Fiddyment Farms Pistachio Paste has won the sofi Gold Award in the Nut Butter, Seed Butter category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi™ Awards competition. A sofi is the top honor in the $127 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.

Fiddyment Farms Pistachio Paste was one of 154 Winners from 3,000 entries across 39 categories. and selected by national panel of 62 specialty food experts. Every entry was carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products are judged on taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, as well as ingredient quality and all tastings are blind.

“We are so proud to receive this important recognition for our pistachio paste!” says Diane Wood, Fiddyment Farms Vice President and General Manager.  “It is very rewarding to see that our passion and dedication to excellence in developing this product has been recognized in such a distinguished way.”

“A sofi means a product, and the people behind it, have arrived,” says Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association. “This year’s winners represent a devotion to excellence and innovation in specialty food that continues to fuel our industry, excite consumers and expand retail offerings around the world.”