CT Specialty Food Association Announces Product Awards

The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held its 14th annual Product Awards Competition on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Over 165 specialty food items from Connecticut’s budding specialty food community entered into 39 categories with hopes of receiving the prestigious Food Product of the Year award.

2015 CT Specialty Food Product Award Winners Announced

The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held its fourteenth Product Awards Competition on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville and I was honored to serve as a judge for the fourth straight year. This year one hundred seventy-nine items were entered into 33 categories where they were judged on appearance, aroma, texture, and taste.

Hershey’s Kisses GMOs Goodbye

Bowing to pressure from consumers, Hershey’s announced on Feb. 18 that it was making sweeping changes in its products lines to what it calls simple ingredients. Hershey’s kisses GMOs goodbye, along with artificial colors and flavors, as part of the commitment.

Fine, Epicurean Gifts from Olivette

Each holiday season we look for special gifts under $25 for the teacher, babysitter, music instructor, tutor, coach, mother’s helper, massage therapist and anyone else who’s been especially kind, thoughtful, and helpful during the year. Everyone loves the gift of fine food and Olivette is a convenient destination for buying a wide selection of epicurean gifts under $25,

The Find: Amedei Chocolate Easter Eggs

Skip the grocery store this year and head to Olivette on the Post Road in Darien to buy a box of Amedei’s chocolate Easter eggs. Amedei is a luxury bean-to-bar chocolate maker from Tuscany whose artisan chocolates are considered to be among the finest in the world.

Pralus Single Origin Organic Chocolate Tasting Workshop

Please join us for a unique educational and tasting experience during which we’ll profile the complex flavors of 5 single origin dark chocolates in Pralus’ “organic pyramid”. Learn about the cacao, terroir and artistry of French master chocolatier Francois Pralus as we taste our way through the cacao producing countries of Tanzania, Ghana, Madagascar (plantation owned by Pralus), the Dominican Republic, & Ecuador.

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