FreeFrom Food Awards Shortlist

 As per my last post, I have been busy helping as a judge for these and the FreeFrom Skincare Awards. I am pleased today to be able to pass on the shortlist of freefrom foods that made it through the rigorous process in each category. This is really useful for us because it helps us keep abreast of what wheat, dairy, gluten, nut etc free foods are new and taste/perform the best.

Get a cuppa and make some notes of what you want to try..

Judges were delighted to see a 34% increase in the number of foods entered, signalling more freefrom foods available for all of us :). Michelle also noted:

“the range of products has widened enormously. Gluten-free samosas and panninis, fresh chick pea pasta, lots of children’s products, a massive entry into the ‘store cupboard’ category, the usual wonderful selection of ‘free-of-everything’ cakes and biscuits and, for the first time, sulphite-free wines and a gluten-free beer that was also alcohol free!’

I am happy to say I was there on one of the wine-tasting days. Oh, the hardship.

The winners of the 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards, including the winner of the FAIR trophy for the Best FreeFrom Food 2013 (won last year by Vegusto for their dairy-free, soya-free cheese) will be announced and presented with their certificates by Antony Worrall Thompson on April 16th.

See below for the full list but here, in no significant order, are a few of the ‘highlights’ and some comments if I saw them myself:

– Dell’Ugo fresh gluten-free Chickpea Fusilli (the first pulse-based pasta we have met) I was really excited to see this: a first, and it tasted fab apparently.       

 – La Zaragozana Ambar Green no-alcohol gluten-free beer  (the first no alcohol gluten-free beer)  I also saw this one – and it is very good value at £1 a bottle if I am thinking of the right one. 

 – Eskal Edible gluten-free Ice Cream Tubs   These were cute little tubs to put your ice cream in; kids would love them. Er, that’s me then..

– Good Wine Online Sulphite free wines  (one of the few sulphite-free wines – a growing area)  This is the SoLo wines I have told you about before – and my regular red wine tipple so I was really pleased to see this get some recognition.

 – Vivesoy Cappuccino/Soy Milk    (an interesting thing to do with soya milk)     

 – Raw Ecstasy Activated Walnuts – dairy-free, gluten-free raw chocolate   

 – Eat Water gluten, dairy and calorie free Slim Pasta – Spaghetti     (amazing product made from a plant fibre)

 – Freedom Deli gluten-free Tuna Melt Pannini  (first gluten free pannini we have met) You cook it in plastic though. Ugh.             

 – Sweetcheeks gluten and dairy-free Pistachio & Lemon Zest Loaf        

 – Afia’s Gluten-free Spicy Mix Vegetable Samosa    (first gluten-free samosa we have met)    These smelt divine, I couldn’t taste them as not grain free but I inhaled a lot! 

 – Cornito Sea Waves gluten-free corn and potato pasta    (unusual and pretty shape and unusual ingredient combination)    

– Clearspring Sweet Grains Dessert Amazake   (very classic Japanese dessert product – just rice….. but massively free from and healthy)  

 Shortlist for 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards

In alphabetical order:

Innovation Award – sponsored by Warburtons

CoYo Natural

Dell’Ugo Chickpea Fusilli

Esgir Crunchy Crumb

Eskal Ice Cream Party Tubs

Good Wine Online So Lo SO2 2009 Navitas

Hale & Hearty Agave Syrup – Maple Flavoured

It’s Only Natural Mango Orb

Lactofree Fresh Semi-Skimmed Dairy Drink

Lactofree Spreadable

La Zaragozana Ambar Green (apta para celiàcos) 0.0% (non-alcoholic)

Nutritious Delicious Truffles – Orange Chocolate

Tesco FreeFrom Crème Caramel


Plant (soya, rice, oat, nut, potato, hemp, millet, coconut etc) ‘milk’, spread, yogurt, ‘cheese’ and ice cream – sponsored by Sainsbury’s

Coconut oil and Milks

Koko Dairy Free Original+Calcium (formerly Kara Dairy Free)

Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Coconut Oil

Oatly Oat Drink

Provamel Rice-Coconut Drink

Vivesoy Cappuccino/Soy Milk


Bessant & Drury Dairy Free Frozen Dessert – Lemon

Clearspring Sweet Grains Dessert Amazake

Provamel Orange & Redbush Yogurt Alternative

Pudology Banoffee Pud

Pudology Chocolate Pud

Zen Zen Mango


FreeFrom breakfast cereals – sponsored by Goodness Direct

Doves Farm Cereal Flakes

Doves Farm Fibre Flakes

Esgir Corn Flakes Classic

Hale & Hearty Choco Jungle Cereal

Perkier Ginger and Raisin Porridge

Sainsbury’s FreeFrom Cornflakes


FreeFrom breads and bread mixes – sponsored by Tesco

Annapanni Mum’s Mill Quick bread Mix/Bread Flour Mix

Fria Gluten Free Fiber/Fibre Loaf

Fria Gluten Free Vallmofralla Poppy Seed Roll

Knead Bakery Fresh Seeded Batch

Sainsbury’s FF Soft Brown Seeded Bread

The Foodamentalists Perfect Vegan Bread Mix

The Indian Coeliac Paratha

Waitrose LOVE Life GF Seeded Sliced Loaf

Warburtons Fruit Loaf

Warburtons Gluten Free Brown Bread Loaf

Warburtons Gluten Free White Bread

Warburtons 3 Gluten Free Brown Rolls

Windmill Organics Biona Organic Rye Bread with Chia Flax

Yes You Can! Fresh Brown Bread

Yes You Can! Fresh White Bread

Yes You Can! Seeded Brown Bread Roll


Grocery ambient/store cupboard –  sponsored by Tesco


Cornito Sea Waves Pasta

Doves Farm Organic Maize & Rice Penne

Eat Water Slim Noodles

Farabella Cicatelli

La Veneziane GF Tagliatelle

Orgran Buckwheat Pasta Spirals

Riso Gallo 3 Cereali Fusilli

Riso Gallo 3 Cereali Penne

Riso Gallo 3 Cereali Spaghetti

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Elbows

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fettucine

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Lasagne

 Other grocery ambient entries

Amy’s Kitchen Chunky Tomato Soup

Delicious Sauces Mint Chilli Mild

Delicious Sauces Piri Piri Chilli Hot

Doves Farm Gluten & Wheat Free Plain White Flour

DS-gluten free Yorkshire Puddings

Hale & Hearty GF Breadcrumbs

Innovative Solutions GF Bread FlourSainsbury’s FF Tikka Sauce

Saladworx Hebridean Seaweed & Lemon Dressing & Marinade & Drizzle

Sanchi Instant Miso Soup

Sanchi Tamari Soy Sauce

Sweet Mandarin Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Tesco FreeFrom Pizza Bases

Wellfoods GF Pizza Bases

Womersley Raspberry Vinegar


Innovative Solutions GF Multipurpose Flour

Mortimer Chocolate Company White Couverture Powder

Orgran Buckwheat Pancake Mix

Orgran No Egg Natural Egg Replacer

Sukrin Gold


NEW- FreeFrom foods manufactured for food service – sponsored by Livwell


Domino’s GlutenFree Pizza

DS-gluten free Pizza Base

Esgir Burger Baps

Hotch Potch Savoury Scotch Eggs

Pizza Hut GlutenFree Pizza

Red House Foods Georgia’s Choice GF Fish Cake


Almondy Tårta with DAIM

Christine’s Puddings Ready Baked Pastry Cases

Delice de France GF Blueberry Muffin

Delice de France GF Chocolate Chip Muffin

Glamourpuds Banoffee Sponge Pudding Pot

Glamourpuds Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding Pot

Glamourpuds Raspberry Jam Sponge Pudding Pot

Sainsbury’s Café FreeFrom Cherry and Almond Slice

Bells of Lazonby We Love Cake Apricot Macaroon Slice


NEW- Ready meals – sponsored by Food Heaven

a. Pizzas, pies & pasties

Freedom Deli Gourmet Fish Pie

Freedom Deli Ham & Cheese Panini

Freedom Deli Pepperoni Panini

Freedom Deli Tuna Melt

Mamma Cucina Vegetable Pizza

Sainsbury’s FreeFrom Pizza

Tesco FreeFrom Cheese & Tomato Pizza

b. One pot meals – to include ‘world food’

Afia’s Spicy Beef Samosa

Amy’s Kitchen Mexican Tortilla Bake

Amy’s Kitchen Mushroom Risotto Bowl

Dee’s Quinoa Pots with Thai Spiced Vegetables and little lentils

Dee’s Thai Butternut Squash and Lentil Meal

Lifestyle Catering Boeuf Bourguignon

Lifestyle Catering Catalan Pork

Tesco three cheese pasta bake

Tideford Organics Organic Beetroot Soup with Crème Fraiche & Dill

Tideford Organics Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Potato

c. Meat meal centres (sausages, meat balls, burgers etc)

Good Little Company Sausages

Pig & Co Lucanian Roman Sausage

Pig & Co Sizzling Sugarbush

Pig & Co Hey Pesto!

Red House Foods Georgia’s Choice Chicken Bites

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pork and Bramley Apple Sausages

The Black Farmer Premium Pork Sausages


Raw foods and superfoods – sponsored by Delamere Dairy

BoojaBooja Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate Truffles

Essence of Eden Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Coconut Oil

Orgran Multigrain Crispbread with Quinoa

Orgran multigrain Pasta with Quinoa

Raw Ecstasy Activated Walnuts – Raw Chocolate

Raw Health Raw Almond Butter

Raw Health Raw Sauerkraut

The Raw Chocolate Company Raw Chocolate Covered Organic Mulberries


NEW- Children’s food – sponsored by Asda

Bessant & Drury Dairy Free Frozen Dessert – Chocolate

Bessant & Drury Dairy Free Frozen Dessert – Strawberry

Coyo Cacao (Raw Chocolate) Coconut Yoghurt

Doves Farm Chocolate Stars Organic and Gluten Free

Eat Water Slim Pasta Spaghetti

Eskal Ice Cream Party Tubs

Glamourpuds Banoffee Sponge Pudding Pot

Glamourpuds Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding Pot

Glamourpuds Raspberry Jam Sponge Pudding Pot

It’s Only Natural Moshi Monster Poppet Raspberry Ice Lolly

Nim’s Apple Crisps

Nim’s Pineapple Crisps

Orgran Itsy Bitsy Bears

Pulsin Beond Organic Açai Berry Bar

Red House Foods Georgia’s Choice Chicken Bites

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fantasia

Tesco FreeFrom Chocolate Dessert Shakes


FreeFrom savoury biscuits and snacks – sponsored by the Food and Drink Innovation Network

Afia’s Spicy Mix Vegetable Samosa

Conscious Foods Finger Millet Dippers

Cornito Crackers Pikant

Le Pain des Fleurs Organic Buckwheat Crispbread

Le Pain des Fleurs Organic Chestnut Crispbread

Le Pain des Fleurs Organic Quinoa Crispbread

Orgran Toasted Buckwheat Crispibread

Scrubby’s Vegetable Crisps with Character

The FreeFrom Bakehouse Jalapeño Pepper & Sweetcorn Muffins

The Indian Coeliac Vegetable Samosa


FreeFrom scones, sweet biscuits and cookies – sponsored by Yes! You can

Against the Grain Almond Cookies

Against the Grain Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies

Angelic Gluten Free Reduced Fat Orange Chocolate Cookies

Christine’s Puddings Frangipane Tart

Doves farm Stem Ginger Cookies

Lazy Day Foods Ginger Truffle Slice

Lazy Day Foods Belgian Chocolate Rocky Road

Lovemore Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lovemore O’Chocos

Peace of Cake Raspberry Abricotines

Perkier Popping Tiffin

Sweetcheeks Chilli Chocolate Snickerdoodles

The FreeFrom Bakehouse Macaroons

Warburtons Fruity Tea Cakes


FreeFrom cakes, cake mixes, muffins, brownies, cup cakes etc – sponsored by Mrs Crimble’s

Bells of Lazonby We Love Cake Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Cakes Divine Carrot Cupcakes

Heavenly Cakes Eton Mess

Melsie Jane Bakes Victoria Sandwich

Mummy’s Yummys Indulgent Chocolate Brownies

Silver Box Bakery Brownies

Sweetcheeks Pistachio & Lemon Zest Loaf

The Rebel Bakery GF Big Apple Pie

Waitrose LOVE Life GF Millionaire Blondies

Warburtons Blueberry & Cranberry Muffins

Warburtons Lemon and Poppyseed Muffins

Yes You Can Lemon Muffin


FreeFrom chocolate, snack bars and petit fours – sponsored by Amy’s Kitchen

Beenies Hawaiian Splash

BoojaBooja Around Midnight Espresso Chocolate Truffles

Goody Good Stuff Strawberry Cream

Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate

Natural Balance Nãkd Berry Delight

Natural Balance Nãkd Cocoa Orange

Nutritious Delicious Truffles – Orange Chocolate

Sainsbury’s FreeFrom Mint Crisps

Winning Ways Fine Foods Ltd Dairy Free Chocovered Raisins


FreeFrom Christmas foods – sponsored by Genon Laboratories

Celtic Chocolates Choices Advent Calendar

Hale & Hearty Luxury Mince Pies

Heavenly Cakes Chocolate Christmas Cake

Peace of Cake Christmas Cake

Sainsbury’s FreeFrom Iced Rich Fruit Slice

Tesco FreeFrom Christmas Cake

The Foodamentalists Toasted Top Mince Pies

The Heavenly Cake Company Jamaican Rum Cake

The Nut Free Chocolatier Christmas Mulled Wine Chocolates


Gluten-free beer – sponsored by Orgran

Celia Premium Czech Lager

Daas Ambré

Daas Blond

Estrella Damm Daura

Green’s Export Lager Lite

Green’s IPA

Green’s Lager Dry Hopped

Hop Back Brewery Crop Circle

La Zaragozana Ambar Gluten Free

Oak & Barrel Schnitzer Bräu Organic German Hirse Premium GF Beer

Oak & Barrel Schnitzer Bräu Organic Lemon GF Beer

St Peter’s Brewery G-Free

Wold Top Brewery Scarborough Fair IPA


NEW- Special award – products manufactured in a nut free – sponsored by RSSL

D&D Mixed Chocolate Fondants

Doves Farm Lemon Zest Cookies

Eskal FreeNut Butter

Orgran Kids Mini Outback Animals Chocolate Cookies 8 Fun Packs Multipack

Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli

The Nut Free Chocolatier After Dinner Orange Crisps

The Nut Free Chocolatier Mint Delight

Wellfoods GF Pizza Bases

Blimey, a fair few to tempt you there! Enjoy.

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