Published On: Wed, Mar 29th, 2017

Irish Baker scoops top spot at the 2017 FreeFrom Food Awards

The FreeFrom Food Awards are the industry’s only award for ‘free-from food’ –gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soya-free etc, and celebrated their 10th anniversary last night. 

Irish bakers BFree were last night presented with ‘Marble Mo’, the FreeFrom Food Oscar for 2017.  BFree’s Sweet Potato Wraps won the Product of the Year at the FreeFrom Food Awards held at the Royal College of Physicians.

Judges praised the wrap not only for being ‘enormously versatile, beautifully soft and pliable, a lovely warm colour and tasting delicious’ but for being free of all of the major 14 allergens. ‘A totally inclusive, totally delicious product – just what a free-from food ought to be!’

Along with BFree, over 30 gold champions along with silver and bronze winners spread over 19 categories were presented with their certificates by Antony Worrall Thompson before 350 guests.  Other winners included Rana’s Artisan Bakery, BoojaBooja, Evexia Thrive pasta, Rule of Crumb from Northern Ireland, Bellfield Brewery and the West Cornwall Pasty Company, with Tesco winning Retailer of the Year for the third year running.

In celebration of the Awards 10th Anniversary Clare Marriage of Doves Farm Foods was crowned as the Awards’ FreeFrom Superhero for the enormous contribution that the Doves Farm flours and foods have made to the free-from industry over the last ten years.

All guests were given a copy of an anniversary book, FreeFrom and the Awards – 10 Years On, charting the rise of free-from food through the prism of the awards.

‘It is hard to believe how far free-from has come in the last ten years’, said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, Director of the awards. ‘No matter where you look in the food world there are now excellent free-from equivalents to standard offerings, many of them as good, or better – and often healthier – than the originals’.

Antony Worrall Thompson, long term patron of the awards, commented:

‘It is amazing how much has changed in just ten years. All credit to the pioneering small producers who have followed their dreams to create wonderful free-from foods – to the supermarkets who have backed them – and to the FreeFrom Food Awards who have encouraged and celebrated them!’

THE RESULTS ARE IN! 

Winner of the FreeFrom Food Awards Product of the year

BFree Sweet Potato Wraps

Freefrom Super Hero – Sponsored by Lucy Bee

In celebration of the Awards 10th Anniversary Clare Marriage of Doves Farm Foods was crowned as the Awards’ FreeFrom Superhero for the enormous contribution that the Doves Farm flours and foods have made to the free-from industry over the last ten years.

Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Oakland International

Tesco won retailer of the year for the second year in a row having previously scooped up the award in 2016.

Gold

Silver

The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live

Gold

Silver

Bronze

No Top 14 – Sponsored by Ilumi

Essy & Bella Peppermint & Cacao Nib Alternative to Milk Chocolate

Gold

  • Essy & Bella Peppermint & Cacao Nib Alternative to Milk Chocolate
  • Tesco Free From Garlic Baguette

Silver

Bronze

Best Product from a Start Up – Sponsored by Tesco

MiiRO SalteD CarameL ice-cream

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Breakfast Foods – Sponsored by Holland & Barrett

Coldpress Pumpkin Power Cold Pressure Juice

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Bread – Sponsored by Dr Schaer

BFree Stone Baked Pitta Bread

Gold

  • BFree Stone Baked Pitta Bread

Silver

Bronze

Store Cupboard –Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free

Free & Easy Gluten and Dairy Free Carrot Cake Mix

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored by Genon Laboratories

Evexia Thrive Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni Pasta

Gold

Silver

Bronze

  • Lori Organic Gluten Free Pasta Fusilli
  • Riso Gallo 3 Cereali Gluten Free Fusilli
Superfoods & Sports Supplements – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics

James White Drinks Turmeric Juice Zinger

Gold

Silver

Bronze

‘Food to go’ and vending – Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Ltd

West Cornwall Pasty Gluten and Dairy Free Traditional ‘Everybody’ Pasty

Gold

Silver

Bronze 

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

Bellfield Brewery Bohemian Pilsner

Gold – Beer

Gold – Savoury Snacks

Silver – Beer

Silver – Savoury Snacks

Bronze – Beer

Bronze – Savoury Snacks

Meaty and Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles

Tesco Free From Beef Casserole and Dumplings

Gold

  • Tesco Free From Beef Casserole and Dumplings

Silver

Bronze  

Veggie Ready Meals – Sponsored by The Allergy & FreeFrom Show

Pure Free From Dairy and Gluten Free Butternut Squash Risotto

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Foods suitable for nut and peanut allergics – Sponsored by Wellaby’s

Yau’s Thai Style Satay Sauce

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Children’s food – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy

Rule of Crumb Gluten & Dairy Free Chicken Goujons scooped up a second award at the Free-From Food Awards 2017!

Gold

  • Asda Free From Chocolate Party Cake
  • Rule of Crumb Gluten & Dairy Free Chicken Goujons
  • Tesco Free From Beef and Red Wine Ragu with Pasta

Silver

Bronze

Tea Time! – Sponsored by Romer Labs UK

Kelkin Gluten Free TeaCakes

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Desserts and Puddings – Sponsored by Morrisons

Naturally Coconuts Mint Choc Chip

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Confectionery and Chocolate – Sponsored by Goodness Direct

Biona Organic Mini Fruit Bears

Gold

  • Biona Organic Mini Fruit Bears
  • Booja Booja Almond & Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Truffles

Silver

Bronze

Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free… Sponsored by Synergis Marketing

Adonis Smart Foods Pecan, Goji Berry & Cocoa Snack Bar

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

For all details of the Award visit: FreeFrom Food Awards / Twitter / Facebook

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