New Milford, CT (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
Torie & Howard’s organic, all natural candy has received one of the food industry’s highest honors as a 2013 sofi™ Award Finalist in the Outstanding Confection and Outstanding Food Gift categories.
Torie & Howard Pink Grapefruit and Tupelo Honey jewel-shaped hard candy was named a finalist in the Outstanding Confection category, and the handbag-shaped gift package is a finalist for Outstanding Food Gift in the annual awards sponsored by the Specialty Food Association, said Torie Burke, company co-founder. The organic candy is USDA certified organic and kosher certified. It also contains no GMOs, preservatives, artificial dyes, casein, soy or gluten, Burke said. The low calorie candy is available in additional sophisticated flavors including Italian Tarocco Blood Orange and Wildflower Honey, D’Anjou Pear and Ceylon Cinnamon, and California Pomegranate and Sweet Freestone Nectarine.
“When Howard Slatkin and I first thought about starting the company, we both had faced health challenges and were craving a satisfying, but healthy candy. We felt that a lot of other people were, too,” Burke said. “We are so honored to be named a sofi Award finalist and feel it validates our original desire to deliver an organic, low calorie candy with epicurean flavors.”
The grapefruit and honey hard candy and the gift handbag are among 110 finalists selected from 1,885 entries in 30 awards categories for the annual sofi Awards from the Specialty Food Association. Gold Winners will be announced on July 1 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
Torie & Howard 2-ounce recyclable steel tins have a suggested retail price of $4.99, and the 8-ounce handbag gift package is $8.99. More information is available by calling 1-888-826-9554 or online at TorieAndHoward.com.
About Torie & Howard:
Torie & Howard is a producer of all-natural, organic hard candy designed to satisfy consumers with discriminating palates who crave healthy, yet indulgent, snacks. The candy is USDA Organic and Kosher certified. The company was founded by color consultant Torie Burke and interior designer Howard Slatkin in 2010 with headquarters in New Milford, Conn. In keeping with its pledge to produce snacks in ways that are as health-friendly, eco-friendly and socially-conscious as possible, a portion of the proceeds is donated to Autism Speaks and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The candy is available nationally through specialty food retailers like The Fresh Market, Kings, Balducci’s, Dean & Deluca, Earth Fare, and Central Market and many independent retailers as well as online at http://www.TorieAndHoward.com. More information is available by calling 1-888-826-9554 or online.