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sofi Finalists

The annual sofi Awards, considered the specialty food industry's most prestigious honor, consists of 32 categories in total. This year, members of the Specialty Food Association submitted 2,737 entries to the contest. All finalist entries were judged by national panel of specialty food experts, from Fresh Direct, Whole Foods Market, The Wall Street Journal, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Mollie Stone's Market, DeLaurenti's Specialty Food & Wine, and Artisanal Premium Cheese, among others. Part 1 of the competition, held from March 31-April 4, comprised 30 categories ranging from Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, or Hors d'Oeuvre to Outstanding Vinegar. Part 2 covered Outstanding New Product and Product Line.

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Appetizer Antipasto Salsa Dip

Appetizer, Antipasto Or Hors D 'Oeuvres

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa Or Dip

Baking Ingredient, Baking Mix Or Flavor Enhancer

Breads, Muffins, Granola Or Cereal

Cheese Or Dairy Product

Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Or Pie

Cooking, Dipping Or Finishing Sauce

Dairy Or Dairy Alternatives

Dessert Sauces, Toppings And Syrup

Food Gift


Ice Cream, Gelato Or Frozen Treats

Jam, Preserve, Honey Or Nut Butter

Meat, Pâté, Seafood

New Product

Non-Food Specialty Item

Pasta Rice And Grain

Savory Snack


Sweet Snack

Usda-Certified Organic Product

Vegan Or Gluten-Free Products