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World Food Innovation Awards 2022: Finalists announced

March 5, 2022
Consumer Packaged Goods

FoodBev Media is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2022 World Food Innovation Awards.

Winners in all 25 categories will be chosen during a special awards ceremony hosted in association with IFE on Monday 21 March.

FoodBev’s awards marketing executive Sana Gogia said: “We are thrilled to announce this year’s finalists. Now in it’s eighth year, the competition is even closer as companies explore more daring flavour combinations, push the boundaries of packaging design and create innovative functional products.”

She added: “The World Food Innovation Awards represents a fantastic opportunity to share some of the most ambitious developments from the food industry and celebrate companies both small, medium and large. This year’s contenders are some of our strongest yet and we can’t wait to see who will be crowned the winners on March 21.”

Shortlist of finalists for each category

Best artisan product

Cacao Barry – WholeFruit Chocolate Evocao

Cheebab – Cheebab The Original

Dina Foods – Handcrafted Artisan Baklawa

Simply Ice Cream – Peanut Brittle Ice Cream

Best brand marketing

Boxed Water Is Better – Boxed Water™

Oumph! – Best Brand Marketing

THIS™ – THIS™ Changes Everything

Uncle Ernies Rum Punch

Best brand/brand extension

Encona – Hot Sauces

Hunt and Brew – Single Origin Dairy milk through coffee company lens

Kepak – Rustlers Cook in Box

Saintly Beverage Co – Cocktail Inspired Saintly Hard Seltzer

Best children’s product

Eat the Change – Cosmic Carrot Chews

Little Dish – Fresh Food For Kids

Hyproca Nutrition Co – Aunulife Ready-To-Eat Probiotics (Orange)

Sprout Organic – Plant Based Infant Formula

Best convenience innovation

Yili Group – Yili Muselibowl Milk Oats Cup

Liberation Cocktails – Pisco Sour

Rice Reaction – Self Heating Rice Meal

BettaF!sh – TU-NAH

Best convenience packaging

Alzamora Group – Eco-Pastry Solutions

Kepak – Rustlers Cook In Box

Pure Blue of Norway – Pure Blue

TIPA Corp – Home Compostable Fully Transparent Laminate

Best CSR/sustainability initiative

Andre Farm – Crafter’s Juniper Cheese


Little Freddie – Organic Baby Food Climate Footprinting

Talking Rain AQA – Waterboys

The People’s Pantry

Best drink concept sponsored by Exberry


Boxed Water Is Better – Boxed Water™

Good Rootz – SAPINCA

Liberation Cocktails – On-Tap

Best food concept

ALDI-exclusive Emporium Selection Cheese Fries

All is Good – Healthy, Nutritious Food Processed Using the Mildtech Technology

Fromages Spielhofer – Tête de Moine AOP with Fleurolle

Frostkrone Food – Ready to Eat

Grace Foods – Irie Eats

Best foodservice initiative

Float Foods – OnlyEg Patties

Quorn – (ChiQin)

RISE Brewing Co – Original Black Cold Brew Coffee Multi-Serve

Veganz Group – Foodservice

Best functional product

Chic-kles Gum – Slim and Fit Probiotic Gum

Float Foods – OnlyEg Yolk

Phytaphix – COVMPAQ

REBBL – Stacked Coffee

The Naked Collective – Mude

Zeno Functional Foods – SOBAR

Best health or wellness drink


Kabocha Milk Co – Kabochamilk

Biotiful – Kefir Coconut

Barry Callebaut – Elix

The Naked Collective – Mude

Best health or wellness food

ALDI – exclusive L’oven Fresh Protein Bread

Banza – Banza Supreme Pizza

Float Foods – OnlyEg White

Heura Foods – Heura Burger

Chichio – Chichio Green Peeled Pistachio Butter

Best healthy snacking innovation

ALDI – exclusive Park Street Deli Cauliflower Dips

Borna Foods Ltd – Fibre-Packed Vegan Trail Mixes

Daily Crunch – Sprouted Almonds

Dolfin (UK) Ltd – My Sweet Chickpea

Frostkrone Food Group – Ready to Eat – Beetroot Snacks

Best indulgence product

ALDI – exclusive liveGfree Gluten Free Holiday Donuts

Borna Foods – Chocolate Spread


TSC Food Products GmbH – Baileys Dessert

Best ingredient innovation

Blue Sky Botanics – Baobab Fruit Purée

Float Foods – OnlyEg Yolk

Perfect Day – Animal-Free Milk Protein

BettaF!sh – TU-NAH

Xampla – Vitamin Microcapsules

Best low-or-no product

Aric Air Sparkling Water – Fruit Sparkling Water

Float Foods – OnlyEg Shreds


The Naked Collective – So.Beer

Best natural food or organic product


Better Nature – Tempeh Mince

Sozye – Noya Sauce

Chichio – Chichio Green Peeled Pistachio Butter

Best new business


Good Rootz – SAPINCA

Sozyë – Nish Noya Noyster


Best packaging design

Ardagh Glass Packaging – NaturRein Fruit Jar

Boxed Water Is Better® – Boxed Water™

Elopak – Pure-Pak® eSense Aseptic carton

La Vie – Lardons Vegetaux

PakTech – PakTech handles

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd – Satine organic pure milk biodiversity protection limited edition

Best plant-based beverage

Kabocha Milk Co. – Kabochamilk

Biotiful – Plant Based Oat Kefir Mango

Hope and Sesame – Unsweetened Vanilla Chilled Sesamemilk


REBBL – Stacked Coffee

Best plant-based food product

Better Nature – Smoky Tempeh Rashers

Beyond Meat – Beyond Burger®

DSM Food & Beverage – Maxavor® Fish YE

Heura Foods – Mediterranean Chunks

La Vie – Vegan Bacon

Les Nouveaux Affineurs – L’Affiné d’Albert

LoveRaw – M:lk Choc Cre&m Wafer

The Plant Based Seafood Co. – Mind Blown Dusted Scallops

THIS™ – THISIsn’t Pork Sausages

Best snacking Innovation

Oumph! – Oumph! Crispy Buffalo Bites

Frostkrone Food Group – Ready to Eat – Curry Mango Snacks

GURME212 – Sun Dried Tomato Marinated Cauliflower Crisps

Mitsuba Seaweed Crisps

Superfoodio Limited – Peanut Butter Buttons

Tarwi Foods – Lummus

Best special-edition product

ALDI – exclusive Burman’s Dipping Sauces

ALDI – exclusive Emporium Selection Holiday Goat Logs

Brownes Dairy – Seriously Novelty Favoured Milks

Yili Group – Satine Fresh Milk

Best technology innovation

Bespoken Spirits – Rye Whiskey

Rice Reaction – Rice Encapsulation


THIS™ – FAT 2.0™

Xampla – Edible Films

About the World Food Innovation Awards

The World Food Innovation Awards, in association with IFE, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry. These awards are a fantastic way to enhance 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 is making to the food industry.

By Jonathan McGowan


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