Smart Flour Foods Wins 2014 Progressive Grocer Editor’s Pick Award

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Gluten-free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza honored as “original and downright fun”

Smart Flour Foods™ has been chosen as one of the Editor’s Picks by Progressive Grocer, a leading trade magazine targeted toward food retailers. The delicious Uncured Pepperoni Pizza was awarded for originality and flavor, among other attributes. Smart Flour Foods’ Uncured Pepperoni Pizza will be featured as an Editor’s Pick in the September print issue of Progressive Grocer as well as on the Progressive Grocer website.

The pizza won based on its superior performance in the following criteria: innovation in overall product differentiation, taste/functionality and value. Made with fresh, quality ingredients, the pizza was recognized for its authentic flavor and for being an excellent nutritional source, offering six grams of fiber, 28 grams of protein, and 60% of the daily required intake of calcium.

All of Smart Flour Foods’ delicious selections are made with a unique blend of three naturally gluten-free ancient grains—amaranth, sorghum and teff—in its signature Smart Flour™. Using these grains instead of rice or potato flour gives the foods a wheat-like texture, unrivaled flavor and an elevated nutritional profile. The crusts of Smart Flour Foods’ frozen pizzas are made with this special blend of ancient grains, making them stand out among other gluten-free and even non-gluten-free frozen pizzas.

“We are incredibly honored to be named a Progressive Grocer Editor’s Pick,” said Charlie Pace, CEO and President of Smart Flour Foods. “Our goal at Smart Flour Foods is to deliver high-quality products that can be enjoyed by all consumers, whether they are gluten-free or not. Receiving this award speaks volumes to our team’s dedication to exceptional products.”

Each year, Progressive Grocer’s Editor’s Pick issue recognizes the best new consumer products introduced in the past year.

For more about Smart Flour Foods, please visit To interview members of the Smart Flour Foods team, please send an email request to pr(at)smartflourfoods(dot)com.

Smart Flour Foods LLC, located in Austin, TX, has been a provider of tasty, award winning, gluten-free pizza, bread, and dessert products since 2005. Contrary to most gluten-free products made from rice flour, Smart Flour Foods makes its products with a unique blend of ancient grains, including sorghum, amaranth and teff. This blend, dubbed Smart Flour™, results in gluten-free products that taste better, have better texture and provide a higher level of essential vitamins and minerals. Smart Flour Foods offers a retail line of frozen pizzas and crusts available in a number of natural and specialty stores around the United States, as well as providing a food service line of pizza crusts, desserts, other baked items and flour mixes to hundreds of fine restaurants across the United States.



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