NEW YORK – Loacker has won a gold award for Outstanding Baked Good category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2018 sofi™ Award competition for its Gran Pasticceria Tortina White.
A sofi is the top honor in the $127 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association.
The Loacker was one of 150 Winners selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from more than 3,000 entries across 39 Awards categories including Outstanding Chocolate, Cheese, and Savory Snack. Every eligible entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products are judged on Taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, Ingredient Quality and Innovation. All tastings are blind.
“We are honored that our Gran Pasticceria Tortina White has won a gold award,” says Crystal Black Davis, Executive Vice President / Vice President of Marketing, Loacker USA. “This is a testament to Loacker’s on-going commitment to provide quality baked goods, while using only the finest ingredients and artisan craftmanship.” Loacker products, including the award-winning Gran Pasticceria Tortina White, are available at Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joe’s, grocery and convenience stores nationwide. Visit http://www.loackerusa.com for locations.
“A sofi means a product, and the people behind it, have arrived,” says Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “This year’s finalists represent a devotion to excellence and innovation in specialty food that continues to fuel our industry, excite consumer and expand retail offerings around the world.”
The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3,600 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to specialtyfood.com. Learn more about the 2018 sofi Awards at specialtyfood.com/sofi.