This is just a little bit of a lovein for these awards. I absolute admire and need them. I tell so many people about them all the time because they champion and showcase so many amazing free from products. I have discovered so many new companies through them.
The awards cover food and skincare and I’ve been lucky to be involved as a judge for both for many years now.
As someone living with food allergies and eczema, I’ve discovered so many new products through these awards. Look out for their distinctive yellow logo on freefrom foods when you’re out shopping.
Have you visited their website yet?
Free From Food Awards
Established in 2008, The FreeFrom Food Awards are the UK’s ONLY award for freefrom food and drink.
They celebrate the very best in freefrom and assures that a product has been rigorously taste tested and has compliant/good labelling. Food and drinks that win these awards are seen as benchmarks in the business; small producers and supermarkets compete on a level playing field for these coveted awards.
Visit the Free From Food Awards website.
Free From Skincare Awards
The only awards focusing on ‘free from’ cosmetics and skincare products — with two annual awards.
The winners of the Free From Gift Awards 2020 were announced on 24th November 2020. Click here to see the full results.
The Free From Skincare Awards 2021 will open on 1st February 2021. Visit the Free From Skin Care Awards website.
Being a judge at these awards is so much fun. We get to taste so many tasty foods, anonymously and blindly and together we vote on which we prefer. The process is complex, we do see the ingredients because many judges, like myself, have life threatening allergies. We then have to rank each product out of ten and this can be tricky. When you can’t remember the one you tried first and need another taster!
It’s a lot of fun but it’s a very responsible position. I’m so thrilled and humbled every year to be invited back and look forward to these sessions. I hope we can still go ahead with judging in the new year.
The Free From Skincare judging did take place earlier this year, socially distanced, with masks, but it just wasn’t quite the same, when you can’t see the other judges lovely faces properly.
Rest assured, all of us judges take our role very seriously and we often disagree! There can be heated debates about which Crumpet is the best and why!
Follow the FreeFrom Awards today!
Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow free from logo! All the way to the Awards!
Check out their website: https://www.freefromfoodawards.co.uk/
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreeFromFoodAwards
Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freefromfoodawards/
And if you have a favourite Free From brand who you engage with, encourage them to enter. It’s not just for big brands and supermarkets, although we champion the ones who do it well, it’s also for the small independent companies.
Thank you all, for making free from great!