Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has scooped both winner and highly commended gongs in The Grocer New Product Award 2016.

Prewett’s Gorgeously Gluten Free Spicy Dark Chocolate & Ginger Cookies – produced by Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF) – was announced winning product in the Free From Biscuits category at the event held on Friday (7 October) at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.

The award’s panel of expert judges described the Prewett’s cookie as “scrummy” with a “strong slap of chocolate”.

In addition, Prewett’s Chocoful biscuit secured the judges’ highly commended award in the same category.

“We are delighted to have won this award,” said NFF business director David Wood. “At the heart of our success has been the commitment of our staff in producing the highest-quality and best-tasting biscuits.”

Other winning and highly commended products in the awards included:

Ambient Desserts

Winner: Joe & Seph’s Salted Caramel Sauce Gourmet Popcorn – Joe & Seph’s

Highly commended: Cadbury Double Chocolate Hot Cakes – Premier Foods

Breakfast Occasions

Winner: Belvita Breakfast Soft Bakes Red Berries – Mondelēz

Highly commended: Warburtons Giant Crumpets – Warburtons

Cakes & Biscuits

Winner: Thorntons Double Chocolate Wafer Rolls – Lightbody Ventures

Highly commended: Graze Lemon Drizzle Flapjack – Graze

Savoury Snacks

Winner: Manomasa Tomatillo Salsa Tortilla Chips – Manomasa

Highly commended: Jacob’s Cracker Crisps Thai Sweet Chilli – Jacob’s Bakery

Sweet Snacks

Winner: The Snack Organisaton Presents... Freeze Dried Strawberry – Hansells Foods UK

Highly commended: Kind Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt – Kind

For a full list of winning and highly commended products see The Grocer New Product Awards website.