Progressive Grocer Selects House-Autry Mills Dinner Grits™ for Editors’ Choice Award

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Award-winning Dinner Grits from House-Autry Mills growing in popularity

'House-Autry’s Dinner Grits are a welcome addition to the meal solution landscape,' said Jim Dudlicek, Editor-in-Chief of Progressive Grocer. 'This traditional Southern side dish is easy to prepare and a nice change of pace.'

House-Autry Mills’ popular Dinner Grits, confirming that the classic Southern staple is not just for breakfast anymore, has been selected as an “Editors’ Choice Award” winner from one of the nation’s leading grocery publications.

House-Autry Mills Stone Ground Dinner Grits were selected as an Editors’ Picks Award recipient from Progressive Grocer Magazine. “This traditional Southern side dish is easy to prepare, and being stone ground makes it unique, and arguably healthier, among its peers,” wrote Progressive Grocer in its September issue. "House-Autry’s Dinner Grits are a welcome addition to the meal solution landscape,” said Jim Dudlicek, Editor-in-Chief of Progressive Grocer. “This traditional Southern side dish is easy to prepare and a nice change of pace. We especially liked the Creole flavor – great taste and pleasing aroma.” The award criteria included innovation in developing a new category, quality taste, value and convenience.

House-Autry Mills Dinner Grits flavors include creole, cheddar cheese, broccoli and cheddar, roasted garlic and butter, and Parmesan and herb. Adding chicken, shrimp, scallops, or pork enables consumers to have a complete meal on the table in only 20 minutes. Dinner Grits are a complement that add variety to most any dining experience.

Grits, especially stone ground grits, have long been a staple of Southern breakfast fare. Connoisseurs of grits appreciate the natural texture and rich flavor of stone ground grits. Appearing on upscale restaurant menus with cheese and shrimp, grits have experienced a reawakening for the dinner table thanks to the quality and convenience of House-Autry Mills Stone Ground Dinner Grits.

“We have innovated through the years with new products, such as our line of sauces and our award winning Dinner Grits, to build upon our 200 year rich heritage of providing quality Southern foods such as our traditionally seasoned breaders and coatings. The addition of hushpuppies produced one of the nation’s best-selling products, and we further expanded with biscuit and cornbread mixes,” said Craig Hagood, CEO of House-Autry Mills. “Now, our Dinner Grits are bringing delicious variety to dinner tables across the country.”

House-Autry Dinner Grits are now available in grocery stores throughout the Southeast.

About House-Autry Mills
Founded in 1812 and based in Four Oaks, N.C., House-Autry Mills is a producer of stone ground grits, chicken and seafood breaders, corn meal, and hushpuppy, biscuit and corn bread mixes available at more than 13,000 grocery stores in 37 states. The company has produced innovative products for more than 200 years and offers nearly three dozen classic Southern products. For more information, please visit http://www.house-autry.com.

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