouse
Winner
▪ Melsie Jane Bakes – Mini lemon drizzle loaf
Highly Commended
▪ The Handmade Cake Company – Chocolate brownie
▪ The Handmade Cake Company – Raspberry & almond slice
Commended
▪ Morrisons – Free from raspberry macaroon slices

15. NEW! After dinner foods – sponsored by Udi’s
Winners
Bessant & Drury – Raspberry swirl frozen coconut yogurt
Pudology – Banoffee pud
Highly commended
Booja-Booja – Almond caramel chocolate truffles
▪ Christine’s Puddings – Sticky toffee pudding
▪ Okobay – Coconut water and pineapple ice
▪ Pudology – Chocolate orange pud
Rude Health – Corn thins
▪ St Helen’s Farm – Goat’s milk vanilla ice cream
▪ Wellaby’s – Hummus chips Kalamata olive
Commended
▪ Booja-Booja – Hunky Punky chocolate ice cream alternative
▪ Celtic Chocolates – Choices rondellos (dairy-free white chocolate)
Eskal – Noble Choice dairy free chocolate with raspberries
Food Heaven – Smooth chocolate mousse
▪ Nairn’s – Gluten free wholegrain cracker
▪ Semper – Rosemary & salt crispbread

16. Gluten-free beers – sponsored by Ilumi
Winner
▪ Green’s – India Pale Ale
Highly Commended
▪ CELIA – GF Beer
▪ Estrella – Daura Damm
Commended
▪ Green’s – Premium Pilsner
▪ St Peter’s – Brewery G-free

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