19 February 2012

Barbecue sauce, mustard are contest finalists

Press release

The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development announced that Braswell Food Company is a 2012 Flavor of Georgia Food Contest finalist in two categories. The company's Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard was selected in the Jams, Jellies and Sauce Category and the Braswell's Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce was chosen in the BBQ and Hot Sauce Category. Braswell's is the only company to have two products selected in this prestigious competition.

The Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard is an intense premium mustard that is boldly infused with a perfect blend of chipotle peppers, horseradish and white wine. The product was developed in 2011 and immediately caught the attention of the gourmet food world, winning a prestigious NASFT Fancy Food Show Finalist award for Outstanding Condiment. Professional chefs and amateur flavor enthusiasts use this piquant mustard in everything from chicken salad, deli sandwiches and as an accompaniment to crab cakes, pork tenderloin or roast beef. Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard is beautifully packaged in reusable European drink ware that customers can use over and over again. It's delicious, elegant and earth-friendly!

Braswell's Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce is a heavenly combination of premium apple cider vinegar, warm cinnamon and just the right touch of smoke flavor. This unique combination of flavors makes this sauce a wonderful complement to chicken, pork and seafood. Many chefs use Braswell's Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce as their "secret ingredient" for unbelievable baked beans and it can also be used as a dipping sauce.

"We are flattered to be a finalist in two categories of the 2012 Flavor of Georgia Food Contest. Georgia is known throughout the world for its' amazing culinary traditions and to have our products recognized for excellence by this esteemed panel of food experts is quite an honor," says Braswell Food Company president Andrew Oliver.

The Flavor of Georgia contest casts the spotlight on delicious, original food from right here at home. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, jams, jellies and sauces. Entries are judged based on flavor, best use of Georgian ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality. Final judging will be held March 12-13, 2012, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta during the Governor's annual agriculture awareness week.

About Braswell Food Company

In 1946, young Albert Braswell returned from World War II with a GI Bill and no job. Using his mom's recipe, he began canning and selling pear preserves out of the back of his truck. More than 60 years later, Braswell's has grown into one of the country's largest producers of specialty fruit preserves, condiments, salad dressings and salsas. Known for its tremendous selection of flavors and consistent high quality, Braswell's is the trusted producer of products for Paula Deen Enterprises, Jeff Foxworthy Sauces, and is also known for its own brand of unique items like organic and all-natural teas packaged in reusable European glassware. In 2009 Braswell's acquired Native South, a gourmet manufacturer of innovative salsas and sauces that are synonymous with the "new south" style of Southern cuisine.Braswell Food Company has won several prestigious sofi™ Awards for outstanding products, including Outstanding Jam, Jelly Honey or Nut Butter, Outstanding Product Line and Outstanding Condiment.The company has more than 90 full time employees at its 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Statesboro, GA.For more information on Braswell's and to purchase products, visit www.Braswells.com.

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