It's BACK! Here's All You Need To Know About The Yummy Good Food Awards 2022

IMAGE Majoy Siason | Styling by Lady Badoy
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Miguel A. Talao

Grocery shopping may have become the new window shopping for many of us. One of the things that we learned during the pandemic is that while food is essential, good food -- and not just any food for that matter -- is even more important. 

That's why we came up with the first-ever Yummy Good Food Awards last year! 

These are the winners of the 2021 Yummy Good Food Awards sauces and condiments category.
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In last year's Yummy Good Food Awards, the idea was all about finding those supermarket food items that made our life during the pandemic a better experience when it came to food. These food products ranged from canned food that made it easy to put meals together even if you weren't able to go to the palengke to ready-to-eat frozen food that made preparing meals quick and easy, especially when cooking seemed more daunting than normal. 

This year, we included the same categories of food that made your food experience so much better during the pandemic and added a few more categories that made sense to our new normal now that the restrictions have loosened. We even expanded some categories so we could give focus on those food products that became indispensable in our food lives. 

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We now have these 12 food categories from the original eight. 

Here are the food categories of the Yummy Good Food Awards 2022: 

Sauces and Condiments

These ingredients are what made dishes more delicious with their sheer addition, whether to the recipe or the dish itself when it's time to serve. 

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Seasonings 

These are the ingredients that made food taste so much better and are considered one of the ultimate flavor enhancers. 

Canned foods

Everyday meals can be made easier and more affordable when you have canned food ready to add to your dish in a jiffy. 

Dairy

From butter to milk, these products are delicious and make our dishes creamier and richer with their addition. 

Frozen Food

Nobody can deny that the refrigerator is an important essential appliance in any kitchen but the freezer is an especially useful part since it can store food for long periods of time. From ice cream that refreshes to ready-to-eat meals that you can easily reheat, these food make food easy to store so you're ready with an ulam idea anytime. 

Snacks

Anyone who suffers from cravings knows that whether it's a savory snack or a sweet one, these munchies are sure to tide us over in between the big meals of the day. 

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Breakfast Items

The touted biggest meal of the day is also one of the hardest to make simply because we must wake up to make it. For this reason alone, it's a good idea to have a handy set of breakfast food you can turn to on a daily basis that's easy and filling. 

Instant Food 

For those moments when you need immediate food gratification, instant food is your go-to food item that can settle your hunger quicker than a few minutes. 

Dried Noodles

Rice is life but sometimes, we crave something different. When this happens, noodles such as these dried ones are the ones we can turn to for that alternative meal. 

Baking Supplies 

Many of us learned to overcome our intimidation of the oven and grew to love baking! For those of us who want to learn this new kitchen skill or know how important baking ingredients are, these are ingredients we can turn to or have turned to make our baked goods at home.  

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Beverages

It wasn't always food that made our life a little better and easier during the pandemic. Sometimes it was about the drinks we grew to rely on. 

Holiday ingredients

The holidays should be a time of joy and merriment but this year, it will be a separate category that we will announce on its own so we can give focus to the most anticipated holiday of the year: Christmas. 

These products won last year. Watch out for the announcement of the Yummy Good Food Awards 2022: Holiday Ingredients category winners this year! 
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All the products that won and will win the Yummy Good Food Awards are tasted and ranked using three important criteria that make up the mindset of the average grocery shopper. With three trusted judges on tap as well as the Yummy team, it was important to help guide the food choices that determined the winners. 

Here are the food criteria for the Yummy Good Food Awards 2022: 

Overall Taste 

Food needs to taste good so whether it's a simple sauce or a ready-to-eat frozen item, it needs to pass our taste tests to be considered a nominee. 

Affordability 

Not all delicious food needs to be expensive! For those food products that are humble in price yet delicious in taste, being affordable (or at least worth your hard-earned peso) makes it a great choice for budget-conscious cooks. 

Availability 

It's a simple rule that if you can't find it in your supermarket, you might not know of it or it may not be worth hunting it down. So, if a food product isn't readily available, there's a good chance that another brand might take its place in your busy kitchen. 

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Are there food products that you believe should be in the Yummy Good Food Awards? Find out which food won in these categories on November 4, 2022. 

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Thinking about what to cook next? Join our Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating!

Got your own version of the classic dishes? Pa-share naman! Get your recipe published on Yummy.ph by submitting your recipe here.

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