California Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil Takes Home the Gold in Manzanilla Blend Category
Pomona, CA, July 20, 2005 – Spectrum Organic Products, the leading producer of naturally processed and certified organic oils, today announces that its California Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil has won a gold medal at the L.A. County Fair’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils of the World Competition in the Manzanilla Blends category.
Spectrum's California Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil was recognized by the panel of 23 international judges for its “excellence in sensory quality” and was hailed as a “fine oil of outstanding taste, character and complexity.” A legacy blend of Mission and Manzanilla olives, Spectrum's California Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil is estate grown, first cold pressed and produced in small batches. It has a bold and fruity taste with a slight pepper tone.
In its sixth year, L.A. County Fair’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils of the World Competition is the largest of its kind, with 364 entries from 241 producers. The award-winning oils will be on display at the gold medal-winning tasting area throughout the Fair’s run from September 9 to October 2, 2005.
Award-winning Spectrum California Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil is now available in natural foods stores and specialty retailers nationwide. For more information, recipes, or a store locator, please visit www.spectrumorganics.com.
Spectrum Organic Products, Inc (OTCBB – SPOP), the leading manufacturer and marketer of organic and natural oils and condiments in North America, was founded in 1986 by Jethren Phillips. Today, the company sells more than 175 products under the Spectrum brand, as well as industrial sizes of oils and condiments through its Spectrum Ingredients® division. The company continues to embrace its four core values---GOOD PEOPLE---GOOD PRODUCT---GOOD PROCESS---GOOD PLANET---and serves as a role model for ethical practices. In an effort to further educate on the safe, precise and nutritious uses of cooking oils, Spectrum pioneered the 1-2-3 Cooking concept. Spectrum is the No. 1 brand in a variety of categories among leading U.S. natural foods stores and is the preferred choice for discriminating chefs, dietitians and health-care practitioners.
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