FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2016 Fresno Food Expo debuted 33 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 28 different Central California businesses. Now in its fourth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products. This year’s products range from freeze-dried organic fruits and craft beers made with locally grown ingredients to infused olive oils, craft chocolate, gourmet nuts and nut butters, healthy snacks and everything in between that showcase the diversity of quality foods and beverages made in Central California.
All products entered into the New Product Awards are competing for the Buyer’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards. To determine the Buyer’s Choice Award winner, all 33 products were reviewed, ranked and narrowed down to 10 finalists by a panel of marketing and food industry leaders at the New Product Awards Preview event, “Taste, Tally & Tweet,” on July 13, 2016. These 10 products will now advance to the Celebrity Judging Panel, which will judge the products during the Fresno Food Expo on July 28, 2016.
The Buyer’s Choice Award will be announced during the Fresno Food Expo business-to-business trade show on July 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. The following products are finalists in the Buyer’s Choice Award category: Califresh Sarah's Harvest-Fresh Green Chickpea Hummus, ENZO Olive Oil ENZO Organic Clementine Crush, Lanna Coffee Co Lanna Cold Brew, Molucca Chocolate Inclusions Craft Chocolate Bars, P*DE*Q P*DE*Q Pre Baked, Poindexter Nut Company Crazy Go Nuts Flavored Walnuts, RPE Produce, Inc. Tasteful Selections Season & Savor Potatoes, Rosa Brothers Milk Company Single Use Glass Milk Bottles, SnackMasters Aubrey's Jerky and Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company 99 Golden Ale.
The People’s Choice Award is entirely determined by the public through online voting. The People’s Choice Award allows the public to share their thoughts as a consumer, voicing their opinion on what products stand out from others in the marketplace. To vote for your favorite new product, visit the Fresno Food Expo’s website or Facebook page.
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