Winners named in North Carolina Specialty Food Association’s Competition

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The North Carolina Specialty Foods Association recently announced winners of its 2021 product competition during the final virtual Summer of Success event. This year’s competition received a total of 147 entries across nine categories.

Anna’s Gourmet Goodies of Wake Forest, NC was named Grand Champion for its BIG Chocolate Brownie. The complete list of winners by category is included below.

The NC Specialty Foods Association serves more than 125 Tar Heel companies. Its mission is to actively encourage and support the promotion and appreciation of the state’s specialty foods and beverages. Learn more and also access the Dish This! catalog to find local, artisan, small-batch products made in North Carolina at www.ncspecialtyfoods.org.

Baked Goods

Winner: Anna’s Gourmet Goodies of Wake Forest — BIG Chocolate Brownie

Runner-up: Sweater Box Confections of Nags Head — Salted Chocolate Espresso Shortbread

Beverages/Beverage Mixes

Winner: Alley Twenty Six of Durham — Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Runner-up: Alley Twenty Six of Durham — Pomegranate Syrup

Condiments

Winner: Julz’s Creations of Durham — Julz’s Best BBQ Sauce

Runner-up: Kitcheneez of Burlington — Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Confections

Winner: Dew Drop Chocolates of Fuquay-Varina — Peanut Butter Yummies

Runner-up: Dew Drop Chocolates of Fuquay-Varina — Nut Lover’s Chocolate Clusters

Deli/Dairy

Winner: Big Delicious Brand of Raleigh — Carolina Sausage Dip

Runner-up: Boxcarr Handmade Cheese of Cedar Grove — Doeling

Honey and Preserves

Winner: The Little BeeKeeper of Lincolnton — Local Raw Honey

Runner-up: Turmeric Zone of Morrisville — Turmeric with Ceylon Cinnamon and Cloves Honey

Pantry

Winner: Rising Smoke Sauceworks of Efland — Buzz’N Berry Barbecue Sauce

Runner-up: Flavor Seed of Charlotte — Rock Yo’ Taco Seasoning Mix

Plant-Based Foods

Winner: Norm’s Farms of Pittsboro — Elderberry Gummies

Runner-up: Norm’s Farms of Pittsboro — Elderberry Wellness Syrup

Snacks

Winner: SIPPIN SNAX Craft Beer & Wine Snacks of Greensboro — Chocolate Porter Craft Peanuts

Runner-up: The Durham Toffee Company of Durham — Durham Toffee Mash Up

 

 

Source: Sherry Barefoot, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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