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.

Meaty and Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles


Tesco fish cakes

Hotch Potch Bacon, Leek & Cheesy Pie

‘Fabulous appearance, excellent taste, very more-ish – lovely to have a gluten-free pie. Great for a picnic and so good that you can eat it hot or cold. Looks beautiful, tastes really great, crust is perfect, great flavour.'




Tesco fish cakes

BigFish Brand Salmon Fillets Marinated in Garden Mint

‘Lovely fresh salmon – you would never know that it was frozen. A very nice marinade – the mint was delicate and delicious – and great that it is free from so many allergens.'



Highly Commended 

Debbie & Andrew's Perfect Pork Sausages

‘Marvellous – a gluten and dairy free tasty sausage in a natural pork casing. Great flavour and I love that there is no potato in this. Not too strong a flavour so would appeal to children. Delicious.'

Tesco Breaded Scampi

'Wow – I haven't been able to have these for years! And what's more they are dairy, egg and soya free too. Great flavour and indistinguishable for 'ordinary breaded scampi' – they really fill a gap in the market.'


Better Than Rice Chicken Massaman Curry

'Nice flavour, interesting ingredients – great to have a nut free massaman! Great freefrom credentials. Interesting textures – unusual but lovely flavours. I would happily eat the lot! Love how quick and easy to prepare it is.'

The Black Farmer Pork Chipolatas

‘Good sausage: good meat content, looks good with a satisfying texture, no compromise, wide appeal.   Great texture; shame this contains soya bean flour – could it be replaced to make it soya free too?'

Yorkshire Provender Roast Chicken Soup with Traditional Vegetables

‘Honestly, you can taste all the fresh vegetables and pearl barley. Rich flavour without being overpowering. High protein content good but a shame that it contains dairy.'


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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