All three won best in their categories at the statewide contest for food entrepreneurs. Byrd Cookie Company won best confection with their Georgia Peach Cookies. The Salt Table, of Pooler, won best marinade or sauce with their Tybee Island Coastal Blend seasoning and Verdant Kitchen won best snack with their Savannah Snaps.
Adriana Coppola, a native Italian living in Johns Creek, won this year’s Flavor of Georgia grand prize with her A&A Alta Cucina Italia Balsamico al Mirtillo, a blueberry balsamic vinegar reduction.
“Though hundreds of food products have come through the Flavor of Georgia contest since 2007, Georgians just keep coming up with a new ‘crop’ of excellent entries each year,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator.
The Flavor of Georgia food product contest is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of the Governor, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.
More information about this year’s contest can be found at www.flavorofga.com or on Twitter @Flavor_of_GA.