The firm’s brown bread mix – a gluten-free product benefiting from Omega-3 and fibre – has been successful in the Innovation category, whilst its gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free Frangipane Mince Pies have been shortlisted for the Dairy/Gluten-Free Christmas Foods award.
Foodmentalists’ Pork, Black Pudding & Caramelised Red Onion Pie, which benefits from being gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free, and is made using a hot water pastry recipe, is one of the finalists in the Pies, Flans, Pizzas and One-Pot Meals category.
Stevan Taylor, managing director of Foodmentalists, said: “We are proud to announce that we have now reached the shortlist in four categories, and have high hopes of winning top honours, in this year’s Free From Food Awards. We are a Yorkshire company so our gluten- and wheat-free Yorkshire pudding mix is one of our most popular products. We also offer a range of baking mixes and spicy coatings for meat, fish and vegetables so our customers can still enjoy their favourite foods whilst avoiding the ingredients that can cause them problems.
“We bake our own range of fresh bread and pies supplying outlets across Yorkshire and beyond. All Foodamentalists’ products are totally free from wheat and gluten as well as being hand produced in their own gluten and wheat free kitchen based in Yorkshire. Many of the Foodamentalists products are also dairy-free.”
The Free-From Foods Manufactured For Food Service category is the fourth potential award the company could win with its golden batter mix – a gluten-free batter that gives a traditional crispy golden finish to fish, chicken and vegetables.
Foodmentalists has won a succession of accolades in recent years, including a Great Taste GOLD award in 2011 and the Small Business Sunday award from BBC Dragon’s Den star Theo Pathitis this year.