Celebrating new product innovation!

2016 NPC Winner - Woolworths ginger lime sparkling waterThe Bay Hotel in Cape Town offered the perfect backdrop for a night of celebration during the 2016 Food Review /Symrise New Product Competition awards evening. With the fast pace of product development globally, it is always exciting to see how local brand owners respond to global trends – with a South African twist of course. Congratulations to Woolworths’ Sparkling Drinks Range for taking the top prize at this year’s event.

A representative from Woolworths will jet off to Anuga 2017. Held in Cologne, Germany the show offers a comprehensive view of the global food industry: from manufacturing and ingredients to the finished product.

The winners of this year’s event include:

  • 2016 Individual Category

Second Runner Up – Greenway Farms – Rugani 100% Carrot Juice

First Runner Up – Woolworths – Marshmallow Frosting

Winner – SAB – Carling Blue Label

2016 Individual Category Winner - Carling Blue Label

  • 2016 Packaging Award

Winner – SAB – Carling Blue Label

2016 Packaging Award Winner - Carling Blue Label

Winner – SAB – Castle Milk Stout

2016 Packaging Award Winner - Castle Milk Stout

  • 2016 Range Category

Second Runner Up – Futurelife – Smart Bread Range

First Runner Up – Beyers – Heart of Chocolate Collection

Winner – Woolworths – Sparkling Drinks Range

2016 Range Category Winner - Woolworths – Sparkling Drinks Range

  • 2016 New Product Competition

Second Runner Up – Futurelife – Smart Bread Range

First Runner Up – Beyers – Heart of Chocolate Collection

Winner – Woolworths – Sparkling Drinks Range

2016 New Product Competition Winner - Woolworths – Sparkling Drinks Range

  • 2016 Editor’s Choice

Winner – Nu Whey Skinny Scoop Protein Ice Cream

2016 Editor’s Choice Winner - Nu Whey Skinny Scoop Protein Ice Cream

A big thanks to competition sponsor Symrise, supplier of over 30 000 fragrances, flavourings, functional ingredients and raw materials to the F&B industry. Now in its 22ndyear, the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition aims to give local and international brands, supplied on the South African market, the opportunity to showcase their innovative new products.

Congratulations to all our entrants and winners. We look forward to seeing what innovations you have in the bag in 2017!