The winners of The International Food and Drink Event 2015's World Food Innovation Awards were announced this week, the first year it has held the awards.
The IFE, the UK's largest food and drink exhibition, judged 340 entries from 30 countries across 16 areas in six categories, including:
• Finished products• Ingredients• Packaging• Brands• Manufacturing and Processing• Sustainability• Marketing
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Chris McCuin Event Director IFE said "This is the first time IFE has hosted the World Food Innovation Awards. It has been a great experience and our visitors have particularly enjoyed being able to view some of the world's best and emerging food innovations here at IFE."
Judges on the day were a range of marketing experts, journalists as well as foodservice and business managers.
Winners recognised by the Awards are listed below:
Best convenience food innovationYowk – The New Egg Company
Best snacking innovationJelly Squeeze – Caterers choice
Best new children’s foodMini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s
Best confectionery innovationEdible Alcoholic Pastilles – Smith & Sinclair
Best new breakfast innovationFUEL10K Protibrik – FUELYOUR10KHOURS
Best new condiment or marinadeiASC Something Fishy Irish Shellfish Culinary Butter – iASC Irish Atlantic Seafood Company
Best new food conceptMini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s
Best new food ingredientSpice Drops – Holy Lama Naturals
Best new packaging designLiquiglide – Liquiglide Inc
Best convenience or on-the-go packagingShake Me Pasta Pot – RPC Barrier Containers
Best new brand or businessMini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s
Best brand extension or limited editionMondelez Oreo Sandwich – R&R Ice cream
Best free from productClive’s Gluten Free pies – Buckfast Organic Bakery, Clive’s Pies
Best environmental or CSR initiativeWyke Farms 100% Green – Wyke Farms
Best food manufacturing or processing innovationSteam Infusion – OAL Group
Fresh Ideas AwardYowk – The New Egg Company