Savannah Bee Company has won sofi Silver Award in Honey in the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi Awards competition. A sofi is the top honor in the $127 billion specialty food industry. “Sofi” is an acronym for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association.
The Sourwood Gold Reserve Honey was one of 154 Winners selected by a national panel of 62 specialty food experts from 3,000 entries across 39 categories. Every 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, as well as ingredient quality. All tastings are blind.
“We are honored that Savannah Bee’s Sourwood Gold Reserve Honey has won a coveted sofi Award,” said Ted Dennard, founder and president of Savannah Bee Company. “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.” Sourwood Gold Reserve Honey is available for purchase online at the Savannah Bee website.
“A sofi means a product, and the people behind it, have arrived,” said Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “This year’s winners 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 3,400 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 sofi Awards at specialtyfood.com/sofi.