The 2021 Healthy Food Guide Winners Announced
The 2021 Healthy Food Guide Winners Announced
Aussie shoppers are spoiled for choice at the supermarket, with thousands of products crowding the shelves. But, with 75% of the sugar and salt we eat coming from packaged foods and drinks, making healthy choices is more important than ever.
 
Shoppers want to know the best products to buy for nutrition, value for money and taste. But with more products on shelves than ever before, reading labels can be confusing and time-consuming.
 
They also don’t want to be scammed by tricky marketing claims, or buy products that appear to be healthy but are really packed with sugar, unhealthy fats and salt.
 
Healthy Food Guide’s team of expert dietitians (including yours truly) have scoured the supermarket shelves for the best products across 20 categories. From flavoured yoghurts and breakfast cereals to ready-made meals and allergy-friendly snacks, we’ve sorted the best from the rest.
 

“Never has the health of Australians been so important,” says HFG editor and dietitian, Brooke Delfino. “The Awards take the guess-work out of choosing the healthiest and tastiest options at the supermarket to make it easier for all Australians to shop, eat and live healthily.”

 

“We also recognise that many brands are working hard to provide shoppers with healthier choices.”

 
Healthy Food Guide’s audience also voted for their favourite products to award the Readers’ Choice Awards in each of the 20 categories. Check out all the finalists and winners below.


Best Snack Bar

WINNER Carman’s Almond, Hazelnut & Vanilla Nut Bars

READERS’ CHOICE Carman’s Almond, Hazelnut & Vanilla Nut Bars

FINALISTS
Macro Organic Chewy Fruit Free Muesli Bars Carman’s Classic Fruit & Nut Muesli Bars
Uncle Tobys Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle Muesli Bars
 

Best Packaged Sweet Snack

WINNER Goulburn Valley Orchard Splash Pears in Raspberry Infused Water 2x160g

READERS’ CHOICE Nutty Bruce Dark Cherry Chocolate Nut Butter Balls 70g

FINALISTS
Macro Cacao Craze Almonds 30g
Bakers Delight Chia and Fruit Bun with Sunflower Seeds
 

Best Packaged Savoury Snack

WINNER Olina’s Bakehouse Seeded Snackers Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelised Onion 140g

READERS’ CHOICE Cobs Natural Popcorn Sea Salt 80g

FINALISTS
Edgell Snack Time Black Beans with Sweet Chilli & Lime 70g
The Happy Snack Company Roasted Fava Beans Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar 6x25g


Best Packaged Kids’ Lunchbox Snack

WINNER Tamar Valley Dairy Kids Greek Strawberry Yoghurt Pouch 110g

READERS’ CHOICE Carman's Chocolate Brownie Aussie Oat Bars

FINALISTS
Woolworths Natural Cheese Sticks 160g
The Happy Snack Company Kids Fava Beans Pizza 10x15g
 

Best Allergy-Friendly snack

WINNER Macro Lentil Bites Pumped Up Pumpkin 6x18g

READERS’ CHOICE Table of Plenty Rice Thins White Chocolate & Strawberry 30g

FINALISTS
Human Bean Co Light Salted Faba Beans 8x20g
The Happy Snack Company Chickpeas Dark Choc & Raspberry 5x20g
 

Best Spread/Dip

WINNER SSS Foods Hommus 225g

READERS’ CHOICE Mayver’s Hazelnut Cashew & Cacao Butter 240g

FINALISTS
Fix & Fogg Everything Butter 275g
Fresh Fodder Smokey Eggplant Babaganoush 200g

 

Best Yoghurt

WINNER Farmers Union Greek Style Yoghurt – Protein 500g

READERS’ CHOICE Farmers Union Greek Style Yoghurt – Protein 500g

FINALISTS
Siggi's Icelandic Style Skyr <0.5% Passionfruit 150g
Jalna Fat Free Natural Yoghurt 1kg
YoPro Perform 20g Protein Mixed Berries Yoghurt 175g
 

Best Breakfast Cereal

WINNER Carman's Raspberry & Coconut Low Sugar Granola 450g

READERS’ CHOICE Carman's Raspberry & Coconut Low Sugar Granola 450g

FINALISTS
Macro Five Grain Porridge 750g
Sunsol PRO-biotic Natural Muesli Almond, Pistachio & Hemp 400g
Uncle Tobys 100% Shredded Wheat 270g
 

Best Milk/Milk Alternative

WINNER The Complete Dairy Light Milk 1L

READERS’ CHOICE Pauls PhysiCAL Skim 2L

FINALISTS
Dairy Farmers Gut Active Milk 1L
Vitasoy Soy Protein + Unsweetened Soy Milk 1L
 

Best Plant-Based/Vegetarian Food


WINNER Macro Firm Tofu 450g

READERS’ CHOICE Coles Nature's Kitchen Sweet Potato & Blackbean Burgers 250g

FINALISTS
Soyco Thai Tofu 200g
Sunfed Chicken Free Chicken Wild Meaty Chunks 300g
 

Best Pantry Staple

WINNER Cobram Estate Garlic & Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil 250ml

READERS’ CHOICE Cobram Estate Garlic & Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil 250ml

FINALISTS
SunRice Microwave Brown Rice Cups 2x125g
Leggo's Organic Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce 500g
Vetta Smart Pasta Fibre Veg Twists
 

Best Allergy-Friendly Pantry Staple

WINNER Real Foods Corn Thins Multigrain 150g

READERS’ CHOICE Real Foods Corn Thins Multigrain 150g

FINALISTS
San Remo Pulse Pasta Penne 250g
Helga’s Gluten Free Traditional Wholemeal 500g
Goldenvale Gluten Free Premium Muesli Fruit Free 400g
 

Best Ready-Made Meal

WINNER Coles PerFORM Lean Lemon Pepper Chicken 330g

READERS’ CHOICE Edgell Nourish Bowl Spiced Lentil 200g

FINALISTS
Super Nature Super Pulses Wholemeal Beef & Pumpkin Lasagne 300g
Rokeby Farms Protein Smoothie Banana 425ml
 

Best Beverage

WINNER MOJO Activated Kombucha Passionfruit 330ml

READERS’ CHOICE Mount Franklin Lightly Sparkling Lime 4x250ml

FINALISTS
Dare Cold Brew Strong Latte 300ml
Twinings In'fuse Cold Water Infusions Watermelon Strawberry & Mint 30g
 

Best Freezer Staple

WINNER Birds Eye Steam Fresh Carrot, Broccoli & Corn Mix 750g

READERS’ CHOICE McCain Pub Style Straight Cut Sweet Potato Chips 750g

FINALISTS
Coles Frozen Pineapple Pieces 500g
Huon Salmon to Go Tasmanian Frozen Salmon Portions Skin On 700g
 

Best Bread

WINNER Bakers Delight Cape Seed Loaf

READERS’ CHOICE Helga's Lower Carb Wholmeal & Seed 700g

FINALISTS
Burgen Prebiotic Whole Grains & Quinoa 700g
Tip Top 9 Grain Wholemeal 700g

 

Best Sandwich Alternative

WINNER Bakers Delight Hi Protein Wholegrain Rolls

READERS’ CHOICE Simson's Pantry Better for You Lite Low Carb Super Grains 5x42g

FINALISTS
Tip Top Sandwich Thins Wholemeal 6x40g
Bfree Quinoa & Chia Seed Wraps 5x42g

 

Best Baking Staple

WINNER Vetta SMART Protein Flour 1kg

READERS’ CHOICE McKenzie's Australian Almond Flour 300g

FINALISTS
Lucky LSA Mix with Chia 300g
Nestle Plaistowe Premium Dutch Processed Cocoa 180g

 

Best Canned Staple

WINNER SPC Salt Reduced Baked Beans 4 x 220g

READERS’ CHOICE SPC Salt Reduced Baked Beans 4 x 220g

FINALISTS
John West Protein+ Calcium Rich Chilli 90g
Safcol Premium Salmon in Springwater 95g
Woolworths Four Bean Mix No Added Salt 420g
 

Best Frozen Dessert

WINNER Twisted Healthy Treats Minis Frozen Yoghurt 4x120ml

READERS’ CHOICE Weis Minis Mango & Ice Cream 8x40g

FINALISTS
Proud & Punch Smoothie Pops Chocolate, That's Bananas 6x57g
Coconut Sugar Freezies All Natural Icy Stix 15x60ml



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