Heilala Vanilla Syrup Named 2014 Sofi Award Finalist


New Zealand-based Heilala Vanilla Limited is pleased to announced Heilala Vanilla Syrup has been named a 2014 sofiâ„¢ Finalist in the “Dessert or Dessert Topping” category. A sofi is the top honor in the $88 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association.

The sofiâ„¢ Awards represent culinary innovation across America and around the globe. Finalists are selected at the Association’s offices in New York City by a national panel of specialty food retailers, foodservice professionals and journalists. The winners are selected by retailers and foodservice buyers attending the Summer Fancy Food Show on June 29-June 30, and are announced at a red-carpet ceremony the evening of June 30.

Heilala Vanilla Syrup was one of 109 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from a record 2,737 entries across 32 awards categories from Outstanding Appetizer to Outstanding Vinegar. More on the Sofi Awards and finalists can be seen here:

Heilala Vanilla Syrup is the perfect balance between the sweetness of syrup and the delicate flavor of pure vanilla. The 100% pure vanilla syrup can be used instead of maple syrup or honey and can add a dose of decadence to breakfasts, beverages and desserts.
The Vanilla Syrup is available in 250ml (8.40 FL OZ) at a suggested retail price of $14.95.

“A sofi is the highest honor for products from our members, who bring craft, care and joy to the specialty food they create. The honor means the product is simply the best in its category,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.

Heilala Vanilla Syrup is available for purchase online at www.heilalavanilla.com where you will also find a list of retailers and recipes.

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Posted by Meghan Ogilvie