UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest

UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest Flavor of Georgia showcases delicious, innovative market-ready prototypes or commercially available food products. Created by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the contest has succeeded in helping increase exposure, publicity, business contacts and sales for finalists.
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Entries are judged on technical aspects such as: flavor, texture and ingredient profile. Also considered are potential market volume, consumer appeal and how well the product represents Georgia.

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Georgia produces a smorgasbord of specialty products. From unique wines to spring water to cheese straws, Georgia artisa...
02/08/2021
Georgia Favorites (Episode 104) | Georgia Grown

Georgia produces a smorgasbord of specialty products. From unique wines to spring water to cheese straws, Georgia artisans bottle and bake homegrown goodness.

Check out two former Flavor of Georgia contestants Southern Straws Cheese Straws (finalist) and Montane Sparkling Spring Water (beverages winner) in this Georgia Grown episode.

https://georgiagrown.com/forkintheroad/georgia-favorites-episode-104/

Georgia produces a smorgasbord of specialty products. From unique wines to spring water to cheese...

12/31/2020

As we wrap up a very different and difficult year, we’re grateful for the bright spots including helping promote businesses like our Grand Prize Winner Charleston and Church. Warren and Jen Simmons shared their @flavorofga experience and an update on their business since winning. Best wishes to everyone in the new year!

Warren and Jen Simmons developed the winning product in 2016 from a handwritten recipe by his grandmother, who was an av...
10/29/2020
Cheddar Rounds wins Flavor of Georgia grand prize

Warren and Jen Simmons developed the winning product in 2016 from a handwritten recipe by his grandmother, who was an avid hostess of friends and family at her home in Charleston, S.C. The couple topped the savory snack food with Georgia pecans to complete a “deliciously southern” treat.

https://news.uga.edu/cheddar-rounds-wins-2020-flavor-of-georgia/

Atlanta-based couple wins University of Georgia’s annual food product contest.

Tune in for our awards celebration of the 2020 Flavor of Georgia winners! Thank you to our sponsors Georgia Grown and Ge...
10/28/2020
Flavor of Georgia Winner Announcements - YouTube

Tune in for our awards celebration of the 2020 Flavor of Georgia winners!

Thank you to our sponsors Georgia Grown and Georgia Agribusiness Council.

https://youtu.be/lBaei7hGSP0

If you are an individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service, program, ...

10/27/2020

Today we conducted in-person judging with virtual pitches from finalists to allow for social distancing guidelines. We can't wait to announce the winners tomorrow. Tune in on our social media and website, http://flavorofga.com/, at 4 PM for the results!

10/27/2020

Today we conducted in-person judging with virtual pitches from finalists to allow for social distancing guidelines. We can't wait to announce the winners tomorrow. Tune in on our social media and website, http://flavorofga.com/, at 4 PM for the results!

08/14/2020
Georgia Grown

Montane Sparkling Spring Water was the 2019 #FlavorofGA Beverages winner with its Grapefruit Peach flavor. Watch this feature video to find out what makes this beverage so delicious!

Refreshingly local, Montane Sparkling Spring Water comes from a crystal blue spring near Callaway Gardens. With Georgia Grown flavors like Grapefruit Peach, Montane is sure to make a splash on its own or in your favorite cocktail!

Congratulations to former #FlavorofGA Grand Prize Winner Amanda Dalton Wilbanks, owner and founder of Southern Baked Pie...
07/16/2020

Congratulations to former #FlavorofGA Grand Prize Winner Amanda Dalton Wilbanks, owner and founder of Southern Baked Pie Company, on being named to the UGA Alumni 40 Under 40!

https://news.uga.edu/40-under-40-2020-class/

Georgia Farm Bureau has great taste! Several #FlavorofGa finalists and winners were featured in the spring issue of Geor...
04/09/2020
Georgia Neighbors - Spring 2020

Georgia Farm Bureau has great taste! Several #FlavorofGa finalists and winners were featured in the spring issue of Georgia Neighbors magazine. Congrats to Hardy Farms Peanuts, Beautiful Briny Sea, AubSauce and Southern Baked Pie Company! 👏Check them out on page 10!

In this month's issue of the Georgia Neighbors... sit down with James Beard Award-winning chef Anne Quantrano and meet some of the women around the state who work hard to feed their families and the growing world as well in our first-ever Women's Issue, in honor of Women's History Month.

Check out this awesome feature on previous #FlavorofGa barbecue sauce finalist and People's Choice Winner, AubSauce! 👏Au...
04/07/2020
Decatur designer goes from wedding gowns to barbecue sauce

Check out this awesome feature on previous #FlavorofGa barbecue sauce finalist and People's Choice Winner, AubSauce! 👏

AubSauce will vie once again to be the sauce champion with its strawberry balsamic and rosemary barbecue sauce when the 2020 competition resumes. #2020finalist 🏆

Aubrey Lenyard is the Decatur-based creator of AubSauce, a collection of three award-winning barbecue sauces (with a fourth just launched).

In honor of Buy Georgia Grown Day, we’ve released our 2020 Flavor of Georgia Product Directory‼️ While Flavor of Georgia...
03/24/2020

In honor of Buy Georgia Grown Day, we’ve released our 2020 Flavor of Georgia Product Directory‼️

While Flavor of Georgia is currently postponed, you can view the 117 products, including our 30 finalists, that entered the contest this year. All entries have business contact information listed, and many have e-commerce websites! 🛒 View the directory here: https://t.uga.edu/5My.

For more ideas on Georgia-grown food and beverages, visit www.flavorofga.com or look for many Flavor of Georgia products at www.georgiacrafted.com, Stripling’s General Store locations, and at farmers markets and grocery stores near you. #buygeorgiagrown

We can't wait for our 14th annual contest! Stay tuned for features on our finalists leading up to the contest. Thank you...
02/28/2020
Top food products named Flavor of Georgia finalists

We can't wait for our 14th annual contest! Stay tuned for features on our finalists leading up to the contest.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors:
Georgia Grown
Georgia Agribusiness Council

Contest opens doors and boosts sales for food companies statewide.

We are thrilled to announce the 2020 #FlavorofGa finalists! 🍽️ Finalists, we will see you at our final round of competit...
02/26/2020

We are thrilled to announce the 2020 #FlavorofGa finalists! 🍽️ Finalists, we will see you at our final round of competition in ATHENS on April 7.

We are so excited to announce the 2020 #FlavorofGa finalists TOMORROW afternoon! Stay tuned! 😉
02/25/2020

We are so excited to announce the 2020 #FlavorofGa finalists TOMORROW afternoon! Stay tuned! 😉

We had another delicious day of initial blind judging today! We’re looking forward to announcing the finalists on Wednes...
02/21/2020

We had another delicious day of initial blind judging today! We’re looking forward to announcing the finalists on Wednesday, Feb. 26. @ Atlanta, Georgia

Montane Sparkling Spring Water is taking over our Facebook and Instagram stories today. Montane's Grapefruit Peach flavo...
02/19/2020

Montane Sparkling Spring Water is taking over our Facebook and Instagram stories today. Montane's Grapefruit Peach flavor was our 2019 #FlavorofGa beverage winner. 🍑 Make sure to follow along to learn more about this refreshing brand. ✨

A former #FlavorofGa winner is taking over our Instagram and Facebook stories today! Can you guess who it is?
02/19/2020

A former #FlavorofGa winner is taking over our Instagram and Facebook stories today! Can you guess who it is?

Congrats to our 2017 #FlavorofGa Grand Prize Winner for once again being recognized by Bulldog 100!
02/13/2020

Congrats to our 2017 #FlavorofGa Grand Prize Winner for once again being recognized by Bulldog 100!

We are so proud to share that Georgia Grinders was honored at the University of Georgia Bulldog 100 this past weekend! The Bulldog 100 celebrates the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni each year. This is the second year we have been recognized and we could not be more thrilled! Check out our new blog post below for more details. Way to go, Jaime Hinsdale Foster!!
#bulldog100 #uga #agdawg UGA CAES Alumni Association UGA Alumni Association

http://www.georgiagrinders.com/blog/georgia-grinders-was-honored-at-bulldog-100-again/

Congrats to our friends at Proper Pepper for expanding online! Now pimento cheese lovers from all across the nation can ...
02/12/2020

Congrats to our friends at Proper Pepper for expanding online! Now pimento cheese lovers from all across the nation can enjoy these delicious Georgia spreads.

Top of the morning to you Proper Pepper friends! I buried myself in January to work on a new project. The wait is almost over.

In 2015, I went from being a stay-at-home mom of twins to a pimento cheese batch-maker/stay-at-home mom of twins combo. It has been quite the journey and after five years, it’s just beginning. ⁣

Winning the @flavorofga contest in 2015 launched me into a food business when all I really knew professionally was healthcare. Let’s just say for the past five years, I’ve learned about parenting alongside food manufacturing, with common threads being faith, patience, resilience, creativity and joy. Much gratitude is extended to my unwavering husband, family, friends and you...my product’s fans.⁣

As I continue to grow the retail side of Proper Pepper, it is with great excitement to announce that Proper Pepper will soon be available online. YES! Shipping all over America is happening soon. Pinch me. Is this real? My palms are sweaty just typing it.⁣

While food and beverage brands have been slow to move online, many are starting to shake up the industry with ecommerce sites. Did you ever think companies would be shipping ice cream? I mean, really? So if Georgia’s beloved @highroadcraft can ship ice cream and gelato, I can ship pimento cheese! Let’s do this. ⁣

When our site launches soon, you may be a little surprised to see a few other items for sale. Two flavors of pimento cheese just looked too boring on an ecommerce site. My love for antiquing, thrifting, children and being a housewife may just be able to finally contribute to the college fund a bit. I can’t think of anything better than selling you all everything you need for the Perfect Proper Pepper Picnic.⁣

Stay tuned for a launch date soon.

02/07/2020

Get your food or beverage product registered by 5 p.m. today!

Our contest is a great networking opportunity for new products and veteran products. It's more than a contest, it's a bu...
02/06/2020

Our contest is a great networking opportunity for new products and veteran products. It's more than a contest, it's a business booster!👍

We are so excited for this year's contest! Have you registered yet? ☺️
02/05/2020

We are so excited for this year's contest! Have you registered yet? ☺️

There's only a few more days to register for our annual UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. ⏱️ After registering, contestants will receive more information via email about submitting product samples for the first round of the contest.

Register your food or beverage product here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383791178

01/31/2020

Final reminder that early bird registration ends TODAY‼️

01/31/2020

Final reminder that early bird registration ends TODAY‼️

01/17/2020

It's not too late to claim the early bird rate‼️ Register by Jan. 31st at 5 p.m. EST to take advantage of the $100 special rate.

Register here: events.attend.com/f/1383791178

Here's wishing you a holiday filled with sugar and spice and everything nice! ❤️ Registration for the 2020 UGA Food Prod...
12/23/2019

Here's wishing you a holiday filled with sugar and spice and everything nice! ❤️ Registration for the 2020 UGA Food Product Contest will open in the new year.

UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest's cover photo
12/20/2019

UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest's cover photo

12/18/2019

Flavor of Georgia is on the move! Follow the plate and save the date: April 7, 2020. Registration for the contest will open Jan. 2. Learn more: https://t.uga.edu/5ve

Have you finished (or started) your holiday shopping? Good taste never goes out of style, and there is something for eve...
12/11/2019
Something for everyone: Flavor of Georgia holiday gift ideas 2019

Have you finished (or started) your holiday shopping? Good taste never goes out of style, and there is something for everyone on your shopping list in our holiday gift guide! 🎁

Shop Flavor of Georgia products to find something for everyone on your shopping list or for your holiday party. Good taste never goes out of style, and there’s something that will appeal to all your friends and family.

Being in the pecan business is a family affair for the Goodsons. Goodson Pecans was our 2018 #FlavorofGa Grand Prize Win...
12/09/2019
Georgia family branches out from pecan groves with growing business

Being in the pecan business is a family affair for the Goodsons. Goodson Pecans was our 2018 #FlavorofGa Grand Prize Winner with its honey cinnamon pecan butter. Check out this article from the AJC for a great update on this #FlavorofGa winner.

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/food--cooking/family-branches-out-from-pecan-groves/zE3A0OBXKmMfSrFzAo3jZJ/#

The Goodson family sells its pecans and nut products throughout Georgia.

Happy National Pie Day! With Pie Provisions products, you can make your own pies. Pie Provisions was our 2019 #flavorofg...
12/01/2019

Happy National Pie Day! With Pie Provisions products, you can make your own pies. Pie Provisions was our 2019 #flavorofga confections winner. What's your favorite kind of pie? Tell us in the comments. 🥧

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