Gourmet Product Awards Winners Announced
Courtesy of Malibu Pies.
Chipotle chile peanut butter, blueberry licorice and coconut hibiscus tea were among the winners at the first Gourmet Product Awards. The competition honors the best new gourmet products in 43 finely divided categories including condiments, confections, dairy, oils, baby products, beverages, snacks and more.
This year's winners include local talent like Malibu Pies, a Sherman Oaks-based bakery that makes savory hand-pies. Full list of winners after the jump.
Baby Product: Wean Cubes www.weangreen.com
Baked Goods - Innovation: Elizabeth Jean's Homemade Pie Kit www.elizabethjeanspiekit.com
Baked Goods - Mix: Marion's Gluten-Free Cookie and Muffin mix www.marionssmartdelights.com
Baked Goods - Packaged: Alfajor de dulce de leche (Double Caramel Filled Cookie) www.ultracongelados.com.ar
BBQ + Grilling, Barware, etc: Gourmet Grilling Planks www.afireinc.com
Beverage - Bagged Tea: Naturally Sweet Tea www.republicoftea.com
Beverage - Coffee: Mokk-a www.mokk-a.com
Beverage - Herbal Tea: Coconut Hibiscus Tea www.republicoftea.com
Beverage - Loose Leaf Tea: Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Loose Tea www.republicoftea.com
Beverages - Juice: Juices with Fruit bits www.Mayafoods.com
Beverages - Mix: Shaken Mango Passion Green Iced Tea www.bigtrain.com
Beverages - Water: HINT Fizz www.drinkhint.com
Breakfast Item: Malibu Pies www.malibupies.com
Cheese: Reading www.sbfcheese.org
Chocolate: Million Dollar Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bar www.bartonscandy.com
Condiments: Hot Mama's Sweet Pepper Sauce www.hotmamasbelize.com
Confections: Green Apple Butter Caramel www.bequetconfections.com
Cookie: Brent & Sam's Premium Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies www.snyderslance.com
Dairy: Magnolia Premium Tropical Ice Cream www.magnoliaplease.com
Dressing and Marinades: Coconut Citrus Vinaigrette www.schoolhousekitchen.com
Fruits & Vegetables: Tillen Farms 'Bada Bing' Cherries www.tillenfarms.com
Garlic, Mushrooms & Olives: Himalaya Truffle www.greatporcini.com
Gourmet Promotions and Gift Ideas: Pie in a Jar www.sweetshopusa.com
Kitchen Utensils, Gadgets, Chef Items: Ozonator www.ozonator.com
Lifestyle and Health Choices: TopChips www.topchips.com
New Gourmet Food Products: Teaspoon Willie's Everything Sauce www.teaspoonwillies.com
Oils - Olive: Rallis Olive Oil www.icepressed.com
Oils (nut, veg, seed, other): Stoger Pumpkin Seed Oil www.culinary-imports.com
Organic: Chipotle Chile Peanut Butter www.sunlandinc.com
Popular Foods: Justin's Organic Peanut Butter Cups www.justinsnutbutter.com
Raw Foods: Rallis Olive Oil www.icepressed.com
Sauces: Ladybird - Everyday Hot Sauce www.ladybirdandfriends.com
Seafood & Fish (caviar, smoked, shell, etc): Homestyle New England Cod Cakes www.pierfish.com
Snacks - Innovation: Gary & Kit's Gourmet Mountain Mix www.cliffamilywinery.com
Snacks - Salty: Somersault Snack Co - Pacific Sea Salt www.somersaultsnackco.com
Snacks - Sweet: Panda Blueberry Licorice www.pandalicorice.com
Soups, Stews & Beans: Bookbinders Ready to Serve Soup www.bookbinderspecialties.com
Specialty Goods & Items: Keep Cup www.keepcup.com
Spices, Flavorings, Special Ingredients: Rub Joe www.rubjoemeat.com
Spreads, Syrups, Toppings, Jams, Honey etc: Seasonal Preserve Collection www.graceandi.com
Unique Delicious Foods: Grace and I's Turshi www.graceandi.com
Vinegar (Balsamic, Sherry, etc): Gingras Extra Old Apple Cider Vinegar www.cidervinegar.com
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