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Finalists

2017 Finalists

Barbecue Sauces:

• Smokin’ Temptations Championship BBQ Sauce, Smokin’ Temptations Catering, Moultrie

• Uncle Rhett’s Back Slappin’ BBQ Sauce, Uncle Rhett’s LLC, Ocilla

• Wicked Que Georgia Vinegar Sauce, Neptune Industries Inc., Watkinsville

Beverages:

• Aroma Ridge Georgia Pecan Flavored Coffee, Aroma Ridge Inc., Marietta

• Ruby Hibiscus Tea, Sabor Provisions, Gainesville

• Worryfree Tea, Biron Herbal Teas, Macon

Condiments and Salsas:

• Jake’s Reaper Pepper Relish, Jake’s Produce and Cannery, White

• Lauri Jo’s Georgia Peach Salsa, Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning, Norman Park

• Midland Ghost White Pepper Sauce, 4Saucerers, Columbus

Confections:

• Chocolate Covered Fried Peanut Cluster, West Foods Inc., Edison

• Double Chocolate Candied Pecan Cake Pop, Kaylee Cake Pops and More, Stone Mountain

• Gotcha! Praline Cheesecake, Jessicakes Bakery LLC, Covington

Dairy and Related Products:

• Home Grown Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, Home Grown, Atlanta

• Revolution Gelato Chocolate Fantasy, Revolution Gelato LLC, Atlanta

• Thomasville Tomme, Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville

Honey and Related Products:

• H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey—Wildflower, H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey, Statesboro

• Honey Pecan Crunch, Hahira Honey House, Stockton

• Praline Pecan Honey Butter, Built by Bees Inc., Atlanta

Jams and Jellies:

• Lauri Jo’s Southern Pecan Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning, Norman Park

• Satsuma Orange Pepper Marmalade, Fairywood Thicket Farm, Fairburn

• Wisham Jellies Fire! Pepper Jelly, Wisham Jellies, Tifton

Meats and Seafood:

• Carroll’s Vidalia Onion and Cheese Smoked Sausage, Carroll’s Sausage & Meats Inc., Ashburn

• Georgia Boy Smoked Sausage with Vidalia Onions, D.L. Lee & Sons Inc., Alma

• Mike’s Homemade 100% Boston Butt Hot Dogs, Mike’s Country Store, Albany

Miscellaneous:

• Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters, Chamblee

• Grandma’s Gourmet Quick & Easy Cornbread, A'Zoe Enterprises LLC, Mableton

• Sausage Cheese Balls, Back to the Basics 101, Cochran

Sauces and Seasonings:

• Bootlikker Hot Sauce, Terebinth Tree Inc., Lawrenceville

• Campfire Salt, Beautiful Briny Sea, Atlanta

• Uncle Rhett’s Jackpot 777 Wing Sauce, Uncle Rhett’s LLC, Ocilla

Snack Foods:

• Front Porch Pecans Habanero BBQ, Front Porch Pecans, Hawkinsville

• Parmesan Cheese Straws, Kim’s Cheese Straws, Statesboro

• Toasted Sriracha Pecans, Goodson Pecans LLC, Leesburg

Finalist and Winner Prizes

All finalists receive a one-year, silver-level Georgia Grown membership from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and a customized Flavor of Georgia logo for their label and promotional materials, along with the opportunity to pitch their product to grocery buyers and food industry professionals who judge the final round of the contest.

Category and grand prize winners will receive trophies. The grand prize winner will also be awarded an exhibit space for up to two registrants at the Georgia Food Industry Convention - a more than $1,500 value - and three consultation sessions from the UGA Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FOOD PIC) on product or process design, ingredient functionality, sensory testing and/or shelf-life determination, a $1,500 value.

Video: Conference call with information for Flavor of Georgia finalists Feb. 2017

Winners will be announced March 21, 2017.