I SO look forward to the Free From Food Awards shortlist coming out each year. It answers the simple question: ‘Which are the best, tastiest, most innovative freefrom foods around?’. And that’s something we all want to know isn’t it?
The winners have not been announced yet – and I will, of course, let you know when they are – but have a peek at the long list of foods that passed muster with the (very hard to please) judges. And, I can say that because last year I was a food judge, cogitating and debating with them.
Happily, this year I will be judging the new freefrom non-toxic skincare products in a couple of weeks time. Any of you who know me, know this is a favourite soapbox topic of mine. I was delighted to be asked to help with setting the criteria for judging and I took the opportunity to encourage the rewarding of products which are healthy (read: no nasty chemicals) as well as being allergy-friendly. Usually, manufacturers do one without the other, so I am REALLY pleased to be a part of something that is encouraging an industry improvement.
Anyway, off my soapbox again, now! Take time to read the list of foods in the shortlist then. I have no doubt you will find new foods – like CoYo coconut yogurt, for example – you haven’t come across before and may make life that little bit easier and tastier.
Thanks go to all the judges for their tasting and deliberation. A tough job, but someone’s gotta do it…