Simply Recipes Unveils 2024’s Top 9 Frozen Food Gems: The Freezies Awards

Simply Recipes Unveils 2024’s Top 9 Frozen Food Gems: The Freezies Awards

As we embrace 2024, the freezer aisle has become a treasure trove of culinary delights, marking a significant departure from the frozen foods of yesteryears. Simply Recipes has stepped into the spotlight, presenting the first-ever Freezies Awards, a celebration of innovation and flavor in the frozen food segment. Senior Editorial Director Ariel Knutson and Associate Editorial Director Myo Quinn spearheaded the event, which meticulously selected the crème de la crème of new frozen offerings available nationwide.

How the Winners Were Selected

The Freezies Awards introduced a rigorous two-stage selection process for its 2024 roundup. Initially, editors, alongside friends and family, sampled nearly 200 products across nine categories, narrowing the field to the top five in each. The final round saw contributions from an eclectic mix of food enthusiasts, from chefs to dietician nutritionists, who ultimately crowned one winner per category based on taste, texture, ingredient quality, nutritional value, and overall appeal. This meticulous process underscores Simply Recipes’ commitment to highlighting only the finest frozen finds.

Spotlight on 2024 Winners

Among the winners, Banza’s Blueberry Protein Waffles shone brightly, offering a gluten-free breakfast option that doesn’t compromise on taste or texture. MìLà’s Pork Soup Dumplings emerged as a favorite, bringing the beloved dim sum experience into the comfort of home kitchens. In the pizza category, Genio Della Pizza’s The Bianca, with its wood-fired sourdough crust, set a new standard for frozen pizzas. Not to be overlooked, Cappello’s Buttermilk Biscuits and HOMEBAKE 425°’s Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce were lauded for transforming everyday meals into gourmet experiences with minimal effort.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Frozen Foods

The Freezies Awards not only celebrate the current innovations in the frozen food aisle but also hint at a promising future where convenience meets quality without compromise. As consumers continue to seek out easy, nutritious, and flavorful meal solutions, the freezer aisle is poised to evolve, reflecting broader food trends and preferences. This year’s winners exemplify the potential for frozen foods to elevate everyday dining, suggesting that the best is yet to come in the world of frozen cuisine.