This Friday FoodBev Media is very excited to announce the winners of our inaugural World Plant-Based Taste Awards in association with Plant Based World Expo Europe! Over 140 companies entered their plant-based products, and our team of judging panels tasted and scored every sample.
We are excited to share the finalists for 11 of our categories today.
Bodyhero – Bodyhero Plant Protein Shake – rich chocolate
FLAX & KALE – Kombucha Dragon Lemonade
Friendly Viking – Latte Oat Drink
Best chilled dessert / ice cream
Beau’s Gelato – Raspberry Gelato
Chateau Dessert – Vegan & Gluten free chocolate cheese cake
Rethink Foods – Pink Albatross Mango & Passion fruit
Best convenience / ready to eat product
Eat Just Inc. – Just Egg Sous Vide
Lidl US – Vegan California Burger
Verdino UK Ltd. – Plant-Based Pepperoni Pizza
Due to the overwhelming quality in the original Best egg / dairy alternative, we decided to split the categories in 2 in order to shine a light and celebrate both sectors in their own category.
Best dairy alternative
Bear Paw – Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Creamer
Friendly Viking – Greek Style O’gurt Mango
Kitchen Circus – Organic Alphonso Mango Yoghurt
Best egg alternative
Eat Just Inc. – Just Egg Sous Vide
NABATI – Plant Eggz
OGGS – scrambled OGGS
Best faux analogue meat product
Dawn Farms – Plant Deli Jackfruit Vegeroni
LIDL US – Vermondo Classic Vegan Meatballs
Omni Foods – OmniPork Luncheon
Best pie / pastry
Clive’s Purely Plants – Organic Beefy Ale Puff Pie
Higgidy Ltd – Spinach & Roasted Tomato Vegan Quiche
Best sauce / store cupboard product
Lidl US – Red Lentil Spaghetti
Lidl US – Chickpea Fusilli
RightRice – Risotto
Best savoury snack
Cauliflower Nudie snacks – Crisps
Lidl US – Organic Roasted Garlic Hummus
SnackIT – Plant-Based Snack Original
Best soy-based/fermented product
FLAX & KALE – It’s Plant-Based Creamy
Kitchen Circus – Sweet Chilli Barbecue Tofu
LIDL US – Organic Firm Tofu
Best sweet snack, biscuit or confectionery
Chicago Vegan Foods – Dandies Marshmallows
Greenback Plant Protein Bar – Hazelnut
Stroop Club – Vegan Stroopwafels
The finalists of 6 categories remain unannounced, and with good reason. On Friday afternoon, during Plant Based World Expo Europe, the finalists will be judged blind for a second time by a hand-picked panel of judges – Heather Mills, Stasi Nychas & Deiniol Pritchard.
The judges will taste and score each finalist over 2x sessions. The 12.00 session will see the Best faux meat burger, Best faux meat sausage, and Best cheese alternative categories judged.
The 14.00 session will see the Best faux chicken product, Best faux fish / seafood, and Best faux bacon product categories scored.
Scores will be collected during these sessions, but winners will not be announced. The winners of these 6, and all of the categories will be revealed in the first ever World Plant-Based Taste Awards ceremony taking place on 16.30 on the same day, hosted at the Finnebrogue stand, (VGB1).
If you do not yet have your tickets to attend Plant Based World Expo Europe, pre-registration ends tomorrow, and you can get your tickets HERE.
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