Norwegian Baked Wins Silver in Cracker Category sofi Awards

Brooklyn, NY – Norwegian Baked has won the silver award in the Cracker Category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s 2019 sofi™ Awards, a top honor in the $140 billion specialty food industry.

The Knekkebrød Sprinkled with Sea Salt Flakes was one of 148 winners selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from nearly 2,000 entries across 39 Awards categories. 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 Knekkebrød Sprinkled with Sea Salt Flakes has won a silver award,” says Hedvig Bourbon, owner of Norwegian Baked. “As entrepreneurs we are always looking for ways to know that our product is loved.  This is one of the ultimate stamps of approval and we’re very grateful.” Knekkebrød Sprinkled with Sea Salt Flakes is found online and at stores nationwide. Please visit for our retail partners.

“A sofi recognizes an extraordinary product and the people behind it,” 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 consumers, 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 3,800 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to To learn more about the 2019 sofi Awards winner and hear the winners’ acceptance speeches, visit

About Norwegian Baked

Norwegian Baked was founded in April 2016 by Hedvig Bourbon in Brooklyn, New York. Norwegian Baked’s Knekkebrød (crispbread) is a modern spin on a traditional Nordic staple, baked fresh each week by the founder herself. Made with organic whole grains and seeds, Norwegian Baked’s Knekkebrød is nutrient-rich, wheat-free, vegan, and naturally high in fiber. Fueled by their love of Norwegian artisan foods, Norwegian Baked aspires to share this passion with consumers across the United States. Future plans include developing new Nordic-inspired flavors. More information can be found at

About the Specialty Food Association

The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,800 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at