DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops by DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods Named Best in Show at Kosherfest 2014 New Product Competition

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DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops in five delicious flavors: Tropical Mango, Toasted Coconut, Berries N' Cherries, Minty Mint, & Southern Iced Tea introduced by DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods of Victoria, British Columbia, was selected by judges today as Best in Show in Kosherfest’s 2014 New Product Competition.

DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops in five delicious flavors: Tropical Mango, Toasted Coconut, Berries N' Cherries, Minty Mint, & Southern Iced Tea introduced by DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods of Victoria, British Columbia, was selected by judges today as Best in Show in Kosherfest’s 2014 New Product Competition. The product also won in the “Frozen Desserts” category.

“We had 125 new products entered in this year’s competition,” said Bill Springer, Executive Vice President, Diversified Communications, and show producer for Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher industry trade show, which will be held November 11-12 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. “This included a number of outstanding products that were innovative, healthful, convenient and on-trend.”

With an outstanding response from the exhibitors this year, the Competition was able to crown winners from 19 different categories plus Best in Show. Products were judged on quality, presentation, price, taste, and innovation.

Among the winners were See’More’s Smores introduced by Pete’s Gourmet of Medford, OR (in the category of Candy), MIKEE Sriracha & Scirachnaisse by Exotic Sauce Packaging, Inc. of Scottsdale, AZ (Condiments, Sauces, Dressings & Marinades), Crusted Fish Fillets – Quinoa & Herb; Southern Cornmeal & Thai Coconut by Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods of Elmwood Park, NJ (Frozen Entrees & Meal Components), Baron Tequila by Baron Tequila of New York, NY (Wines Beers or Spirits) and Truffle Pate Line (Black Truffle Pate and White Truffle Pate) by La Rustichella Truffles of Long Island City, NY (Dips, Spreads and Salsa).

The panel of judges was comprised of Yakov M. Yarmove, Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods, NAI/Jewel-Osco; Marty Stein, Kosher Foods Buyer, KEHE Distributors/Tree of Life; Deborah Shapiro, Sales and Marketing Manager/Loyalty, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC (Bi-Lo/Winn Dixie); Adam Weissman, Corporate Director, Kosher Experience Saker Shoprites/Wakefern; and Gitel Leibler Qaulity Frozen Foods, Inc.

All winners will be displayed in the Winners Section New Products Showcase at the upcoming Kosherfest.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Best New Frozen Dessert
**BEST IN SHOW**
DeeBee’s Organic TeaPops
DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods
Booth: 750

Best New Yogurt
Karoun Greek Style Honey Yogurt
Karoun Dairies Inc
Booth
Booth: T3

Best New Cheese
8oz Shred Stand Up Pouch (Italian Blend) (Mozzarella and Provolone)
Anderson International Foods Inc
Booth: 330

Best New Candy
See’More’s S’mores
Pete’s Gourmet
Booth: 708

Best New Sweet Snack, Cookie or Cracker
All Natural Caramel Corn Series
Zelda’s Sweet Shoppe
Booth: 661

Best New Bread or Baked Good
Ginger Slap
NoMoo Cookie Copmpany
Booth: 249

Best New Dip, Spread or Salsa
Truffle Pate Line (Black Truffle Pate and White Truffle Pate)
La Rusticella Truffles
Booth: 436

Best New Jam/Preserve or Dried Fruit
Tishbi Apricot Riesling Wine & Fruit Preserves
Fruit of the Land Inc
Booth: T5

Best New Condiments, Sauces, Dressings & Marinades
MIKEE Sriracha & Srirachnaisse
Exotic Sauce Packaging, Inc.
Booth: 137

Best New Cereal or Convenience Breakfast
Honey Oat Crunch with Almonds
Paskesz Candy Co.
Booth: 101

Best New Salty Snack, Chip, Cookie or Cracker
ProTings Protein Chips
Sterling Sales
Booth: 144

Best New Spice, Oil and Vinegar
Organic Extra Virgin 25.5 fl oz in a sleep Geolive bottle
Cosmopolitan Food Group, Inc.
Booth: 711

Best New Giftware, Novelty or Non-Food
Chanukah Dreidel Tongs
Shulsinger Judaica
Booth: 206

Best New Kosher for Passover
Carrot Cake Macaroons
The Manischewitz Company
Booth: 119

Best New Mix
Blends by Orly – Gluten Free Flours
Blends by Orly
Booth: 343

Best New Pasta, Rice and Grain
Gluten Free Matzo Ball Mix
The Manischewicz Company
Booth: 119

Best New Frozen Entree & Meal Component
Crusted Fish Fillets – Quinoa & Herb; Southern Cornmeal & Thai Coconut
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods
Booth: 336

Best New Pre-Cooked Packaged Meat
Gourmet Spicy Apple Chicken Sausage
Empire Kosher Poultry
Booth: 129

Best New Wine, Beer or Spirit
“Baron Tequila”
Baron Tequila
Booth: T10

Kosherfest 2014, November 11 & 12 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, has a sold out show floor packed with other 300 exhibitors. Open to the trade only, Kosherfest 2014 is expected to attract more than 6,000 food service and retail industry professionals from all over the world, and will showcase thousands of kosher products from more than 20 countries.

The two-day show will host a series of events, an “Authors Hour” featuring new kosher cookbooks, a Culinary Competition and two Culinary Demos featuring renowned kosher chefs. The kosher food business is a $12 billion market growing at a rate of 15% annually.

For information and a complete list of show events and exhibitors, visit http://www.kosherfest.com.

Kosherfest is co-produced by Diversified Communications of Portland, ME (http://www.divcom.com) and Menachem Lubinsky, president and CEO of LUBICOM (http://www.lubicom.com). Diversified Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, commercial marine, and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com. Menachem Lubinsky is the chairman & CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting, a strategic marketing firm that also markets kosher foods. He is the founder of Kosherfest and a prominent figure in the Orthodox Jewish Community.

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