Winners of the 2013 awards

presented by Antony Worrall Thompson
on Tuesday, 16th April
at the Royal College of Physicians in London




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Bessant and Drury

Bessant & Drury Lemon Dairy Free Frozen Dessert

Winner of the FAIR Trophy for the best free-from food 2013



Bessant & Drury Lemon, Dairy Free Frozen Dessert

‘Lovely dairy-free ice creamy substitute – you would never know it was dairy-free and, to be honest, you would never know that it was coconut either as the coconut flavour is cleverly held in check by the lemon.

Very innovative to use coconut as the base, and very clever indeed to get it so creamy. A beautifully clean ingredients list and a lovely zingy fresh taste.

How great to have a product which excludes all of the major allergens yet both looks and tastes like a fully fledged, upmarket, luxury food. Definitely the way to go for 'freefrom’.'


Runners up...

Christine's puddings

Christine’s Puddings Frangipane Tart

‘Lovely crunchy pastry base, especially as it is gluten and dairy free. Delicious frangipane topping – great almond aroma and flavour, soft and not too sweet – and good jam. Excellent product all round – what a treat.’


Indian coeliac

The Indian Coeliac Paratha 

What an exciting product! Lovely flavour and nice soft paratha texture – lovely spicing. Delicious.’


Catalan pork

Lifestyle Catering Catalan Pork

'Lovely dish – a dinner in itself; a well thought out mix with all the flavours and none of the allergens; really quite exciting. Excellent ingredients, excellent appearance, excellent aroma, excellent flavour.’


Other Categories:

Innovation award

  1. Plant (soya, rice, oat, nut, potato) 'milk', spread, cheese and dessert

  2. Freefrom breakfast cereals
  3. Freefrom breads and bread mixes
  4. Grocery ambient/store cupboard – pasta & pizza bases and sauces, flour stock etc
  5. Freefrom foods manufactured for food service – savoury and sweet
  6. Freefrom ready meals: pizzas, pies and pasties; one pot meals to include 'world food'; meat meal centres
  7. Raw foods and superfoods
  8. Freefrom children's food
  9. Freefrom savoury biscuits and snacks
  10. Freefrom scones, sweet tarts, sweet biscuits and cookies
  11. Freefrom cakes, cake mixes and cupcakes
  12. Chocolate and snack bars
  13. Christmas foods
  14. Gluten-free beer – non-barley based and barley based
  15. Products manufactured in a nut-free environment



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