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2011 sofi Awards Silver Finalists

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2011 sofi Silver Finalists

The 2011 sofi Awards competition was stiff, with a record 2,326 entries across 33 awards categories. See what products made the cut below. The Gold Award Winners for each category have a gold border around the product image.


New Product

Big Island Bees
Organic Hawaiian Honey - Lehua & Cinnamon
Culinary Collective
Zócalo Pussac Punay Andean Heritage Beans
De Medici Imports, Ltd.
Martin Pouret Fruits Rouges Four-Berry Fruit Vinegar
Enray, Inc.
truRoots Accents Sprouted Quinoa Trio
GarLic it!
Private Reserve Caramelized Garlic Finish
Happy Goat
HappyGoat Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce
Johnston County Hams
Johnston County Hams Curemaster Reserve Mangalitsa Sliced Ham
Mt. Vikos, Inc.
Ines Rosales Cinnamon Tortas
Rogue Creamery
Flora Nelle
Transatlantic Foods, Inc.
Aux Délices des Bois Herb Pancetta

Product Line

Brands of Britain
Fever-Tree Premium Mixers
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. Retail Product Line
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Applewood Smoked Meats
Rogue Creamery
Rogue Creamery Blue Cheeses
Wild Thymes Farm, Inc.
Wild Thymes BBQ Sauces

Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa or Dip

Frontera Foods
Frontera Chipotle
Pumpkin Salsa
O Olive Oil
O Meyer Lemon
Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse
Omega Burst
Maple & Pepper

Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal

Callie's Charleston Biscuits
Callie's Charleston Buttermilk Biscuits
Judy's Breadsticks - Somewhat Seedy Garlicky Toasted Bites
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc.
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
The Run-a-Ton Group, Inc.
Unique Belgique Pearl Sugar Belgian Waffle

Cheese or Dairy Product

Epicure Foods Corp.
Los Balanchares
Queso De Cabra
European Imports Ltd.
Castell Morella
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Point Reyes Original
Blue Cheese
World's Best Cheeses
Caprotto Casa Madaio
World's Best Cheeses
Wild Spitz Bio


Askinosie Chocolate
Davao, Philippines White Chocolate Bar
Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
Chocolate-Covered Wine Grapes
Justin's Nut Butter
Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Black Salt Caramel Bar


Dufour Pastry Kitchens
Classic All-Butter
Puff Pastry Dough
Lotus Foods
Forbidden Rice®
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Honey - Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham (Bone-In)

Cold Beverage

Brands of Britain
Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
Eden Foods, Inc.
Eden Organic Concord Grape Juice


Braswell Food Company
Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard
Square Enterprises Corp.
Pulaski Stone Ground
Polish Style Mustard
The Gracious Gourmet
Spiced Sour Cherry Spread
Uncle Bunk's
Mustard Relish - Hot


Béquet Confections
Béquet® Butterscotch Caramel
Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
Lemon Ginger Yuzu
Gummy Pandas
Chocolate Signatures Inc.
David's Belgian Dark Chocolate Sponge Toffee
Theo Chocolate
Ghost Chile Caramels


Lark Fine Foods
Salted Rosemary
Sarabeth's Kitchen
Classic Shortbread Cookie
Tate's Bake Shop
Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Cookie
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
The Ultimate Chocolate
Chip Cookie Mix

Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer

Chaparral Gardens
Pacific Spice
Frontera Foods
Key Lime Cilantro Taco Skillet Sauce
Original Juan Specialty Foods
American Stockyard Harvest Apple BBQ Sauce
Stonewall Kitchen
Roasted Peach
Whiskey Sauce
Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods
Sukhi's Korma Curry Sauce


Biscuiterie de Provence Roquefort & Walnut Aristocades
Kitchen Table Bakers
Sesame Parmesan Crisps

Dessert or Dessert Topping

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts Inc.
Passion Fruit Mochi Ice Cream
Cavendish Corporation
Kari's Malva Pudding
Ciao Bella Gelato Company
Belgian Chocolate
S'mores Gelato

Diet and Lifestyle Product

Ciao Bella Gelato Company
Blueberry Passion
Sorbet Bars
Kitchen Table Bakers
Jalapeno Parmesan Crisps
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Nueske's Wild Cherrywood Smoked Uncured Bacon
The Republic of Tea®
Calorie-Free Naturally
Sweet Tea

Food Gift

Bone Doctors' BBQ
Bone Doctors'
BBQ Gift Pack
Fat Toad Farm
Toad-ally Cute Gift Box
Tea Forté
Teas for the Heart

Frozen Savory

Callie's Charleston Biscuits
Carrie's Black Pepper
Bacon Biscuits
Dufour Pastry Kitchens
Mushroom Truffle Risotto Phyllo Flower
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
Pemaquid Point Lobster
Pot Pies

Hot Beverage

Chuao Chocolatier
Spicy Maya Hot Chocolate
Teatulia Premium 100% Organic Tea
Lemongrass Herbal Infusion
Theo Chocolate
Theo Chocolate Chipotle Sipping Chocolate

Innovation in Packaging Design or Function

Ajiri Tea
Kenyan Black Tea
Éclat Chocolate
Obsession Bars
Victoria Gourmet
Victoria Taylor's Window Tin - Toasted Sesame Ginger

Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter

Askinosie Chocolate
Hey, Hey Hazelnut™ Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Braswell Food Company
Braswell's Select Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam
Culinary Collective
Puremiel Organic Honey - Lavender

Meat, Pâté or Seafood

Creminelli Fine Meats
Creminelli Sopressa Italian Salami
Fermin USA
Fermin Iberico Dry Cured Ham
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon

Non-Food Specialty Item

Culinary Papers
PaperChef Culinary Parchment Cooking Bags


Culinary Collective
Castillo de Canena Family Reserve Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hammons Products Co.
Black Walnut Oil
Tesori of Sicily
Terraliva "Cherubino" Extra Virgin Olive Oil D.O.P.

Pasta Sauce

Bove's Vodka All-Natural Pasta Sauce
La Pasta, Inc.
Marinara Sauce
Sonoma Gourmet
Tomato Basil

Pasta, Rice or Grain

Crepini by the Crepe Team
Savory Chicken Crepini™
Culinary Collective
Zócalo Kañiwa Grain
Nuovo Pasta Productions, Ltd.
Spinach, Portabella & Gruyere Ravioli

Perishable Foodservice Product

Dufour Pastry Kitchens, Inc.
Roasted Garlic/Parmesan/Fennel Cocktail Straw
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
Lobster Risotto on the Half Shell

Pet Product

VEGGIE LIFE VITALITY Chicken & Sweet Potato
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.
The Original Pup-Pie
Happy Birthday

Salad Dressing

Chaparral Gardens
Blackberry Balsamic
Nago Foods
All Natural Ginger
Sesame Miso
Snapdragon Foods
Tangy Vietnamese Oil-
Free Vinaigrette

Shelf-Stable Foodservice Product

Dulcet Cuisine
Mild Indian Curry Ketchup
Kitchen Table Bakers
Aged Parmesan Crisps
Sonoma Syrup Co. Inc.
Sonoma Olive Juice

Snack Food

Anette's Chocolates
Chili Lime Tequila
Tortilla Brittle
Artisan Candies
Maple Pecan Chipotle Brittle
Blue Crab Bay Co.
Sandbaggers™ Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Peanuts
New England Herbal Foods
Danielle Divine Okra

Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
Orr's Island Oyster Stew
Nueva Cocina Foods
Latin Lentil Soup
Nueva Cocina Foods
White Bean Soup

USDA Certified Organic Product

Late July Organic Snacks
Organic Dude Ranch Multigrain Snack Chips
Plum Daisy
Colorado Mountain Organic Mixed Berry Jam
The Run-a-Ton Group, Inc.
Wholly Wholesome Traditional 6-inch Pie Shells


South African Consulate General
Rozendal Botanical Vinegars - Rozendal Hibiscus Vinegar
The Artisanal Kitchen
Aceto Balsamico de
Modena - Purple Label
Viola Imports, Inc.
Acetaia San Giacomo Essenza
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