Free From Food Awards Favourites & #FreeFromFridays 

Today, I just wanted to tell you a bit more about the Free From Food Awards. I was a judge in a couple of categories and absolutely loved being behind the scenes of the awards. The ceremony was last week. What a night! Check my friend Rebecca’s video for an idea of what the Free From Food Awards Ceremony was like:

If you’ve ever had to go on an exclusion diet, you will probably have experienced the following: there are things you miss, others you wish you could have and foods you managed to replace but which just don’t taste ‘right.’

In the past few years, the ‘free from’ world has really evolved and there are now more and more amazing products out there. Out is cardboard-like bread, in are innovative and delicious-tasting treats. 

Here are my favourites from the Free From Food Awards:

My absolute favourite was the Ugo Thrive Pumpkin And Sage Raviolini. This pasta was so delicious I went back to the buffet three times to taste it ‘just one more time!’ Here is what the judges said: ‘No Top 14 allergens in a filled pasta! Absolutely stunning – even seems a reasonable price. Would happily buy it for whole family.’ ‘Great flavour, holds together really well, cooks well and works on its own or with a sauce of your choice.’

Free From Food Awards Favourites & #FreeFromFridays  - Uno

Pretty close comes the delicious, addictive, chocolatey Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles. Oh my… these are sublime. There’s no other word for them. 

The innovative and delicious Tiger Boost Snack Pot by Jake’s Boost is one of the most unusual yet delicious snacks I’ve had, and I love it!

The highlight this year for the Free From Comms Collective was seeing the lovely ladies from Wildcraft Bakery win Gold for their gorgeous gluten free sourdough bread. They also won in the startup category, which will enable them to get mentoring from Tesco. How brilliant is that?

I also discovered nush dairy-free yoghurts at the awards ceremony. and they were so good I’ve added them to my shopping list!

Organ Vegan Easy Egg, which was the overall winner at the Free From Food Awards, would be perfect in Monika’s Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Muffin Frittatas!

It’s an egg replacer with a difference: it can be used to make ‘scrambled eggs’ or even to make ‘free from’ quiches or frittatas. Monica’s frittatas are quick and easy to make (no cooking of veg beforehand!) and are ideal for lunchboxes, picnics and get-togethers. 

Photo credit: Everyday Healthy Recipes


Have you got a favourite ‘free from’ product?

Photo credit: Free From Food Awards

Time for #FreeFromFridays now!

Come and join the #FreeFromFridays community now. We’d love to have you!

What can I link to #FreeFromFridays?

  • Dairy free, gluten free, paleo, vegan or other ‘free from’ recipes
  • Dietary tips and information
  • Allergy, intolerance or coeliac advice
  • ‘Free from’ restaurants, products and travel

You can link up to Free From Fridays every week on ‘Free From Farmhouse’ and ‘Le Coin De Mel’ (c’est moi!). Find new blogs, comment on other great posts and we will choose our favourites to feature each week.

If you know any other ‘free from’ bloggers who would love our community, please invite them to join too.

Over to you now!

Grab the badge and add your posts below, then read and share, share, share as many posts as you can. Emma and I are looking forward to a good read with a cuppa.

How to link up with #FreeFromFridays

What can I link?

Any blog post that features a recipe free from a common allergen (eg. milk, egg, nuts, gluten), posts about eczema, hay fever or allergy-related advice, travel, experience or information.

When can I link?

#FreeFromFridays normally opens on Friday morning and closes on the following Monday just before midnight. Since our children are off school, Emma and I are going to have a 2-week break for Easter so you can link here until Monday 16th April, and the next #FreeFromFridays will be on ‘The Free From Farmhouse‘ on Friday 20th April. Happy Easter!

Join the #FreeFromFridays Community!


Come and join our private group on Facebook a place where we can help each other, chat and grow.

Instagram & Twitter Communities

Whenever you post a picture on Instagram or a tweet that is of anything ‘free from’, make sure you use hashtag #FreeFromFridays so we can find each other easily.

Please note that by adding a post to #FreeFromFridays, you are giving us permission to notify you of subsequent linkups and to use your photos if we are featuring your post.



  1. 28/04/2018 / 7:03 am

    What a lovely round up Mel and thank you for adding my video sweetheart. It WAS a lovely evening wasn’t it, so glad I went and soooo many gorgeous products, some I’d never heard of.

    • Mel
      29/04/2018 / 2:58 pm

      It was such a great evening, and the food was sooooo good!

  2. 28/04/2018 / 8:58 pm

    Wow – what a bunch of fab foods – fab in their own right, let alone for the fact they are also free from. That pasta that you had thirds of sounds amazing!! It’s amazing how far free from foods have come in such a short space of time. Eb x

    • Mel
      29/04/2018 / 2:54 pm

      It really is incredible. When Jumpy had to go wheat-free, the pasta was gloopy and tasted pretty awful. The options are so good these days I don’t mind going for the GF option for the whole family!

  3. 28/04/2018 / 9:56 pm

    Those Booja Booja truffles are just insane! But yes, the pasta won for me too.

    • Mel
      29/04/2018 / 2:52 pm

      I want those truffles again! Where can I get my hands on them? Haven’t found them in town…

  4. 29/04/2018 / 9:51 am

    Oooh I love that orgran easy egg – although I can’t bring myself to use it as a whole egg type meal, (Have an egg food phobia) it works really really well in yorkshires & pancakes! Going to try a brioche recipe with it too soon!

    • Mel
      29/04/2018 / 2:53 pm

      Oooooh, brioche is an excellent idea! Love your thinking, lady!

  5. 01/05/2018 / 9:55 am

    I’m sad I didn’t make it to the awards this year. It looks like there were some very well deserving winners!

    • Mel
      01/05/2018 / 4:15 pm

      There were some great new products. It was really fab getting to try a bit of everything!

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