Real Treat first Canadian cookie brand to win the Sofi Award
By Food in Canada staffProcessing Bake & Snack Food Specialty Foods Editor pick organic cookies sofi awards
Real Treat’s Lemon Sablés with Herbes de Provence wins gold in the Cookies & Sweet Snacks category of the Specialty Food Association’s 2021 Sofi Awards. This is the first time a certified organic cookie has won a Sofi Award. Further, Real Treat is the first Canadian brand to win a Sofi in this category since the inception of the award in 1972.
To win the highly competitive Sofi Award, Real Treat’s cookies were blind taste tested by a group of expert judges made up of seasoned food professionals including chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers and specialty food buyers. Judges scored each submission on multiple qualities including flavour, appearance, texture, aroma and creativity.
“The Sofi Gold Award is the highest honour in the specialty food industry. Winning one is a tremendous achievement and a true validation of our mission to create organic cookies that are decadent and delicious,” said Jacqueline Day, founder, Real Treat. “For too long organic treats have fallen into the category of ‘consolation prize food’ and we are here to change that.”
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