The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) announced their "Sofi Award" winners which recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages in 32 categories.  The NASFT is a "not-for-profit business trade association established in 1952 to foster trade, commerce and interest in the specialty food industry."  

After narrowing down their selections from 2,191 entries the winners were announced June 30 at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.  The complete list can be found here, but these are some of the items that I would especially like to take home and put into my face:

Barefoot Contessa's Pantry's Lemon CurdOutstanding Jam, Preserve, Honey, or Nut Butter 

Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier's Blueberry Acai Gummy PandasOutstanding Confection 

Callie's Charleston Cheese BiscuitsOutstanding Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal 


Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company's Spruce Head Smoked Scallop Lobster BisqueOutstanding Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili 


Lettieri & Company, Ltd's Giuseppe Riccardo Balsamic VinegarOutstanding Vinegar 

Nuovo Pasta Productions, Ltd's Roasted Portabella and Truffle Gourmet Sauce - Outstanding Pasta Sauce 

Route 11 Potato Chips, Sweet Potato ChipsOutstanding Snack Food 

Saaf Ginger Beverage Company LLC's Gingernize Ginger Lemonade RushOutstanding Cold Beverage 

Stella Cadente Olive Oil Company's Basil OilOutstanding Oil 

Stonewall Kitchen's Balsamic Fig DressingOutstanding Salad Dressing 

The Cheese Works Ltd.'s Ortiz Conservas Boqueroned Marinated White AnchoviesOutstanding Meat, Pate, or Seafood 

The Seasoned Palate Inc.'s tsp spices Sweet BasicOutstanding Food Gift

Transatlantic Foods Inc.'s Aux Delices des Bois Black Truffle Butter Outstanding New Product 

Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, Inc. - Outstanding Product Line

 Congratulations to all the winners!

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