sofi Gold Winners Announced

sofi Gold Winners Announced

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sofi Gold Winners Announced

Winners were announced this week for the 38th sofi Awards for the outstanding foods and beverages of the year.

Presented by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), the awards honor the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year in 33 categories. ‘sofi’ stands for specialty outstanding food innovation. The awards were presented at the Summer Fancy Food Show by noted Executive Chef Dan Barber at a red-carpet event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

Click here to see our from-the-report on the 2010 Summer Fancy Food Show.

Competition was stiff this year, with a record 2,257 entries across all 33 categories. This spring, a national panel of specialty food experts narrowed the field to 140 Silver Finalists during five days of judging at NASFT’s offices in New York City. More than 300 buyers at the Summer Fancy Food Show cast ballots to select the gold winners.

Here are the 2010 sofi Gold Winners.

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip: Simply Delish – Simply Delish Chunky Dip – Sweet Chili

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal: The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company – Sticky Toffee Pudding

Cheese or Dairy Product: Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods – Ritrovo Selections – Mt. Townsend Limited Edition Truffle & Salt Seastack

Chocolate: Poco Dolce – Sesame Toffee Tiles

Classic: Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. – Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce Cold Beverage: Brands of Britain – Fever-Tree Ginger Beer Condiment: Dulcet Cuisine – Mild Indian Curry Ketchup

Confection: Amy E’s Bakery – Almond Toffee

Cookie: Effie’s Homemade – Effie’s Oatcakes

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer: Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods – Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce

Cracker: Kitchen Table Bakers – Rosemary Parmesan Crisp

Dessert or Dessert Topping: Ciao Bella Gelato Company – Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares

Diet and Lifestyle Product: G.S. Gelato And Desserts, Inc. – Blood Orange Sorbetto

Food Gift: Sonoma Syrup Co. Inc. – Extract Gift Set

Frozen Savory: Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. – Port Clyde Lobster Mac & Cheese

*Hot Beverage: Belgium’s Chocolate Source – Hot Chocolate Stick

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function: Knipschildt Chocolatier – Ensemble Box of Easter Eggs

Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter: Beth-el Food Ltd. – Aunt Bertha Apricot Preserves 75% Fresh Fruit

Meat, Pâté or Seafood: Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats – Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon

New Product: South African Consulate General – Rozendal Hibiscus Vinegar

Non-Food Specialty Item: Source Atlantique Inc. – If You Care 100% Biomass FSC Certified Firelighters

Oil: Manicaretti Italian Food Imports – Olio Verde Extra Virgin Lemon

Pasta Sauce: Dave’s Gourmet, Inc. – Masala Marinara

Pasta, Rice or Grain: Nuovo Pasta Productions, Ltd. – Kidz Mac & Cheez Gol’Fish Ravioli

Perishable Foodservice Product: Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery – Bijou

Pet Product: The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc. – The Original Pup-Pie Happy Birthday

Product Line: Royal Pacific Foods – The Ginger People

Salad Dressing: Lucini Italia Co. – Delicate Cucumber and Shallot Artisan Vinaigrette

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product: FoodMatch, Inc. – Dalmatia Fig Spread

Snack Food: Nutorious – Cranberry Orango Tango

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili: Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. – Linekin Bay Lobster Corn Chowder

USDA-Approved Organic Product: Truly Organic Baking – Bakers Basicsâ„¢ Organic Banana Bread Mix

Vinegar: Lucero Olive Oil – Peach Balsamic Vinegar

For additional information on the sofi winners, please visit foodspring.com/sofiawards.

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