Saturday, November 7, 2015

Award Winning Caramels - 2016 Scovies

Brian and I (a husband and wife team) own and operate JAVA & Co. in Henry, Illinois.  We create, produce, package and ship our hand crafted products direct from our local commercial kitchen - wholesale, online and at local farm markets.  We wanted to share our good news.

We submitted an entry and taste samples of our Spicy Habanero Caramels to the Scovie Awards earlier in the summer for consideration.  JAVA & Co. was recently informed that their Spicy Habanero Caramels won First Place in the Sweet Heat - ; Candy/Cakes/Pastries/Cookies division of the 2016 Scovie Awards. The Scovie Awards Competition accepts entries for two months during the summer.  The judging, which is not open to the public, consists of 80 to 100 judges, mostly food professionals, who sample products in coded cups in what is called a “blind tasting.” They fill out judging forms and rate the products according to eye appeal, aroma, flavor, and heat scale, and the forms are later totaled and compiled by staff.  The annual Scovie Awards recognize top fiery foods products from around the globe. It is one of the world’s most competitive gourmet food competitions.

When we received the call saying we won First Place, Brian and I were shocked. Then we celebrated and began sharing our good news.  We were told to expect the complete Scovie Award winner's packet at the end of December. We can't wait!


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