Fabulous Fudge Sauce, Heirloom Finishing Salt, and Organic Pepper and Garlic Dip are amongst the winners of the AmericasMart Atlanta Best of Atlanta awards. The awards celebrated the top gourmet food products in its permanent and temporary collections and were adjudicated during The Atlanta Gourmet Market which took place from Sept. 16 to 18.
Winners were designated based on taste, overall appeal and packaging/presentation as selected by industry experts Malika Bowling, president of the Association of Food Bloggers and author of the Food Lovers’ Guide to Atlanta, Food Blogging 101, and The Atlanta Restaurant Blog; Chef Andrew Isabella, executive chef of BeetleCat; and Chef Martin Smetana, head chef of Classic Fare Catering.
The winners include:
Best Chocolate: Fabulous Fudge Sauce, Fox Point Farm
Best Candy (non-chocolate): Goat Milk Caramels in Salted Vanilla, Fox Point Farm
Best Dessert; Handmade Chocolate. Sweet Shop’s,
Best Lifestyle/Natural/Gluten-Free: Organic Pepper & Garlic Dip, Robert Rothschild Farm
Best Beverage: Peach Bellini, Wine-a-Rita
Best Jam: Seedless Black Raspberry Preserves, Columbia Empire Farms
Best Condiment: Heirloom Finishing Salt, J.Q. Dickson Salt Works
Best Snack: Pimento Cheese Grits Bits, Grits Bits
Wild Card: Tispy Tapas Cheese Stuffed Baby Squash, Sable & Rosenfeld
Best Soup: Thai Coconut Soup, Plentiful Pantry