18 October 2018, 09:20 AM
  • The second year of the Food Matters Live Awards saw an array of businesses showcase innovative product development, ground-breaking science and technology, and sustainable practices that can have a far-reaching impact
Food Matters Live Awards 2018: finalists announced

A panel of 24 expert judges from across the food and drink industry assessed and tasted each product, and the winners will be announced on 21 November at 16:45 in the conference theatre at Food Matters Live.

Briony Mansell-Lewis, Food Matters Live director said, “We are delighted to welcome so many entrants of such high quality to the second edition of these Awards from Food Matters Live. The entries reflect the breadth of innovation that is happening across the food and drink industry in the quest to meet consumer demand for healthy, better-for-you food and drink.

“Congratulations to all the finalists who have been nominated by the judges in recognition of their distinctive and innovative approach.”

The fifth edition of Food Matters Live is taking place at ExCeL London on 20th-22nd November 2018. The event is free to attend if you pre-register – you can do so here.

THE FINALISTS

Innovative Better-for-You Product of the Year
Energy Ball Recipe Kits
Energy Ball Recipes

EON | Pine Honey with dark choco
Eclectic Flavours P.C.

100% White Teff - Fusilli Pasta
Lovegrass Ethiopia

Drink Muesli
Huegli

Snoooze - Natural Sleep Drink
Snoooze

Yomega3 Greek Style Frozen Yogurt
Ice Cream Treats

Seaweed Rice Crisps
Daon Food Co Ltd

Innovative Natural and Organic Product of the Year
Aquafaba Mayo
Rubies in the Rubble

Cashew Camemberti
Kool Organics

Raw Gorilla Breakfasts
Raw Gorilla

Sparkling Tea BLÅ
Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company

PLAYin CHOC kids
PLAYIN CHOC LTD

Innovative Food-to-Go Product of the Year
Lotus Bites
Yumtaz Ltd

JUNIUS
Junius Health Limited

nucao
nu organics GmbH

Gigi Gelato
GiGi Holding B.V

NüDEST Banana, Honey and Oats Snack Pouch
NüDEST FOODS LTD

Tea-Pop
Tea Pop Ltd.

5-a-day Pots
The Plantifull Food Co.

Best Better-for-You Ingredient of the Year
XIA POWDER-125
BENEXIA

GanedenBC30®
Kerry

PRO-KIDO Jinghu
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Limited by Share Ltd

TRITORDEUM
AGRASYS SL

ModCarb®
Futureceuticals VDF

Erythritol
NKD Living

Best Natural Ingredient of the Year – Sponsored by Food and Drink Wales
Fermentino Soft
Casa del Fermentino

Haskap
Soloberry

TruServ®
vaneeghen – Futureceuticals
EON | Pine honey with tahini wholegrain
Eclectic Flavours P.C.

NextDext
BIOerg. S.r.l.

Best Functional Ingredient of the Year
FORTIBONE®
Gelita UK Ltd

K2VITAL®DELTA vitamin K2 MK-7
Kappa Bioscience

LPLDL®
OptiBiotix Health Plc

Peptan® IIm
Rousselot

Wellmune®
Kerry

Astragin
i-ingredients Ltd / NuLiv Science

SenseFi®
Healy Group

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Janet Sawyer BEM
LittlePod Ltd

The Chocolate Dream
Luker Chocolate

ALOHAS ECO-Center
ALOHAS FOUNDATION

Scaling Food Waste Prevention through Measurement and Data
LeanPath UK

Forward Food
Humane Society International UK

Creating a Sustainable Protein - Making More With Less
3F BIO Ltd

From Coca to Cocoa
CHOCOLERO

Best Healthy Eating Initiative - Sponsored by Yili
Nudge Nudge
Chartwells, Compass Group

Veggie Run
HES Catering Services

Your 5Ks
High Mood Food

In The Buff
Hennicks

Best Food Tech Innovation of the Year
Foodmaestro Open Label Platform
Foodmaestro

Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel
Tetra Pak

Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mints
Dr Heff’s Products Ltd

3F BIO - Making Sustainable Protein by Making More with Less
3F BIO Ltd

Good Hemp Unsweetened Chilled Drink
Braham & Murray

Best New Ingredient of the Year

IFF Fermented style flavours
International Flavours and Fragrances (GB) Ltd

novofarina
Novo Farina Ltd

novofarina Gluten Free Crumb
Novo Farina Ltd

Fermentino soft
Casa del Fermentino

Best New Food Product of the Year – Sponsored by Tesco Food Academy
Roasted Fava Beans
The Happy Snack Company

Pulled Oumph!
Food for Progress

Oumph! Kebab Spiced
Food for Progress

Tom Pom Food
Tom Pom Food

Eatlean Protein Cheese
Joseph Heler Ltd

EON | Pine Honey with Dark Choco
Eclectic Flavours P.C.

Best New Drink Product of the Year – Sponsored by No1 Rosemary Water
OVine
Wine Water LTD

Fix8 Kombucha
Fix8

DBOOST Drinks
DBOOST Drinks Ltd

AWAKE
Luhv Drinks

TEA REX - Lemon Ginger Turmeric Lemongrass
TEA REX

Snoooze - Natural Sleep Drink
Snoooze

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