New Zealand Food Awards 2017 winners announced

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 16th October 2017

The 2017 New Zealand Food Award winners have been announced with a sheep milk product taking out the most coveted award.

The complete award winners in different categories are listed below in this article.

Spring Sheep Milk Co won the Massey University Supreme Award for its Vanilla Flavoured Probiotic Sheep Milk Powder. Spring Sheep Milk Co also won the NZTE Export Innovation Award.

Chief Operating Officer of Spring Sheep Milk Co, Nick Hammond, said winning the Supreme Award was an important win for a small company.

“At Spring Sheep Milk Co, we’re trying to break new ground in product innovation and enter new markets, so I feel that this award is a real recognition of our whole team, and their passion for their work,” Hammond said.

The New Zealand Food Awards have been run by Massey University for 30 years. Vice-Chancellor of Massey University, Professor Jan Thomas, said the level of innovation in New Zealand’s food industry is something to be proud of.

“As a small country, the level of innovation that we provide in terms of the food and beverage sector is incredible, Professor Thomas said.

“We are committed to encouraging local business to continue to grow, experiment and create fantastic products, while recognising them for their efforts.”

Complete list of New Zealand Food Awards 2017 winners

A complete list of New Zealand Food Awards 2017 winners are as follows:

Artisan Food Producer Award in association with Supermarket News and Restaurant & Café Magazine – 1st Place

Gathered Game – Premium Wild Venison Salami and Wild Venison Deer Sticks

Artisan 2nd place

Carrello del Gelato – Feijoa Sorbet

Artisan 3rd place

Hawke’s Bay Brewing Company – Old Fashioned Ginger Beer, Spcied Ginger Beer, Ginger Fusion and Red Sangria

Artisan Highly Commended

Abel New Zealand Ltd – Abel Methode Cider

Bakeworks Ltd – Home St Sprouted Good Seed Bread

Dr Feelgood Ltd – Handmade Ice Pops Range

Maungatapere Berries Ltd – Kwanza Fresh Raspberries

Queen Anne Indulgence Ltd – Dark Chocolate, Boysenberry Jelly Marshmallow Bar

The Caker Ltd – Coconut Raspberry Cake Mix

Artisan Craft Beer Award in association with Supermarket News and Countdown

The Croucher Brewing Company – Croucher Lowrider

BITE Gourmet Award

Poppy & Olive Ltd – Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Countdown Alcoholic Beverages Award

Epic Brewing Company – Epic Hop Zombie IIPA

Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award in association with Villa Maria

Barker’s of Geraldine – Squeezed Fruit Botanicals Syrup: Squeezed Lemons with Lime, Cucumber and Mint

Chilled/Short Shelf Life Award in association with Eagle Consumables

Cabernet Foods Ltd – Everton Dry Aged Beef

Dry Award in association with Palmerston North City Council

Proper Crisps – Kumara Chipotle and Garlic

Frozen Award in association with FoodHQ

Leader Products – Jalapeño Cheese Bites

James & Wells Business Innovation Award

Original Foods Baking Co

The FoodBowl Novel Food or Beverage Award

Otago Locusts – Locusts

Massey University Health and Wellness Award

Springbrook Foods – No Nut Butter – Crunchy

MPI Food Safety Culture Award

The Pure Food Co

MPI Primary Sector Products Award

T&G Global Ltd – Lotatoes Potatoes

NZTE Export Innovation Award

Spring Sheep Milk Co

Massey University Supreme Award

Spring Sheep Milk Co


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