If you have food allergies, finding quality brands that suit your needs is not always easy. The annual FreeFrom Food Awards seeks to honour the very best in gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free foods for coeliacs and allergy sufferers.
Now 170 foods have been chosen to go on the 2012 shortlist.? “We had some fantastically interesting entries this year,” said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of FoodsMatter.com, who chairs the judging sessions.
Foods include indulgent goodies such as cakes, cup cakes, brownies and chocolates, as well as super-healthy products in a new raw food and superfood category. Items on the shortlist to look out for in the supermarket include Farabella gluten-free pasta grains; inSpiral dehydrated purple corn kale chips; Foodamentalists gluten free raised pork pie; Food Heaven dairy and gluten free 'cheesecake'; andFoodswild Cornish Stinger Nettle Beer.
The judges included professional foodies, dietitians and nutritionists, coeliacs and allergy sufferers and, from the blogosphere, a dozen or so keen freefrom and gluten-free bloggers. The winners of the 2012 FreeFrom Food Awards will be announced by Antony Worrall Thompson at West India Dock on April 17.