11 Feb 2015

The shortlist for the 2015 FreeFrom Food Awards – celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all ‘freefrom’ foods – has been announced.

 From grain-free granolas and 1-minute-freefrom-microwave breads, to mail-order wheatgrass shots, Bohemian Rhapsody Kent-crafted Pilsner, traditional meat pies or spicy lamb samosas, ‘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 raw chocolate truffles over Rosemary & Olive Oil Focacette, the FreeFrom Food Awards judges have chosen nearly 270 products to shortlist.

 ‘With entries up by nearly 30% this year our 65 judges really had their work cut out,' says Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, director of the FreeFrom Awards who chairs the judging sessions. ‘But, with their usual expertise they managed to tease out the really exciting products that are currently pushing the boundaries of what you can successfully make ‘freefrom’.’

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

•Amy’s Kitchen GF Breakfast Sandwich

•Angelic Gluten Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Biscuits

•Booja Booja Chilled Chocolate Truffle Selection dairy and gluten free

•Coconut Collaborative Mango Snowconut Frozen Yoghurt

•Coconut Merchant Coconut Jam

•Genius GlutenFree gluten and dairy-free Pain au Chocolat

•Kirsty’s Gluten-free and dairy-free Beef Lasagne with a Rich Bolognese Sauce

•Mummy Bakes gluten-free Italian Almond Biscotti 

•PureBred gluten-free Pancake Mix in a bottle

•Quinola Mothergrain Baby Swede and Parsnip

•Rhythm Health Coconut & Pomegranate (Kefir One Shot Drink)

•Smart Eats & Treats Za’tar Manakish (Yeast Free Flat Bread)

•Soft sage gluten-free Veggie Cheese Dough Balls

•The Paleo Foods Co Berry & Almond Grain-Free Granola

•Udi’s Gluten Free Parmesan & Garlic Bagel Chips

•Yee Kwan Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream