Victoria Gourmet, Inc. Wins Coveted "Outstanding Food Gift" Award at the 31st Annual NASFT Product Awards Competition

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Woburn, Mass, January 18, 2004 -- Victoria Taylor's Culinary Salts of the World was named "Outstanding Food Gift" during the Competition at the 2003 Fancy Food Show in New York.  The award was presented to Victoria Taylor, president and founder of Victoria Gourmet, on June 30th.  "I'm thrilled to be recognized by my industry with such a prestigious award.  The judges are our current and potential retail customers.  It’s a wonderful validation of the salt collection’s appeal," said Taylor. 

The product was one of 20 winners, selected from 3500 entered products. In May the field was narrowed to 97 finalists after review by six specialty food retailers.  The finalists were selected based on quality, uniqueness, taste, salability, merchandisability, best in its category, and retail price.  Over 100 specialty food retailers, supermarket buyers, catalogers and other resellers voted on the winners at the Fancy Food Show. 

Victoria Taylor's Culinary Salts of the World includes four mason-style jars of premium sea salt and a handcrafted maple-wood salt tray, designed to keep salts handy by the stove or on the table.  Each salt has a distinctive taste and texture.  The salts are Trapani (from Sicily), Jurassic (from Utah), CELTIC® (from Brittany, France), and Anglesey (from Wales).  The suggested retail price is $58.00.

Consumers can purchase Victoria Gourmet's products on-line at or at selected specialty and gourmet retailers nationwide.  For store locations, or to order by phone, call 800.403.8981.  

Victoria Gourmet, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of spice blends and gourmet gift items.  The company is a member of The National Association of Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), The Massachusetts Specialty Food Association (MSFA), The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA), The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.  Victoria Taylor's seasoning blends were awarded with The American Tasting Institute's Best of Show Gold Medal in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.


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