Mastronardi Produce’s YOWZERS™ Red Chili Peppers and Lolli Bombs™ Snacking Tomatoes Take Home Superior Taste Awards; Paul Mastronardi and Ferran Centelles Comment
KINGSVILLE, ON - After being tested along with hundreds of other products from food and beverage producers from around the world, Mastronardi Produce’s SUNSET® is celebrating a double win for two of its newest produce innovations, YOWZERS™ red chili peppers and Lolli Bombs™ on-the-vine snacking tomatoes, from this year’s Superior Taste Awards.
“This double award win recognizes the continual efforts to bring superior quality and delicious tasting produce to the market year-round,” Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, commented. “The blind taste-test conducted by many of the world’s greatest chefs and sommeliers is exciting to be a part of; it’s a true testament to how our products deliver a full sensory experience from touch, smell, and taste. Our pride and joy go into every single fruit and vegetable we grow, and we’re honored to have been able to provide another game-changing experience in quality and flavor.”
Presented by the International Taste Institute in Brussels, Belgium, each product was carefully selected based on an experience in tasting, including first impression, vision, olfaction, taste, and texture, according to a press release. The panel consisted of over 200 jury members made up of prestigious Chef and Sommelier associations from around the world.
“At the Taste Institute, we always follow a very strict testing methodology. It’s a blind tasting done in silence; this is the best way to objectively assess a product,” Ferran Centelles, International Taste Institute Jury Member and Master Sommelier at El Bulli, stated.
This marks the twelfth consecutive year that SUNSET has received Superior Taste Awards for products including:
- SHAZAM!™ shishito peppers
- KABOOM!® black jalapenos
- Aloha™ striped peppers
- Honey Bombs™
- Flavor Bombs® and Sugar Bombs®, from the Bombs™ lineup of on-the-vine snacking tomatoes
Bringing home these latest prestigious flavor titles, Mastronari Produce shared, is an ideal reflection of its mission to inspire healthy living through WOW™ flavor experiences, which it credits significantly in the company’s success.
Congratulations to the Mastronardi team on this big win!