Crème de la crème: Food & Home Awards 2022

January 17, 2023 (Last Updated: January 16, 2023)

Say hello to the Food&Home 2022 winners!

The very first Food&Home Awards are here. Our judges tried and tested hundreds of products to find the best in the basics from coffee to frozen and ready meals.



Who doesn’t love their morning cuppa coffee? From beans and grounds to instant and pods, here’s our top picks:


Truth Coffee Single Origin Daterra Microlot
Woolworths Kenyan Single Origin Capsule
Truth Coffee Antithesis – best decaf



Jacobs Chocolate Hazelnut Sachets
Truth Coffee Deep, Dark & Twisted
Truth Coffee – Black Honey
Woolworths Italian Coffee Beans – best everyday

“We really enjoy this coffee and have it quite often! Perfect for an everyday cup” – Food Team

Jacobs Barista Beans


Olive Oil & Balsamic

Also known as “liquid gold” and (we believe) a must-have in any cooks kitchen, olive oil is one of our most-used and most-loved cooking products. We’ve tried and tasted a few and here are our favourites.


Babylonstoren Frantoio
Babylonstoren Corantina

“A interesting and full-of-character olive oil that will find pride of place in my pantry” – Food Team


Tokara Frantoio
Woolworths Cold Extracted EVOO Medium Intensity
Tokara Multivarietal
Babylonstoren EVOO blend
Forage and Feast EVOO – an everyday oil
Olive Boutique Frantoio
Lapithos Family Reserve


Balsamic Vinegar


Babylonstoren 3 year Balsamic


Woolworths 5 Grape Balsamic Vinegar



Melty, hard, gooey or soft, cheese is one of the things we all need in our lives!


Woolworths 20 months Mature Gouda
Woolworths Mature Cheddar
Babylonstoren Halloumi Skewer 

“The rosemary really sang throughout the halloumi. We love that it comes in large chunks so we could appreciate the meatless and unique texture of the cheese itself. The halloumi had a fantastic flavour that wasn’t overly salty and was enhanced by the herby marinade.”- Food Team

Babylonstoren Buffalo Mozzarella

“Luxuriously creamy with a fantastic depth of flavour. We were completely blown away by this!” – Food Team

Forage & Feast Ricotta tub 250g


Woolworths Roydon Camembert
Woolworths Brie de Roche


Spreads, Sauces, Olives & Nut butter

What is a table without spreads, sauces and olives? Lucky for you, we’ve got a pick of the very best and all of them are certainly worth a try!


Woolworths Hummus
Woolworths Flavoured Hummus – Dukka and Harissa
Backyard Farms Yababa Sauce
Banhoek Chilli Oil

“Fantastic to add a spicy kick to food that doesn’t overwhelm the palette. As an oil, this product is versatile and can be used from anything from marinades and dressings” – Food Team

Backyard Farms Mango and Chilli Sauce
Backyard Farms Sweet Chilli Sauce
Backyard Farms Tikka Masala Sauce

“Absolutely delicious without fault! Well balanced with great depth of flavour and a comforting warmth from a variety of spices. I served this up with chicken and a side of fragrant basmati rice and green beans.” – Food Team

Woolworths Stoneground German mustard


Gourmet Grocer Mediterranean Calamata olives
Gourmet Grocer Smoked spicy green olives

“Really great, flavourful, had a spicy and sweet balance with the saltiness from the olives. Great to snack on” – Food Team

Backyard Farms Peperonata Sauce
Forage & Feast Halkidiki Green Olives Stuffed Feta 290g
Woolworths Almond Butter

“Great flavour” – Food Team


Frozen & Ready Meals

Whether you’re short on time or just can’t be bothered to cook, we’ve got the best of the best to help you stock up that freezer!


Goodness Gracious Creamy Roast Chicken & Leek Pie
Gourmet Grocer Chicken Soup
Goodness Gracious Lentil Moussaka

“A super tasty lentil filling beautifully flavoured with warming spices and enough chilli to wake up the palette. The layers of aubergine were tender and the dish was well rounded with a layer of creamy bechamel on top. I’d be happy eating this every night.” – Food Team

Goodness Gracious Lamb Tagine
Goodness Gracious Beef Lasagna
Woolworths Ancient Grain and Falafel Booster Bowl
The Menu – fresh, ready pumpkin fritters


Woolworths Sweet Potato Churros with caramel dessert sauce
Woolworths Vegan Cottage Pie

“This was so good and tricked us into thinking it was meat!” – Food Team

Forage and Feast Roast Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
Bella Vita Fresh Mac ‘n Cheese


Innovative product




UltraMel Custard Milkshakes




Woolworths Plant Powered Crumbed Strips
Woolworths Mango & Granadilla Cultured Coconut Yoghurt


Woolworths Extremely Creamy Dairy Free Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

“Super creamy with no overwhelming coconut flavour common in most vegan ice creams.” – Food Team

Woolworths Vegan Chunky Cookie Brownie Slices



Woolworths Free From Gluten Seeded Rolls
Woolworths Free From Gluten Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

“The chocolate biscuit is tender and rich in cocoa which helps to balance the sweetness of the delicate vanilla filling.” – Food Team


Woolworths Free From Gluten Brownie DIY Baking Kit
Woolworths Free From Gluten Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate snacks


Forage and Feast Dark Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts

“Such a great taste and the flavours compliment each other perfectly!” – Food Team


Forage and Feast Dark Chocolate Coated Almonds

What would you like us to try for 2023’s Awards?

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