Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

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  • Shortlist for the Food Matters Live Awards 2020 announced 


We're thrilled to reveal the Food Matters Live Awards 2020 shortlist, celebrating the innovation, creativity and resilience of the food, drink and nutrition industry in what has been an exceptional year.

Independent judging panels of industry experts in food, drink, nutrition, retail and gut health have been testing, tasting and deliberating their way through food tech innovations and new ingredients and products. 

Shortlisted companies will now go onto the next stage in the competition where (with the exemption of the Food Tech Innovation of the Year category) they will be invited to pitch their products or brand to a virtual panel who will make the final decision.

A huge thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to those who made it onto the shortlists, we're looking forward to announcing the winners on our Food Matters YouTube channel on 14 October at 4 pm.


Innovative Better-For-You Product of The Year

  • Tantalising Taco Better Bites - Better Nature
  • Three Spirit Drinks: The Starter Pack - Beyond Alcohol Ltd.

Fitness and Sports Nutrition Product of the Year

  • AMPED Nitro – Isagenix
  • AMPED Post-Workout – Isagenix
  • Bimuno® DAILY - Clasado Biosciences

Gut Health Product of the Year

  • Bimuno® DAILY - Clasado Biosciences
  • BioGaia Protectis Baby Drops - BioGaia AB
  • Curry - Bellygoodness
  • Nomato – Bellygoodness

Plant-Based Product of the Year

  • Awesome Protein Bar – Awesome Supplements
  • Meat Free Burgers - Meatless Farm
  • Naked Glory Chilled Quarter Pounders - Kerry Group
  • Supernature hazelnut clusters - Supernature Ltd
  • THIS Isn't Bacon – THIS


New Ingredient of the Year

  • Bourbon Oak Soft Extract - Lionel Hitchen Limited
  • DracoBelle Nu - Mibelle Biochemistry
  • PREBILAC® (2’-Fucosyllactose) - BASF SE
  • PureSea® Protect - Univar Solutions in partnership with Seaweed & Co.
  • Zynamite® - Nektium Pharma S.L.

Food Tech Innovation of the Year

  • Smarter Seeds – Equinom
  • - total health and wellbeing ltd

New Food Product of the Year

  • Calvin's Original Coconut Flat Bread Rolls - Saltire Coconuts Ltd t/a Calvin's Free From Foods
  • Jason's Bread Sourdough 'Ciabattin' - Geary's Bakery and Jason's Bread
  • Organic Coconut Vegangurt Mango Alphonso - VIP Foods Ltd
  • Truly Turmeric – Naledo
  • VERDINO Plant-Based Cevapcici - S.C. Salconserv Food S.R.L.

New Drink Product of the Year

  • Gallybird Premium Indian Tonic Water, Classic Blend - Gallybird Ltd
  • Gallybird Premium Tonic Water - Botanical Blend - Gallybird Ltd
  • MARY - The Illogical Drinks Company
  • Skinny Tonic - Skinny Tonic Ltd


"This award is absolutely instrumental to our success, and it means a massive pat on the back for months and months of hard work" - Melissa Snove, Founder, Nourished, Winner of the Food Tech Innovation of the Year Award 2019


meet the judges

For full entry terms and conditions click here

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