October 7, 2019

Meal Mart (Alle) Wins Kosherfest’s Best New Product in 2019 with “Plattered BBQ Beef Cigars"

Brooklyn, NY…The annual Kosherfest New Product Competition on October 3rd saw many new innovative products as well as many existing products that were made tastier and better. That was the consensus of the judges as they crowned the “Plattered BBQ Beef Cigars” by Alle Processing/Meal Mart as the best new product in this year’s show opening in just a few weeks, November 12-13 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus NJ. Alle came in first in the Frozen Entrees & Meal Components Meats category as well as with their “Sweet Italian Sausage” in the Package Meat category. Other winners included (category and winner):

Yogurt or Cheese – Anderson International “Thin Slices”

Breaks and Baked Goods – Allie’s GF Goodies “Allie’s Vegan Bagels”

Jams/Preserves and Dried Fruit – Gina’s Gourmet Pantry “Gina’s Gourmet Pantry All-Natural Fruit Spreads”

Savory Snacks, Chips, Crackers – Setton International Foods, Inc. “Garlic Onion Seasoned Pistachio”

Pasta, Soups, Rice, Grains – New York Pasta Authority “Mozzarella Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli”

Condiments, Sauces, Dressings and Marinades – Exotic Sauce Packaging, Inc. “Ella Jolie by MIKEE Truffle Hot Sauce”

Dips, Spreads and Salsa – MIKEE Salsa

Spices, Oils and Vinegar – De La Rosa Foods & Vineyards “100% Organic Raw Unfiltered Raspberry Vinegar”

Baking Aisle – LittlePod Natural Vanilla

Giftware, Novelties & Nonfood – Au Bon Cake “Siddur Font 8mm letter set”

Kosher for Passover – Exotic Sauce “MIKEE Matzo Brei Mixers”

Sweet Snacks, Cookies and Candy – Ketoret “CannaBiscotti Sugar Free”

Frozen Desserts – La Marguerite & Co. “Lemon Meringue Tart”

Frozen Entrees & Meal Components Non-Meats – Meatless Nation LLC “Zamaze”

Wine, Beer, Spirits – Happy Hearts Wine “5 Stones Virtuous”

Some of the noteworthy winners were MIKEE’s continuous roll-out of new and different items, this year even with a Kosher for Passover Matzo Brei Mixers. MIKEE also won in several other categories. The continued push for non-meat replacement, better portion control such as Anderson’s thin slices, sugar free “CannaBiscotti,” and vegan bagels were also noteworthy.