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Stöger Press Kit for 2015



Stöger at the Sofi Awards

Since 1972, the sofi Awards have honored the best in specialty food.

At first, only two awards were given: Outstanding Domestic Product and Outstanding Imported Product. At the time, much of the specialty food on the market came from Europe and there was a distinct Continental flair to the Fancy Food Show and the Awards.

A sofi gives a product instant credibility and respect within the industry.
‒ Brandon Gross, FOODMatch, 2010 Winner

Today, the sofi Awards represent culinary creativity across America and around the globe. Winners and finalists are selected at the Specialty Food Association headquarters in New York City by a national panel of culinary experts. Every year, sofi products are showcased at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York and the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

Stöger Pumpkin Seed Oil and Organic Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds are finalists at the SOFI awards this year from the specialty food association.

Stöger Pumpkin Seed Oil wins Gold sofi and Organic Roasted and Salted Pumpkin seeds win Silver sofi from the Specialty Food Association!


Stöger Pumpkin Seed Oil wins silver sofi in the outstanding oil category for pumpkin seed oil from the specialty food association.


Stöger Oils 2 time Gold and 3 time Silver award winner from the Specialty Food association!

Stöger has been a sofi award winner for four years in a row!

Our product was singled out as the “best of the best” in specialty food by a panel of culinary experts in a comprehensive blind tasting.

“sofi” means “Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation”

Stöger was one of only 28 winners out of a record breaking 3200 entries this year!


Parade: Rachel Weingarten, a food columnist for Parade, included Stöger Pumpkin Seed Oil in a roundup of unconventional pumpkin flavored items.


Stöger Pumpkin Seed Oil featured by Oxygen: January 26, 2015

New York Times Diner's Journal, January 23, 2013

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Gourmet Retailer Magazine Editor's Pick 2013

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2013 Specialty Food Association sofi Gold Award for "Oil" & finalist for "Outstanding Product Line"

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First Bite Editor's Pick, "Inside the Tomato-Flavored Products Trend": February 6, 2013


Gourmet News, "Re-Energize with #sofiawards Buzz in Javits North #SFFS13": July 2, 2013


Examiner.com: A. Michelle Blakely, a vegetarian columnist for Examiner.comincluded Stöger’s recipe for the Warm Vanilla Bean Hazelnut Salad in a seasonal winter recipe article.

Second place finish for Stöger Chile Seed oil in the Hot 'n Spicy Condiment category.

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PREVENTION Magazine 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods of 2014


 See our story on the NBR on CNBC


The Record: Elisa Ung, a food columnist for The Northern New Jersey Record, included Stöger Oils in a recent product feature. She was especially interested in the product’s local availability in the northern New Jersey area.




Click to see our feature in Northshore Magazine: November 2014

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Food & Wine Editor's Pick June, 2013


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New York Times Diner's Journal, July 8, 2013



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