“Winner of 2 International Gold Star Awards for Remarkable Superior Taste by the 2014 Jury of the International Taste & Quality Institute, Brussels.”

Vegesentials is the first UK Smoothie or Juice Brand to ever receive an award from the International Taste & Quality Institute (iQTi) which was founded 10 years ago. 120 chefs and sommeliers across Europe (including Alan Coxon, Co-Founder) blind test thousands of products from across the world. The Vegesentials Drinks have been awarded two International Gold Star Awards for ‘Remarkable Superior Taste’ from the Michelin quality standards Jury of iQTi. Following in the footsteps of other successful FMCG brands such as Alpro Soya and Del Monte who have been commended in the past, the global awards recognise the quality offering and great taste which Vegesentials is bringing to consumers worldwide. 

The Carrot, Mango & Parsnip Smoothie and Beetroot, Pomegranate & Carrot Juice both scored outstanding marks and were each awarded two gold stars from the International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi) jury. The drinks were assessed and scored very highly across five categories; First Impression, Vision, Olfaction, Taste and Retro-Olfaction.

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“Finalist ‘The Grocer Gold Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year 2014’.”

Vegesentials was honoured to have been one of the two drink  brands (and 6 Entrepreneurial companies in the UK) to have been selected for The Grocer Gold ‘Entreprenuer of the Year Award 2014.


“Winner of ‘Best Exhibitor Award 2014’ at The Food & Drink Expo Trade Show NEC Birmingham, UK’s largest ‘Food & Drink’ trade show in 2014.”

“Winner ‘Great Taste Award 2014’.”

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.


“Winner of ‘the Health & Fitness Food and Drink ‘Smoothie Category 2014 Award’ by Women’s Fitness and Health & Fitness Magazines.”

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“Voted as No.1 ‘Highly Recommended’ Drink at Be:Fit
London Show 2014 by ‘Science of Fit’.”

“The Waitrose Way.”

The Waitrose Way is a set of values which demonstrates Waitrose’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As a well-established and long standing dedicated supplier to Waitrose, we are constantly demonstrating how our own initiatives, spanning the whole Dalehead Division, are working towards the values of the Waitrose Way.