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    2015 sofi New Product Awards Bestowed at Summer Fancy Food Show

    Best new specialty foods honored

    Raspberry Rhubarb Goat Milk Caramels, from Townshend, Vt.-based Big Picture Farm, has won the sofi (“specialty outstanding food innovation”) Award for outstanding new product of 2015, making it one of 33 winners of the annual competition honoring excellence across all specialty food categories. The awards were presented on June 29 during a ceremony at the 61st Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

    Ted Allen, host of Food Network's "Chopped," gave a keynote address at the event, while chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a judge on the show, handed out the gold sofi chef statuettes. (Pictured: Lucas Farrell and Louisa Conrad, of Big Picture Farm, flanking Guarnaschelli). The 2015 winners were culled from 2,715 entries across 32 categories, with final voting held at the trade show.

    The winners are as follows:

    Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, or Hors d'Oeuvres

    Lone Mountain Wagyu: 100% Fullblood Wagyu Beef Summer Sausage


    Outstanding Baking Ingredient, Baking Mix, or Flavor Enhancer

    Sutter Buttes Natural and Artisan Foods: Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownie Kit


    Outstanding Bread, Muffin, Granola, or Cereal

    Callie’s Charleston Biscuits: Cheese and Chive Biscuits


    Outstanding Cheese

    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.: Bay Blue


    Outstanding Chocolate

    Laurie & Sons: Dangerously Delicious Black Licorice Chocolate Toffee


    Outstanding Classic Product

    Vermont Creamery: Cultured Butter Sea Salt Basket


    Outstanding Cold Beverage

    Owl's Brew: White and Vine


    Outstanding Condiment

    Sir Kensington's: Special Sauce


    Outstanding Confection

    Big Picture Farm: Goat Milk Chai Caramels


    Outstanding Cookie Brownie, Cake, or Pie

    Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery: Organic Molten Chocolate Cake-Dark Decadence

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