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’sEscazu Artisan Chocolates
, won for its 70% Tumbes, Peru bar.
• In confections, Raleigh’sVideri Chocolate Factory
won for its Strawberry Anise Ganache.
• In pickles, Hillsborough’sFarmer's Daughter Brand
won for its Sweet Corn and Pepper Relish andTwo 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 winnerCrude 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.