2013 sofi™ Award Winners & Finalists

sofi Award Winners and Finalists represent the best of the best in specialty food and beverages. “sofi” stands for specialty outstanding food innovation. This year’s finalists were selected from a record number 2,573 entries across all 32 awards categories. Here are the products that made the cut.

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Appetizer Antipasto Salsa Dip

Gold Award Winner

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Hot Parmesan & Artichoke Dip Mix
Gourmet du Village

Finalist

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Handcrafted Hawaiian Press
Grace & I

Finalist

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Oloves Tasty Mediterranean Green Olives
Milas Foods

Finalist

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Panforte
Napa Cakes

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Finalist

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Granola
Appetite for Healthy Living

Gold Award Winner

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Fromagerie Belle Chevre

Finalist

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Kouign Amann
Galaxy Desserts

Finalist

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Classic Rye
Storye Bread

Cheese or Dairy Product

Finalist

Cheese or Dairy Product

Vanilla Sheep Milk Yogurt
Bellwether Farms

Finalist

Cheese or Dairy Product

Casa Lusa Zimbro
World's Best Cheeses

Finalist

Cheese or Dairy Product

Luigi Guffanti Robiola Tre Latte
World's Best Cheeses

Gold Award Winner

Cheese or Dairy Product - Tie

Jeffs' Select
Caves of Faribault

Gold Award Winner

Cheese or Dairy Product - Tie

Toma
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Chocolate

Finalist

Chocolate

Dolfin Milk Chocolate Bar with Apricot from Morocco
Belgium's Chocolate Source

Gold Award Winner

Chocolate

Avant-Garde Bar Blood Orange Bergamot Flavor
Chocolat Moderne

Finalist

Chocolate

Mexican Style Cinnamon Chili
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.

Classic

Finalist

Classic

Crème Fraîche
Bellwether Farms

Finalist

Classic

Braswell's Select All Natural Red Pepper Jelly
Braswell Food Company

Gold Award Winner

Classic

Humboldt Fog
Cypress Grove Chevre, Inc.

Finalist

Classic

Peach, Pecan & Amaretto Preserves
The Great San Saba River Pecan Company

Finalist

Classic

Cackalacky Spice Sauce
Cackalacky, Inc.

Cold Beverage

Finalist

Cold Beverage

Bloody Delicious Mary Mix
Luke's Heirloom Tomato Juice

Gold Award Winner

Cold Beverage - Tie

Jin-Ja
Canada Enterprises

Gold Award Winner

Cold Beverage - Tie

Fever-Tree Premium Sparkling Lemon
Brands of Britain

Condiment

Finalist

Condiment

Pickled Apricots
Boat Street Pickles

Finalist

Condiment

Organic Kimchi
Gold Mine Natural Food Company

Finalist

Condiment

Dinamite Hot Pepper Tapenade
Italian Harvest, Inc.

Finalist

Condiment

Parsley Chimichurri
Sauces 'n Love, Inc.

Gold Award Winner

Condiment

Spicy Plum Chutney
The Virginia Chutney Company

Finalist

Condiment

California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup
Traina Foods

Confection

Finalist

Confection

Sea Salt Caramels
Serendipity Confections

Gold Award Winner

Confection

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

Finalist

Confection

Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey - 2 oz. Tin
Torie & Howard

Finalist

Confection

Tonewood Maple Wafers
Maple Reserve Co.

Cookie

Finalist

Cookie

Brown Butter Sage Shorties
Botanical Bakery

Finalist

Cookie

Holly Baking French Butter Cookies
Moon Dance Baking, Inc.

Finalist

Cookie

White Wine Snaps
Napa Cookie Company

Gold Award Winner

Cookie

Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip
Tate's Bake Shop

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Finalist

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Thai Chile Tamarind
Hak's BBQ

Finalist

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Bomba Di Calabria - Hot Pepper Paste
Italian Harvest, Inc.

Gold Award Winner

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

We Rub You - Spicy Korean BBQ Marinade
Korean Delights

Finalist

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

The Ginger People Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce
Royal Pacific Foods

Finalist

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce
Vermont Harvest

Cracker

Finalist

Cracker

Betsy's Chive Cheese Straws
Betsy's Cheese Straws

Finalist

Cracker

Jan's Farmhouse Crisps
Jan's Farmhouse Crisps

Gold Award Winner

Cracker

Salty Date and Almond Raincoast Crisps
Lesley Stowe Fine Foods

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Finalist

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Bar Gelato Recchiuti Burnt Caramel Bar
Gelateria Naia

Finalist

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Basque Black Cherry Topping
K.L. Keller Imports

Gold Award Winner

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Double Peanut Butter Chip
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

Finalist

Dessert or Dessert Topping

The Ginger People Organic Ginger Syrup
Royal Pacific Foods

Finalist

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Dad's Cardamom
Three Twins Ice Cream

Finalist

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Kakao Berlin Dark Micro Chips
Kakao Berlin/ProGourmet Foods

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Finalist

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pecan Ancient Grain Granola
Appetite for Healthy Living

Gold Award Winner

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Belle & The Bees Breakfast Cheese
Fromagerie Belle Chevre

Finalist

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Gluten-Free Lobster Mac & Cheese
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

Finalist

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Cuban Black Beans
The Better Bean Company

Food Gift

Finalist

Food Gift

Rozendal Vinegar Gift Set
Lilikoi and Company (i heart Olive Oil)

Finalist

Food Gift

World of Teas Large Gift Tin
Tea Forté

Finalist

Food Gift

Organic Hard Candy - Gift Handbag
Torie & Howard

Gold Award Winner

Food Gift

Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight
Bee Raw

Frozen Savory

Finalist

Frozen Savory

Veggie Roast Pot Pie
Flourish Baking Company

Gold Award Winner

Frozen Savory

Old Port Lobster Flatbread
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

Hot Beverage

Gold Award Winner

Hot Beverage

Bhakti Chai
Bhakti Chai

Finalist

Hot Beverage

CocoaMint
CocoaPlanet

Finalist

Hot Beverage

RUNA Traditional Guayusa Tea
Pro Ecuador

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

Gold Award Winner

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

HoneyPax Raw Tupelo Honey Packets
HoneyPax

Finalist

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

jcoco vanuatu origin
Seattle Chocolate Company

Finalist

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

Uncanny Refried Black Beans
The Better Bean Company

Jam, Preserve, Honey, Nut Butter

Finalist

Jam, Preserve, Honey, Nut Butter

The Fine Cheese Co. Guava Exotic Fruit for Cheese
Artisan Biscuits Ltd.

Finalist

Jam, Preserve, Honey, Nut Butter

Tasmanian Honey Company Leatherwood Honey
Milepost 65

Finalist

Jam, Preserve, Honey, Nut Butter

Eulogia Organic Greek Fir Honey - Limited Edition
The Poseidon Group

Finalist

Jam, Preserve, Honey, Nut Butter

Creamed Honey with Hibiscus
Vintage Bee, Inc.

Gold Award Winner

Jam, Preserve, Honey, Nut Butter

Beet & Red Onion Marmalade
Wildly Delicious Fine Foods

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Gold Award Winner

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Campania Handcrafted Italian Salami
Creminelli Fine Meats

Finalist

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Pepperoni
Olli Salumeria

Finalist

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Regalis Smoked Steelhead Roe
Regalis Foods

New Product

Finalist

New Product

Cocoa Latte Goat Milk Caramels
Big Picture Farm

Finalist

New Product

Eda-Zen Super Premium Shelled Edamame
Greenwave Foods, Inc.

Finalist

New Product

Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks - Teriyaki
Gimme Health Foods

Finalist

New Product

Taboule Salad Mix & Serve Retail Pack
Haig's Delicacies

Finalist

New Product

Siggi's Raspberry Filmjölk - Non-Fat Drinkable Yogurt
Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corp.

Finalist

New Product

Sea Fare Pacific Seafood Bisque
Oregon Seafoods

Finalist

New Product

Truffle Mac & Cheese
Sabatino North America

Finalist

New Product

Porcini and Shiitake Alfredo
Sauces 'n Love, Inc.

Finalist

New Product

Tres Agaves Organic Agave Nectar
Tres Agaves Products, Inc.

Gold Award Winner

New Product - Tie

The Fine Cheese Co. Pearls of Pure Goats' Cheese
Artisan Biscuits Ltd.

Gold Award Winner

New Product - Tie

Point Reyes Bay Blue
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Non-Food Specialty Item

Gold Award Winner

Non-Food Specialty Item

EcoTaster Mini
EcoTensil Inc.

Finalist

Non-Food Specialty Item

PaperChef Culinary Parchment Pre-Cut Sheets
PaperChef Inc.

Oil

Finalist

Oil

Calivirgin Bountiful Basil Olive Oil
Calivirgin - Coldani Olive Ranch

Gold Award Winner

Oil

Stöger Cherry Seed Oil
Los Chileros

Pasta Sauce

Finalist

Pasta Sauce

Pink Vodka Sauce
La Pasta, Inc.

Finalist

Pasta Sauce

Eggplant Sauce
La Pasta, Inc.

Gold Award Winner

Pasta Sauce

Ritrovo Selections Casina Rossa Due Formaggi
Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods

Pasta, Rice or Grain

Gold Award Winner

Pasta, Rice or Grain

Carolina Creole Stone Ground Grits
Luquire Family Foods

Finalist

Pasta, Rice or Grain

TruRoots Organic Ancient Grain Pasta - Spaghetti
Enray, Inc.

Finalist

Pasta, Rice or Grain

"Filotea" Egg Tagliatelle
Italian Products USA, Inc.

Finalist

Pasta, Rice or Grain

Principato di Lucedio Rogue Rice
Manicaretti Italian Food Importers

Perishable Foodservice Product

Finalist

Perishable Foodservice Product

Bermuda Triangle
Cypress Grove Chevre, Inc.

Finalist

Perishable Foodservice Product

Smokey Blue Cheese Crumbles
Rogue Creamery

Gold Award Winner

Perishable Foodservice Product

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

Product Line

Finalist

Product Line

Grace & I Product Line
Grace & I

Finalist

Product Line

Marella Factory - Artisan Pasta
Italian Harvest, Inc.

Gold Award Winner

Product Line

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Product Line
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Finalist

Product Line

Stöger Seed Oils
Los Chileros

Finalist

Product Line

Vermont Creamery Product Line
Vermont Creamery

Salad Dressing

Gold Award Winner

Salad Dressing

Ginger Sesame Miso Dressing
NaGo Foods

Finalist

Salad Dressing

The Green Fairy Absinthe & Herb Vinaigrette
Race City Sauce Works

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Gold Award Winner

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Single Serve Oatcakes
Effie's Homemade

Finalist

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Sir Kensington's Classic Mayonnaise
Kensington & Sons

Finalist

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Global Cuisine Chermoula Moroccan Marinade
Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods

Snack Food

Finalist

Snack Food

Matiz Pecado Chocolate & Fig Bar
Culinary Collective

Gold Award Winner

Snack Food

Rogue Blue Gourmet Popcorn
POP! Gourmet Popcorn

Finalist

Snack Food

Lightly Salted
Route 11 Potato Chips

Finalist

Snack Food

Chipotle RealSticks
Vermont Smoke and Cure

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili

Finalist

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili

Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice & Beans Kit
Global Grub

Gold Award Winner

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili

Legendary Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup
Sarabeth's Kitchen

USDA-Certified Organic Product

Finalist

USDA-Certified Organic Product

Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice
Lotus Foods

Gold Award Winner

USDA-Certified Organic Product

Runa Hibiscus - Berry Guayusa Tea
Pro Ecuador

Vinegar

Gold Award Winner

Vinegar

Sopraffino 12 Year Aged Wine Vinegar
Italian Harvest, Inc.

Finalist

Vinegar

Espelt Moscatell Sweet White Wine Vinegar
K.L. Keller Imports

Finalist

Vinegar

O Orange Blossom Vinegar
O Olive Oil