The shortlist for the 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards – celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all ‘freefrom’ foods – is now out!! Squeeze Wheatgrass is on the Shortlist in the “Superfoods” category for their Wheatgrass and Beetroot Shots.
From cashew cheeses to pea protein cooking mixes, gluten-free donuts to caveman granola, and sugar free tomato ketchup to gluten and dairy free ice cream cones, ‘freefrom’ manufacturers have been strutting their stuff at the judging sessions for this year’s awards with a truly amazing array of gluten, wheat, dairy, soya, nut, egg, corn and no-added-sugar offerings!
After two weeks of heavy-duty tasting and arguing the merits of gluten and dairy-free sausage rolls over Wheatgrass Shots, the Free From Food Awards judges have chosen nearly 260 products to shortlist.
’Excitingly, the quality and originality of the entries continues to improve each year ‘ says Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, director of the FreeFrom Awards who chairs the judging sessions, ‘which makes it ever more difficult for our 70 judges to choose the winners. But, after some intense discussions, they have!’
The FreeFrom Food Awards, now in their 9th very successful year, are the industry’s only award for ‘freefrom food’ – gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soya-free etc.
The awards are run by the FreeFrom Matters team who also run:
The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards
The FreeFrom Skincare Awards
The Foodsmatter website one of the biggest online resources for anything to do with food allergy and intolerance.
FreeFrom Food Awards judges included professional foodies (manufacturers, chefs and cookery writers), medics (dietitians and nutritionists) coeliacs and allergy sufferers, freefrom bloggers and a good sprinkling of ‘outsiders’ to benchmark the products against ‘normal’, non-freefrom equivalents. See the awards site for more details.
The winners of the 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards will be announced and presented with their certificates by Antony Worrall Thompson at an invitation-only party in central London on April 26th