Winners to be announced at Summer Fancy Food Show


Aunty Lilikoi’s Passion Fruit Mango Chutney has been named a Finalist for Outstanding Condiment in the Specialty Food Association’s 2014 sofi Award competition.

A sofi is the top honor in the $88 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.

sofi 2014 PRESS RELEASE_Page_1_Image_0001Aunty Lilikoi’s Passion Fruit Mango Chutney was one of the 109 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2025 entries across 30 Awards categories from Outstanding Appetizer to Outstanding Vinegar. Noted chef Dominique Ansel will announce the winners at a red-­‐carpet ceremony on June 30, 2014 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

“We never expected one of our products to make it this far in this very large and competitive arena, “ says Lori Cardenas, owner of Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Products. “We are totally thrilled and delighted with this recognition from the judges of the Specialty Food Association.  Our chutney is our newest product, which we developed because our customers asked for it.”

“As sofi is the highest honor for products from our members, who bring craft, care and joy to the specialty food they create.  The honor means the product is simply the best in its category, “ says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.

The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-­‐for-­‐profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3000 members in the U.S. and abroad.  For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to Learn more about the 2014 sofi Awards at

Aunty Lilikoi’s Contact:

Lori Cardenas, Owner, 808-­‐338-­‐1296, •

Specialty Food Association Media Contacts:

Ken Seiter, Chief Marketing Officer, 646-­‐878-­‐0104,  Louise Kramer, Public Relations Director, 646-­‐878-­‐0130,