BOOM Awards finalists announced

The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.

Having attracted over 500 entrants, this year sees a diverse range of organic submissions from ice cream to bone broth and packaging solutions to marketing campaigns.

The finalists in their corresponding categories are as follows:

Organic Food & Drink

Best of Organic Dairy, sponsored by Omsco

Everyday Dairy

  • Abel & Cole – Unsalted Butter
  • Brue Valley Farm – Organic Salted Butter
  • Riverford Farm Dairies Ltd – Crème Fraiche


  • Cropwell Bishop Creamery – Organic Blue Stilton
  • Godminster – Oak Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar
  • Godminster – Vintage Organic Cheddar

Yoghurt and Chilled Desserts

  • Brown Cow Organics – Strawberry Layered Yoghurt
  • Rachel’s Dairy Ltd – Rachel’s Organic Luscious Vanilla Bio-live Yoghurt
  • Yeo Valley – Mango and Passion Fruit Kefir

Best of Organic Fresh Produce


  • Down Farm Winkleigh Ltd – Organic Mixed Salad
  • The Tomato Stall – Isle of Wight Organic Cherry Vine Tomatoes
  • The Tomato Stall – Isle of Wight Organic Heritage Tomato Selection


  • ALDI Stores Ltd – Organic Scottish Mushrooms
  • Bothen Hill – Organic Asparagus
  • RBOrganic – Nature’s Premium Organic Carrots

Best of Organic Bakery, sponsored by Cafedirect

Bread and Morning Goods

  • Daylesford Organic – Organic Beetroot Sourdough
  • Hobbs House Bakery – Organic 5 Seed Spelt
  • Hobbs House Bakery – Organic Turmeric and Chilli Sourdough

Sweet Biscuits, Snacks and Cakes

  • Daylesford Organic – Organic Florentines
  • Island Bakery Organics Ltd – Lemon Melts
  • Nairn’s Oatcakes Limited – Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes

Best of Organic Snacks, sponsored by English Tea Shop

  • Nairn’s Oatcakes Limited – Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes
  • Planet Organic – Raw Chocolate Covered Salted Almond Crunch Bar + Bio Live Cultures
  • Rhythm 108 – Ooh La La Tea Biscuits: Double Choco Hazelnut

Best of Organic Confectionery

  • Booja-Booja – Almond Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles
  • Icam UK Ltd – Vanini Organic Dark Chocolate with Whole Salted Pistachio Nuts
  • Original Beans – Zoque 88% Spirited Dark, Selva Zoque, Mexico

Best of Organic Chilled and Frozen

Chilled: Dips, Soups & Sauces, Pies, Tarts & Ready Meals

  • Dragonfly Foods Ltd – Super Firm Fresh Organic Tofu
  • Rod and Ben’s – Organic Mauritian Chicken Stew
  • Tideford Organics – Lentil + Spinach Dhal Soup

Frozen: Ice cream & Sorbet

  • Luscious (The Organic Dairy Ltd) – Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream
  • Luscious (The Organic Dairy Ltd) – Organic Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Luscious (The Organic Dairy Ltd) – Organic Peppermint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Best of Organic Meat and Poultry

Raw Meat: Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat, Pork & Poultry

  • Forsters’ Farm Shop – Organic Lamb Loin Chops
  • Higher Hacknell Farm – Organic Lamb Cutlets
  • Otter Valley Poultry Ltd – Organic Duck

Charcuterie & Processed Meats

  • Brown Cow Organics – Beef Burgers

Best of Organic Pantry

Oils, Vinegars, Dressings, Chutneys, Herbs, Spices, Condiments

  • Clearspring – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother – Peach
  • Cocofina – Organic Soy/Teriyaki Sauce Alternative
  • Laurie’s Foods – Hot & Smokey Kimchi Kraut
  • Omnivita – Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey Blend

Store Cupboard Items

  • Eden Valley Oats – Organic Porridge Oats
  • Just Wholefoods – Organic Falafel Mix
  • Shipton Mill – Organic Fig, Spelt and Pumpkin Seed Flour

Sweet Preserves

  • Hembridge Organics – Organic Raspberry Jam
  • The Raw Honey Shop – Raw Organic Wild Lavender Honey
  • Valeo Foods – Buckwud Organic Maple Syrup

Best of Organic Baby and Children’s Products

  • Lower Hurst Organic – Organic Beef & Carrot Meatballs
  • PLAYin CHOC – PLAYin CHOC Kids

Best of Organic Alcoholic Drinks, sponsored by Red Bull Organics

Beers & Ciders

  • Barnaby’s Brewhouse Ltd – Organic Dunkel
  • Barnaby’s Brewhouse Ltd – Organic Green Tomato Saison
  • Daas Beer – Daas Blond Beer


  • Davenport Vineyards – 2017 Diamond Fields Pinot Noir
  • Forty Hall Vineyard – 2016 Vintage London Sparkling Brut
  • Vintage Roots Ltd – Wild Thing Sauvignon Blanc


  • Dà Mhìle Distillery – Seaweed Gin
  • Dà Mhìle Distillery – Sloe Gin
  • Vintage Roots Ltd – Walcher Gin ‘La Vita è Bella’

Best of Organic Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Tea (including herbal)

  • Organic Herb Trading Company – Mint & Chamomile
  • Organic Herb Trading Company – Rooibos Cocoa Chai
  • Organic Herb Trading Company – Super Green

Coffee & Hot Drinks

  • Cafédirect – Machu Picchu
  • Cafédirect – Origins Blend
  • Owens Coffee – Organic Arabica Coffee – Gara Rock

Soft Drinks

  • Brocton Leys – Organic Apple Juice
  • Gusto Organic Ltd – Sicilian Lemon with Yuzu
  • Wessanen UK – Whole Earth Organic Sparkling Elderflower Drink

Best of Organic Specialist Diet

Dairy Free

  • Healthy Food Brands – Free and Easy Broccoli & Kale Low Salt Soup
  • Healthy Food Brands – Free and Easy Sweet Potato, Coconut & Kale Curry
  • Rebel Kitchen – Rebel Kitchen Plant Based Mylk

Gluten Free

  • FREEE by Doves Farm – Organic Green Pea Penne
  • Mendia’s Raw Food (Garmendia Limited) – Organic Chilli Bites
  • The Grassroots Bakery – Organic Gluten Free Brown Bread Mix


  • Clive’s Pies – Organic Creamy Mushroom Pie
  • Creative Nature – Organic Wholegrain Banana Bread Mix
  • Planet Organic – Peanut Butter Cup

Best Scottish Organic Product, sponsored by Highland Spring

  • Island Bakery Organics Ltd – Lemon Melts
  • Nairn’s Oatcakes Limited – Nairn’s Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes
  • Peelham Farm – Organic Ruby Veal Sirloin Steak

Best New Organic Product, sponsored by Abel and Cole

  • Just Wholefoods – Organic Sunflower Mince
  • Pip Organic – Rainbow Fruity Lollies with Cheeky Veg
  • PLAYin CHOC – PLAYin CHOC Kids

Outlet Awards

Best of Organic Eating Out, sponsored by Rachel’s Organic

  • AtlanticOrganic at Whitmuir Kitchen
  • Daylesford Organic
  • Riverford Field Kitchen

Best of Organic Box Schemes, sponsored by Clearspring

  • Higher Hacknell Farm
  • Riverford Organic Farmers
  • The Organic Pantry

Best of Organic Independent Retailers, sponsored by Marigold Health Foods

  • Better Food
  • Locavore Community Interest Company
  • The Community Farm Ltd

Best of Organic Online Retailing, sponsored by Arla

  • Eversfield Organic
  • JustIngredients Limited
  • Ocado

Best of Organic Supermarkets, sponsored by Yeo Valley

  • Ocado
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Waitrose

Other Awards

Best of Organic Innovation, sponsored by Good Energy

  • Organic Blooms
  • RBOrganic
  • The Organic Pantry

Best Organic Export Company, sponsored by Drac Logistics

  • Clearspring
  • Natracare
  • OMSCo

Best Organic Packaging Initiative, sponsored by Smurfit Kappa

  • Arla Foods – Arla Organic Eco Cycle Bottle
  • Manic Veganic – 100% paper and cardboard packaging
  • Percol Coffee – Plastic-free Range

Best Organic Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Mad River

  • Rebel Kitchen – Just Add Mylk
  • Riverford Organic Farmers – Choose Riverford
  • Yeo Valley – Yeo Kefir Marketing Campaign

Hero Awards

An award for those leading change in the organic market today; chefs, bloggers, farmers and journalists who are taking the initiative and getting organic front of mind.

Best Organic Food Blogger, sponsored by the Organic. Feed Your Happy campaign, financed with aid from the European Union

  • Alex Ryder – Gingey Bites
  • Kathy Slack – Gluts and Gluttony
  • Lilo Ask-Henriksen – Honey and Roots
  • Stephanie Hafferty – No Dig Home
  • Sus Davy – Rough Measures

Best Organic Farmer

  • Justin Le Gresley – Anneville Farm
  • Jo and Tim Budden – Higher Hacknell Farm
  • Joe Rolfe – RBOrganic
  • Guy Singh Watson – Riverford Organic Farmers
  • Martyn Bragg – Shillingford Organics
  • Nation’s Favourite

The Nation’s Favourite Organic Product

Voted for by the public

  • Abel & Cole – Guernsey Milk, Organic, Whole
  • Booja-Booja – Fine de Champagne Chocolate Truffles
  • Borough Broth Company – Free-Range Organic Chicken Bone Broth
  • Fatty’s Organic Spirits – Fatty’s Organic London Dry Gin
  • Godminster – Vintage Organic Cheddar
  • Milk & More – Organic Semi-Skimmed Milk in Glass
  • Nutcessity – Carob & Cashew Nut Butter
  • Riverford Organic Farmers – Seasonal Organic Veg Box
  • Whole Earth – Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Yeo Valley Organic – Natural Yoghurt