Annual Healthy Food Guide winners announced

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 15th October 2018

THE winners have been announced in an annual healthy food awards event, aiming to cut through the labelling and marketing tricks that can obscure for time-poor shoppers the best products to buy for nutrition, value and taste.

Seventy-five per cent of the sugar and salt we eat comes from packaged foods and drinks, says the awards host, the Healthy Food Guide magazine.

A team of expert dietitians scoured the supermarket shelves for the best products across ten categories.

The winners are:

  • Best yoghurt: Rokeby Farms Whole Protein Swedish Style Quark Yoghurt (Natural)
  • Best packaged sweet snack: Emma & Tom’s Milk No Added Sugar (Espresso)
  • Best sandwich base: Burgen (Wholemeal & Seeds)
  • Best pantry staple: Cobram Estate Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Classic Flavour)
  • Best kids’ packaged lunch box snack: Perfection Fresh Qukes Baby Cucumbers.
  • Best breakfast cereal: Freedom Foods Barley+Traditional Porridge
  • Best ready-made meal: Woolworths Delicious Nutritious (Beef & Tomato Casserole).
  • Best packaged savoury snack: The Happy Snack Company Roasted Chic Peas (Lightly Salted)
  • Best vegetarian food: Coles Southern Smoked Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers
  • Best allergy-friendly snack: Carman’s Super Seed & Grain Crackers (Ancient Grain & Cracked Pepper

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2018 SUPERMARKET INNOVATION AWARD:  This award recognises the supermarket that has worked hard this year to make it easier for shoppers to make healthy decisions in store – Woolworths.

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