The Dallas Market Center recognized the winners of the 2016 Dallas Gourmet Gold Awards at a ceremony and cocktail reception held at The Culinary Stage on the first floor of the World Trade Center during the recent Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.
According to the Dallas Market Center, entries were judged based on originality, taste and packaging. Paula Deen was the guest presenter at the Gourmet Gold award ceremony. The winners:
Best Baked: Key lime snaps Flathau’s Fine Foods by Flathau’s Fine Foods
Best Beverage: Bentley’s Batch 5 Hot Barbecue Bloody Mary Mix by Bentley’s Batch 5
Best Condiment I: Sweet: Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce by Uncle Bob’s Sauces
Best Condiment II: Savory: Maison Pebeyre Truffle Mayonnaise by The French Farm
Best Fruit Confit: Caprichos del Guadalquivir Cadenera Orange Marmalade by The French Farm
Best Soup/Chili: Real Texas Chili by Bear Creek Smokehouse
Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert: Chocolate Dipped Chili Pepper by Isabelly’s Chocolates and Sweet Treats
Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert: Applesauce Spice Cake by Aunt Bee’z Delicious Desserts
Best Snack: Savory Saltine Seasoning by Savory Fine Foods
Prior to the awards ceremony, Deen made an appearance at the Jokari booth in the gourmet market. At the booth, Deen showcased a licensed line of storage and organizational products as well as baking mixes that she recently launched with Jokari.