Gateshead-based gluten-free biscuit brand Prewett’s has had two of its products shortlisted at the prestigious Grocer New Product Awards 2016, to be held on Friday 7 October at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.

Prewett’s Chocoful bars and the Spicy Ginger & Chocolate Cookies are finalists in the ‘Free from Biscuits’ category at the awards, which celebrate and reward outstanding innovation in the UK fast-moving consumer goods sector.

Chocoful bars are individually wrapped chocolate-coated biscuit bars, while the Spicy Ginger & Chocolate Cookies feature ingredients such as Belgian chocolate and stem ginger.

The business is manufactured by Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF).

David Wood, NFF business director, said: “Since we launched our new Prewett’s gluten-free range at the start of the year, we have been delighted at the positive response from consumers. We are thrilled that the quality of these biscuits has also been recognised by The Grocer New Product Awards.

“Innovation is at the heart of our business and we are planning further new product launches over the coming months.”

In May, Prewett’s launched a series of social media competitions to highlight Coeliac Awareness Week (9-15 May).