Quality Food Awards 2022 Shortlist 


We are delighted to share the 2022 Quality Food Awards finalists with you.

Many congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted this year!

 After last year’s overwhelmingly positive feedback, we are pleased to announce that the 2022 Quality Food Awards are back in a virtual format! We will be announcing the winners in a virtual awards presentation taking place daily from Monday 7 November until Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The Awards are free to watch, simply register to attend here.

Please note that all attendees must register to view the event.

All Year Round Shortlist

Breakfast Products
Aldi Specially Selected Crolls
Bio&Me Apple & Cinnamon Gut-Loving Porridge Pot
Co-op Irresistible All butter Chocolate & Hazelnut Croissant


Loaves
Aldi Stone Oven Baguettes
Asda Extra Special Wholemeal & Rye Sourdough Boule, Nicholas and Harris
Co-op Irresistible Rosemary and Rock Salt Focaccia, David Wood Baking


Biscuits
Aldi Specially Selected Oatcake Bites - Lockerbie Cheddar
Aldi Specially Selected Shortbread Rounds
Asda Extra Special White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies
Asda Free From Cookies & Cream, Northumbrian Fine Foods
Euro Shopper Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sour Cherry & Dark Chocolate Biscotti Bites, The Artful Bakers
The Captain's Crackers - Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt, The Zingibery Bakery


Cakes
Aldi Salted Caramel Millionaire Slice
Asda Apple & Blackcurrant Crumble Cake, Finsbury Food Group
Asda Lemon Drizzle Cake, Finsbury Food Group
Co-op Irresistible Hand Finished Chocolate Cake, Finsbury Food Group


Desserts and Puddings
Aldi Ganache - Salted Caramel
Aldi Lemon Posset
Aldi Specially Selected Sticky Toffee Pudding
Co-op Irresistible Sticky Toffee Pudding, Hain Celestial


Chocolate and Confectionery
Aldi Dark Sea Salt Chocolate
Aldi Specially Selected Fudge
Asda Extra Special Mint & Cocoa Nib Dark Chocolate
Lidl Deluxe Amaretto Nougat Bars


Fish
Aldi Fish Burgers - Tempura Batter
Aldi Specially Selected Argentinian Red Prawns - Peeled Variant
Aldi Specially Selected Katsu Fishcake
Aldi Specially Selected Salmon Wellington - Leek & Cheese
Asda Extra Special Lightly Smoked Seabass Fillets, Young's Seafood
Asda Extra Special Maple BBQ Salmon Fillets, Young's Seafood
Asda Salmon Chunks With Sweet Chilli Dip, Young's Seafood


Bacon and Sausages
Aldi Specially Selected Back Bacon
Aldi Specially Selected Smoky Dogs - Top Dogs
Better Naked Pork Sausages, Finnebrogue Artisan
Waitrose No. 1 Farmhouse Sausage, Pilgrim's UK


Beef
Aldi Wagyu Fillet
Asda Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak 30 Day Dry Aged
Asda Extra Special British Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak 30 Day Dry Aged
Waitrose No.1 Cote de Boeuf 30 Day Dry Aged Beef, Dovecote Park


Lamb
Judges' Choice* 
*Outright winner to be announced during the awards presentation 


Pork
Aldi Ashfields Grill Red Masala Pork Kebabs, Pilgrim's UK
Asda Extra Special Yorkshire-Bred Crackling Pork Loin Joint with Anglesey Sea Salt & Blossom Honey Sauce, Cranswick Country Foods
Waitrose Mexican Inspired Pork King Kebab, Pilgrim's UK


Poultry
Aldi King Kebab – Bengal
Aldi Tempura Chicken Mini Fillets


Prepared Meat
Co-op Irresistible Wild Garlic Chicken Kiev, Pilgrims Food Masters
Iceland Chicken Fillet Strips with TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce Flavour, Creative Foods
Meadow Vale Homestyle Salt & Chilli Shredded Chicken, Meadowvale Foods


Burgers
Aldi Specially Selected Gourmet Sweet Chilli Jam Beef Burgers
Aldi The Ultimate Burger
Aldi Wagyu Burger
Co-op Irresistible Smoked Hereford Beef Rib & Brisket Burger, Dunbia


Baked and Soft Cheeses
Aldi Specially Selected Brie de Meaux
Aldi Specially Selected French Cheese – Roquefort
Aldi Specially Selected Mature Barbers Cheddar & Dorset Ale Cheese Bake


Hard Cheese
Aldi Grana Padano 16 Month Matured
Aldi Specially Selected Gruyere
Aldi Specially Selected Parmigiano Regiano - 30 Month Matured
Co-op Irresistible Belton Farm Red Fox, Belton Farm
Co-op Irresistible Pioneers Crunch Vintage Cheddar, Wyke Farms
Whole Foods Market Parm Crisps


Speciality Cheese
Aldi Specially Selected Burger Cheese Melts - Red Leicester with Chilli jam
Aldi Specially Selected Stratford Blue
Asda Extra Special Traditional Halloumi, Futura Foods


Dairy and Eggs
Bio&Me Strawberry Gut-Loving Prebiotic Yoghurt
Biotiful Kefir Protein Vanilla
Freshlay Golden Yolks, Noble Foods


Dairy Free
Biotiful Oat Kefir Drink – Mango
Burrella, Julienne Bruno
DUG Barista Potato m!lk, Veg of Lund
Linda McCartney's Organic Almond Barista, Hain Frozen Foods
The Lush Blend, Lilk


Fruit
Aldi Mango Chunks
Aldi Specially Selected Easy Peelers
Aldi Specially Selected Strawberries
Co-op Irresistible Strawberries (Eves Delight), BerryWorld Group


Salad
Aldi Giant Spiralli Pasta with Parmigiano Reggiano and Sunblush Tomatoes
Aldi Specially Selected Coleslaw
Asda Fruity Cous Cous, Greencore
Co-op Irresistible Bombay Style Potato Salad, Greencore Food to Go


Vegetables
Aldi Shallots
Co-op Irresistible Root Vegetable Roasting Tray, Greencore Food to Go
Co-op Irresistible Trio of Cabbage with Maple Cured Bacon, Greencore Food to Go


Food to Go
Co-op Bang Bang Chicken Noodle Bowl, Greencore Food to Go
Co-op - Halloumi Salad with Olives on a White Tortilla Wrap, Greencore Food to Go
Co-op Irresistible Mezze Salad
Co-op Premium Fish Selection, Taiko Foods
Jack's Part of the Tesco Family Crackers & Red Pepper Houmous Dips
Poke Lélé, Hana Group
Sushi Combo Box, Hana Group
Waitrose Taiko Yasai Poke, Taiko Foods

Snacks
AIRSNAX
Asda Extra Special Houmous & Lime Chickpea Pitta Chips, Valeo Snack Foods
Belazu Ingredient Company Truffle & Pecorino Nut Mix
Co-op Irresistible Katsu Curry Flavour Crinkle Cut Crisps


Pizza and Pasta
Aldi Carlos Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Aldi Legume Pasta – Beetroot
Aldi Specially Selected Wood Fired Italian Ham, Portobello Mushroom & Mascarpone Pizza
Co-op Irresistible Wood Fired Salami Diavolo Pizza, Stateside Foods
Co-op Irresistible Sundried Tomato, Pecorino & Aubergine Cappellacci, Rondanini UK


Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries
Aldi Specially Selected Gastro Aberdeen Angus Steak Pie
Aldi Specially Selected Veg Pies - Spinach, Feta & Pine Nut
Co-op Irresistible All Butter Pork Sausage Roll, Walker and Son
Dickinson & Morris Large Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Walker and Son


Ready Meals
Aldi Gastro Butter Chicken
Aldi Gastro Cottage Pie
Aldi Gastro Lasagne al Forno
Aldi Gastro Prawn Bhuna
Co-op Irresistible Beef Bourguignon with Cheddar Dumplings
Co-op Irresistible Luxury Lasagne Al Forno, Greencore
Co-op GRO Gunpowder Potato Masala, Oscar Mayer


Meal Kits and Recipe Boxes
Co-op One Pan Chicken Arrabiata, Pilgrims Food Masters
Japan Centre Cook Box – Japanese Cooking Essentials, Spider
Japan Centre’s Shoryu DIY Kit – Ganso Ramen, Spider


Dips
Aldi Beetroot Chunky Houmous
Aldi Moroccan Inspired Houmous
Aldi Smashed Avocado – Classic
Aldi Smashed Avocado – Spicy
Holy Moly Smoky Garic Aioli, The Mind Collective
Holy Moly Tzatziki, The Mind Collective


Antipasti
Aldi Spanish Chorizo Ring
Aldi Specially Selected Hand Stuffed Halkidiki Olives
Aldi Specially Selected Parma Ham
Aldi Specially Selected Thinly Sliced Serrano
Aldi Torchon Ham


Meat Based Items and Platters
Aldi Specially Selected Black Pudding
Asda Extra Special Scottish Smoked Salmon Pate, Young's Seafood


Meal Accompaniments
Albert Bartlett Cheese Croquettes
Aldi Specially Selected Haggis Bon Bons


Store Cupboard
Aldi Specially Selected Caramelised Red Onion Chutney
Aldi Specially Selected Chutney - Caramelised Red Onion and Balsamic Vinegar
Aldi Specially Selected Jalapeno Chilli Jam
Asda Scottish Mackerel Fillets in Tomato Sauce, LDH
Food Thoughts Fairly Traded Organic Cocoa Powder, Fairtrade
Ntsama Chilli Sauce - Garlic & Ginger
Truffle Guys Signature Truffle Dust


Soup
Aldi Specially Selected Soup - Sundried Tomato, Lentil and Smoked Paprika
Co-op Irresistible Cream of Tomato Soup, Greencore Prepared Meals
Sushi Gourmet Chicken Ramen Soup, Hana Group UK & Ireland


Free From
Asda Free From Fruit Muesli, Delicious Alchemy Wellbeing
Asda Free From Gluten Waffle Cones, Nic Ice
Co-op Free From Brown Seeded Loaf, The Village Bakery Wrexham
Gourmet Crunch Thai Sweet Chilli, Golden Popcorn
OMFG Summer Bircher, Prepworld


Vegan
Asda Plant Based Coleslaw, Greencore
Belazu Ingredient Company Ve-Du-Ya Vegan 'Nduja Paste
Better Naked Melt in the Middle Thai Cakes Without the Splash, Finnebrogue Artisan
Co-op Gro Fairtrade Chocolate Bar
Co-op Gro Mango & Passion Fruit Thick & Creamy Pot
Free From Fellows Vegan Mallows, Bravura Foods
Merchant Gourmet Rich Puy Lentil Bolognese with Porcini Mushrooms
Tofoo Straight to Wok Ginger & Chilli, The Tofoo Co


Ice Cream and Ice Lollies
Aldi Donut Ice Creams - Pink White Choc
Aldi Specially Selected Luxury Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream
Aldi Wao Mochi Ice Cream – Cheesecake
Barratt Fruit Salad and Dip Dab Ice Duos, World of Sweets
Caliendos' Gelato Belgian Milk Chocolate Gelato
Co-op Irresistible West Country Cream Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Froneri
Over The Moo Mini Bites Caramel
Over The Moo Mini Bites Vanilla


Oils and Vinegars
"B" Black Garlic Vinegar, Yarty Cordials
Il Casolare 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Farchioni UK
Il Casolare Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Farchioni UK


Preserves and Sweet Spreads
Aldi Specially Selected Manuka Honey MGO100
Louisa’s Honey Bosco
Nutcessity Organic Toasted & Textured Almond Butter
St Lawrence Gold Amber Maple Syrup, DJM Food Solutions
St Lawrence Gold Dark Maple Syrup, DJM Food Solutions
Taylor Pass Honey - Monofloral Manuka UMF5+ / MGO83+


Condiments and Cooking Sauces
Aldi Real Mayo
Aldi Specially Selected Stir Through Pasta Sauce - Tomato & Olive
Asda Extra Special Basil Pesto, Cranswick Continental Foods
Belazu Ingredient Company Rose Harissa
Hamada VII Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, Westmill
Hamadaya Dai Aso Teriyaki Sauce, Westmill


Pickled and Fermented
No.1 Living Ginger and Turmeric Organic Kombucha
River Cottage Up Beet Organic Live Sauerkraut, The Cultured Collective
Superkraut - Supergreens with Spirulina
Superkraut - Turmeric & Ginger, Good Nude Food

Turmeric & Ginger Kimchi, The Cultured Collective


Soft Drinks
Aldi Ridge Valley Mediterranean Tonic
Co-op Tropical Crush
Euro Shopper Tropical Juice Drink
Gusto Organic Real Cherry Cola, Gusto Organic
Raisthorpe Strawberry & Pomegranate Yorkshire Tonic, Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods


Hot Beverages
Co-op Irresistible Single Origin Limited Edition Coffee
Co-op Lemon & Ginger Infusion
Damazonia Sleep Tea

Foodservice Shortlist

Foodservice - Bread and Morning Goods
Booker Chef's Larder 32 Teacakes
Brakes La Boulangerie Ready to Bake Large Croissant


Foodservice - Cakes & Desserts
Booker Chef's Larder Gluten Free New York Cheesecake
Booker Chef's Larder Premium Luxury Chocolate Fudge Cake
Brakes Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Truffle Brownie Torte
Sysco Premium Charlotte aux Poires
Sysco Premium Rhubarb & Custard Cake

Foodservice - Christmas
Judges' Choice
*Outright winner to be announced during the awards presentation


Foodservice - Condiments & Cooking Sauces
Booker Chef's Larder Premium Caramelised Red Onion Chutney
Booker Chef's Larder Premium Real Mayonnaise
Sysco Premium Chimichurri Sauce
Sysco Premium Soy, Sesame and Ginger Dressing


Foodservice - Dairy/Non Dairy
Booker Chef's Larder Premium Crunch Extra Mature Cheddar
Booker Chef's Larder Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton
Booker Chef's Larder UHT Real Dairy Cream

Foodservice - Delicatessen
Bella Napoli Marinated Olives created by Medfood
Booker Chef's Larder Chicken Tikka Filler
Brakes New York Style Pastrami Savoury Filling


Foodservice - Fish
Brakes Bikini Peeled King Prawns
Brakes Hot Smoked Salmon Pate
Brakes M&J Seafood Scottish Loch Trout Fillet Suprêmes


Foodservice - Meal Accompaniments
Judges' Choice 
*Outright winner to be announced during the awards presentation


Foodservice - Meat
Booker Blackgate Signature Pork French Trim Rack
Booker Blackgate Signature 18 Premium Traditional Pork Sausages
Brakes Cooked Pork Belly


Foodservice - Pasta and Pizza
Brakes Stonebaked Sourdough Pizza Base topped with Tomato Sauce 12"
Brakes Sundried Tomato Paste and Goats Cheese Mezzaluna


Foodservice - Vegan Products and Alternatives
Booker Chef's Larder Vegan Mayo
Brakes Butternut Squash ands Sage Fiorelli
Brakes Vegan Raspberry Jam Pudding Squares
Meadow Vale The Original Vegan Chick’n Strips