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.

Tea Time! – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles


Feel Free donuts

FEEL FREE for Gluten Free Donuts

'It is SO HARD to get a GF donut – this has a great texture and is delicious warm.' 'Crispy outer, doughy centre – not too sweet. A touch oily, but isn't that one of the beauties of a donut?' 'Light – and delicious!'


FreeFrom Bakehouse Cookie


The Free From Bakehouse Rosemary & Raisin Cookies

'Such an interesting cookie – could even take cheese.' 'Very unusual flavours, but they work.' 'What a relief! Not oversweet, lovely raisins, freefrom a lot of allergens, nicely chewy texture.' 'Chunky, homemade cookies. I like the fresh and zingy orange flavours – subtle, good.'



Highly Commended

Marnie Searchwell Luxury Jamaica Christmas Cake

‘Fabulous Christmas product! Lots of alcohol, nutmeg and allspice work well alongside sultanas & cherries.' 'Moist and very tasty, strong & dark – good that it is gluten and dairy free.'

Senza GF Cherry Bakewell

‘Looks lovely, tastes lovely, holds its shape for sharing, delicious.' 'Crispy pastry, just the right amount of icing.'

The Foods of Athenry Honeyed Almond & Rosemary SodaBread Toasts

‘Oh yes! Great ingredients, a versatile product – would work well with soft cheese.' 'Love the texture, love the strong rosemary.' 'Credits for being egg free too.'

Twice as Nice Bakery Earl Grey Shortbread Biscuits

‘Very thin, perfectly Earl Grey-flavoured, pale and beautifully flecked, crumbly shortbread biscuits!' 'Oh boy oh boy so exciting – love the ingredients! Could they be dairy free too though?'



Genius Gluten Free Lemon Cupcake

‘Credit for being dairy as well as gluten free. Nice lemony butter cream. Good, light sponge.' 'The icing is perfect in flavour and texture, but there could be a smidgen less of it…'

Marnie Searchwell Chocolate and Olive Oil Cake

‘Light and rich, good crumb, great ingredients.' 'Rich chocolate flavour and a good solid texture. Moist and sophisticated.' 'I really love the hint of olive oil.'

Sainsbury's FreeFrom Hot Cross Buns

'Good fruit content, well-balanced spices and reasonable texture.' 'It definitely meets a gap in market – a convincing copy of a supermarket hotcross bun.'

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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