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Triangle companies win Good Food Awards

Crude Small Batch Bitters & Sodas, based in Raleigh, won a Good Food Award for its Rizzo bitters.
Crude Small Batch Bitters & Sodas, based in Raleigh, won a Good Food Award for its Rizzo bitters. CRAIG RUDEWICZ

A handful of Triangle food companies are again among this year’s Good Food Award winners.

The annual contest aims to recognize “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced” foods; in other words, companies not only committed to sustainability and social good, but also for producing delicious food and beverages.

The nationwide contest honors products in 11 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserve, spirits, oil and honey. North Carolina companies, especially in the Triangle, are often represented on the list of winners. Congratulations!

• In the chocolate category, Raleigh’s

Escazu Artisan Chocolates

, won for its 70% Tumbes, Peru bar.



• In confections, Raleigh’s

Videri Chocolate Factory

won for its Strawberry Anise Ganache.



• In pickles, Hillsborough’s

Farmer's Daughter Brand

won for its Sweet Corn and Pepper Relish and

Two Chicks Farm

, also based in Hillsborough, won for its Kimchi.



• In preserves,

Farmer's Daughter Brand

won for its Strawberry-Honeysuckle Jam.



• In spirits, first-time winner

Crude Bitters

of Raleigh won for its Rizzo, a rosemary, grapefruit and peppercorn bitters.



For information on where to buy these products, check out the companies’ websites. For a complete list of winners, go to goodfoodawards.org.

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