NZ Dairy Free Awards - The Winners!


Celebrating excellence in the plant-based alternatives, we are looking for nominations for the Dairy Free Awards this year. This is the fourth year that we have run the awards and we have welcomed your input.

You have voted on your favourite vegan products in 6 different categories.

Dairy Free Awards Winners 2024

Ice Cream

Winner by just 4 votes is Magnum Almond

Runners up were Tiptop Boysenberry Trumpet, along with Duck Island Salted Chocolate Brownie

Plant Based Milk

Winner is Boring Oat Barista, who also won last year.

Runner up is Vitasoy Oat.


Winner is Vutter Original taking half the votes!

Runner up is also Vutter with their Garlic blend

Plant Based Desserts

Equal Winners are Alpro Chocolate 4 pack dessert and Alpro 250ml carton of custard

Equal Runners up are Sara Lee Joy Blueberry Cheesecake and Sara Lee Joy Key Lime Cheesecake

Plant Based Yoghurts

Winner is Raglan Food Company Vanilla Bean

Runner up is Raglan Food Company Raspberry


Winner is Angel Food Sour Cream

Runners up are Alpro Single Soy Cream and Little Island Cashew Cream


Best Dairy Free Milk

Winner ~ Boring Barista Oat Milk ~ original
Runner Up ~ Boring Oat Milk

Best Dairy Free Yoghurt

Winner ~ Raglan Food Company Coconut Yoghurt ~ vanilla bean
Runner Up ~ Raglan Food Company~ Natural Yoghurt

Best Dairy Free Cream

Winner ~ Little Islamd~ Cashew
Runner Up ~ Alpro Soy Single

Best Dairy Free Ice Cream

Winner ~ Magnum ~ Almond Dairy Free
Runner Up ~ Kapiti ~ Chocolate Boysenberry

Best Dairy Free Butter/Spread

Winner ~ Vutter
Runner Up ~ Olivani

Best Dairy Free Dessert

Winner ~ Damn Good Food Co. Salted Caramel
Runner Up ~ Sara Lee “Joy” Key Lime Pie



Best Dairy Free Milk

Winner ~ Boring Oat Milk ~ original
Runner Up ~ Otis Oat Milk – The Barista

Best Dairy Free Yoghurt

Winner ~ Raglan Coconut Yoghurt ~ vanilla
Runner Up ~ The Collective Plant ~ Natural Yoghurt

Best Dairy Free Ice Cream

Winner ~ Little island ~ Chocolate Organic
Runner Up ~ Duck Island ~ Salted Chocolate Brownie

Best Dairy Free Butter/Spread

Winner ~ Vutter
Runner Up ~ Olivani


Dairy Free Awards 2021

Welcome to the second of our Dairy Free Awards, in which we find out which are the most popular plant based products in the dairy alternatives market in New Zealand. Being vegan is easier than ever with these amazing foods to help you create your favourite dishes.

We have six categories of products to choose and within those categories, we have our NZ made and the imported ones. With so many delicious and nutritious foods to choose from, it was very difficult even to whittle down to the nominated companies and products. If your product did not make it this year, please get in touch to ensure you are considered for next year’s Awards.

Ice Cream
NZ Winner: Duck Island Coconut Caramel
NZ Runner Up: Duck Island Coffee Coconut
Imported Winner: Magnum Dairy Free Almond
Imported Runner Up: Ben and Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer

NZ Popular Winner: Angel Food Cheddar
NZ Popular Runner Up: Angel Food Cream Cheese
NZ Artisan Winner: Savour Ash
NZ Artisan Runner Up: Diva Manuka Smoked
Imported Winner: Sheese Spring Onion and Chives
Imported Runner Up: Veesey Cheese Slices

NZ Winner: Otis Oat
NZ Runner Up: Little Island Chocolate Coconut
NZ Powdered Winner: Mylk Made
NZ Powdered Runner Up: V and V
Imported Winner: Vitasoy Soy
Imported Runner Up: Oatly Oat

NZ Winner: Raglan Boysenberry
NZ Runner Up: The Collective Fudge
Imported Winner: CoYo Vanilla
Imported Runner Up: Kingland Berry

NZ Winner: Whittaker’s Hawkes Bay Plum and Almond
NZ Runner Up: Whittaker’s Dark Almond
Imported Winner: Vego Hazelnut
Imported Runner Up: Green and Black’s Dark 70%

NZ Winner: Vutter
NZ Runner Up: Olivani Olive Oil
Imported Winner: Nuttelex Buttery
Imported Runner Up: Naturli Vegan Block

Dairy Free Awards winners

2020 Results

Cheese (local):

  • Winner – Angel Food Cheddar
  • Runner up – Angel Food Cream Cheese

Cheese (import):

  • Winner – Vegusto Piquant
  • Runner up – Tofutti Cream Cheese

Milk (local):

  • Winner – So Good Soy Milk
  • Runner up – Little Island Chocolate Coconut Milk

Milk (import):

  • Winner – Vitasoy Soy Milk
  • Runner up – Alpro Soya Milk

Yoghurt (local):

  • Winner – Raglan Coconut Yoghurt Boysenberry
  • Runner up – Cathedral Cove Blueberry and Chia Coconut Yoghurt

Yoghurt (import):

  • Winner – Kingland Berry Soy Yoghurt
  • Runner up – CoYo Vanilla Bean Yoghurt

Ice Cream (Local):

  • Winner – Trumpet Vegan Boysenberry
  • Runner up – Duck Island Coconut Caramel, Sesame, Chocolate, Peanut

Ice Cream (import):

  • Winner – Magnum Dairy Free Almond
  • Runner up – Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar

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