NewProduct Awards

The San Joaquin Valley has often been referred to as the bread basket of the world; growing, manufacturing and distributing enough food to feed over one-third of the nation every single day. The Fresno Food Expo New Product Awards acknowledge the San Joaquin Valley's food "trendsetters," with two distinctive awards: The People's Choice Awards and the Buyer's Choice Awards.

"People's Choice Award"*

All entries received for the Fresno Food Expo New Product Awards will be entered into the "People's Choice Award," and will be voted on by the public through the Fresno Food Expo Facebook page and website. In addition, applicants are encouraged to promote their new product through their own marketing avenues to encourage voter participation.

"Buyer's Choice Award"**

The "Buyers Choice Award" will be reviewed and judged by a panel of food industry professionals at the New Product Award VIP Event, then at the Fresno Food Expo by a panel of celebrity judges in the following categories: Innovation and Creativity (20), Presentation & Packaging (30) and Marketability (50).

Fresno Food Expo Awards Criteria

  • All applications must be submitted by locally owned and headquartered food companies who are confirmed exhibitors in the 2014 Fresno Food Expo.
  • "New Products" are defined as: a new food or beverage product, new packaging for a food or beverage product, a new use for a food or beverage product, a new food or beverage value-added product, or a combination thereof.

Vote for Your Favorite New Product

1,042 voteVote!

Squash Sauté Kits

Baloian Farms

853 votesVote!

Ice Cream

Rosa Brothers Milk Company

722 votesVote!

San Joaquin Valley Tea

L.T. Sue Company

304 votesVote!

Setton Farms Dark Chocolate Pistachios

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

172 votesVote!

Setton Farms Flavored Pistachios

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

155 votesVote!

Organic Roasted Salted Pistachios 2lb

Nichols Farms

145 votesVote!

Peperoni Tamale & Chipotle-Chicken & Bacon Tamale

Casa de Tamales

122 votesVote!

Rush Hour Breakfast Stout

Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.

111 votesVote!

Sweet Whispering Heat BBQ Sauce

Smokehouse Woods

94 votesVote!

China Alley Finishing Salt

L.T. Sue Company

92 votesVote!

Nella Bella Fizz

Varni Brothers Corporation, Noah's Water

83 votesVote!

Sophia La Rosa Sweet Red Onions

Baloian Farms

66 votesVote!

Champagne Grapes

Simonian Fruit Company

61 votesVote!

Bella Viva Pure & Natural Dried Apple Slices

Bella Viva Orchards, Inc.

59 votesVote!


Rileys Brewing

58 votesVote!

Flicks Chocolate Covered Pistachios

Flicks Candy Company

49 votesVote!

Dark Sweet Dried Cherries

Sunrise Fresh

46 votesVote!

Gluten Free Peach Gems

Wawona Frozen Foods

34 votesVote!

Woot Froot Fresh Cut Fruit

Fresh Fruit Cuts

31 votesVote!

Happy Tummy Cheesecake

Raw Fresno

27 votesVote!

2012 Cotton Candy

Farmer's Fury Winery

27 votesVote!

Cabernet Sauvignon Liquid Wine Filled Chocolates

G. Debbas Chocolatier

26 votesVote!

2011 Combine

Farmer's Fury Winery

26 votesVote!

Maple Bacon Caramel Bites

G. Debbas Chocolatier

22 votesVote!

Balsamic Vinegar

Rosenthal Olive Ranch

21 votesVote!

Cashew Queso

Raw Fresno

16 votesVote!

Gator Eggs

Shanley Farms

15 votesVote!

Organic Day Breakfast Cups

Wawona Frozen Foods

12 votesVote!

Cows Milk Feta

9th Street Cheese, Inc.

9 votesVote!

Mango Mambo Wine

San Joaquin Wine Company, Inc.

7 votesVote!

Corbin Sweet Potato Vodka

Sweet Potato Spirits

Corbin Sweet Potato Vodka is distilled from 100% estate grown sweet potatoes in Atwater by 4th generation sweet potato farmer and Master Distiller, David J....

7 votesVote!

Sweet Celebration

Castle Rock Vineyards

6 votesVote!

Real McCoy's Wheat Berry Chips - Pico De Gallo

Warnock Food Products

6 votesVote!


LLM Renegade Snacks, LLC

5 votesVote!

Black Truffle Almonds

Sierra Nut House, Inc.

4 votesVote!

Red Diamond Tea

Producer's Dairy Foods, Inc.

4 votesVote!

Tempeh Crunch

Tempeh Factory

4 votesVote!


Kelly Brothers, Inc.

4 votesVote!

El Monterey Breakfast Burritos

Ruiz Foods

3 votesVote!

Roasted and Salted Almonds

Nature's Joy

2 votesVote!

Nature's Partner Plum

Giumarra Companies

2 votesVote!

Mung Bean Crackers

Tempeh Factory

1 voteVote!

El Monterey Shell Shockers Taquitos

Ruiz Foods


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