Georgia Magazine - August 2019 - 8

GEORGIA News

Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

Beautiful Briny Sea garners top Flavor
of Georgia award

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uzi Sheffield and Atlanta's Beautiful Briny
Sea won the grand prize at the University of
Georgia (UGA) 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food
Product Contest on March 19 with their Gunpowder
Finishing Salt, a tangy mix of Hawaiian volcanic salt,
chipotle, black pepper, garlic, onion and sumac. 
The annual contest, conducted by the
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food businesses to showcase their
new products.
A team of food industry
experts and grocery buyers chose
Beautiful Briny Sea as the best of
33 finalists. They rated the products on qualities including innovation, use of Georgia theme, market
potential and flavor.
"These small starts and big dreams have become big business. Flavor of Georgia winning products are now found not just around the
Southeast but across the nation as well,"
In just over a decade,
says Sam Pardue, dean and director of the
more than 1,400
entries from every UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. "They are a critical
corner of the state
part of the innovative work that helps the
have been entered in
state's [food and fiber] industry employ
the UGA Flavor
more than 850,000 people in Georgia
of Georgia Food
each year-that's a little over 14 percent of
Product Contest.
the state's total workforce."
Other winners include:
* People's Choice Award: AubSauce, Aubs Co.,
Decatur
* Barbecue Sauces: Blueberry Barbecue Sauce,
Byne Blueberry Farms, Waynesboro
* Beverages: Grapefruit Peach, Montane Sparkling
Spring Water, Atlanta
* Confections: Georgia Blueberry Pie Filling, Pie
Provisions, Kennesaw
* Dairy Products: Silly Goat Cheese, Smith Family
Dairy Farm, Norman Park
* Honey and Related Products: Smoked Honey,
Classic City Bee Co., Athens
* Jams and Jellies: Black Cherry Pecan Jam, Savy
Confections, Fairburn
* Meat and Seafood: Chicken, Leek and Thyme Pie,
Pouch Pies, Athens
* Miscellaneous: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive

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Holly Hollifield and Suzi Sheffield of Atlanta's Beautiful Briny Sea
showcase Gunpowder Finishing Salt at the 2019 Flavor of Georgia
Food Product Contest. Sheffield's product won the grand prize and
the top prize in the Sauces and Seasonings category.

Brad Hardy and Ken Hardy of Hardy's Peanuts in Hawkinsville
celebrate their win in the Snack Foods category for their dill-flavored
peanuts.

Orchards of Georgia, Quitman
* Condiments and Salsas: Bacon Jam, Pine Street Market,
Avondale Estates
* Sauces and Seasonings: Gunpowder Finishing Salt, Beautiful
Briny Sea, Atlanta
* Snack Foods: Delicious Dill Pickle Party Peanuts, Hardy's
Peanuts, Hawkinsville
Category winners received an award and membership in
the state Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown program.
To learn about Beautiful Briny Sea, visit beautifulbrinysea.
com. For more information about the contest, visit 
flavorofga.com.
-Merritt Melancon


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