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May 30, 2019
Dallas Market Center shares the Annual Gourmet Gold Specialty Good Awards finalists

Dallas Market Center shares the finalists of the 10th Annual Gourmet Gold Specialty Good Awards to be held during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 19-25, 2019.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, celebrate exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center.

Food entries are judged based on taste, originality and packaging. Judging will take place Thursday, June 20 and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 21, in the World Trade Center Atrium at 6 PM.

Visit dallasmarketcenter.com/gourmetgold for more information.

The June 2019 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Finalists

Best Fruit Confit

  • Sweet Potato Pecan Butter – Ala Carte Alice
  • Cranberry Relish – Jalapeno Gold
  • Blackberry Fire – Lone Star Pepper Co.
  • Strawberry Jalapeno Jam – Raven’s Nest Specialties
  • Peach Pepper Jam – Southern Roots Sisters

Best Soup or Chili

  • Shrimp Bisque – Ala Carte Alice
  • Ben Jack Larado Chuck Wagon Chili – Ben Jack Larado Gourmet Foods
  • Dede’s Cajun Cuisine Jambalaya Starter Sauce – Dede’s Cajun Country Cuisine

Best Healthy Lifestyle

  • Alberto’s Sweet Jalapeno Relish – Alberto’s Food Products, Inc.
  • Jalapeno Pepper Salt – Behrnes’ Pepper Salts
  • Tomato Basil Bruschetta – Copperleaf Gourmet Foods, Inc.
  • Beet Pickled Quail Eggs – Gourmet Gardens Specialty Foods
  • Peppery Garlic – Salad Spice
  • JabaliGrind Low Salt w/Garlic – JabaliGrind
  • Mango Pineapple Craft Cocktail – Trishnna Tea
  • Curried Away Coconut Chicken – Two Sisters At Home

Best Snack

  • Alberto’s Pickled Asparagus – Alberto’s Food Products, Inc.
  • Black Bean & Corn Salsa – Copperleaf Gourmet Foods, Inc.
  • Deanan Delight – Deanan Gourmet Popcorn
  • Jumpin’ Jack’s Bacon-Nator Dip Mix – Deep Fork Foods
  • 40 piece Wood Box-Sea Salt Caramels – Dutch House Confections
  • Flathau’s Fine Foods Sharp Cheddar Cheese Straws- Flathau’s Fine Foods
  • Spice Pickled Quail Eggs – Gourmet Gardens
  • Brazil Nut Filled Biscuit – Panela Pantry
  • Garden Party Mix – Raven’s Nest Specialties
  • Savory Yo-Yo’S Snack Crackers – Savory Fine Foods
  • Raspberry Chipotle Jam – Southern Roots Sisters
  • Texas Sweet Heat-Mild – Texas Sweet Heat
  • Crackalacka Toasted Coconut Cracker Seasoning – Two Sisters at Home

Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert

  • Mama’s Chocolate Pie – Aunt Bee’z Delicious Desserts
  • Hot Fudge Sauce – Backhouse Foods
  • No Bake Turtle Cheesecake – Country Home Creations
  • Bourbon Pecan Truffle – Spokandy Chocolatier
  • Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Fudge – The Nutty Bavarian

Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert

  • Tipsy Butterscotch Sauce – Backhouse Foods
  • 63 Piece Wood Box-Original Caramels – Dutch House Confections
  • Jalapeno Peanut Butter – Jalapeno Gold
  • Pistachio Brittle – Pajama Sweets
  • Dulce De Leche Bourbon Caramel – Spokandy Chocolatier
  • Cinnamon Glazed Pecans – The Nutty Bavarian

Best Condiment l

  • Chipotle Pepper Salt – Behrnes’ Pepper Slats
  • Bentley’s Batch 5 Sweet ‘N Heat Barbeque Sauce – Bentley’s Batch 5
  • White Cheddar Jalapeno Dip Mix – Country Home Creations
  • Daddy’s Magic Dust – Daddy’s Seasonings
  • Dede’s Cajun Cuisine Louisiana Red Hot Sauce – Dede’s Cajun Country Cuisine
  • Jumpin’Jack’s Sweet Heat Chipotle-Lime Sauce – Deep Forks Foods
  • JabaliGrind – JabaliGrind
  • J Welch Farms Dipping Spice – J Welch Farms
  • Salsa El Gallo Restaurant Style Jalapeno Salsa – Las Delicias Distributors
  • Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish – Lone Star Pepper Company
  • Liquid Cane Sugar – Panela Pantry
  • Perpetual Vanilla – Perpetual Vanilla
  • Savory Spicy Guacamole Party Cracker Seasoning – Savory Fine Foods
  • Smokin’ Mary Original – Smokin’ Mary
  • Texas Sweet Heat-hot – Texas Sweet Heat
  • Evil Cowboy “Sacrifice” – Texas Triangle Grove, Evil Cowboy

Best Condiment ll

  • J Welch Farms Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – J Welch Farms
  • Liquid Panela – Panela Pantry
  • Sweet Greek – Salad Spice

Best Beverage

  • Ben Jack Larado Bloody Mary Mix (with Pickled Asparagus Spear in Every Bottle) – Ben Jack Larado
  • Bentley’s Batch 5 Hot Barbeque Bloody Mary Mix – Bentley’s Batch 5
  • Pickle Sips (Sweet Heart) – Cin Chili & Company
  • Skip’s Mix – Skip’s Mix
  • Green with Envy – Smokin’ Mary
  • Evil Cowboy “Two Brothers” Bloody Mary Mix- Texas Triangle Grove, Evil Cowboy
  • Ginger Coconut Herbal Tea – Trishnna Tea
  • Mix It Up! Variety Pack – Wine-A-Rita

Best Baked

  • Flathau’s Fine Foods Butterscotch Snaps – Flathau’s Fine Foods
  • Dr. Pete’s Rustic French Bread – Dr. Pete’s Specialty Foods



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