BRITA Big Feastival Winners

Better With BritaI wrote about my enthusiasm for BRITA filtered water and their competition to find three fantastic recipes from members of the public to be served at the Big Feastival earlier this year.

With a large and wide ranging selection of recipes the ten finalists attended a cook off last month and prepared their dishes for a panel of judges including Rebecca from delicious magazine, Felicity from Big Feastival, Lucy from BRITA, and the three winners below were chosen.

Brita winners

Images courtesy of BRITA

Emily’s cupcakes

At 15 Emily was the youngest person to enter the competition. Emily used to run her own baking website, Emily’s Home Bakes, but gave it up to concentrate on her GCSE’s. The judges were impressed with the bespoke cupcakes she designed for each of the judges, especially a miniature BRITA water jug made out of icing.

Alex’s gluten-free brownies

Alex created his gluten-free brownies after discovering that there was a lack of sweet treats available for his gluten intolerant sister. He’s passionate about people enjoying food and wanted to get the best out of his ingredients by using BRITA filtered water. The judges loved the moist chocolate centre of the brownies, as well as the interesting addition of peanut butter.

Rekha’s samosas

Rekha’s samosas are handcrafted, from the spices to the pastry, to ensure a perfect parcel of taste. Her creations are a favorite amongst her local farmers markets as people love her Indian cooking style. She’s a perfectionist cook and ensures a golden glow by using the best ingredients, including BRITA filtered water.

As well as being able to serve their dish at the Big Feastival, the three winners received a BRITA tap (see our review here) to enable them to continue to discover the results of cooking with filtered water.

Brita Marella JugSo you can try BRITA filtered water for yourself I have one BRITA Marella Water Filter Jug to be won.

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BRITA Marella Filter Jug

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Photo from BRITA

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About Helen

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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  1. liz denial says:

    I drink my water on its own, chilled from the fridge

  2. Carys Jones says:

    On its own

  3. Tracy K Nixon says:

    The only time I drink water on its own is when I am abroad! At home I always add a drop of sugar free dilute juice, like Robinsons orange.

  4. I just have plain ol’ water on its own!

  5. Kathleen Bywaters says:

    Lovely giveaway! :)

  6. Amelia Kennedy says:

    Normally on its own but, on a hot day, with ice and sometimes a slice of lemon and/or lime x

  7. catherine plant says:

    on its own

  8. melissa manning says:

    I like mine with a little bit of ice :)

  9. lorna kennedy says:

    have my water with ice x

  10. Fleur JJ webb says:

    I love the pink one had no idea these jugs were so funky now

  11. Vivien Baird says:

    With Ice

  12. anne-marie wigley says:

    on it’s own

  13. Bethan Palmer says:

    With a slice of lemon

  14. Victoria Hadlow says:

    Ice and lime.

  15. laura banks says:

    on its own

  16. kim neville says:

    I like it ice cold from the fridge

  17. clair downham says:

    normally on its own

  18. Edward Guerreiro says:

    Plain water for me.

  19. Lynne Durkin says:

    Chilled and on it’s own x

  20. i like to drink warm or hot water

  21. Jeff Wolf says:

    On it’s own, straight from the fridge.

  22. On its own

  23. Ashleigh Allan says:

    With lots of ice!

  24. Rachael G says:

    Chilled with ice.

  25. I drink water on it’s own

  26. Cat Culmer says:

    I let the tap run for ages and then just water, straight from the tap

  27. Charlie Wand says:

    Normally on it’s own

  28. Jacki Hamer says:

    With a dash of Elderflower cordial.

  29. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I drink water on its own.

  30. George Worboys Wright says:

    I usually have plain water but sometimes I have it with freshly squeezed lime juice.

  31. Victoria Gooch says:

    On its own

  32. on its own

  33. I love drinking water with a slice of lemon or lime but no ice!

  34. Maya Russell says:

    I drink chilled sparkling water – on it’s own.

  35. Phil Darling says:

    On its own – but thats mainly due to lazyness

  36. Mark Palmer says:

    On its own

  37. Just on its own

  38. Gemma Snell says:

    on it’s own just filtered

  39. kellyjo walters says:

    mixed ice cold with one of my home made cordials

  40. ice as cold as possible

  41. William Gould says:

    Straight from the tap mostly!

  42. Amy Beckett says:

    On its own if I had a ice machine it would be with ice

  43. Roger Bufton says:

    dilute orange juice,

  44. kazza ham says:

    ice and a slice

  45. laura jayne bates says:

    on its own

  46. Lisa Parker says:


  47. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    On it’s own

  48. On it’s own

  49. bhavesh mistry says:

    On its own!

  50. Jennifer Casey says:

    On it’s own – or with some elderflower cordial and ice if I’m feeling fancy. (:

  51. Emma Nixon says:

    Just on its own

  52. tom buchanan says:

    on its own!

  53. We are lucky here and have lovely water, so I drink it on it’s own. In Nottingham I kept a Brita jug in the fridge, and would drink that. It didn’t taste good straight from the tap.

  54. Felicity kelly says:

    Just cold with ice if necessary

  55. Selina Jefferies says:

    On it’s own but has to be cold!

  56. C Kennedy says:

    With lots of ice

  57. Ursula Hunt says:

    Still with ice and lots of slices of lemon

  58. I normally drink it on it’s own

  59. Kathryn Morris says:

    on its own

  60. Justine Hughes says:

    On it’s own.

  61. Eleanor Barley says:

    I like it with a slice of cucumber in a glass, makes it taste fresh

  62. christine shelley says:

    I prefer tap water on its own

  63. I like it with a slice of lemon but no ice.

  64. Natalie Crossan says:

    on its own for me :)

  65. with a nice flavoured squash

  66. Carolyn Corrin says:

    I like to drink it chilled with a slice lime.

  67. Grace Tyler says:

    On it’s own.

  68. That cake is cute! I drink water on it’s own.

  69. Laura Asplin says:

    With a slice of lemon

  70. Carole Walker says:

    On it’s own usually, no ice but sometimes with lemon juice

  71. Lucy Blagdon says:

    I like plain old water before and after a run, but lemon and lime infused water to get me through the day.

  72. Dawn Costen says:

    On it’s own but it has to be really cold!


    On its own

  74. With a slice or two of lime

  75. jodie harvey says:

    I like my water ice cold from the fridge, drink 2/3L a day :)

  76. Holly edmundson says:

    Always nice with ice :)

  77. I tend to drink it with cordial!

  78. Caroline H says:

    I usually drink it on its own but love a jug of iced with cucumber sticks and mint leaves on a sunny afternoon.

  79. paul jackson says:

    on its own out of the tap

  80. Alison Johnson says:

    I drink lots of water but I have it at room temperature.

  81. justine meyer says:

    I drink my water warm I don’t like cold drinks

  82. Kelly Hooper says:

    In a cup of tea mostly, though I do drink it on its own as well

  83. Bianca Franks says:

    Water with ice no lemon and if it comes with lemon whoever I’m sat with get a little present from me! x

  84. On it’s own, chilled from the fridge!

  85. On its own

  86. Abigail Cullen says:

    I tend to drink it on its own.

  87. Nice and chilled =)

  88. Val Swift says:

    On its own, usually warm

  89. with elderflower cordial

  90. Dorota Amellal says:

    on it’s own

  91. maxine m partridge says:

    with ice

  92. Mary Chez says:

    On its own

  93. angela sandhu says:

    from the tap

  94. Georgina Allen says:

    I drink water plain and simply chilled from the fridge. So refreshing!

  95. Kirsty Fox says:

    I like water on its own

  96. Ice cold on its own :)

  97. Susan Williams says:

    Ice-cold water with two slices of lemon.

  98. Lisa Howlett says:

    Chilled and on its own from water filter that i keep in the fridge

  99. Chilled water on it’s own is perfect.

  100. Teresa Lee says:

    On its own chilled

  101. Katie Harmer says:

    On it’s own

  102. LESLEY BRADLEY says:

    I like it with ice

  103. Niaomi Murrain says:

    Drink on it’s own but will try with lemon & ice!

  104. Felicity Smith says:

    fizzy from my sodastream

  105. CAROL PATRICK says:

    I drink still water topped with some cranberry juice

  106. Ingrid (aka Dollphin) says:

    I like adding a dash of cordial to mine

  107. with lemon & ice

  108. Stacey Haines says:

    Great comp! :)

  109. Keshia Esgate says:

    Slightly chilled – no ice, sensitive teeth!

  110. Hazel Rea says:

    Just plain water for me.

  111. Cold

  112. YOLANDA (yoey) DAVIS says:

    I like it ice cold, on it’s own, with a cordial or a squeeze of lemon juice.

  113. Katie Willingham says:

    on its own

  114. with lemon!

  115. lisa chappell says:

    on its own <3

  116. Just on its own :)

  117. kayleigh widdowson says:

    iced with cucumber

  118. Wish a dash of lime and lots of ice!

  119. Hannah Lawrence (Lewenstein) says:

    Chug it!!

  120. Christine Caple says:

    On it’s own

  121. cold without ice

  122. Julie Lorraine Thomas says:

    I drink water slightly chilled but absolutly plain

  123. tracey baker says:

    Chilled with a slice of lemon or lime

  124. Danika Lloyd says:

    On it’s own – or with frozen berries

  125. Straight from the tap

  126. normally plain ice cold water

  127. Generally on it’s own, or if I need something a little extra then I’ll add a drop or two of Go Splash.

  128. Katherine L says:

    I love plain water, slightly chilled!

  129. Fiona Mallard says:

    I usually just drink water on its own

  130. Hayley Lynch says:

    Just chilled from the fridge !

  131. felicity smith says:

    just ice

  132. katie skeoch says:

    on it’s own generally but I do like it with ice and a slice of lime

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