The shortlist of finalists for the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards has been announced.

The winners in all 28 categories will be announced as part of a special ceremony at HRC in London on 5 March.

FoodBev Media news reporter Emma Upshall said: “After witnessing another year of exciting product launches, we are delighted to celebrate the sixth year of the annual World Food Innovation Awards at HRC (London ExCel). Brands are continuing to keep up with the latest trends and we have been fascinated by the quality and creativity of our entrants. We have seen new flavour combinations, smart packaging designs, and revolutionary technology, many representing the rise of the health-conscious consumer and a more sustainable food industry. 

 “The World Food Innovation Awards celebrates some of the most ambitious new products and developments of the year across both established brands and start-ups. We can’t wait to share a fine representation of what we believe the future holds for food innovation.” 

A full list of finalists in each category follows below.

Best artisan drink

Lewis Road Creamery - S'Mores Flavoured Milk

Olives Et Al - Estia No7 Botanical Gin

ALDI - exclusive Vista Bay Hard Seltzers

Best artisan food

ALDI - Emporium Selection Artisan Cheese Assortment

Olives Et Al - Culinary CBD Oil

ALDI - exclusive Emporium Selection Flavored Goat Logs

Best brand identity or marketing campaign

Danone Mexico – Yoghurt

Inner Mongolia Yili - Jinlingguan Seine Mouiller product launch

Brownes Dairy - Australian Bushfire Appeal

Best brand or business

For Aisha- creating grown up tastes for your little one.

Jake and Nayns - Jake and Nayns

The Spice Pioneer – Power Pods

SmartPack PTY - MojoMe

Tnuva GO - Sports Nutrition

Best children’s product

ALDI - exclusive Simply Nature Kids Bites

Bestore - Colourful Fruit Grains

Brownes Dairy - The Wiggles Yoghurt Pouches

For Aisha - Cambodian Fish and Coconut Curry Tray Meal

SNACKZILLA - Oat Cookies

Piccolo Foods - Cooking Range

Best convenience food innovation

Danone Mexico - Yoghurt

Farm Rich - Time Outs

ALDI -exclusive Park Street Deli Chocolate Hummus Mini Cups

Bestore - Small Beef Tallow Hot Pot

itsu [grocery] - hoisin duck bao'buns

The Spice Pioneer - Power Pods

Simply Shirleys - Simply Shirleys

Best convenience packaging

Soggy Food Sucks - SAVRpak

Danone Mexico - Yoghurt

ALDI - Exclusive Park Street Deli Snack Selects Three Packs

Best CSR/sustainability initiative

Fibervar – FiberBio

Danone Mexico - sustainable cup

Brownes Dairy - looks to sustainable future with renewable packaging moo-ve

Best drink concept

Borna Foods - Pistachio Drink

Kolibri Drinks - Kolibri CBD Cocktails

ALDI - exclusive Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co - The Pinter

Best drink packaging design

ProAmpac and nkd LIFE - Trek water bottle

Noid Drinks - Tropical 330ml

Sidel - AYA

Inner Mongolia Yili - Yili cold brew milk tea

Best food concept

ALDI -exclusive Simply Nature Cauliflower Crackers

Jake and Nayns – Naansters

The Spice Pioneer - Power Pods

Noblegen - the egg.

Inner Mongolia Yili - Highly Active Lactic Acid Bacteria & Pure Fruit and Vegetable Coating

Best food packaging design

Inner Mongolia Yili – Yidianmeng

Soggy Food Sucks - SAVRpak

Bestore - Classic Gift Box

Danone Mexico – Yoghurt

Best food-to-go innovation

Soggy Food Sucks – SAVRpak

JR Simplot Company Delivery - Delivery Fries/Chips

Jake and Nayns – Burritos

Royal Caribbean International – CocoCay Cabana Bento Boxes

Best foodservice technology innovation

Franke Coffee Systems - iQ Flow

JR Simplot Company Delivery - Delivery Fries/Chips

Nutritics - Menu Management Software

Soggy Food Sucks - SAVRpak

Best free from product

Dolfin (UK) - My Sweet Chickpea

Lord Sandwich - Full Wrap GF Tortilla

ALDI - exclusive liveGfree Gluten Free Wide Pan Bread

Best health or wellness drink

ALDI - exclusive VitaLife Kombucha

Borna Foods - Pistachio Drink

Kolibri Drinks - Kolibri CBD Cocktails

Avo 88 - Avocadomilk

Ocean Spray - Atoka Wellness

Pulsin - Ready to Drink Protein Shake Iced Coffee

Best health or wellness food

Merlyn Health Foods - Superfood Oil Ex

Active Magyarország - Active FiberShake

Zeno Functional Foods – SOBAR

SmartPack - MojoMe Instant Collagen Broth

Best healthy snacking innovation

BEPPS Snacks - Pea Puffs Salt & Vinegar Flavour

Inner Mongolia Yili - Yili Freeze-Dried Yoghurt Bites

Norseland - Amazin Grazin Cheese-Bar With Seeds

Nibble Protein - Nibble Brownie Bites Choc Walnut Brownie

Strong Roots - Spinach Bites

Best indulgence product

AB Klaipėdos pienas - DIONE Starlight Love

Alden's Organic - Midnight Cherry Chip Ice Cream

Coda Signature - Signature Truffles Crescendo Collection

ALDI - exclusive Friendly Farms Whipped Dairy Topping

The Marshmallowist - Cannabis + Pink Grapefruit Marshmallows

Best ingredient innovation

Destilla - Beetroot HiPure

NKD Living - Granulated Erythritol

Lori's Wholesome Pantry- Watermelon Seed Butter

Noblegen - the egg.

Socati - Advanced microencapsulation technology

Best low-or-no product

Eat Water - Slim Pasta Vegan Bolognese

Danone North America - Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt

Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company - Sparkling Tea BLÅ

SmartPack - MojoMe Instant Collagen Broth

Best manufacturing or processing technology

TrakRap - The TrakRap Packaging System

Soggy Food Sucks – SAVRpak

NBread - Patented technology of low temperature solid foam

Inner Mongolia Yili - Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream

Best natural food or organic product

ALDI - exclusive Simply Nature Ancient Grains Breads

Inner Mongolia Yili - Jinlingguan Seine Mouiller

Alden's Organic - Midnight Cherry Chip Ice Cream

Nadec - Tamry Range

Best plant-based alternative

Avo88 - avocadomilk

Innovopro - CP-PRO 70

Strong Roots - Kale and Quinoa Burger

Noblegen - the egg.

THIS - THIS Isn't Bacon

v2food - Plant-based products

Best professional kitchen product

Franke Coffee Systems - S700 Semi Automatic Bean to Cup Coffee Machine

Inner Mongolia Yili Group - Whipping Cream

Best snacking innovation

Bestore - Bear Shaped Biscuits With Cashew

Outstanding Foods - PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds

Bred's Foods - ROAR Protein Desserts

Zeno Functional Foods – SOBAR

Best special – edition product

Alden's Organic  - Pink Peppermint

ALDI - exclusive Emporium Selection Alcohol Infused Cheddars

Nibble Group - Nibble Protein Bites Gingerbread


Popaball - Glitter Gravy Bauble

ALDI - exclusive VitaLife Seasonal Kombucha

Best sustainable packaging

Brownes Dairy - Renewable Cartons

Mondi and REWE Group - PerFORMing paper-based packaging

Harmonica - Hazel Technologies

TIPA - Compostable Flexible Packaging

About The World Food Innovation Awards

Now in its 6th year, The World Food Innovation Awards, in association with HRC, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry.

As the longest and most established awards scheme in the industry, these awards are a fantastic way to enhance the promotion of your brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.

Being successfully shortlisted 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 food industry.

About FoodBev Media

Established in 2000, our partner FoodBev Media is the food and beverage industry’s leading media and communication business. With a portfolio of international magazines, the website 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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