Our sofi™ Award Nomination

by Aaron Beck on June 18, 2013

We’re here today to tell you about a prestigious food world award that has all of us at Jeni’s headquarters slapping one another’s backs.

The 2013 sofi™ Gold Awards will be announced July 1 during the Summer Fancy Foods Show in NYC and the Specialty Food Association has named us a finalist in the crème de la crème of categories: Outstanding Product Line.

A sofi™ Award for an entry in the Outstanding Product Line category is a Grammy Award in the specialty food world. (“sofi”, for anyone fishing for fodder during happy hour this evening, stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.) Our Outstanding Product Line is one of 125 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,573 entries across 32 Awards categories.

If we’re named Gold winner in the category, it’ll be our second consecutive sofi™ Gold Award. Last year, our Lemon Frozen Yogurt won a sofi Gold for Outstanding Dessert or Dessert Topping.

The sofi™ Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad.

“Specialty food makers bring craft, care, and joy to the foods they create,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw. “To be honored with a sofi™ Award nomination means the product truly stands out above the rest.”

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tracy dahlinger June 19, 2013 at 6:11 am

We drive from below Allentown, Pa all the way to Columbus, Ohio, where Jeni’s is located, not just yo enjoy time with family there, but to eat as much of Jeni’s heavenly combined flavors of ice cream!!! We make it a priority to eat her golden deliciousness every day we’re there :-) ! Don’t get me wrong, our little family is very active and health conscious, but Jeni’s…is worth every bite!!! When we had stopped in and saw she had made a cookbook of all her prized recipes, you bet we were in surprised heaven and bought it immediately! Of course there’s NO comparison to eating at Jeni’s, but we have thoroughly enjoyed making her delectable recipes and sharing the rewards of her ice cream with friends and family :-) . Miss Jenna, YOU are truly one in a million!!!! You make so many lives, not just tastier, but happier, full of yummy memories :-) ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! You deserve all awards possible!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
With sincerity and utmost admiration, The Dahlinger family :-)


Aaron Beck June 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Thank you so much, Tracy. We truly appreciate the kind words. And we too think any balanced diet/life has a little room for great ice cream. All the best to you.


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