Jun 29, 2022
Dallas Market Center celebrates the 2022 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Award recipients

Dallas Market Center, a lifestyle market including gourmet and housewares products, has announced the winners of the 2022 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards. The ceremony was held in the World Trade Center during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 22-28.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards celebrates exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry who exhibit in Dallas. Entries were received from dozens of companies from coast to coast.

2022 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Award Recipients

The winners are as follows:

Best Baked

Includes cookies, cake, breads and mixes.

  • Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies by Oh, Sugar!

Best Beverage – Hot or Cold

  • Big Bayou Bloody Mary Mix – Original by Big Bayou Cocktail Sauces

Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert–

Includes sauces, pies, cakes and cookies.

  • Baratti & Milano Cremino Classico by Baratti & Milano

Best Condiment I

Includes sauces, rubs and seasonings.

  • Honey Hot Sauce by Savannah Bee Company

Best Condiment II

Includes oils, vinegars and dressings.

  • Blueberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar by Tastefully Olive

Best Fruit Confit

Includes jams, jellies, preserves and marmalades.

  • Raven’s Original Strawberry Jalapeno Jam by Raven’s Nest | Gourmet + Gift

Best Healthy Lifestyle

Includes organic, gluten free, sugarless and vegan products.

  • Chain Reaction by Casa M Spice

Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert

Includes caramels, taffy, brittles, pralines and cookies.

  • LUXE Strawberry Sugar Cube by Teaspressa

Best of Kitchen & Entertaining

Fire Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster by Firebuggz

Best Snack

Includes dips, salsas and nuts.

  • Fire Mission by GI Jerky

Best Soup or Chili

  • Tomato Basil Bisque by Ala Carte Alice


Judging was based on originality, taste, and packaging. This year’s judges included: Maria Whitworth, director of marketing & advertising for Edible Dallas Fort Worth Magazine; Andrew Shipman, general manager of Billy Can Can Restaurant; and Cullen Potts, co-owner of Berkley’s Market.

“We offer congratulations to each of the awards winners,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “All of the awards are well deserved, and we are proud to recognize all of the incredible talent and hard work that was represented from the industry this year.”

For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. For more information, visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com.


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