All Year Round Categories
Bake at Home
Any ready to bake at home sweet or savoury product whether they be stored chilled or frozen. This could be a batch of cookie dough that you simply slice and bake, a pizza dough you add your own toppings to or a pre-prepared item such as a croissant, bread roll or cinnamon swirl that you pop in the oven and heat to eat. Please note dry baking mixes should be entered into ‘Home Baking Kits’
Includes sweet and savoury non-main meal pastries, pain au chocolat, croissants, brioche, pastel del nata, Danish pastries, cheese twists etc. Does not include savoury main meal pastries e.g. beef slice. See ‘Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries’ category
Cereals and Porridge
Any cereal or porridge e.g. porridge, cereal, granola
Chocolate and Confectionery
Chocolate bars, boxes, sharing bags e.g. fudge, tablets, truffles, seasonal (excludes Christmas), sweets, nougat, marshmallows.
Anything you add to your meal after preparation to enhance the flavour, i.e. mayonnaise, ketchup, balsamic glaze etc. For vinegar – see ‘Store Cupboard’.
Anything you add to your meal during the cooking stage, i.e. stir-in pasta sauce or pesto etc.
Includes butters and spreads, milk, cream, yoghurt, kefir. Excludes Cheese
Desserts and Puddings
Sweet pudding or desserts, whether they be stored ambient, chilled or frozen e.g. cheesecakes, tarts, crumbles, pies, crème brulée, sticky toffee pudding. Excludes ice cream and lollies.
Products specifically created and marketed so as to exclude at least one of the following allergens: celery; crustaceans; eggs; gluten; fish; lupin; milk; mustard; molluscs; nuts; peanuts; sesame; soya; sulphates.
Fresh or frozen fruit including prepared or unprepared e.g. whole fruits, pre-cut fruit pots, frozen mixed berries.
Includes coffee ground, instant and pods (excludes beans); tea and herbal tea; hot chocolate etc.
Ice Cream and Ice Lollies
Any ice cream or ice lolly product including individual hand-held lollies, tubs and pots, frozen yoghurt, sorbet
Any prepared or unprepared accompaniments to the main meal whether ambient, chilled or frozen.
Kits that include all the flavouring and accompaniments to a meal that needs additional ingredients such as protein or rice added, e.g. fajita kits, curry kits
Pasta, Rice, Grains and Pulses
Pasta or noodles can be fresh or dried, with or without filling; rice; grains and pulses of any variety, e.g. couscous, pearl barley etc.
Pickled and Fermented
Any food which has been pickled or fermented i.e. kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha etc.
Pizza with any type of toppings, including chilled and frozen. For garlic pizza bread – see ‘Garlic Bread’ category.
Preserves and Sweet Spreads
Including jams, marmalades, sweet spreads, syrups, honey, nut butters
Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries
Includes ambient, chilled or frozen. Also includes sausage rolls, slices and savoury tarts
Pre-prepared products that just require heating up at home e.g. seafood linguine, curry and rice, chilli and rice. Products may be split by cuisine at judging
Products specifically created with reduced sugars, salts, fats in comparison to their standard counterparts e.g. reduced fat salad dressings, reduced salt condiments, sugar-free drinks, ice cream etc. Does not include reduced fat meat products or Ready Meals, see ‘Meat’ or ‘Ready Meals’ categories
Relishes and Chutneys
Any relish or chutney including savoury jams or marmalades suitable for cheese e.g. pickled chutney, onion marmalade
Fresh salads, prepared or unprepared, not intended to provide a whole meal e.g. whole lettuces, salad bags, coleslaw, potato salad. For salads designed to eat immediately, e.g. with fork included – see ‘Food to Go’
Sweet and Savoury food designed for snacking includes crisps, nuts, popcorn, jerky, bars. Does not include Chocolate
Includes all juices, smoothies, cold-pressed, carbonates, waters, cordials, iced coffee, milkshakes, whether sparkling, still or flavoured
Including ambient, tinned, and chilled soups
Subscription and Recipe Boxes
Subscription items delivered to the home e.g. nut boxes, coffee, meat, fresh produce, vegan items (does not include alcohol) or box delivered to the home that contains all ingredients required to create a meal with a recipe card or step by step process
Vegetarian Meal Centres
Vegetarian products created to replace a meat centrepiece, but may still contain dairy or egg, e.g. halloumi burgers, cheesey veggie sausages etc. For Vegan options – See ‘Vegan Meal Centres’
Fresh or frozen vegetables including prepared or unprepared e.g. whole vegetables, vegetable roasting trays, stir fry kits, frozen broccoli