Athens, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Further establishing its legacy as one of the leading brands for milk and ice cream products in the southeast, Mayfield Dairy proudly announced today that the company was awarded a Best of Show - Governor Trophy for four products during the 2013 Tennessee State Fair. These awards come after Cooking Light awarded Mayfield Dairy with one of its annual “The Tasties” award for having the best-tasting ice cream sandwich in the country.
“Winning these prestigious awards is a mark of pride for Mayfield Dairy and builds upon our legacy of making award winning dairy products that exceed customers' expectations in both taste and quality,” said Scottie Mayfield, president emeritus with Mayfield Dairy. “We take great pride in receiving these honors because they represent the hard work and continued dedication to excellence that our employees have each and every day."
The dairy products competition, which is hosted and sponsored by the Tennessee Dairy Products Association, has become an annual tradition at the Tennessee State Fair as part of the state’s ongoing effort to help promote the seventh largest commodity industry, which is valued at more than $151 million.
Each year, dairy producers throughout the state come together at the state fair and compete in one of nine categories where products are judged on criteria based on taste, body and texture. This year, Mayfield Dairy received a Best of Show - Governor Trophy for the following products:
In addition to winning the four Governor’s Trophies, Mayfield Dairy was recently named the 2013 Grand Prize Winner for having the best tasting ice cream sandwich in the country as part of Cooking Light’s fourth annual Taste Test Awards, also known as “The Tasties.” These annual awards name the best-tasting and healthiest grocery store products from across the country in 20 categories, which are also featured in the October issue of Cooking Light.
To qualify, products had to be available in most major markets nationwide. Judges initially eliminated products that contained artificial trans fats, too much salt or too much saturated fat. Then, a tasting panel of Cooking Light editors and registered dieticians did a blind taste-test of 200 finalists to come up with the Grand Prize Winner in each category. (For the full list of winners, please visit CookingLight.com/TasteTestAwards.)
“From frozen rice to canned soups, this year’s Taste Test Award winners are healthy, delicious and most importantly, convenient,” says Cooking Light editor Scott Mowbray. “We want to show consumers that even though life can be busy, there’s no reason to have to compromise taste.”
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About Mayfield Dairy Farms:
Founded in 1910, Mayfield Dairy Farms offers a full line of milk, cultured and ice cream products. Based in Athens, TN, the dairy serves ten southeastern states and is owned by Dean Foods. For more information, please visit http://www.MayfieldDairy.com.
About Tennessee Dairy Producers Association:
The Tennessee Dairy Producers Association is a non-profit organization seeking to represent all dairy producers in Tennessee, expediting a consistent and proactive response to issues affecting the viability of the dairy industry in Tennessee and serving as an unbiased source of information for producers as well as consumers. For more information, please visit http://www.tennesseedairy.org.
About Cooking Light:
Cooking Light is the nation’s leading epicurean magazine brand with the largest audience and most epicurean editorial. It is the only epicurean brand positioned where great food meets good health. Cooking Light received two James Beard Foundation 2013 Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest, Instagram (@cookinglight), and Google+. Cooking Light is part of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.