The Protein Bread Company, maker of the Protein Bread Loaf, was named Best of the Best at the Food & Beverage Industry Awards in Sydney on Friday night.
The company which was founded by siblings Anna and Luke Hopkins had a big night, also taking out the Label and Packaging Design Award.
“It was definitely a surprise. One award was fantastic and that was unexpected. But to take out two was unreal,” commented Luke Hopkins.
Asked what was behind the success, Anna Hopkins put it down to a willingness to innovate.
“I think we just always ask why. Why does something have to be like that? Why is this like this? We’re constantly questioning,” she said.
“We never do what everyone else does. We’re just looking for how we can do things a bit differently,” added Luke.
The Protein Bread Loaves are packed in a unique, stand up carton that sits on shelves much like a milk carton.
The packaging includes a cardboard outer for protection. In addition, the stand-up bread carton has great frontage and shelf presence, and clearly highlights the product and its key features.
The Food & Beverage Industry Awards were again a great success. Hosted this year by Channel Seven’s Larry Emdur, there were 15 awards in all.
Food & Beverage Industry News would like to thank the award sponsors – Flavour Makers (Platinum Sponsor), Newly Weds Foods (Australia), Mintel, HACCP Australia, B-d. Farm Paris Creek, SMC, and Kimberly-Clark Professional. Without their help, these awards would simply not be possible.
The full list of winners:
Baked and/or Snack Foods: Soma Bite – Soma Organics Pty ltd
Best New Non-Alcoholic Beverage: Sparkling Pink Lady – Summer Snow
Confectionery Product of the Year: Dark Chocolate Coated Blueberries – Morlife
Health Foods: Mavella Superfoods – Mavella Superfoods
Ingredient Innovation: Meatless Meat ROVITARIS System Compounds
Label and Packaging Design: Protein Bread Load – The Protein Bread Company
Meat, Poultry or Smallgoods: American BBQ Range – Creative Food Solutions
Most Innovative Dairy Product: Creamy Coconut Frozen Yoghurt – Twisted Frozen Yoghurt
Ready Meals: Healthy Everyday Ready Meal Range – Healthy Everyday Pty Ltd and Creative Food Solutions
Alcoholic Beverage of the Year: DIY Craft Extracts – Coopers Brewery
Food Exporter of the Year: Della Rosa Fresh Foods
Food Safe Equipment and Materials: eWater Systems – eWater Systems Pty Ltd
Seafood Product of the Year: Salmon Rashers – Tassal
Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year: GOJO Australasia Pty Ltd
Best of the Best: Protein Bread Load – The Protein Bread Company