2020 Shortlist 

‘This year we received some fantastic entries which really impressed the judges. It is a real testament to the creativity and the commitment of food manufacturers and retailers that so many great products were launched this year under such challenging circumstances. We enjoyed trying the thousands of products that were entered by supermarkets, major brands, and artisan producers and are delighted to highlight the best.’ 
 Simon Wright, Chair of Judges, QFA.

We are delighted to share the 2020 Quality Food Awards shortlist with you and many congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted. To view the Quality Food Awards Foodservice shortlist, please click here.

Please note that some categories will be further sub-categorised when we announce the winners in November.

Breakfast Products and Pancakes
Aldi Croissant Roll
Asda Breakfast Smoothie
Asda Coconut Porridge Sachets
Asda Extra Special Triple Chocolate Granola, Pioneer Foods UK
Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Chocolate & Salted Caramel Pancake, Village Bakery


Bread 
Loaves
Aldi Ancient Grain Farmhouse 
Asda Extra Special Pumpernickel Boule, Country Style Foods 
Asda Extra Special Super Seeded

Bread Rolls
Aldi Specially Selected Brioche Burger Bun
Asda Fried Onion Brioche
Co-op GRO Vegan Brioche, Nicholas & Harris - Finsbury Food Group
Waitrose White & Rye Rolls, Village Bakery

Garlic Breads and Flatbreads
Aldi Mini Garlic Pizza Bread
Asda Extra Special Mozzarella & Basil Flatbread
Asda Garlic & Herb Flatbread
Deli Kitchen Greek Style Flatbreads

Biscuits 
Savoury Biscuits 
Aldi Specially Selected Oatcake Bites - Lockerbie Cheddar 
Asda Extra Special Italian Breadsticks 
Spar Rosemary Crackers, Fairway GB

Sweet Biscuits
Aldi Specially Selected Dark Chocolate & Orange Ginger Biscuit
Asda Fruity Flapjack Cookies
Asda Ginger Nuts, Pladis
Asda Milk Chocolate Oatie Crumbles, 2 Sisters Food Group - Fox's Biscuits
Booker Euro Shopper Chocolate Chip Cookies


Cakes
Bitesize Cakes 
Aldi Specially Selected Marshmallow Brownie Bomb Mini Bites 
Aldi Specially Selected Salted Caramel Mini Bites

Small Cakes
Morrisons The Best All-Butter Welsh Cakes, Village Bakery
Tuga Pastries Portuguese Custard Tart

Large Cakes
Asda Extra Special Hand Finished Belgian Chocolate Fudge Cake, Finsbury Food Group
Asda Sid the Sausage Dog, Finsbury Food Group
Co-op Irresistible Hand Finished Coffee & Walnut Cake, Memory Lane Cakes - Finsbury Food Group
Galaxy Triple Chocolate Cake 


Dairy
Asda Extra Special Cornish Butter with Sea Salt Crystals
Asda Extra Special Roasted Hazelnut Luxury Yogurt
Asda Organic Slightly Salted Butter, Arla Foods
Asda Slightly Salted British Spreadable Butter, Castle Dairies
Asda Vitamin Boosting Strawberry Yogurt Drinks, Andros UK
Biotiful Blackcurrant Kefir
Biotiful Mango Kefir Slurpy
Singleton's Dairy Kefir Cheddar 


Cheese
Hard Cheese 
Aldi Specially Selected Vintage West Country Cheddar 
Asda Chipotle Cheddar Slices, Ornua Foods 
Co-op British Extra Mature White Cheddar, Lactalis UK & Ireland

Soft Cheese
Asda Extra Special Camembert de Pays, Eurilait
Co-op Somerset Brie, Lactalis UK & Ireland

Speciality Cheese
Asda Extra Special Wookie Hole Cave Aged Goats Cheese
Parlick Sheep's Milk Cheese, Singleton's Dairy


Beverages
Hot Beverages 
Aldi Specially Selected Single Origin Roast & Ground Coffee - Sumatra Java 
Asda English Breakfast Tea 
Asda Extra Special Colombian Microground Coffee 
Asda Extra Special Ethiopian Roast & Ground Coffee, Taylors of Harrogate

Juices, Smoothies and Squash
Asda Never From Concentrate Orange, Passionfruit & Mango Juice
Asda Orange & Mango Double Strength Squash
Mindful Chef Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Water and Carbonates
Aquapax Spring Water
Asda Diet Blue Charge
Asda Extra Special Cucumber & Mint Tonic Water, Glenpatrick Spring Water
Asda Red Grape Sparkling Juice Drink, Glenpatrick Spring Water
Doodles - Apple and Blueberry
Soho Juice Cucumber, Mint, Lemon & Lime Water


Fresh Produce
Fruit 
Aldi Specially Selected Strawberries 
Asda Watermelon & Berries, Prepworld

Salad
Asda Extra Special Yogurt Coleslaw, Avondale Foods
Asda Supergreen, Quinoa & Kale Salad, Avondale Foods
Co-op Irresistible Striped Beetroot & Lemon Pepper Salad, Agrial Fresh Produce

Vegetables
Aldi Specially Selected Pepper Sweetbite
Aldi Specially Selected Rainbow Carrots
Aldi Specially Selected Sunstream Tomatoes
Asda Scratch Cook Vegetable Base Mix
Asda Vegetable Curry Mix
Morrisons The Best Oak Smoked Cheddar & Sundried Tomato Mini Stuffed Mushrooms, UMI Foods


Food to Go
Asda Good & Balanced Lunch Bowl Vegan Chilli 
Co-op GRO Falafel & Tabbouleh Salad, Greencore
Co-op Irresistible New York Deli Sandwich, Greencore
Co-op Irresistible Salmon, Watercress & Charlotte Potato Salad, Greencore
YO! Crispy Salmon Rolls, Taiko Foods


Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries
Aldi Specially Selected Cherrywood Smoked Bacon & Cheddar Quiche
Aldi Specially Selected Steak and Black Pudding Pie
Asda Extra Special Feta, Marinated Butternut Squash & Slow-Roast Tomato Quiche


Deli
Aldi Specially Selected Black Pudding
Aldi Specially Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil Houmous Topped with Chickpeas
Aldi Specially Selected Haggis Truffles with Peppercorn Sauce
Aldi Specially Selected Soft Set Scotch Eggs
Asda Antipasti Sharing Selection
Asda Extra Special Butter Roast Turkey Breast
Asda Extra Special Finely Sliced Peppered Salt Beef
Asda Extra Special Sicilian Giarraffa Olives with Lemon, Cranswick Continental Foods
Unearthed Middle Eastern Mezze - Whipped Goats Cheese with Roasted Butternut Squash & Chickpeas, Winterbotham Darby 


Meal Accompaniments
Aldi Gluten Free Melt in the Middle Croquettes - Ham Hock & Cheddar
Asda Cauliflower Cheese
Asda Crinkle Cut Spicy Chilli Chips
Mash Direct Beer Battered Chips


Fish
Chilled Fish 
Aldi Chilli & Ginger Infused Scottish Salmon Fillets 
Aldi Sea Bass with Sun Dried Tomato & Mozzarella Crumb 
Asda Extra Special Cod Loin 
Asda Sea Bass with a Soy, Garlic and Chilli Sauce, New England Seafoods International

Smoked Fish
Asda Extra Special Mild and Delicate Smoked Salmon, Youngs Seafood
Asda Extra Special Rich and Intense Smoked Salmon, Youngs Seafood
BigFish Hot Smoked Salmon, JCS Fish
Farne of Scotland Strong & Robust Smoked Salmon

Shellfish and Seafood
Aldi Specially Selected Easy Peel Raw Argentinian Shrimps
The Big Prawn Company Big & Happy Raw Peeled Jumbo Borneo Tiger Prawns

Prepared Fish
Asda Breaded Honey & Chilli Cod Fillet Goujons
Asda Kiln Roasted Honey Salmon Slices, Youngs Seafood


Meat 
Bacon 
Asda Extra Special Oak Smoked Back Bacon Dry Cured Rashers 
Asda Hunters Bacon Loin Steaks 
Finnebrogue Artisan Naked Smoked Streaky Bacon, Lynn's Country Foods

Beef
Aldi Specially Selected Scotch Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak, 36 Days Matured
Aldi Specially Selected Wagyu Rump Joint
Lidl Birchwood 28 Days Matured Beef Sirloin Steak with Sriracha Butter
Lidl Deluxe Dry Aged 36 Days Matured Hereford Ribeye Steak
Lidl Dry Aged Delmonico Thick Cut Ribeye Steak

Poultry
Aldi Specially Selected Chicken Balmoral
Asda Butcher's Selection Asian Chicken Wings, Avara Foods
Asda Butcher's Selection Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings, Avara Foods
The Turkey Kitchen Katsu Steak, Avara Foods

Pork
Asda Extra Special Yorkshire Bred Pepper & Thyme Pork Loin Medallions, Cranswick Country Foods
Co-op Asian Style Pork Steaks, Kerry Foods
Co-op Irresistible Fillet Medallions with Creamy White Wine Sauce, Tulip
Co-op Smoky Slow Cooked Pulled Pork, Tulip

Game 
Judge's choice

Burgers and Meatballs 
Aldi Specially Selected Scotch Ultimate Burger 
Asda Chicken Burger 
Asda Extra Special Italian Style Meatballs, ABP Food Group 
Lidl Deluxe British Cheese & Bacon Beef Burgers 
Lidl Deluxe The Supreme Burger

Sausages
Aldi Flavoured Sausages - Honey & Mustard
Asda Extra Special New York Hot Dog Sausages
Asda Extra Special Red Leicester & Spring Onion Sausages, Finnebrogue Artisan
Asda Extra Special Reduced Fat Sausages


Ready to Cook
Aldi Haggis En Croute 
Aldi Peri Peri Chicken King Kebab 
Aldi Specially Selected Melt in the Middle Salmon and Hollandaise Fishcakes 
Aldi Zanzibar Inspired Veggiebabs 
Asda Good & Balanced Chicken and Vegetable Fajita, Paren SRL 
Asda Moroccan Style Lamb Koftas  
Asda Safari Animals
Co-op Pork Meatball Linguine, Kerry Foods 


Reduced/Low
Asda American Style Meal for One: Pulled Pork, Spicy Chips & Barbecue Beans
Asda Indian Style Meal for One: Chicken Tikka Masala, Pilau Rice & Onion Bhajis

Pizza 
Aldi Specially Selected Wood Fired Sri Lankan Pizza 
Co-op Irresistible Wood Fired Mushroom & Truffle Pizza, Stateside Foods


Pasta, Rice, Grains and Pulses
Aldi Specially Selected N’duja and Burrata Mezzelune
Aldi Specially Selected Porcini, Chantarelle & Truffle Mezzelune
Asda Cajun Quinoa
Kung Fu Mama Biang Biang Noodles with Mapo Sauce


Soup
Asda Hearty Vegetable Soup
Caffè Nero Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Soup, Fairoak Foods
Rod & Ben's Moroccan Vegetable Soup
Rod & Ben's Smoked Haddock Chowder


Store Cupboard
Asda American Style Choc Chip Pancake Mix, Foodpack
Asda Extra Special Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Princes
Asda Extra Special Soffritto Passata
Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
Asda Smoky Three Bean Chilli
Black Truffle Infused Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Supernature Oils
itsu Brilliant' Broth Chicken Ramen
itsu Brilliant' Broth Classic Ramen
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes


Preserves and Sweet Spreads
Asda Extra Special Morello Cherry Jam, R&W Scott
St. Lawrence Gold Organic Prairie Wild Flower Honey, DJM Food Solutions
St. Lawrence Gold Pure Organic Canadian Honey, DJM Food Solutions


Relishes and Chutneys
Aldi Specially Selected Caramelised Red Onion & Balsamic Vinegar Scottish Chutney
Asda Extra Special Caramelised Onion Chutney


Pickled and Fermented 
Judge's choice 


Condiments
Aldi Yuzu & Chilli Salad Dressing
Asda Classic BBQ Sauce, Sugal Alimentos
Asda Tomato Ketchup 50% Reduced Sugar & Salt, Sugal Alimentos
Co-op Burger Sauce, Pauwels N.V


Cooking Sauces 
Asda Extra Special Punjabi Style Dopiaza Cooking Sauce, Greencore 
Asda Hot Chilli Cooking Sauce, Greencore 
Asda Smooth Hidden Veg Pasta Sauce, Greencore 
Asda Sweet Chilli & Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce, World Wise Foods 
Co-op Indian Inspired Korma Paste, Greencore 
Dapur Mariae Homemade Malaysian Curry Paste


Ready Meals
Asda Chicken Madras with Pilau Rice, Kerry Foods 
Asda Good & Balanced Chicken Jambalaya 
Asda Good & Balanced High Protein Box - Indian Chicken and Lentils 
Asda Good & Balanced Jalfrezi Chicken, Kerry Foods 
Asda Good & Balanced Red Thai Chicken Curry 
Asda Indian Style Vegetarian Meal For Two 
Co-op Butternut Squash Makhani, Greencore 
Co-op Irresistible Chicken Tikka, Greencore 
Co-op Irresistible Miso Chicken Penang Curry, Greencore 
Co-op Shepherds Pie, Oscar Mayer 
Mindful Chef Chicken Tikka Masala with Brown Rice


Meal Kits
Aldi Fish Masala Kit 
Aldi Thai Kits 
Asda Thai Style Meal for Two


Fresh Recipe Boxes 
Judge's choice


Free From

Free From Breakfast Goods
Asda Free From Rainbow Hoops 
Asda Free From Rice Snaps

Free From Bread
Asda Free From Plain Naans, Just Gluten Free Bakery
Asda Free From White Sliced Loaf, Just Gluten Free Bakery

Free From Cakes and Desserts
Asda Extra Special Free From Melt in the Middle Belgian Chocolate Puddings
Asda Free From Rocky Road Mini Bites Tub
Co-op Irresistible Hand Finished Chocolate Cake Gluten Free, Memory Lane Cakes - Finsbury Food Group
Galaxy Indulgent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, Finsbury Food Group

Free From Pasta and Pizza
Judge's choice

Free From Savoury
Co-op Battered Cod & Mushy Pea Fishcake, Joseph Robertson
Ginsters Gluten Free Cornish Pasty

Free From Store Cupboard
Asda Free From Red Pesto
Wowbutter Crunchy, Lupa Foods

Free From Sweet Snacks
Judge's choice 


Dairy Free
Asda Chocolate Oat Drink
Asda Coconut Milk Drink
Mexicana® Vegan, Norseland
Sheese Cheddar Style with Garlic & Chives, Bute Island Foods
Sheese Grated Mild Cheddar, Bute Island Foods


Vegan

Vegan Food to Go
Asda High Fibre Good & Balanced Box Butternut Squash Falafels
Co-op GRO Vegan Chocolate Orange Rocky Road, Finsbury Food Group

Vegan Snacking
Creative Nature Creamy Mylk Gnawbles
Rhythm108 M'lk & Hazelnut Truffle Bar

Vegan Starters and Side Dishes
Asda Plant Based Cauliflower Popcorn, Paren SRL
Asda Plant Based Duckless Spring Rolls, SK Chilled Foods

Vegan Pizzas, Pastries and Pastas
Aldi Vegan No Steak Bake
Aldi Vegan Pasty
Asda Vegan 'Sheese' Mozzarella & Bean Slices, Addo Food Group

Vegan Desserts and Sweet Treats
Asda Vegan Chocolate Cake, Finsbury Food Group
Freaks of Nature Dairy & Gluten Free Bramley Apple Crumble

Vegan Ready Meals
Asda Extra Special Butternut Squash, Aubergine & Edamame Laksa, Greencore
Asda Plant Based Chunky Veg Stew
Asda Plant Based Lentil Fusilli with Ragu, Paren SRL
Asda Plant Based Sweet Potato Katsu Curry, SK Chilled Foods
Booker Discover the Choice Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry with Pilau Rice
Mindful Chef Cashew Chickpea Korma with Black Rice

Vegan Store Cupboard
Judge's choice

Vegan Meat and Fish Substitutes
Asda Plant Based Chorizo Style Sausages, Finnebrogue Artisan
Asda Plant Based Meat Free Sausages, Finnebrogue Artisan
Naked Glory Sausages, Kerry Foods


Desserts and Puddings
Asda Chocolate Mocha Cups, Emmi Dessert International
Asda Extra Special Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake
Asda Extra Special Chocolate Cup Selection
Asda Extra Special Sticky Toffee Pudding, Hain Daniels
Asda Lemon Cheesecakes, Andros UK
Co-op Banana and Butterscotch Pudding, Hain Daniels
Diana's Bananas, Distinctive Food
Saintly Foods - British Apple Tarts


Ice Cream and Ice Lollies
Aldi Specially Selected Scottish Isles Sea Salt and Caramel Ice Cream
Asda Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream
Asda Loaded Turtle-y Tempting Ice Cream, Froneri
Asda Unicorn Cone
Barratt Fruit Salad Raspberry & Pineapple Flavour Ice Lollies, Icefresh Foods
Booker Classic White Ice Cream
Co-op Strawberry Rose Cones, Icefresh Foods


Snacks
Asda Extra Special Steak Fajita Tortilla Scoops, It's All Good
Asda Free From Extra Special Peppermint Crunch Dark Choc Slab
Asda Free From Salted Honeycomb & Raspberry Choc Bar
Avakian Red Skin Peanuts - Roasted Unsalted
Booker Happy Shopper Hand Cooked Sea Salt and Vinegar Crisps
Cornitos Nacho Crisps - Thai Sweet Chilli
Dormen Foods Mango, Passion Fruit & Cashew Fruit Snacks
Glens of Antrim Crisps - Sweet Sriracha Chilli 


Chocolate and Confectionery
Asda Dark Mint Chocolate
Asda Extra Special Clotted Cream Fudge
Asda Jurassic Jellies
Asda Orange Dark Chocolate
Sainsbury's Taste The Difference 90% Ugandan Dark Chocolate, ICAM