Summer Fancy Food Show 2013: And The Best Product Awards Go To...

The Fancy Food Show, as the name suggests, is a showcase of good things to eat and drink — running twice annually (January in San Francisco and late-June in rotating East Coast cities, with D.C. hosting last year and New York City winning back the honor in 2013). Over the weekend we walked the floor of the Javits Center and made some nice discoveries.

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But the big-deal announcement came Monday evening with the annual Sofi Awards (standing for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation), which acknowledged the best of the best. It must be noted that the Awards are only open to members of the Specialty Food Association (formerly NASFT), a not-for-profit trade association for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Here is a list of the winners (two products in a category notes a tie):

Appetizer Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Gourmet du Village | Hot Parmesan & Artichoke Dip Mix

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Fromagerie Belle Chevre | Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Cheese or Dairy Product

Caves of Faribault | Jeffs' Select, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.


Chocolat Moderne | Avant-Garde Bar Blood Orange Bergamot Flavor


Cypress Grove Chevre, Inc. | Humboldt Fog

Cold Beverage

Brands of Britain | Fever-Tree Premium Sparkling Lemon; Canada Enterprises | Jin-Ja


The Virginia Chutney Company | Spicy Plum Chutney


The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company | Chocolate Tiffin with Biscuits, Roasted Almonds & Cherries


Tate's Bake Shop | Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Korean Delights | We Rub You Spicy Korean BBQ Marinade


Lesley Stowe Fine Foods | Salty Date and Almond Raincoast Crisps

Dessert or Dessert Topping

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams | Double Peanut Butter Chip

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Fromagerie Belle Chevre | Belle & The Bees Breakfast Cheese

Food Gift

Bee Raw – Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight

Frozen Savory

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. | Old Port Lobster Flatbread

Hot Beverage

Bhakti Chai | Bhakti Chai

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

HoneyPax | HoneyPax Raw Tupelo Honey Packets

Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter

Wildly Delicious Fine Foods | Beet & Red Onion Marmalade

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Creminelli Fine Meats | Campania Handcrafted Italian Salami

New Product

Artisan Biscuits Ltd. | The Fine Cheese Co. Pearls of Pure Goats' Cheese; Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.; Point Reyes Bay Blue

Non-Food Specialty Item

EcoTensil Inc. | EcoTaster Mini


Los Chileros | Stöger Cherry Seed Oil

Pasta Sauce

Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods | Ritrovo Selections Casina Rossa Due Formaggi

Pasta, Rice or Grain

Luquire Family Foods | Carolina Creole Stone Ground Grits

Perishable Foodservice Product

Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods | Pakora & Aloo Tikki Indian Bites Platter

Product Line

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Salad Dressing

NaGo Foods | Ginger Sesame Miso Dressing

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Effie's Homemade | Single Serve Oatcakes

Snack Food

POP! Gourmet Popcorn | Rogue Blue Gourmet Popcorn

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili

Sarabeth's Kitchen | Legendary Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup

USDA-Certified Organic Product

Pro Ecuador RUNA Hibiscus | Berry Guayusa Tea

Vinegar: Italian Harvest | Sopraffino 12 Year Aged Wine Vinegar