World Food Innovation Awards 2017 Finalists


The finalists of the World Food Innovation Awards 2017, in association with IFE, have been announced. The judging panel considered 265 entries from 29 countries in 23 categories. A full list of this year’s finalists in all 23 categories can be seen below.

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Best food concept

Winner

Onion Jo Ltd – Onion Jo

Finalists

CP Foods UK – Taste Inc. 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet
Jimini’s – Whole Seasoned Insect Snacks
Thrive on Five – ‘5-a-day Dish’

Best snacking innovation

Winner

Jimini’s – Energy and Protein Bars Made with Cricket Flour

Finalists

CP Foods UK – Taste Inc. 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet
Dawn Meats – Fori Piri Piri Chicken Bar
Hippeas – Organic Chickpea Puffs
iRaw Healthy Habits – Green Healthy Snacking
Matok Vkal – New meringue kiss 3D sweetener

Best health food

Winner

LoveRaw – Organic Food Booster Blends

Finalists

Ice Cream Treats – Yomega3 Greek Style Frozen Yogurt
Hormel Foods – Vital Cuisine
Mindful Bites – Brazil Nut & Cacao Nibs Nut Butter
NewTree Fruit Company – De-sugared Fruit Juice
Rushdi Food Industries – Mighty Sesame

Best free-from food

Winner

ICI&LA – Vegan Organic Frozen Steaks/Balls/Nuggets Free From Animal Protein

Finalists

Booja-Booja – Incredibly Delicious Dairy Free Ice Cream
Cocofina Coconut Amino – Soya Sauce Alternative
Dragsbæk – Organic Vegan Spreadable
Nutristrength – Goat and Sheep Whey Protein
Ready Raw – Vegan & Raw, Organic Bagel Chips

Best confectionery innovation

Winner

The Solid Chocolate Company – Solid Chocolate Eggs

Finalists

Chuao Chocolatier – The Firecracker Bar
Cakely – Spirugar
Gato & Co – Puddings

Best beverage concept

Winner

Expressate (Cuida-te Tea & Coffee) – One Cup Pyramid Coffee Filters

Finalists

Jeeva Natural UK Ltd – First Organic Fresh Turmeric – King Coconut Water
Lily Kerridge Coffee – Something Stronger Than Coffee
QikVin Wine Preservation – Space-age Moving Punt
Victor’s Drinks Ltd – Make Your Own Apple Cider
Yumcha Drinks – No More Tea Bags

Best Great British product

Winner

Hillfarm Oils – Hillfarm/Aspall Dress and Dip Set

Finalists

Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Sausalami
Salubrious Sauce Co – British Breakfast Sauce

Best organic food

Winner

Dragsbæk – Organic Vegan Spreadable

Finalists

Auga Group – AUGA Organic Foods
Healthy Planet – DasEis.
The Soul Food Collective – The Soul Food Collective Range

Best packaging design

Winner

Ardagh & Duerr – Unique Citrus Jar

Finalists

Auga Group – Auga Organic
Berlin Packaging – Moreno Cedroni Jams and Marmalades
Popcorn Shed – Gourmet Popcorn
ProAmpac – E-Z SnackPak
ProAmpac – Farmhouse Culture Organic Kraut

Best sustainable packaging

Winner

Next Step Foods – Yumpa Snack Bar compostable wrapper

Finalists

One World Packaging – Ovenable & OK COMPOST containers
W-Cycle – The ‘Hotray’

Best ingredient innovation

Winner

Just A Splash – Bring Out the Chef in You

Finalists

Holy Lama Naturals – Spice Drops
Salt of the Earth – Mediterranean Umami

Best social responsibility initiative

Winner

Sacoma – Kenya Sweet Potatoes Innovative Healthy Products

Finalists

HCM Development – Greening the Desert of Sahara and Beyond
Hormel Foods – Vital Cuisine


Best foodservice or catering innovation

Winner

T-Sticks by Innovashion – T-Sticks

Finalists

Gem Smokers & Woodchips – Cooking & Flavouring Food Totally Naturally
Matok Vkal – New meringue kiss 3D sweetener
Vivera – Pumpkin Sweet Potato Burger

Best convenience food innovation

Winner

Tuk In Foods – Curry in a Naan

Finalists

Coco & Lucas’ Kitchen – Junior Foodies Frozen Meals
Soupologie – Swavoury: Pea, Edamame & Cashew
Fuel10K – ‘Quark with Fruit'

 

Best artisan product

Winner

Lily Kerridge Coffee – Something Stronger Than Coffee

Finalists

Beeyond Water – Honey and Cranberry Water
Nutural World – Chocolate Halva Spread
Xie Xie – Formosa Oolong Tea Making Philosophy

 

Best children’s food

Winner

Claudi & Fin – Minis

Finalists

Annabel Karmel – Frozen Kids Meals
BKD – Baking Kits for Kids
Coco & Lucas’ Kitchen – Junior Foodies Frozen Meals
Little Dish – Pots & Pies

 

Best brand extension or limited edition

Winner

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn – Marmite Popcorn

Finalists

Shaken Udder – Yoghurt Range
The Naked Marshmallow Company – Marshmallow Gin & Vodka
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Best new brand or business

Winner

Coco & Lucas’ Kitchen – Junior Foodies Frozen Meals

Finalists

Mindful Bites – Cashew Nut Butter & Baobab Crunchy Bites
Piccolo Foods – Piccolo Organic Baby Food
Rushdi Food Industries – Mighty Sesame
Tea Rex – The World’s First Fresh Fruit and Root Infusion


 

Best frozen food

Winner

Poptails & Dreams – Poptails

Finalists

Claudi & Fin – Minis
Coco & Lucas’ Kitchen – Junior Foodies Frozen Meals

Best clean-label initiative

Winner

Pure Maple – 100% Golden Delicate Maple Syrup

Finalists

Nutural World – Hazelnut and Carob Spread
Fresh Organic Products – Aqua Carpatica
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Best convenience or on-the-go packaging

Winner

T-Sticks by Innovashion – T-Sticks

Finalists

Innovative Blending – Smoothie Vending Machine
ProAmpac – E-Z SnackPak
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Best technology innovation

Winner

Innovative Blending – Smoothie Vending Machine

Finalists

NewTree Fruit Company – De-sugared 100% Fruit Juice
OAL – April the Robotic Chef

Best waste-saving initiative

Winner

W-Cycle – The ‘Hotray’

Finalists

Snact – Surplus-sourced Fruit Jerky in Compostable Packaging
Yeo Valley – Apple and Custard Left-Yeovers Yogurt

Partners

2017 Partners Slideshow

  • Food is Great

  • Speciality Food

  • Quickbite

  • FoodBev

  • The Grocery Trader

  • Wholesale Manager

  • The Caterer

Sponsors

2017 Sponsors Slideshow

  • Empire Bespoke Foods

  • Lloyd's

  • Smithfield Foods

  • SOS Wholesale

  • Unisnacks

  • Innovative Bites

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