The mustard, introduced to the US market about a year ago, also earned a Gold Award at the 17th annual “World-Wide Mustard Competition” held at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin in April. It competed with 350 mustard entries from around the globe.
Domonic Biggi, President of Beaverton Foods, called this newer mustard a ‘hidden gem’. “Inglehoffer Honey Maple Mustard is a hidden gem in the Inglehoffer family of mustards,” Biggi said. “It’s very gratifying to have Progressive Grocer recognize the uniqueness of this item.”
In the letter signed by the trade magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Meg Major, it stated: “Progressive Grocer is pleased to honor your product as being the year’s most original, engaging and downright fun retail item. As in years past, we faced the tough challenge of choosing the best of the best from a range of companies across all store categories. It was no easy feat selecting top products in terms of innovation, taste/functionality and value.”
According to a recent study, the $70 billion specialty food industry is growing in spite of tough economic conditions. The research provided by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT) revealed 59 percent of consumers are purchasing specialty foods this year. NASFT VP of Communications and Education Ron Tanner noted: “Specialty foods like … creative condiments have become an integral part of the culinary landscape and consumers continue to enjoy them.”
Beaverton Foods is the largest producer of non-refrigerated horseradish and award-winning specialty mustards in the US and it is the only manufacturer of real wasabi paste in North America. The company also offers a wide variety of best-selling gourmet sauces, garlic, spices, and other unique specialty condiments packaged under these labels: Beaver, Inglehoffer, Napa Valley, Tulelake and Pacific Farms. In addition to its own brands, the company develops, produces and co-packs a broad range of products for companies in the country and abroad.
About Beaverton Foods:
Since 1929, the privately held Beaverton Foods has thrived by following wholesome business practices set in place by Founder Rose Biggi (pronounced Bee Gee). What started in Rose’s basement, grinding and bottling homegrown horseradish roots, has now grown to a family owned, multi-million dollar corporation with more than 150 specialty condiments. These products are sold in mainstream grocery and specialty foods stores, restaurants, and gourmet shops throughout the US and in 15 foreign countries. Today, Rose’s son Gene Biggi serves as company Chairman. The company has 72 employees at its 70,000-square-foot headquarters based in Hillsboro, Oregon.
In addition to its HACCP program this third generation family owned company also has kosher certification, organic certification, and is in the process of adding SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification. For more information, call (503) 646-8138 or visit www.beavertonfoods.com. Orders can be made online or by calling (800) 223-8076.