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History of the sofi Awards

The Industry's Most Coveted Honor

The sofis, formerly known as the NASFT Product Awards, have honored the most outstanding specialty foods since 1972.

At the beginning, only two awards were given: Outstanding Domestic Product and Outstanding Imported Product. At that time, much of the specialty food on the market came from Europe and there was a distinct Continental flair to the Fancy Food Show and the awards.

Today, the sofi Awards represent culinary creativity across America and around the globe. The Finalists are selected at the Specialty Food Association offices in New York City by a national panel of specialty food
retailers, foodservice professionals and journalists.

"sofi" sofi stands for "specialty outstanding food innovation"
and represents the best of the best.


sofi Winners for Outstanding New Product:

2013The Fine Cheese Co. Pearls of Pure Goats' CheeseArtisan Biscuits Ltd.
2013Point Reyes Bay BluePoint Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
2012Cable Car Delights, Inc.The Latest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet
2011GarLic it!Private Reserve Caramelized Garlic Finish
2010South African Consulate GeneralRozendal Hibiscus Vinegar
2009New England Herbal FoodsDanielle Roasted Coconut Chips
2008Transatlantic Foods, Inc.Aux Delices des Bois Black
Truffle Butter
2007Chelsea Market Baskets/Fine Food MarketingSweet Chilli & Red
Pepper Potato Chips
2006Artisanal Premium CheeseArtisanal Premium Cheesecake
2005Rogue CreamerySmokey Blue
2004D'ArtagnanMedallion Duck Foie Gras with 2% Truffles
2003Robert Rothschild FarmGinger Wasabi Sauce
2002Cypress Grove Chevre, Inc.Cypress Grove Cream Line Midnight Moon
2001B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, IncEpicurean Truffles
2000 O Olive Oil O Ruby Grapefruit
1999Out Of A Flower, Inc.Orchid Vanilla Ice Cream
1998Delouis FilsFresh Mayonnaise
1997Chateau Nicholas, Inc.Vermont Gold Sesame Garlic Grilling & Roasting Sauce
1996Stonewall Kitchen, Ltd./The Republic of TeaGinger Peach Tea Jam
1995Fox's Fine FoodsYellow Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
1994Bittersweet PastriesSanta Fe Cheese Tart
1993Grapevine Trading CompanyCrystallized Pansies
1992Misono Food Ltd.Bun Mange¹s Truffle Pasta
1991Bittersweet PastriesRaspberry Almond Tart
1990Love at First BiteCalifornia Frittata


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