Free From Food Awards 2018 – the winners!


    Vegan egg replacer wins gold at 2018 FreeFrom Food Awards

    Long established Australian freefrom manufacturer Orgran scooped the top prize at last night’s 11th FreeFrom Food Awards with their Vegan Easy Egg.

    Judges praised the egg replacer – a notoriously difficult product to create – not only for being ’seriously innovative’ but for being free of all of the major 14 allergens. ‘Fantastic product, so clever, so adaptable – so useful – and such an amazing egg lookalike! Who would notice that that omelette was not made with real eggs?…’

    Orgran were only one of over 30 winners to be presented with their certificates before 300 guests at the Royal College of Physicians at the FreeFrom Food Awards annual networking party.

    Other winners included Anila’s Sauces, Asda, BFree, Bute Island, FREEE by Doves Farm’s, Nairn’s, Ugo Thrive, Tesco and start up brands Wildcraft GF Bakery and Jake’s Boost. And in a nail biting finish Tesco, yet again, just pipped Asda to the Retailer of the Year award. (See below for full list.)

    ‘We wondered whether we had hit the high point last year with our 10th anniversary’,  said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, director of the awards. ‘but not at all…. Fantastic entries this year – a wider range of products – so many gluten free beers that we had to schedule multiple judging sessions! And not only excellent products – but SO many of them free of multiple allergens. Again this year our NO TOP 14 allergens category had one of the largest entries. FreeFrom is most definitely still moving onward and upward in every way.’

    FreeFrom Food Awards 2018 Winners



    Winner of the 2018 FreeFrom Food Award


    Orgran Vegan Easy Egg


    Runners up


    Asda Dairy Free Mature Cheese Block

    Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles

    Tesco Free From 4 Chocolate Eclairs

    Ugo Thrive Pumpkin & Sage Raviolini


    Retailer of the Year 2018  Sponsored by Oakland International


    Gold  Tesco

    Silver  Asda

    Bronze  The Cooperative


    FreeFrom Hero 2018  Sponsored by Lucy Bee


    Jacqueline McPeake, catering manager Manchester Metropolitan University


    The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live



    The Progressive Food Company Individual Long Life 12g Soya Milk Portions

    Ugo Thrive Pumpkin & Sage Raviolini


    La Crèmerie Basil Rice Yoghurt

    Manny’s Sauces Mannynaise

    Clive’s Pies Bombay Vegetables with Daal Tart

    Oumph! The Chunk


    Ape Snacks Crunchy Coconut Bites Natural

    BFree Bake at Home Triple Seeded Demi Baguette

    Tesco Free From Blue Cheese – coconut oil alternative



    1. Breakfast foods
    2. Milk alternatives
    3. Bread
    4. Store cupboard
    5. Pasta & Pizza
    6. Superfoods and sports supplements
    7. Food to go
    8. Down the Pub
    9. Savoury Snacks and crackers
    10. Meaty & fishy ready meals
    11. Veggie ready meals
    12. Products made with FODMAP friendly ingredients
    13. Children’s food
    14. TeaTime!
    15. Desserts and puddings
    16. Confectionery & chocolate
    17. Bars – cereal and other
    18. Food for Export
    19. Not top 14 allergens
    20. Best product from a start up


    1. Breakfast Foods – Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Ltd



    BFree Oaty Loaf

    Nush Almond Milk Yoghurt Blueberry

    Tesco Free From 4 White Bagels


    Wildcraft Bakery Brioche


    GoVegan Organic Croissants with Chocolate Cream

    Pulsin Porridge Oat Bar – Super Seed & Maple



    1. Milk Alternatives – Sponsored by House



    Asda Free From Mature Cheddar Alternative

    Bute Island Dairy Free Grated Mild Cheddar Style

    Tesco Lactose Free Mascarpone

    Vitalite Dairy Free Spread


    Tyne Chease Smoked Cashew Chease

    Nush Almond Milk Yoghurt Banoffee


    Gallo UK Venere wholemeal black rice drink

    Ooomega 100% plant based Flax drink Original

    Tesco Free From Jalapeno & Chilli Cheddar – coconut oil alternative

    The Progressive Food Company Individual Long Life Soya Milk Portions


    1. Bread – Sponsored byIlumi



    Asda Free From 4 Seeded Brown Rolls

    Wildcraft BakeryBuckwheat Sourdough Loaf


    Asda Gluten Free Garlic & Coriander Naan Bread

    Asda Free From Seeded White Sliced Bread Loaf

    Tesco Free From Olive Bloomer


    Asda Free From White Sliced Bread Loaf

    Juvela Part-Baked Fibre Rolls

    Ocado Free From Seeded Bloomer


    1. Store Cupboard –Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free



    Orgran Vegan Easy Egg

    The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co 4” Gluten Free Yorkshire Puddings


    Bfree Stone Baked Pizza Bases

    Seren’s Kitchen Nut-Free Marzipan

    Sweet Freedom Choc Shake Caramel

    The Grassroots Bakery Organic Gluten Free White Bread Mix


    Asda Free From Gravy Granules

    Asda Free From Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix

    Dr Will’s BBQ Sauce

    Freee by Doves Farm Pizza Base Mix 350g

    Mayorice Organic Mayonnaise

    Spice Sanctuary Organic Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)

    Tesco Free From Mayo-Maize


    1. Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored bySacla



    Freee by Doves Farm Green Pea Penne

    The White Rabbit Pizza Co Smokin’ Vegan

    Ugo Thrive Pumpkin & Sage Raviolini


    The White Rabbit Pizza Co Viva La Vegan


    Ocado Free From Pepperoni Pizza

    Root One Chickpea Penne

    Root One Chickpea Fusilli


    1. Superfoods & Sports Supplements – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics



    Choc Chick Choc Go Cacao Nibbles


    Choc Chick Super Blend of Organic raw Cacao Power with Turmeric and Ginger

    Clearspring Organic 100% Raw Austrian Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder

    Cocomojo Choco – Chocolate Flavoured Coconut Milk Drink with added protein


    Pic’s Peanut Butter Smooth No Salt


    1. ‘Food to go’ and vending – Sponsored by the Allergy + FreeFrom Show



    Jake’s Boost Tiger Boost snack pot


    Brave Foods Paprika & Chilli Roasted Peas

    Tesco Lactose Free Coconut & Chia Granola Yoghurt Pot

    The Cooperative Irresistible Tuscan Tomato & Lentil Soup

    The Raw Fix Smokey Coconut & Banana Clusters


    Asda Chow Mein Noodle Pot

    The Cooperative Gluten Free Chicken Caesar Sandwich

    The Cooperative Free From Coconut Yoghurt


    1. Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by the Asda



    Autumn Brewing ALT BREW NO03 Dark Roast Stout

    Daura Marzen Double Malted Beer

    Magic Rock Brewing Fantasma IPA can


    Driftwood Spars Unexpected

    Autumn Brewing ALT BREW NO02 English Pale Ale

    Black Isle Brewery Session IPA Goldfinch

    Brass Castle Brewery Sunshine IPA can

    Daura Pilsner Lager (can)


    Monty’s Brewery Dark GF Stout

    Hop Back Brewery Taiphoon Lemongrass Beer


    1. Savoury Snacks and CrackersSponsored by  Romer Labs



    Nairn’s Rosemary & Seasalt Flatbread


    Traidcraft Herby Geosticks

    Nairn’s Original Flatbread


    Boundless Activated Nuts & Seeds Cayenne & Rosemary

    Brave Foods Garlic & Chive Roasted Peas

    Juvela Gluten-Free Cripsbread

    Prewett’s Mini Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

    Purely Plantain Wild Garlic Chips

    Raw & Wild Activated Pili Nuts – Turmeric & Ginger


    1. Meaty and Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by SYNLAB



    Asda Extra Special 6 Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages

    Field Fare Gluten Free Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

    Tesco Free From 2 Crispy  Breaded Cod Fillets


    Field Fare Gluten Free Steak & Ale Pie

    Rule of Crumb Chicken Kiev – Gluten and Lactose Free

    Tesco Free From Katsu Chicken Curry


    Afia’s Samosa Shop Wheat & Gluten Free Chicken Pakora

    Asda Free From Beef Lasagne

    Asda Extra Special 12 Pork Chipolatas

    Birds Eye Gluten Free Fish Fingers

    Tesco Free From King Prawn Singapore Noodles

    Tesco Free From 2 Steak Pies


    1. Veggie Ready Meals – Sponsored byOrgran



    ABCD Celiane Organic GF Vegan Meal: Quinoa with Red Kidney Beans and Tomatoes


    Asda Singapore Curry Noodle Pot

    Tesco Free From 4 Spiced Bean Wedges


    Oumph! Pulled Oumph


    1. Products made with FODMAP friendly ingredients 2018 – Sponsored byFODMAP Friendly



    Anila’s Sauces Fruity Mild Curry


    Anila’s Sauces Dhansak Korma Curry Sauce

    Jake’s Boost Cacao Boost

    Tideford Organics Tomato & Basil Soup with Red Peppers & Miso


    Anila’s Sauces Goan Green Curry Sauce

    Anila’s Sauces Spicy Mild Curry

    Fodmapped for You Green Curry Simmer Sauce

    Willow Kitchen Vegan Joppa Cake


    1. Children’s food – Sponsored by FREEE by Doves Farm



    Rule of Crumb Chocolate Eclairs – Gluten and Dairy Free

    Green Sisters Veggie’Licious Samosas


    Nairn’s Choc Chip Astro Bites


    Asda FreeFrom Frieda the Caterpillar Cake

    Tesco FreeFrom Carl the Caterpillar Cake


    1. Tea Time! – Sponsored byPrewett’sNorthumbrian Fine Foods



    Asda Free From Hot Cross Buns

    The Gluten Free Kitchen Bakewell Tarts


    Asda Free From Raspberry & Coconut Flapjack Slices

    Tesco Free From 12 Rocky Road Mini Bites

    The Conscientious Cook Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


    Asda Free From 8 Cranberry & Orange Oaty Cookies

    Marnie Searchwell Sugar-free Chocolate & Almond Cake

    Morrisons The Best Free From Shortbread Selection

    Nairn’s Chunky Biscuit Breaks Berry


    1. Desserts and Puddings – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles



    Booja Booja Chocolate Salted Caramel

    Tesco Free From 4 Chocolate Eclairs


    Booja Booja Caramel Pecan Praline

    Rule of Crumb Chocolate Eclairs – Gluten Free & Dairy Free

    Asda Italian Coffee Desserts

    The Cooperative Free From Coffee Dessert

    Tesco Free From Millionaire’s Dessert


    Gato & Co Chocolate & Coconut Brownie with Chia Seeds

    The Cooperative Free From Chocolate Ganache Pot


    1. Confectionery and Chocolate – Sponsored byWellaby’s



    Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles


    Asda Extra Special Freefrom Easter Egg

    Asda FreeFrom Truffle Collection

    Tesco finest* Free From Indulgent Selection

    The Raw Choc Pie Company Raw Salted Caramel Fudge Pie


    Cocoa Libre Dairy Free Chocolate Honeycomb


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



    Pulsin Peanut Choc Chip Raw Choc Brownie


    Plamil So Free No Added Sugar Espresso Dark Chocolate UTZ Snack Bar

    Tesco Free From 5 Twin Packs of Oaty Granola Bars with Honey


    Boostball Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (Protein Ball)

    Boostball Coconut Fudge Cake (Protein Ball)

    The Protein Ball Co Lemon + Pistachio  Protein balls


    1. FreeFrom Foods for Export – Sponsored byDelamere Dairy



    Freee by Doves Farm Plain White Flour


    Mahi Fine Foods Peri Peri Hot

    Essy & Bella Ginger Ale – Alternative to Milk Chocolate

    Prewett’s Gorgeous Gluten Free Quadruple Chocolate Cookies


    Beckleberry’s Blackcurrant & Martini Sorbet

    Bonieri Bella Box Cremini


    1. No Top 14 – Sponsored by Anaphylaxis Campaign



    Gosh! Sweetcorn & Quinoa Bites with a hint of Harissa & Paprika

    My Gammies Mixed Cupcakes

    Orgran Vegan Easy Egg


    Anila’s Sauces Dhansak Korma Curry Sauce

    Essy & Bella Raspberry Crunch – Alternative to Milk Chocolate

    Le Conserve Della Nonna Bechamel White Sauce

    My Gammies Chocolate Frosted Celebration Cake

    Really Indian Keralan Fresh Cooking Sauce

    Ugo Thrive Pumpkin & Sage Raviolini




    Eat Real Quinoa Kale Puffs (Jalapeno Cheddar)

    Anila’s Sauces Spicy Mild Curry Sauce

    Really Indian Mumbai Fresh Cooking Sauce

    Angels & Cookies Free From & Vegan Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    Creative Nature Organic Chia & Cacao Brownie Mix

    Tesco Free From Blackcurrant Cheese Cakes


    1. Best Product from a Start Up – Sponsored byTesco



    Wildcraft Bakery Buckwheat Sourdough Loaf


    Freaks of Nature Choc & Awe

    La Crèmerie Original Rice Yoghurt

    Skinny Brands Lager

    Spice Sanctuary Organic Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)


    Dakin Delights Chocolate Covered Caramels (Raw)

    Willow Kitchen Vegan Joppa Cake



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