Several schools paid the entrance fee but did not enter biscuits in the competition.
Here is the list of schools who sent in biscuit samples. They were all winners for having entered this challenging competition.
Schools: (No particular order)
Fiordland College. Low sugar and salt content
Dunedin North Intermediate. Excellent use of spices.
Sacred Heart, Napier. Top ten entry
Hastings Christian School. Best paper presentation, low sugar and salt. Top ten entry
Taupo Intermediate entered 4 teams. Good presentation.
Sancta Maria College. Top ten entry, very low sugar content.
Epsom Girls Grammar. Top ten entry, low sugar, low salt, great taste
Otumoetai College. Top ten entry. Good taste.
Feilding High School. Dried fruit increased sugar level, did taste good.
Newlands College. Low sugar, low salt. Well done.
Onewhero Area School. Low sugar, low salt. Well done.
Waihi Collage. Two teams in the top ten.
Macleans College. Crunchy biscuit.
Rosmini College. Good chocolate chip biscuit.
Napier Girls’ High. Top ten entry, good tasting biscuit.
St Oran’s School. Low sugar, well done.
Gisborne Intermediate. Low salt content, good try.
Marlborough Girls College. Good peanut biscuit.
Waiopehu College. Use of Coconut oil and honey increased sugar level.
Christchurch Girls High. Biscuit stayed crunchy for many days.
Waiuku College. A softer but tasty biscuit.
Ross Intermediate. Low salt and sugar, well done.
Shirley Intermediate. Good use of ingredients.
Dannevirke High School. Good use of mixing flours.
Whanganui High School. Low sugar, well done.
John Paul College. Sugar low, salt appeared high but a good try.
Huanui College. Low fat level, well done
Rosehill College. Dried fruit put the sugar level up, low salt, good.
Ngaruawahia High School. Most entries.. All low sugar and salt. Well done.
Waihi College winning entry with mix of flours, peanut butter, fennel,cardamon cinnamon, oats, glucose. Overall winner for taste, crunch and nutritional value.
A number of schools had more than one entry. I mention only one for each school except Ngaruawahia High that submitted 6 entries all excellent biscuits.
The judges said that the standard of biscuits submitted shown the commitment and creativity of the students and were pleased to say was of a higher standard then expected, making the judges job a difficult one.
Waihi Lions thanks all those schools who participated in this challenge and hope the massage to reduce the excessive use of sugar was taken on board by students.
Mike Smith project coordinator.