Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Nearly every U.S. state was represented at the show, along with 46 countries, with Pennsylvania and New Jersey making small but significant contributions. Le Bon Magot, an African-, Middle Eastern-, and South Asian-inspired condiment producer in Lawrenceville, N.J., walked away with five SOFI awards across three categories.
Sweet and savory, with a hint of smoky cinnamon, its spiced raisin marmalata won gold and best new product in the jam category, and the lemon-sultana marmalata took bronze in that category. A tomato and white sultanta chutney took gold in the condiment category; the brinjal caponata, a subtle but complex mix of pickled eggplant, cumin, and curry leaves won bronze in the pickled vegetable group.