Macsween of Edinburgh, the UK’s no.1 haggis brand, were the proud winners of a Bronze Award for their Gluten Free Haggis at the FreeFrom Food Awards this week.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017
Macsween of Edinburgh
The awards ceremony, held before 350 guests at the Royal College of Physicians on Tuesday night and with special guest Antony Worrall Thompson, saw Macsween scoop Bronze within the “Innovation” category.
Macsween Gluten Free Haggis is now the most highly-awarded Gluten Free Haggis in the grocery retail market.
Macsween expanded its range with the introduction of Gluten Free Haggis in January and was the first of its’ kind to hit the shelves, stocked in over 500 stores nationwide. Certified by Coeliac UK and with the seal of approval from Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin, people with coeliac disease across the country now have the opportunity to enjoy the nation’s favourite Macsween haggis for the first time.
Using the same high quality ingredients and traditional family recipe of oats, lamb and beef, Macsween’s Gluten Free Haggis is packed with the same flavour and richness as the original, using gluten free oats as an alternative.
The latest product from Macsween can be adapted to any dish, whatever the time of year – those looking for gluten free options can enjoy it on its own, in a hearty gluten free lasagne or as part of a delicious breakfast or, of course, with the traditional neeps & tatties.
‘It is hard to believe how far freefrom has come in the last ten years’, said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, director of the awards. ‘No matter where you look in the food world there are now excellent freefrom equivalents to standard offerings, many of them as good, or better – and often healthier – than the originals’.
Said Antony Worrall Thompson, long term patron of the awards:
‘It is amazing how much has changed in just ten years. All credit to the poineering small producers who have followed their dreams to create wonderful freefrom foods – to the supermarkets who have backed them – and to the FreeFrom Food Awards who have encouraged and celebrated them!’