NEW YORK — The Specialty Food Association (SFA) announced the winners of its 52nd annual Sofi Awards in May. The winners were chosen for creativity, innovation and culinary excellence in 48 specialty and beverage categories ranging from appetizers and snacks to alcoholic beverages and cocktail mixes, to cereal and granola, according to the SFA.

Sweet-and-spicy, globally inspired and gluten-free were all winners across many of the categories.

The winners were chosen by a panel of SFA members at the Food and Innovation Center at Rutgers University, which is the SFA’s partner for the awards. All the winning products will be on display at the 2024 Summer Fancy Food Show, which will take place June 23-25 in New York City.

“Congratulations to all of the 2024 Gold Award winners for receiving the top scores in extremely competitive categories,” said Phil Robinson, senior vice president of member development at SFA. “The level of innovation, creativity, and quality among the pool of entries we received this year was remarkable and underscores the dynamism of specialty food and beverage makers across the industry and the world.”

Click to view some of the 2024 Sofi Award winners.