Dallas Market Center Announces 2022 Gourmet Gold

Specialty Food Awards Winners

DALLAS – June 28, 2022 – Dallas Market Center, the most complete lifestyle market including gourmet and housewares products, has announced the winners of the 2022 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards. The ceremony was held in the World Trade Center during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 22 - 28.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards celebrates exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry who exhibit in Dallas. Entries were received from dozens of companies from coast to coast. The winners are as follows:

Best Baked – cookies, cake, breads, mixes: Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies by Oh, Sugar!

Best Beverage – hot or cold: Big Bayou Bloody Mary Mix - Original by Big Bayou Cocktail Sauces

Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert – includes sauces, pies, cakes, cookies: Baratti & Milano Cremino Classico by Baratti & Milano

Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings: Honey Hot Sauce by Savannah Bee Company

Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings: Blueberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar by Tastefully Olive

Best Fruit Confit – jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades: Raven’s Original Strawberry Jalapeno Jam by Raven’s Nest | Gourmet + Gift

Best Healthy Lifestyle – includes organic, gluten free, sugarless, vegan products: Chain Reaction by Casa M Spice

Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert – includes caramels, taffy, brittles, pralines, cookies: LUXE Strawberry Sugar Cube by Teaspressa

Best of Kitchen & Entertaining: Fire Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster by Firebuggz

Best Snack – dips, salsas, nuts: Fire Mission by GI Jerky

Best Soup or Chili: Tomato Basil Bisque by Ala Carte Alice

Judging was based on originality, taste, and packaging. This year’s judges included: Maria Whitworth, Director of Marketing & Advertising for Edible Dallas Fort Worth Magazine; Andrew Shipman, General Manager of Billy Can Can Restaurant; and Cullen Potts, Co-Owner of Berkley’s Market.

“We offer congratulations to each of the awards winners,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “All of the awards are well deserved, and we are proud to recognize all of the incredible talent and hard work that was represented from the industry this year.”

Tens of thousands of buyers from across the country and internationally attended the Total Home & Gift Market, a seven-day trade event that welcomes single and multi-location retail, buying groups, and major stores. Gourmet Market inside Dallas Market is open-daily and showcases hundreds of products.

For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.