Winners of the 2015 awards

presented by Antony Worrall Thompson on 22nd April 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians in London

Click here for the presentation speech; Click here for details of the 2015 judges;Click here for the 2015 shortlist

Down the pub and the bar – sponsored by Udi's



Stringer’s Beer Outlook Amber Ale

‘Quite spicy with a floral, hoppy aroma, & interesting pepper & dried orange hints.' 'Lovely colour, light enjoyable taste, smooth aftertaste.' 'Lovely bitter finish – great beer.'


Tesco partypack

Tesco Free From
Savoury Party Pack Selection

‘All three products look appealing – great selection of flavours and crisp coatings.' 'Really fills a gap in the freefrom market. A good party selection pack which are a doddle to prepare and serve.' 'Every one is a winner.'

Highly Commended


CELIA lager

‘Interesting nose, quite rich & woody.' 'Nice savoury tang, textbook lager.' 'Very refreshing, highly drinkable – I really like the lack of bitterness.'

Daas Ambre

Heavy weight nose, caramel and malt flavours – clean and well made with a nice depth & balance.' 'Good amount of fizz, bitter sweet & very fruity.' 'Would be good with a rich casserole.'


Free'd Foods GF Crispbread with Chia and Sesame

‘Ooh err, unusual texture, but I like it!' 'Lovely amount of seeds, great hard texture, ‘nutty’ flavour, indescribably more-ish.' 'Really loved these – and a great ingredients list.'

Green's Gluten Free Beers India Pale Ale

Well rounded flavour, very fruity.' 'Zesty, fresh, strong flavour.' 'A genuine real ale, fruity and deep.'


Clearspring Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Sicilian Almonds
‘A fresh, light, roasted nut.' 'Woah, seriously crunchy almonds with a lovely subtle flavour.' 'The almonds look delicious as well as tasting good – always desirable in a party snack.'

Daura Damm GF Lager
‘Excellent for lager drinkers.' 'Light and fruity, almost fizzy, clear, clean taste.' 'Nice, nose slightly sweet but generally good bitter/sweet balance.'

DS-gluten free Pretzels
‘A classic pretzel, small, shiny and tasty.' 'Not the greatest ingredients list but great for gluten-free party goers!' 'Nicely salted, nicely plain.

Green’s Gluten Free Beers Dry Hopped Lager

‘Nice fresh, fruity aroma.' 'Refreshing and drinkable if slightly cloudy.'

Vegusto No-Moo New Classic
‘A great product for dairy free people.' 'Of course it’s not cheese! But it is a really fantastic alternative to cheese, and could be eaten cold, at room temperature or melted on toast.' 'Perfect spread on a cracker with a cold beer.'

You can buy many of the winning products in our Amazon shop.


Individual Categories:

The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live

Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Oakland International

  1. Breakfast foods – Sponsored by Tesco

  2. Breads – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
  3. Store cupboard – Sponsored by Sainsbury's
  4. Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Limited
  5. Raw Foods and superfoods – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics
  6. ‘Food to go’ and food for vending machines –Sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network
  7. Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by Udi's
  8. Meaty & Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by Genon Laboratories
  9. Veggie ready meals – Sponsored by Goodness Direct
  10. Foods suitable for treenut and peanut allergics – Sponsored by Wellaby's
  11. Foods designed for children – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy
  12. Tea Time! – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
  13. Desserts and puddings – Sponsored by Romer Labs UK
  14. Confectionery and chocolate – Sponsored by FreeFrom Heaven
  15. Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free etc – Sponsored by Holland & Barrett
You can buy many of the winning products in our Amazon shop.


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