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Congratulations to the 2017 Sensory Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Sensory Experience Contest.

  • Buyers’ Choice: Del Fresco Produce Ltd. with mini cucumber strawberry boats
  • Kids’ Choice: Mucci Farms with layered strawberry and mango dip
  • Bloggers’ Choice: Green Giant Fresh with spaghetti squash pizza nests

The Sensory Experience Contest is open to Fresh Summit exhibitors who are challenged to create a recipe with produce featured as the star. Key buyers, industry experts and local kids taste, touch, smell and experience the recipes before selecting the winners.

*Open to all attendees 

Top 10 Finalists*

Recipe Name  Company Name 
Thai Red Potato Summer Roll
Black Gold Farms
Apple Rings Flatbread
Crunch Pak
Mini Cucumber Strawberry Boats
Del Fresco Produce Ltd.
Autumn Glory® Apple Pad Thai Salad
Domex Superfresh Growers
Mardi Gras Spring Roll Good Foods Group
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Nests
Green Giant Fresh
Mann’s Cauliettes Cheesy “Cauli-Tots”
Mann’s Fresh Vegetables
Layered Strawberry and Mango Dip
Mucci Farms
Pistachio Chewy Bite Watermelon Pizza
Setton Farms
Zespri Kiwi Frui-shi
Zespri Kiwifruit

*The 10 finalists were pre-selected by the Judges.

Sensory Contest Booklet

2017 Judges

Adam Almond, AmazonFresh
Jim Richter, Amerifresh
Brian LaMarche, Coborn’s
Bridget Bennett, Defense Commissary Agency
Fabiana Gil, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Justin Hill, Gelson’s Markets
Kip Martin, Grocery Outlet Inc.
Scot Olson, Grocery Outlet Inc.
Casey Benedict, Kitchen PLAY
Jill Overdorf, Naturipe
Jim Sarcletti, TARGET Corporation
Nancy Johnston, Sysco
Ronald G. McCormick, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

2017 Judges (Bloggers)

Christine Pittman, COOKtheSTORY
Aida Ingram, Girlfriends With Goals
Laura Sampson, Little House Big Alaska
Mirlandra Neuneker, Mirlandra’s Kitchen
Heather McCurdy, Real: The Kitchen and Beyond
Desiree Rodriguez, Rican Vegan
Aimee Broussard, Southern From Scratch
Yoli Ouiya, Yoli’s Green Living