Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Free From Food Awards

An exciting evening tonight (Tuesday 25th March) saw the awards ceremony for the #FFFA14.

Sadly I couldn't attend the ceremony in London but due to the marvels of modern technology I could follow with ease on Twitter. Tweets were pouring in thick and fast from the commentator Alex Gazzola and many marvelous #freefrom bloggers, businesses and industry familiar names and faces.

Presented by long term supporter Anthony Worrell Thompson, the awards went in a cracking flash!
The finalists had been announced previously and everyone was waiting on tenter hooks for the winners. Here they are:

Overall Winner of the Fair Trophy - Focaccia Per Tutt

Innovation Award - Venice Bakery UK Large Seasoned Glutenfree Vegan Pizza Base

Special Award for Services to Glutenfree Beer - Greens Beers

1. Breakfast - Primal Joy Foods Cinnamon Nut Crunch
                   - CoYo Coconut Milk Yoghurt Vanilla Flavour
                   - BFree Foods Plain Bagels

2. Breads - Focaccia Per Tutt Mediterranea
               - Tesco Free From Fresh Seeded Bread

3. Store Cupboard - Ugg Foods Chia Seed and Nut Bread Mix
                              - Vegusto UK "Cheese" Sauce

4. Pasta and Pizza - Amys Kitchen UK Broccoli and Cheddar Bake

5. Raw Foods and Super Foods - SaVse Smoothies Super Blue

6. Food To Go/Vending Machines - Waitrose Glutenfree Egg Watercress / Chicken Salad Rolls

7. Food Designed For Food Service - Indian Coeliac Glutenfree Authentic Panjabi Pakoras
                                                        - We Love Cakes Glutenfree Cherry Bakewell Tarts

8. Ready Meals (meat based) - Ilumi Lamb Rogan Josh
                         (meat free) - Georgias Choice Glutenfree Mexican Bean Bake

9. Products Manufactured in a Nut Free Environment - Ilumi Kerala Chicken Curry

10. Childrens Food - Georgias Choice Glutenfree Chicken Bites

11. Christmas Foods - D&D Chocolate Dairyfree Chocolate Minty Snowmen

12. Scones Sweet Biscuits Tarts and Cookies - Nairns Oatcakes Glutenfree Biscuit Breaks Oats and Fruit

13. Cakes Cakebars Cupcakes and Brownies - Melsie Jane Bakes Mini Lemon Drizzle Loaf

14. After Dinner Foods - Bessant and Drury Raspberry Swirl Frozen Coconut Yoghurt
                                    - Pudology Banoffee Pud

15. Glutenfree Beers - Greens Beers IPA

You can find all this information with links to the companies listed, details of the awards and cracking photos of the after party (!) at www.freefromfoodawards.co.uk

I would also like to congratulate all of the chocolate entries that fell under the After Dinner Foods Category. As a judge of this category I know how tough the competition was. Each of the entrants: Booja Booja, Celtic Chocolates Choices Chocolate and Eskal brought an incredibly accomplished product to the table. I am proud to say I work in the #freefrom chocolate industry and highly recommend these brands.

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