Ecotrophelia UK finalists announced

29 Apr 2015

IFST and Campden BRI have announced the finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015. Student teams from Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Nottingham, PepsiCo and Leeds Trinity University will go on to compete at Ecotrophelia UK. This year marked the most entries ever received for Ecotrophelia UK, so the competition was high according to Campden BRI. The […]

Ecotrophelia UK finalists announced

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-giving-presentation-image16677524IFST and Campden BRI have announced the finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015. Student teams from Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Nottingham, PepsiCo and Leeds Trinity University will go on to compete at Ecotrophelia UK.

This year marked the most entries ever received for Ecotrophelia UK, so the competition was high according to Campden BRI. The entries were carefully reviewed and shortlisted by a panel of new product development experts.

The teams will pitch their ideas to the ‘dragons’ – a panel of food experts including representatives from M&S, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Defra, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Warburtons to compete for £3,500 in prize money and the chance to represent the UK at Ecotrophelia Europe in October.

The UK winning team will be announced on 3 June 2015.

The five finalists and their products are:

Cardiff Metropolitan University – ‘KAYS

Paprika flavour savoury baked snack made with banana peel and wholemeal flour, high in fibre and Potassium.

University of Nottingham – Duffles

An eco-friendly, healthy alternative to chocolate truffles- can be consumed both cold and warm.

University of Nottingham – Cauliflower Style Rice

100% Cauliflower, shredded and packed into recycled pot. Rice alternative. High fibre, 1 of 5 a day.

PepsiCo placement students – Medeina

Cocoa, coconut, raisin & seed bites, rolled in freeze-dried fruit and desiccated coconut.

Leeds Trinity University – Seafood linguine

High protein ready meal utilising cricket flour and sustainable fish.

Ecotrophelia is an EU-wide Dragons’ Den style competition rewarding student teams who have developed the best eco-innovative food products. The UK competition is organised jointly by IFST and Campden BRI and is open to teams of students studying at UK universities.