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.

Store Cupboard –Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free



Coconom Coconut Aminos

'Amazing depth of flavour, lovely glossy appearance and good flavour. Totally convincing soya and wheat-free soya sauce replacement – actually, a better flavour! Love this product.'




Fria pastry

Origin Earth Gluten Free Crackers with Caraway

'Yes, yes, yes! Yum! Crisp, short, thin and delicious. Delicious – nice bite and caraway adds a great touch. These would be lovely with cheese or hummus.'




Fria pastry

Sweetpea Pantry Grainy Brainy Pancake Mix

'Lovely texture – delicious – love the seed balance. Tastes great – really like the nutritious flour mix. Excellent wholemealy and exciting product – although not sure about the name...'  


Highly Commended

Conserve Della Nonna Green Pesto

'Pleasant consistency, convincingly similar to regular pesto and with good free from credentials. So useful to have a flavoursome, freefrom, ready to use pesto.'

Stoffell's No Added Sugars Tomato Ketchup

'Good texture with nice chunks of tomato, a rich colour and really nice flavours. Great product even though it was still quite sweet thanks to the stevia.'

Tesco Free From Salad Cream

‘Good to have an egg-free salad cream. Very nice consistency and flavour although really quite sweet.'

The Foraging Fox HOT Beetroot Ketchup

'Looks amazing! Vibrant and luscious red! Wow – love it! Lovely kick, earthy, sweet, fruity – would be great with burger. Yes – Bloody Mary in a bottle!'


Granovita Organic Pumpkin Oil

'Delicious, nutty, smooth, gentle flavour. Versatile for salads or dipping – lovely colour.'

Hale & Hearty 4 Grain Pancake Mix

'Nice to see chickpea flour, buckwheat and teff, and lack of egg definitely a plus point. Lovely texture, great nutrition boost from the good protein content.' 

Nutural World Almond & Coconut Spread

'Really tasty alternative to peanut butter and low sugar level a bonus. Great spread for kids.'

Rana’s Artisan Bread Nearly Rye – GF Artisan Bread Mix

'Very pleasant, if quite powerful, caraway-fennel flavour. Looks lovely with a great crust & crumb, full of flavour and a nice deep brown colour.' 

Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Orange Spice

'Good list of freefrom credentials even if slighlty overpowering orange. Versatile product with a nice consistency.'

Taste of Goodness Sauces Barbecue Sauce

'Delicious, well balanced, a touch sweet but a nice flavour. Good to see a gluten and dairy free sauce labelled as such.'  

Tilda Brown Basmati Rice & Quinoa

'Nicely crunchy grains and just enough flavour to eat plain. Quinoa adds a nutty dimension and good protein to fluffy rice.'

Tilda Coconut Basmati Rice

'Pleasant lime and coconut flavour – a nice change to plain rice. Would be lovely in salad.'


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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