The Gastronomies team from Harper Adams University has won gold at Ecotrophelia UK 2014 for its oat and blueberry cereal bar.

The Beri Bar includes raspberry spheres, topped with a dark chocolate drizzle. The team has won a £2,000 cash prize as well an invite to become IFST Young Ambassadors and has received a one-year IFST membership and a number of Elsevier food science publications.

The UK heat was organised by food and drink organisation Campden BRI in conjunction with the Institute of Food Science & Technology. The competition challenges young people pursuing a career in the food industry to design an eco-friendly, innovative food or beverage product with commercial potential.

Cardiff Metropolitan University won silver and £1,000 for its Cwtch Circles – biscuits with a sweet apple centre covered in milk chocolate. The bronze and £500 was awarded to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise team for Pot Delights – a ready-to-eat savoury snack made with chicken marinated in chilli, coriander and lime, served with mango chutney.

Emma Garlick, a member of the Harper Adams team, who is studying Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing, said: “We are delighted to have won Ecotrophelia. All our hard work has paid off. We are now looking forward to the European finals in October.”