NEW YORK, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Center, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) announced that the Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters from Improper Goods, LLC has be awarded its highest honor: the 2018 sofi™ Award for Product of the Year.
"For 46 years, we've presented sofi Awards to the best of the best in the specialty food industry," said Phil Kafarakis, president of the SFA. "Our Product of the Year winner comes from an amazing field of competitive products in 39 categories. It's exciting to recognize Improper Goods and have the Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters named 2018 Product of the Year. They truly embody the passion and innovation that our industry stands for and we predict great things ahead for them."
The Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters are surprisingly savory bitters that lead a duplicitous life adding depth to sweeter drinks based on apple, pear, or orange, but also blending right in with the smoky characteristics of an anejo tequila or scotch.
"We are honored that our Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters have won not only a coveted gold sofi Award, but also Product of the Year," said Dylan Myers, vice president of operations, Improper Goods. "Improper Goods is all about making cocktails fun and approachable. Each of our flavors is made with real ingredients to make cocktails taste better. We're excited to continue our journey leveraging this incredible recognition."
The Specialty Food Association has been presenting sofi Awards since 1972, celebrating culinary excellence and creativity worldwide through honoring the outstanding work of its members. The sofi is recognized across the food industry as a symbol of extraordinary quality. This is the second time that a Product of the Year award has been presented.
The complete list of sofi winners, announced in April, can be found here.
About the Specialty Food Association
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,600 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at specialtyfood.com.
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