11 Georgia food producers named finalists for 2018 Good Food Awards

Dark Chocolate Lover's Box is one of a variety of chocolate gift sets available from Atlanta bean-to-bar maker Xocolatl.
Dark Chocolate Lover's Box is one of a variety of chocolate gift sets available from Atlanta bean-to-bar maker Xocolatl.

Credit: Ligaya Figueras

Credit: Ligaya Figueras

Eleven Georgia food producers were named finalists for the 2018 Good Food Awards.

The awards honor the best responsibly-made food in 15 different categories including honey, chocolate, coffee and spirits.

Sourcomb Honeycomb Honey from Clarkesville-based MtnHoney was selected in the honey category; this is the company's third time as a finalist . Sweet Grass Honey, located in Thomasville, and Swarm Chasers Apiaries, located in Austell, were also chosen as honey finalists.

Oliver Farm is a finalist for its pecan oil. The company is located in Pitts, Ga., and was also selected in 2015 and 2017. 

The list includes two Atlanta-based companies. Peru 7% chocolate from Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate was named a chocolate finalist and A&A Alta Cucina Italia's Vidalia Chutney was honored in the pantry category.

Sweet Grass Dairy , The Woodsman & Wife , Radio Roasters Coffee , Regina's Farm Kitchen and Richland Distilling Company round out the list of Georgia-based finalists.

The Good Food Awards celebrate tasty, authentic and responsible food. The finalists were selected from a blinddtasting of over 2,000 products; all underwent extensive vetting to ensure they met the Good Food Awards’ rigorous standards in supply chain transparency, environmentally sound agricultural practices, humane animal husbandry and community engagement. The winners will be announced on Friday, January 19, 2018 at a gala in San Francisco.

The complete list of 2018 Good Food Awards finalists available here.


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