Finalists Announced for The FoodTalk Awards 2017

28 April 2017, 04:49 AM
  • The finalists for the inaugural The FoodTalk Awards have been announced, ready for the awards ceremony which takes place at the OXO Tower, London on Monday 12th June
Finalists Announced for The FoodTalk Awards 2017

The FoodTalk Awards were launched by The FoodTalk Show podcast to celebrate the innovators of food tech, including those involved in food and drink production, packaging, journalism and other food-related fields.

Tickets for The FoodTalk Awards are now on general sale. The ceremony falls on the first day of London Tech Week, which starts on Monday 12th June.

Sue Nelson, founder and presenter of The FoodTalk Radio Show said, “Choosing the finalists from all those brilliant entries was, quite frankly, tortuous. We were very lucky to have a panel of industry experts who really know about innovation, but the standard was so high, picking the shortlist and overall winners was still devilishly difficult for us all. But we were determined to do it – food tech is vital to the future of the UK economy and there’s so much amazing work going on here, we just had to put these stars into the spotlight.”

The category finalists are:

It’s All In The Taste – Food
5D Chocolates                                                                      
Boozy Udders – Passion Fruit Martini Ice Cream                                                                    
J’Maker – Spicy Jerk Chicken Pate                                                  
Lavolio – Decadent Spiced Confectionary                                          
Great British Biscotti – Parmesan & Fennel                              

It’s All In The Taste - Drink

Fudge Kitchen – Drinking Fudge
Toast Ale
Well & Truly – Gazpacho
Laprig Valley – Apple & Chilli Juice
Spice Sanctuary – Smooth-y-Golden Milk Spice Blend  

Free-From Pioneer
MannaVida – Gluten-Free Garli & Rosemary Focaccia                                                          
Goupie – Salted Sticky Toffee                                                        
B-Tempted – Flourless Chocolate Brownies                        
Mr Organic – Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread                                    
Mash Direct – Crispy Vegetable Bakes                                      

Gourmet Guerrilla – Clean & Healthy

Made For Drink – Chorizo Thins
TickleBerries – 100% Aronia Juice
The Foraging Fox – Chilli Beetroot Ketchup
Well & Truly – Crunchy Cheese Sticks
Spare Fruit – Apple Crisps

What’s In Store – Smart Kitchen         

Studio Graphene – Hawk Safety                                            
Precision Refrigeration – Retro Refrigeration                  
Winterhalter – UC Excellence-I Plus with Connected Wash                                                              
Kafoodle – App                                        

Outside The Box - Packaging

Design By Sol – Bump Mark
Tea Rex  

Fabulous Fanny – Food Writing             

Dr Sue Bailey                                        
Bruce McMichael                                      
Food Urchin – Danny Kingston                      
Eating Kent – Emily Bailey                            

Brilliant But Bonkers – Presenters’ Award

Black Cow Vodka – Milk Vodka
Lic – Alcoholic Ice Lollies
Blockhead Gum – Energy Chewing Gum
Spice Drops – Liquid Spice
Smith & Sinclair – Alcoholic Jelly Sweets

Along with the awards presentations, the audience will have the chance to sample entries in the ‘It’s All in the Taste’ categories, before casting their votes to award the winners.

The FoodTalk Awards 2017 take place at OXO2, Southbank, London, at 7pm on 12th June. To book visit

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