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IFE Awards 2015

Inspiring NPD on show at 2015 World Food Innovation Awards

Need some NPD inspiration? Well, take a look at the finalists and winners of the IFE World Food Innovation Awards 2105! These were were announced a few weeks ago at a special awards ceremony at IFE in London – the International Food & Drink Event that is one of the biggest finished product food and beverage trade shows in Europe.

The expert judging panel analysed over 340 entries from 30 countries in 16 categories, with the event sponsored by Tetra Pak.

“Looking at the latest trends from around the world daily we are always excited by the amount of innovation produced by the food industry” said Bill Bruce, media director of co-organiser, FoodBev.com. “This year has been no exception and the amount and quality of entries proves this.

“This year was we saw products that we are expecting to storm the market place, they were products that had a good overall concept, excellent packaging and fill niches which are growing and are on trend.”

Chris McCuin, event director IFE, said “This is the first time IFE has hosted the World Food Innovation Awards. It has been great and our 30 000 visitors have particularly enjoyed being able to view some of the world’s best food innovations here at IFE.”

AWARDS RESULTS

YowkBest convenience food innovation

Finalists

  • Cake in a cup – Aveve

  • Ambient vacuum packed corn on the cob – Mikado Foods

Winner: Yowk – The New Egg Company

Best snacking innovation

Finalists

  • The Protein Ball Co – The Protein Ball Co

  • Froosh Shorty – Froosh

Winner: Jelly Squeeze – Caterers choice

Best new children’s food

Finalists

  • Claudi & Fin Frozen Yoghurt Lollies – Claudi & Fin

  • Sweetpea Pantry Super Food Baking Mixes – Sweetpea Pantry

Winner: Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

Best confectionery innovation

Finalists

  • Super Food Chocolate Truffles – Sweet Virtues Ltd

  • Twelve Flavours of the World – Fudge Kitchen

Winner: Edible Alcoholic Pastilles – Smith & Sinclair

ProtibrikBest new breakfast innovation

Finalists

  • Yowk – The New Egg Company

  • Top Porridge Nutella – Mornflake

Winner: FUEL10K Protibrik – FUELYOUR10KHOURS

Best new condiment or marinade

Finalists

  • The mushroom marmalade collection – The patchwork traditional food company

  • Mexican Spicy & Sweet Cranberry chipotle Sauce and Marinade – Alimentos Finisterre

Winner:  iASC Something Fishy Irish Shellfish Culinary Butter – iASC Irish Atlantic Seafood Company

Mini Nom NomsBest new food concept

Finalist

  • Okobay Coconut Water Ice – Okobay

  • JOOLS drinks – Kmera Ltd

Winner: Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

Best new food ingredient

Finalist
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  • inFUZE Oil Range Basil Oil – Daregal Gourmet Ltd

  • Raw vegetable wraps and salads – Kleanse Food Ltd

Winner: Spice Drops – Holy Lama Naturals

Best new packaging design

Finalists

  • JOOLS drinks – Kmera Ltd-

  • Fleur de Sel – JMD Export – Salmarim

Winner: Liquiglide – Liquiglide Inc

Shake Me Pasta PotBest convenience or on the go packaging

Finalists

  • Yowk – The New Egg Company

  • Liquiglide – Liquiglide In

Winner: Shake Me Pasta Pot – RPC Barrier Containers

Best new brand or business

Finalists

  • Oppo ice cream – Oppo ice cream

  • Jim Jams – Jim Jams Spreads

Winner: Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

Best brand extension or limited edition

Finalists

  • teapigs matcha super power green tea drink with elderflower – teapigs

  • Weetabix Winter Warmer – Springetts design consultants

Winner: Mondelez Oreo Sandwich – R&R Ice cream

Best free-from product

Finalists

  • Walkers Gluten Free Shortbread – Walkers Shortbread Ltd

  • Thanks for Franks Gluten Free Granola Flapjacks – Thanks for Franks Bakery Co Ltd

Winner: Clive’s Gluten Free pies – Buckfast Organic Bakery, Clive’s Pies

Best environmental or CSR initiative

Finalists

  • URBANA Biodegradable and Compostable Cutlery – 4 Aces Ltd

  • How We Do Business (HWDB) Framework – Marks and Spencer Foods Sustainability

Winner: Wyke Farms 100% Green – Wyke Farms

Best food manufacturing or processing innovation

Finalists

  • Smart Skin Technologies Quantifeel Drone – Smart Skin Technologies

  • Food Radar Detecting the invisible – Food Radar – Systems AB

Winner: Steam Infusion – OAL Group

Fresh Idea Award

Finalists

  • Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

  • Liquiglide – Liquiglide Inc

Winner: Yowk – The New Egg Company

Watch a video of all the entries, finalists and winners here…..

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