Winners of the 2016 awards

presented by Antony Worrall Thompson on 26th April 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians in London

Click here for details of the 2016 judges; Click here for the 2016 shortlist.
For where to buy all of this year's winners, see here.

Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network



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.'




Tesco partypack

Mrs Crimble’s Cheese Straws

‘Great gluten-free puff pastry! Yummy, cheesy flavour and excellent that you can eat them straight from the pack. Crisp and delicious – excellent savoury snack.'


Highly Commended

Stringers Beer Outlook Amber

‘Rich chestnut colour, lovely aroma. Slightly acidic on tongue but also sweet. Very drinkable on a warm day – enjoyed the flavour.'

Kent & Fraser Cherry, Pecan & Poppy Seed Toast

‘Lovely concept. Nice flavour combination, and beautiful colours. Different textures very pleasing, a good bit of crunch here and chewiness there, and the fruity sweetness would be nicely matched with cheese.'

Tesco Free From Onion Rings

‘Wow! Gluten-free onions rings - what a find that would be in a pub!! Onions quite sweet but the batter is crunchy and light – a very nice coating. And how good that they can be heated in the oven – no cross contamination issues with deep frying oil.'


CELIA Dark Czech Lager  

‘Very light, slight citrussy note. Green colour more like an old ale than lager – sweet notes with caramel – deep and refreshing.'

St Peter’s Brewery G-Free

‘Very nice for easy drinking. Good fresh, hoppy aroma – maybe a little more carbonisation for more texture?'

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

‘These look great – crisp and crunchy – good ingredients and great that they are dairy, gluten and soya free. Quite plain but lots of good grains.'


Individual Categories:

The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live

Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Oakland International

Start Ups & Small Producers – Sponsored by Tesco

  1. Breakfast foods – Sponsored by Asda
  2. Breads – Sponsored by Udi's
  3. Store cupboard – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
  4. Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored by Gluten Free Cuppa Tea
  5. Raw Foods – Sponsored by Genon Laboratories
  6. Superfoods and sports supplements – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics
  7. ‘Food to go’ and food for vending – Sponsored by Tesco
  8. Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network
  9. Meaty & Fishy Ready Meals –Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
  10. Veggie ready meals – Sponsored by Goodness Direct
  11. Foods suitable for treenut and peanut allergics – Sponsored by Wellaby's
  12. Foods designed for children – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy
  13. Tea Time! – Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Ltd
  14. Desserts and puddings – Sponsored by Romer Labs UK
  15. Confectionery and chocolate – Sponsored by Free From Market
  16. Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free etc – Sponsored by Holland & Barrett


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