The Association for Dressings and Sauces awarded both 2019 Dressing of the Year and Sauce of the Year to one member, GFF, Inc., based in City of Industry, California.
GFF’s Mango Gochujang Sauté Sauce and Mint Lime with Tequila Dressing were the winning entries, with the awards presented at the ADS Annual Meeting “Playing an Instrumental Role” held October 5-7 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas. This marks the first time GFF, Inc. has won both Dressing of the Year and Sauce of the Year, and the second time they won Dressing of the Year—in a competition that included all the leading foodservice dressing and sauce companies.
“Our Korean-style Mango Gochujang Sauté Sauce gets its unique flavor from the combination of various red peppers with roasted and fermented soybean. The savory sauce is balanced with sweet mango and cilantro highlighted with specks of black sesame,” says Mary dela Peña, VP of Research, Development & Quality at GFF, Inc.
The company’s Mint Lime with Tequila Dressing is made with a delicate blend of spearmint, aromatic lime & citrus undertones, complemented with chipotle pepper and just the right spike of Tequila with a sweet hint. The dressing also can be used as a sauce to add flavoring without the excessive calories, sugar or sodium.
“On behalf of GFF, we are happy to accept these distinguished industry awards from the Association for Dressings and Sauces,” adds Dave Nicholson, CEO of HACO US, parent company of GFF, Inc.
The Dressing of the Year and Sauce of the Year awards are presented by ADS to recognize and celebrate truly innovative and delicious products. Nominations for the awards were received from ADS members and were then voted on by members via blind taste tests at the ADS Technical Meeting in Louisville, KY, held April 28-April 30, 2019. ADS members voted for the dressing and sauce deemed to have the best overall taste.
Founded in 1926, the Association for Dressings & Sauces is an international trade association of manufacturers of salad dressings, mayonnaise, condiment sauces and the suppliers to the industry.