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Flavor of Georgia food product contest

Flavor of Georgia

About the Contest

The Flavor of Georgia contest showcases delicious, innovative market-ready prototypes or commercially available food products. Each is judged on flavor, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and potential market volume.

Final judging for the 2015 contest has concluded. Please join us in congratulating all of our winners this year.

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners!

Overall Winner: A & A Alta Cucina Italia - Balsamico Al Mirtillo

BBQ Sauces: Causey’s Hot BBQ Sauce

Beverages: Paulk’s Pride 100% Purple Muscadine Juice

Confections: Byrd Cookie Company’s Georgia Peach Cookies

Dairy: Proper Pepper - Get Back Jack Pimento Cheese

Jams & Jellies: Fairywood Thicket Farm - Strawberry Lavender Jam

Marinades, Sauces & Rubs: The Salt Table - Tybee Island Coastal Blend 

Meat & Seafood: Hunter Cattle Company - Grassfed NY Strip Steak

Miscellaneous: Ziegler Honey Company - Georgia Wildflower Honeycomb 

Salsas, Chutneys & Condiments: A & A Alta Cucina Italia - Balsamico Al Mirtillo

Snack Foods: Verdant Kitchen - Savannah Snaps

People's Choice: Wisham Jellies - Cranberry Pepper Jelly


The Flavor of Georgia contest is hosted and organized annually by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development with the support of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Center for Innovation for Agribusiness, Walton EMC and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

2015 Winner


2015 Winner Adriana Coppola of A & A Alta Cucina Italia with Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black (L), and UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Dean Scott Angle (R)

Click here to see additional photos from the event.


University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)