Single Serve k Cup Single Serve Coffee in three flavors – chai tea, pareve cappuccino and hot chocolate – introduced by Corim Industries of Brick, New Jersey, was selected by judges today as Best in Show in Kosherfest’s 2013 New Product Competition. The product also won in the “Beverages” category.
“We had 140 new products entered in this year’s competition, the most ever,” said Bill Springer, Group Vice President, Diversified Business Communications, and show producer for Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, which will be held October 29 – 30 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. “This included a number of outstanding products that were on-trend, easy to prepare, flavorful, convenient and in many cases, for those Jews who are particularly observant, cholov yisroel.”
Winners were crowned in 16 categories plus Best in Show, and were entered by companies from around the world. Entries were judged on such criteria as uniqueness, quality, presentation, taste, pricing and salability.
Among the winners were Solomon’s Sippets Soup Croutons introduced by the Kashrut Authority of Australia and New Zealand (in the category of Savory and Salty Snacks), Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket by Premier Tasty Meats of Plano, TX (Meats Seafood Poultry), Natural & Kosher Cheese Maker Selection by Anderson International of Jersey City, NJ (Dairy), Domain Ventura 2009 Merons Limited Edition by Happy Hearts Wine of Brooklyn, NY (Wines Beers or Spirits) and Breaded Chicken Fries by KJ Poultry of Monroe, NY (Deli Meats).
The panel of judges was comprised of Yakov M. Yarmove, Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods, NAI/Jewel-Osco; Marty Stein, Kosher Foods Buyer, KEHE Distributors/Tree of Life; Yoely Schoenfeld, Manager, Evergreen Supermarket; Deborah Shapiro, Sales and Marketing Manager/Loyalty, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC (Bi-Lo/Winn Dixie); and Howie Klagsburn, Store Manager, Gourmet Glatt Emporium.
All winners will be displayed in the Winners Section New Products Showcase at the upcoming Kosherfest.
Here is a complete list of winners:
Best New Beverage
**BEST IN SHOW/BEST NEW PRODUCT **
Single serve beverage cups (Cappuccino, hot chocolate, and chai tea) for k-cup brewers, Corim Industries
Best New Bread, Grain, Cereal or Cracker
Goldbaum’s Gluten Free Flatbreads, Natural and Tasty LLC
Best New Candy
Sugarless Rosemarie Parve & Rosemarie Milk Chocolates, Schmerling’s
Best New Cheese or Dairy Item
Natural & Kosher Cheese Maker Selection, Anderson International Foods, Inc.
Best New Deli Meat
Breaded Chicken Fries, KJ Poultry
Best New Desserts/Baked Good
Baked by Melissa Cupcakes, Baked by Melissa
Best New Dip/Spread/Salsa
Oxygen Pomegranate & Teriyaki Sauce, Oxygen Imports
Best New Frozen Entree
Tássol Tortilla Española, Sterling Sales
Best New Gift or Novelty Item
Passover Haggadah (in shape of wine bottle), AGN Ltd – Publishers
Best New Kosher for Passover Item
Finchi’s Decadent Chocolate Mousse, Finchi’s by Aunti Rashi dba/Aunti Rashi’s Goodies LLC
Beat New Meat/Seafood/Poultry
Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket, Premier Tasty Meats Inc.
Best New Pasta, Rice, Bean or Soup
Mikee Mac Non-Dairy Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, Exotic Sauce Packaging, Inc.
Best New Savory & Salty Snack Food
Solomon’s Sippets – Soup Croutons, Kashrut Authority / R.Solomon & Co P/L
Best New Savory Condiment, Spice, Oil, Sauce, Vinegar, Dressing or Marinade
Buffalo Zinger Sauce, Carlos and Gabby’s Smokehouse
Best New Sweet Snack
Matt’s Munchies Premium Fruit Snack, Mauzone Mania
Best New Wine/Beers/Spirit:
Domain Ventura Merons, Happy Hearts Wine
Kosherfest 2013, October 29 – 30 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, marks the show’s 25th anniversary. The event is sold out with an excess of 300 exhibitors. Open to the trade only, Kosherfest 2013 is expected to attract more than 6,000 food and food service professionals from all over the world, and will showcase thousands of kosher products from more than 20 countries.
The two-day show will host a series of educational programs, seminars, an “Authors Hour” featuring new kosher cookbooks, and a Culinary Cook-off featuring chefs competing from among the area’s top kosher restaurants. The kosher food business is a $12 billion market growing at a rate of 15%.
For information and a complete list of show events and exhibitors, visit www.kosherfest.com.
Kosherfest is co-produced by Diversified Business Communications of Portland, ME and Menachem Lubinsky, president and CEO of LUBICOM. Diversified Business Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, commercial marine, and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. Menachem Lubinsky is the chairman & CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting, a strategic marketing firm that also markets kosher foods. He is the founder of Kosherfest and a prominent figure in the Orthodox Jewish Community.