Tuesday, June 30, 2009
eat more gold ...
Heather Chu, Brand Specialist for Dufflet Small Indulgences, snuggles up to her first ever gold sofi™ awarded for Best Confection 2009, Dufflet Caramel Crackle™.
The following pr is shamelessly copied from the Phatguru blog ... we're so exited!
New York, NY (June 29, 2009) – Winners were announced this evening for the 37th sofi Awards for the outstanding foods and beverages of the year. Presented by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) the awards honor the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year in 33 categories. “sofi” stands for specialty outstanding food innovation.
The awards were presented at the Summer Fancy Food Show by noted chef Ming Tsai at a red-carpet event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
The 2009 sofi Gold Winners are: Confection—Dufflet Caramel Crackle ™ - Almond & Pistachio
(some other folks won too - view the entire list at Phatguru)
Competition was strong this year, with 1,997 entries across all 33 categories. This spring, a national panel of specialty food experts narrowed the field to 128 Silver Finalists during five days of judging at NASFT’s offices in New York City. More than 550 buyers at the Summer Fancy Food Show cast ballots to select the gold winners. The results were tabulated by an outside accounting firm this afternoon. The Summer Fancy Food Show ends tomorrow, June 30.
The NASFT is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 2,900 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more info visit NASFT/Fancy Food Show and Foodspring
Dufflet Small Indulgences line of Crackles™, Tumbles™, Morsels and more are available at all three Toronto Dufflet cafes as well as gourmet grocers and gift shops through out North America.
Did I mention that we won the gold?