Industry News: SuperSeedz® Receives ChefsBest® Quality in Craft Award for New Line of Organic Gourmet Pumpkin Seed Snacks
The new product line will be showcased at the Sweets & Snacks show in Chicago
NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than two months after introducing its new organic line of gourmet pumpkin seeds, SuperSeedz announced it has received the ChefsBest® Quality in Craft Award, an award presented to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.
"I am very excited to receive such a prestigious award for our new organic products," says Kathie Pelliccio, founder of SuperSeedz. "We put a lot of thought and love into developing these new organic flavors and it is a great honor to receive such recognition."
The new organic SuperSeedz products were subjected to ChefsBest's rigorous Sensory Attribute Quality Analysis (SAQA®) process, which was developed by leading sensory experts to evaluate taste and quality in terms of appearance, aroma, basic tastes, flavor and texture.
"The award is designed to recognize unique, high-quality products, and based on our evaluation, the new organic line from SuperSeedz was a clear winner," says Lisa Liguori, CEO of ChefsBest. "ChefsBest has been awarding America's best tasting foods for more than 16 years, and we're proud to honor SuperSeedz with the Quality in Craft Award."
The three new SuperSeedz organic flavors, Pink Himalayan Salt, Garlicky Dill and an indulgent Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt item, were introduced earlier in the year. Each is Organic certified, Non-GMO Project verified, vegan, allergy-friendly and will feature up to eight grams of complete, plant-based protein.
The new line is the latest innovation from the company that has been the number one premium pumpkin seed brand and the fastest growing for the last two years. "Consumers have definitely responded to our concept," said founder Kathie Pelliccio. "And because SuperSeedz has consistently added incremental growth to the snacking nut and seed category, we're really becoming an integral part of retailers' product mix. We think our organic offering will be even bigger."
SuperSeedz is the no-shell gourmet pumpkin seed snack founded by Kathie Pelliccio, a mother of five, chef and entrepreneur. The idea was cooked up when Kathie was experimenting with dry-roasted pumpkin seeds as a healthy snack for her family. Years later, the business has since grown from a small seedling into the number one premium pumpkin seed brand, encouraging consumers to eat pumpkin seed snacks in a fun flavorful way. SuperSeedz are sold at grocery, health food and gourmet food retailers across the U.S., including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Safeway/Albertsons Inc. stores. For more information, visit the SuperSeedz booth at the Sweets & Snack show (#1790) or contact Joe Lupica at firstname.lastname@example.org, (760) 473-9209, superseedz.com
ChefsBest identifies and honors the best tasting grocery products in order to support the companies that make them and the people who choose to select them. Through its headquarters in San Diego and the Center for Taste in San Francisco, the organization has judged thousands of grocery products and bestowed its Best Taste and Excellence awards on the highest-quality products since 2000. Through ChefsBest, brands can unlock coveted ad claims and consumers can garner insight they need to purchase the best-tasting and highest-quality ingredients. ChefsBest awards are a nationally recognized trust mark used by numerous brands, both in and out of the grocery aisle. For more information, visit ChefsBest.com.