Best New Condiment
Tessemae's Organic Mayo Line
OK, first—it tastes great. Next come the quality standards: USDA-certified Organic, homemade quality, shelf stable and gum free. That last detail was a big challenge for the company as it launched its salad dressings 10 years ago. It’s why it owns its full manufacturing, and that points to its uncompromising standards. We’re also inspired by work its done to support other newcomer brands in the area. Judges loved all those things for sure, and we especially loved the flavor.
Burma Love Foods Company Fermented Tea Leaf Dressing
The secret sauce of San Francisco restaurant Burma Superstar’s famous laphet thoke, or tea leaf salad, is making its way to a growing number of retail outlets. Available in vegan, traditional or spicy, the savory and energizing dressing invites culinary exploration beyond its historical use. While most ingredients are sourced locally in the Bay Area, the (super) star ingredient—top quality organic tea—comes from high in the Namshan mountains of Burma.
Truly Turmeric Whole Root Turmeric Paste
By creating a partnership with 350 wildcrafters and small-scale growers in Belize, Truly Turmeric boasts a turmeric paste with two-and-a-half times the curcuminoids and increased bioavailability. The partnership means economic viability for the growers who receive vastly more than traditional turmeric growers. The paste consists of fresh turmeric root with cold-pressed coconut oil, fresh lime juice, sea salt and forest-grown black pepper, and can be added to dressings, used as a condiment or in recipes calling for turmeric powder.