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2011 sofi™ Gold Award Winners Gallery

The winners of the 39th sofi Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were announced on July 11, 2011 by the Specialty Food Association at the Summer Fancy Food Show. The awards were presented at a red-carpet ceremony hosted by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora. Scroll down to see who took home the Gold this year.


Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Dave’s Bacon
Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc.

Cheese or Dairy Product

Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company


Black Salt Caramel Bar
Vosges Haut-Chocolat


Tupelo Flute
Savannah Bee Company

Cold Beverage

Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
Brands of Britain


Spiced Sour Cherry Spread
The Gracious Gourmet


Béquet® Butterscotch Caramel
Béquet Confections


Ghost Chile Caramels
Theo Chocolate


Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Cookie
Tate's Bake Shop

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Roasted Peach Whiskey Sauce
Stonewall Kitchen


Sesame Parmesan Crisps
Kitchen Table Bakers

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Belgian Chocolate S'mores Gelato
Ciao Bella Gelato Company

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Nueske's Wild Cherrywood Smoked Uncured Bacon
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats

Food Gift

Teas for the Heart
Tea Forté

Frozen Savory

Mushroom Truffle Risotto Phyllo Flower
Dufour Pastry Kitchens

Hot Beverage

Spicy Maya Hot Chocolate
Chuao Chocolatier

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

Kenyan Black Tea
Ajiri Tea

Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter

Braswell's Select Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam
Braswell Food Company

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Fermin Iberico Dry Cured Ham
Fermin USA

Non-Food Specialty Item

PaperChef Culinary Parchment Cooking Bags
Culinary Papers

Pasta Sauce

Marinara Sauce
La Pasta, Inc.

Pasta, Rice or Grain

Spinach, Portabella & Gruyere Ravioli
Nuovo Pasta Productions, Ltd.

Perishable Foodservice Product

Lobster Risotto on the Half Shell
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

Product Line

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. Retail Product Line
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

Salad Dressing

Blackberry Balsamic
Chaparral Gardens

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Mild Indian Curry Ketchup
Dulcet Cuisine

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Aged Parmesan Crisps
Kitchen Table Bakers

Snack Food

Chili Lime Tequila Tortilla Brittle
Anette's Chocolates

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili

Orr's Island Oyster Stew
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

USDA Certified Organic Product

Colorado Mountain Organic Mixed Berry Jam
Plum Daisy


Rozendal Botanical Vinegars - Rozendal Hibiscus Vinegar
South African Consulate General