Key trends emerge from best new products awards

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 12th September 2018

AUSTRALIA’S best new products have been named at the nation’s biggest food event, the Fine Food Australia convention in Melbourne.

Each year the Best New Product Awards recognise the most outstanding products to have launched in the food industry in the last twelve months, whilst demonstrating the level of innovation and quality of products being produced from not only around the country, but the world. 

Final entries totalled more than 400, showcasing a variety of products; from on-trend Acai bowl mix to a slow-release system designed to control airborne bacteria, mould, and pathogens, the list of entries was truly impressive.

Key trends health, sustainability, and technology

Event Director Minnie Constan said: “This year we’ve seen key trends such as health, sustainability, and technology – including robotics – reflected in the new products that were entered.”

Winners of the 2018 Best New Product Awards are:

Best New Retail Product

Vegetarian Shiitake Dumpling & Prawn Hargow by Tasman Foods

Retail Runner up 1: Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm AmazeBalls

Retail Runner up 2: Sugar Free-zies by The No Nasties Icicle Project

Best New Foodservice Product

Native Fruit Extracts by Australian Superfood Co

Foodservice Runner up 1: Anchor UHT Whipping Cream 12x1L by Fonterra Foodservice

Foodservice Runner up 2: Blue Fetta by The Riverina Dairy

Best New Australian Made Product

Hum Honey Cold Fusion by Hum Honey

Australian Made Runner up 1: The Good Seed Coconut Kefir by The Good Seed

Australian Made Runner up 2: Temptag Pro by Barista Supplies


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Best New Hospitality Equipment Product

ShowLab by Florentia

Hospitality Equipment Runner up 1: UC-M I Excellence by Winterhalter

Hospitality Equipment Runner up 2: ActiveCore TME1000-A by SKOPE Industries Limited

Best New Bakery Product

Nuovair Professional Blast Chillers by La Nuovagel

Bakery Runner up 1: Salva Iverpan FCX20 Retarder by Vanrooy Machinery

Bakery Runner up 2: Softgrain Sprouted Rye by Puratos Australia-New Zealand