Gourmet Product Awards Winners Announced

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

Baked Goods - Innovation: Elizabeth Jean's Homemade Pie Kit

Baked Goods - Mix: Marion's Gluten-Free Cookie and Muffin mix

Baked Goods - Packaged: Alfajor de dulce de leche (Double Caramel Filled Cookie)

BBQ + Grilling, Barware, etc: Gourmet Grilling Planks

Beverage - Bagged Tea: Naturally Sweet Tea

Beverage - Coffee: Mokk-a

Beverage - Herbal Tea: Coconut Hibiscus Tea

Beverage - Loose Leaf Tea: Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Loose Tea

Beverages - Juice: Juices with Fruit bits

Beverages - Mix: Shaken Mango Passion Green Iced Tea

Beverages - Water: HINT Fizz

Breakfast Item: Malibu Pies

Cheese: Reading

Chocolate: Million Dollar Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bar

Condiments: Hot Mama's Sweet Pepper Sauce

Confections: Green Apple Butter Caramel

Cookie: Brent & Sam's Premium Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Dairy: Magnolia Premium Tropical Ice Cream

Dressing and Marinades: Coconut Citrus Vinaigrette

Fruits & Vegetables: Tillen Farms 'Bada Bing' Cherries

Garlic, Mushrooms & Olives: Himalaya Truffle

Gourmet Promotions and Gift Ideas: Pie in a Jar

Kitchen Utensils, Gadgets, Chef Items: Ozonator

Lifestyle and Health Choices: TopChips

New Gourmet Food Products: Teaspoon Willie's Everything Sauce

Oils - Olive: Rallis Olive Oil

Oils (nut, veg, seed, other): Stoger Pumpkin Seed Oil

Organic: Chipotle Chile Peanut Butter

Popular Foods: Justin's Organic Peanut Butter Cups

Raw Foods: Rallis Olive Oil

Sauces: Ladybird - Everyday Hot Sauce

Seafood & Fish (caviar, smoked, shell, etc): Homestyle New England Cod Cakes

Snacks - Innovation: Gary & Kit's Gourmet Mountain Mix

Snacks - Salty: Somersault Snack Co - Pacific Sea Salt

Snacks - Sweet: Panda Blueberry Licorice

Soups, Stews & Beans: Bookbinders Ready to Serve Soup

Specialty Goods & Items: Keep Cup

Spices, Flavorings, Special Ingredients: Rub Joe

Spreads, Syrups, Toppings, Jams, Honey etc: Seasonal Preserve Collection

Unique Delicious Foods: Grace and I's Turshi

Vinegar (Balsamic, Sherry, etc): Gingras Extra Old Apple Cider Vinegar

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