On Friday afternoon, the winners and finalists in Foodbev’s inaugural World Plant-Based Taste Awards were announced, in association with Plant Based World Expo Europe!
During Plant Based World Expo Europe, the finalists of six live categories were judged blind for a second time by a hand-picked panel of judges – Heather Mills, Richard Fox & Deiniol Pritchard.
The judges tasted and scored each finalist on taste, texture, appearance and likeness. The six live categories were; Best faux meat burger, Best faux meat sausage, Best cheese alternative, Best faux chicken product, Best faux fish / seafood, and Best faux bacon product.
The winners of these six, and all of the categories were then revealed in the first ever World Plant-Based Taste Awards ceremony, hosted at the Finnebrogue stand, by FoodBev Media marketing manager, Matthew Rushton and awards marketing executive, Jonathan McGowan.
A full list of winners and finalists in each category follows below.
Friendly Viking – Latte Oat drink
FLAX & KALE – Kombucha Dragon Lemonade
Bodyhero Plant Protein Shake – Rich Chocolate
[LIVE] Best cheese alternative sponsored by MANE
Honestly Tasty – Veganzola
Les Nouveaux Affineurs – L’Affiné d’Albert
Honestly Tasty – Shamembert
Best chilled dessert/ice cream
Chateau Dessert – Vegan & Gluten free chocolate cheese cake
Rethink Foods – Pink Albatross Mango & Passion fruit
Beau’s Gelato – Raspberry Gelato
Best convenience/ready to eat product
Verdino UK Ltd – Plant-Based Pepperoni Pizza
Eat Just Inc. – Just Egg Sous Vide
Lidl US – Vegan California Burger
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
OGGS – scrambled OGGS
NABATI – Plant Eggz
Best faux analogue meat product
Lidl US – Vermondo Classic Vegan Meatballs
Dawn Farms – Plant Deli Jackfruit Vegeroni
Omni Foods – OmniPork Luncheon
[LIVE] Best faux bacon product
La Vie – Plant based Bacon
Dawn Farms – Plant Deli Crispy Bakun Slices
Finnebrogue – Artisan Naked Without the Oink Bacon
[LIVE] Best faux chicken product
planted.chicken – Lemon & Herbs
Quorn Foods – Roarsomes
This – This Isn’t Chicken Pieces
[LIVE] Best faux fish/seafood product
Seabloom – Tuna Free Flakes – Lemon
Omni Foods – Omni Golden Fillet
Finnebrogue – Artisan Naked without the Splash No Fish Goujons
[LIVE] Best faux meat burger
Beyond Meat – Beyond Burger
Biffs – The Biffburger
Future Farm – Future Burger 2030
[LIVE] Best faux meat sausage
Verdino – Plant-Based Merguez Sausage
Kitchen Circus – Tofu Hot Dogs
Beyond Meat – Beyond Sausage
Best pie / pastry
Clive’s Purely Plants – Organic Beefy Ale Puff Pie
Higgidy Ltd – Spinach & Roasted Tomato Vegan Quiche
Best sauce / store cupboard product
RightRice – Risotto
Lidl US – Red Lentil Spaghetti
Lidl US – Chickpea Fusilli
Best savoury snack
Cauliflower Nudie snacks – Crisps
SnackIT – Plant-Based Snack Original
Lidl US – Organic Roasted Garlic Hummus
Best soy-based/fermented product
Kitchen Circus – Sweet Chilli Barbecue Tofu
FLAX & KALE – It’s Plant-Based Creamy
LIDL US – Organic Firm Tofu
Best sweet snack, biscuit or confectionery
Stroop Club – Vegan Stroopwafels
Chicago Vegan Foods – Dandies Marshmallows
Greenback Plant Protein Bar – Hazelnut
About The World Plant-Based Taste Awards
The World Plant-Based Taste Awards, in association with Plant Based World Europe Conference & Expo, are a celebration of taste across many categories of the global plant-based industry.
As one of the first of its kind in this sector, these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your plant-based brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.
Being named ‘winner’ or ‘finalist’ provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and can highlight the contribution your company’s products and team are making to the plant-based industry.
About FoodBev Media
Established in 2000, FoodBev Media is the food and beverage industry’s leading media and communication business. With a portfolio of international magazines, the website www.foodbev.com and the industry’s largest social media network, FoodBev Media ensures you are continuously kept up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Since 2003, FoodBev Media has gained a reputation for organising successful international awards schemes in the food, beverage and dairy industries.
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