World-renowned, gourmet chocolatier showcases handmade products at 2018 California show
Mount Pleasant, TX (January 21-23, 2018) – East Texas’ Sweet Shop USA, one of the largest handmade chocolate factories in the country and Guinness Book of World Record holder, will showcase their delicious handmade products at the Winter Fancy Food Show, presented by the Specialty Food Association, taking place January 21-23 at booth number 3404 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Sweet Shop USA will showcase their Grab and Go Boxes, Everyday Boxes, and their Custom Boxes.
“We look forward to the Winter Fancy Food Show each year for Sweet Shop USA,” said Michael Moss, president, and owner of Sweet Shop USA. “It is one of our biggest shows of the year and we know this year will be no different. We love the atmosphere and talking with other businesses, while also debuting our new products.”
The award-winning Sweet Shop USA currently holds the coveted Guinness World Record’s title of Largest Chocolate Truffle by making a 2,368.5-pound mint ganache, chocolate truffle, measuring three feet and five inches tall and 12 feet and two inches in diameter. In addition, Sweet Shop USA’s Goji Berry Coconut Bar won the gold medal for best chocolate (milk and white) from the 2017 sofi Awards, presented at the 2017 Fancy Food Show in New York City.
“We are excited to start 2018 strong by attending this show in California,” said Mandy Hughes, chief customer officer of Sweet Shop USA. “We have been working hard to introduce new products including the Custom Boxes, which are the perfect gift for every occasion. We are always thrilled whenever we have the opportunity to share our latest efforts with others in the industry. This is such a fun show for us with so many great vendors; it really reminds us what the industry is all about.”
Sweet Shop USA also recently enhanced their Everyday Boxes by increasing the size of their truffles from .75 ounces to 1 ounce. Now, our customers can enjoy even larger treats!
Sweet Shop USA, celebrating 44 years of handmade chocolates, was founded in Fort Worth, TX in 1972 and is a privately-owned chocolate manufacturer dedicated to preserving the craft of American handmade chocolates. Now located in Mount Pleasant, TX, the 80,000 square-foot factory makes Sweet Shop USA one of the largest handmade chocolate factories in the country. Sweet Shop USA has received national recognition for creating over 100 varieties of handmade pieces including various truffles, Famous Brags®, Nuts and Chewies, and their signature Fudge Love®. All-natural handmade products are distributed to over 10,000 retailers nationwide, including gourmet, gift, coffee, floral, and specialty retailers as well as major department stores. Branded Collections include Sweet Shop USA label, Mrs. Weinstein’s Gourmet Toffee and Price’s Fine Chocolates. Price’s Fine Chocolates was founded in Kansas City, MO in 1913 and is known for their most popular creation: Annaclair’s®. About the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show
The 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show will be taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This show features the next big food trends with over 80,000 specialty food and beverages. The Winter Fancy Food Show will debut thousands of new products and over 1,400 exhibitors from around the globe will be attending.
Mount Pleasant, TX (April 19, 2017) - Goji Berry Coconut Crunch Bar has won sofi Gold Award in Chocolate Milk & White Category in the Specialty Food Association's 2017 sofi™ Awards competition.
A sofi is the top honor in the $127 billion specialty food industry. "sofi" stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association. David Sax journalist for Bloomberg Business Week says, "The sofi Awards, the Oscars of Artisanal Foods"
The Goji Berry Coconut Crunch Bar was one of 154 Winners selected by a national panel of 62 specialty food experts from 3,000 entries across 39 categories. Every entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products are judged on taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, as well as ingredient quality. All tastings are blind.
"We are honored that Sweet Shop USA has won a coveted sofi™ Award," says Michael Moss, president, and owner of Sweet Shop USA. "We are proud to be recognized for our White Chocolate Goji Berry Coconut Crunch bar, it's a delicious, all-natural bar, featuring an elite collection of curated organic ingredients including pumpkin seeds, almonds, toasted coconut, and flavorful goji berries."
"A sofi means a product, and the people behind it, have arrived," says Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. "This year's winners represent a devotion to excellence and innovation in specialty food that continues to fuel our industry, excite consumers and expand retail offerings around the world."