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Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Award Winners Announced

DALLAS – June 28, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the most complete lifestyle market including gourmet and housewares products, has announced the winners of the Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards. The ceremony was held in the World Trade Center during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

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:
French Macarons by Savor Patisserie

Best Beverage – hot or cold: Lavender Blend Coffee by Farmers Lavender Co
Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert –
includes sauces, pies, cakes, cookies: Coconut Cream Pie Chocolate bar by Hammonds Candies

Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings: Lemon Rosemary Garlic Infused Salt by s.a.l.t. sisters

Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings: Alberto's Pickled Garlic by Alberto's Food Products, Inc.

Best Fruit Confit – jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades: Blackberry Pepper Jam by Southern Roots Sisters

Best Healthy Lifestyle – includes organic, gluten free, sugarless, vegan products: Traditional Mexican Vanilla by Casa Bella Vida Mexican Vanilla

Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert – includes caramels, taffy, brittles, pralines, cookies: Jalapeño Caramel by Dutch House Confections

Best Snack – dips, salsas, nuts: Sugar + Spice Pretzel Bites by Outsiders Kitchen

Best Soup or Chili: DYNAMITE Chili Mix and Moonshine Hot Sauce by Fairhope Favorites, Inc.

Judging was based on originality, taste, and packaging. This year’s judges included: Rob Wilson, owner of Times Ten Cellars; Jennifer Bonner, chef from Edible Envy Catering; and Rachel Pinn, the popular local food writer and blogger.

“We are proud to recognize these outstanding companies for their hard work, dedication to the industry, and their exceptional products,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.

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 gourmet and housewares, home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.

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