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Woo Hoo! 36 Mouth Makers Were Nominated For A Good Food Award!

A huge congratulations to many of our Mouth-watering indie makers for being finalists in the 2017 Good Food Awards, the indie Oscars of the snack world!

The Good Food Awards first started in 2011 to recognize food businesses for their environmental and social responsibility as well as their taste. All entries must be made with real (preferably local) ingredients and nothing artificial or genetically modified. The judges think that “truly good food—the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities—contains all of these ingredients.”

We think all of our makers make truly good food and we’re thrilled that so many of them have been recognized as finalists this year. The Good Food Awards have pretty good taste.

Without further ado, Mouth makers who are finalists in the following categories: 


1732 Meats, Lamb Prosciutto, Pennsylvania
Black Pig Meat Co., Prosciutto, California
La Quercia, Prosciutto Piccante, Iowa
Olympia Provisions, Landrauchschinkin & Salami Capri, Oregon


Rogue Creamery, Organic Tolman Blue, Oregon
Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville Tomme, Georgia
Vermont Creamery, Bonne Bouche, Vermont


Dandelion Chocolate, Mantuano, Venezuela 70%, California
Fruition Chocolate, Marañón Canyon Dark Milk 68% & Hudson Valley Bourbon Dark Milk 61%, New York
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., Mexican-Style Cinnamon Chili Chocolate Bar, Tennessee


Orchard Hill Cider Mill, Ten66 Pommeau, New York


Alma Chocolate, Chocolate Pistachio Toffee, Oregon
Big Picture Farm, Farmstead Chocolate Covered Caramels & Farmstead Caramels, Vermont
Fat Toad Farm, Vanilla Bean Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce & Spicy Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce, Vermont
French Broad Chocolates, Sorghum Caramel, North Carolina
Fruition Chocolate, Brown Butter Bourbon Caramels, New York
Mayana Chocolate, The Space Bar & Coconut Dream Bar, Wisconsin
Tonewood Maple, Maple Cream, Vermont
Videri Chocolate Factory, Rosemary Honey Chocolate Caramel, North Carolina


Bee’s Needs, Marvelous May, New York


Clif Family Kitchen, Organic Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil, California
Enzo Olive Oil, Organic Clementine Crush, California
Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, New York


Bourbon Barrel Foods, Hot and Spicy Kentuckyaki Sauce, Kentucky
Bunches & Bunches, Smoked: Oaxacan Mole Sauce, Oregon
Carr’s Ciderhouse, Cider Syrup, Massachusetts
Marcia’s Munchies, Pickled Corn Relish, Michigan
Middle West Spirits, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ohio Maple Syrup, Ohio
The Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden Farm Sriracha, Massachusetts
XILLI, Salsa Macha, New York


Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Sweet Pepper Relish & Sweet Chips, District of Columbia


Lemon Bird Preserves, Blenheim Apricot, California
Quince & Apple, Tart Cherry and White Tea, Wisconsin


Breuckelen Distilling, 77 Whiskey: Local Rye and Corn, New York
High Wire Distilling Co., New Southern Revival Brand Bourbon Whiskey (Four Grain), South Carolina
Sonoma County Distilling Company, Cherrywood Rye Whiskey, California

Stay tuned for the announcement of winners on January 20th. See the full list of nominees here

May the best indie win.