sofi Awards 2012: Closing Ceremonies
The judging is over, but suspense remains.user rating
Friday was the truly final day of sofi Awards Finalist judging for 2012. In late April, our panel of food experts ate their way through nearly 2,000 products in 30 food categories to select 110 Silver Finalists. Last week saw 589 hopefuls vying for a Silver Finalist spot in the two remaining—and largest—categories, New Product and Product Line.
Finalists will be announced early this week, and the Gold Winners representing the cream of the crop will be revealed at a red-carpet ceremony at the Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. June 18. Until the big announcements this week and next month, whet your palate by checking out our on-the-scene coverage of the judging process: get a peek at some contenders we snapped, learn some fun facts about the sofi Awards judging and read up on the flavor trends sure to be hitting your favorite grocery store or market soon.
Here are some highlights:
- Check out the Silver Finalists from Part 1
- Do you have the stomach to be a sofi judge?
- We saw lots of fascinating trends. Check them out here, here and here.
- And we craved even more. Check out our sofi wishlist.
- Celebrating 40 years of the sofi Awards
Early next will we’ll reveal the finalists for Outstanding New Product and Outstanding Product Line. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@foodspring) and let us know your predictions for the sofi Gold winners.—Eva Meszaros