2013 FreeFrom Food Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards - celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all 'freefrom' foods - is now out!!

From 'activated' walnuts to 'sea waves' pasta; cappucchino' soya milk to sulphite-free wine and alcohol-free, gluten-free beer.

After two weeks of sipping and supping, not to mention some heated discussions, the 50+ FreeFrom Food Awards judges have chosen nearly 220 products to go on the shortlist for this year's FreeFrom Food Awards - see below for the full list.

'Not only did we have a 34% increase in the number of products entered into the awards' says Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of FoodsMatter who chairs the judging sessions, 'but 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-from-everything' cakes and biscuits and, for the first time, sulphite-free wines and a gluten-free beer that was also alcohol free!'

See below for the full list but here, in no significant order, are a few of the 'highlights' -

• Dell'Ugo fresh gluten-free Chickpea Fusilli (the first pulse-based pasta we have met)

• La Zaragozana Ambar Green no-alcohol gluten-free beer (the first no alcohol gluten-free beer)

• Eskal Edible gluten-free Ice Cream Tubs

• Good Wine Online Sulphite free wines (one of the few sulphite-free wines - a growing area)

• 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)

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

• Afia's Gluten-free Spicy Mix Vegetable Samosa (first gluten-free samosa we have met)

• 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)

As always, the judges included professional foodies (manufacturers, chefs and cookery writers), medic.s (dietitians and nutritionists) coeliacs and allergy sufferers, a dozen or so keen freefrom bloggers and a good sprinkling of 'outsiders' to benchmark the products against 'normal', non-freefrom equivalents.

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 at an invitation-only party in central London on April 16th.

The awards team will be Facebooking and Tweeting all shortlisted companies over the next few weeks. The awards Twitter handle is @FFFoodAwards - hashtag #FreeFromFoodAwards - and this is the Facebook page.

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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. • 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

6. • 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

7. 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

8. • 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. • 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


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