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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Lactose-Free Cake Wins Best Dessert

Who says that you have to use milk to make a cake taste good?

At the 4th Annual Great American Dessert Expo - now that's a vacation destination - Ardalin Foods won the Best Pastry award:

for their flourless chocolate cake-low sugar, low fat and lactose free that still tastes amazing!

That's from the press release, which also said:
As if America's sweet tooth needed more prodding, an exclusive trade show for the desserts industry added some more great tasting desserts, winners of the first ever "Small Bite, Big Taste" Competition, which was held at the 4th Annual Great American Dessert Expo in Las Vegas June 9-11, 2006. The show, held in conjunction with Coffeefest, is the nation's first trade show dedicated exclusively to the huge dessert industry.

The Competition was sponsored by The French Culinary Institute and

Other winners:
The Best New Product at the show went to Opera Patisserie for their delicious Mini Macaroons -- the texture is light and delicate, with a gentle richness that is surprisingly satisfying. The Best Frozen Dessert went to Howard Gordy for their Pistachio Oro Verde -- 100% pure pistachio which is grown in a very rich soil in Sicily. The winner for Best Chocolate went to Niche Import Co. for their Chocolate Santander -- the only single origin chocolate produced in Columbia well known for its exquisite and delicate flavor. The Best Confection went to Fudge Fatale for their delicious hand made fudge to live and die for! The Best Dessert Wine went to Wine-A-Rita for their Wineglace which is a mix to create a fun and delicious frozen wine beverage. All you need is ice, wine and a blender.

You can be a part of the tasting fun:
Organizers are already planning to double the size of the Great American Dessert Expo next year which will be held June 1-3, 2007 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Anonymous said...

Where do you find this stuff??? If you have an food expo list, it would be great to know about. The Chocolate Santander chocolate is actually available at the local drugstore. I will surely trial it out. Thanks!

Steve Carper said...

I spend a lot of time searching. Lots of time. Glad it's worth it.