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2015 Winners!

Gold Winner:
Cori Poon – Sweet C Bakery – Winnipeg – Lime and Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough
This made-from-scratch gourmet cookie dough is pre-portioned into single serving balls, sold by the dozen in a re-sealable freezer bag and ready for baking.  This cookie dough is available in several delicious flavours and is conveniently baked and ready in minutes.
 
Silver Winner: 
Carly Minish – Smak Dab Foods – Winnipeg – Maple Mustard
This innovative gourmet mustard product has a pleasantly sweet yet savory flavor that can be used as a dip or a condiment.  It is made in small batches with simple ingredients and crafted with care.
 
Bronze Winner:
Glenda Hart – The Canadian Birch Co. – Grand Marais – Birch Bacon Jam
This incredible jam can be used as a condiment or appetizer spread and has a multitude of other uses.  It is made with the company’s very own Manitoba birch syrup and has the syrup’s sensational flavour. 
  
                  
 
From left to right:  Glenda Hart, Carly Minish, Cori Poon and the Honorable Minister of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Development, Ron Kostyshyn
 
 

 
 

About the Event

The Great Manitoba Food Fight® features Manitoba food entrepreneurs who have developed, but not fully commercialized, a new and/or innovative food product. They will compete for one of three product development and service awards. These awards can help them accelerate commercialization activities for their product and business.  Reception and Awards information.   
 
Food products will be judged by an expert panel. Finalists will compete for gold, silver and bronze product development and service award packages valued at approximately $11,000, $7,000 and $3,500.
 
The Great Manitoba Food Fight® will be held on October 14, 2015 at De Luca's, located at 950 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. 
 
If you are involved in the food industry, you won't want to miss The Great Manitoba Food Fight®.  
 
This event is presented in partnership with De Luca's and the Manitoba Food Processors Association. 

   

2015 Competitors:
Alana Fiks & Angela Farkas – Pop Cart – Winnipeg – Raspberry Basil Lime Ice Pops  
Alana and Angela specialize in handmade Ice Pops using only the finest ingredients.  They have over 75 inspiring flavours to choose from, and are competing today with their very unique Raspberry Basil Lime Ice Pop. 
 
Kathleen Sanders – The Great Prairie Co. - Winnipeg – Honey Obas   
Honey obas are a twist on a traditional oatmeal biscuit.  These healthy biscuits are made with Manitoba honey, apples and sunflower seeds.  High in natural protein and fibre, and low in sugar, honey obas are a smart snacking choice.
 
Anan Palanichamy – Dr. Beetroot Canada - Winnipeg – Beet Bread    
Anan is presenting a healthy and distinctive bread product made with beets and red lentil flour.  Beets have many health benefits and this nutritious and delicious bread is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
 
Cori Poon – Sweet C Bakery – Winnipeg – Lime and Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough
This made-from-scratch gourmet cookie dough is pre-portioned into single serving balls, sold by the dozen in a re-sealable freezer bag and ready for baking.  This cookie dough is available in several delicious flavours and is conveniently baked and ready in minutes.
 
Sal Calamusa – Bliss Gourmet Baked Goods – Winnipeg – Pasticcini
These tasty treats are made from a buttercream filling sandwiched between two moist cookies and dipped in a salted chocolate coating.  This traditional family recipe is hand-made and a gourmet treats for anyone with a sweet tooth.
 
Carly Minish – Smak Dab Foods – Winnipeg – Maple Mustard 
This innovative gourmet mustard product has a pleasantly sweet yet savory flavor that can be used as a dip or a condiment.  It is made in small batches with simple ingredients and crafted with care.
 
Temi Akindipe – Arabelle’s Bakery – Winnipeg – Lagos Loaf Bread
This is an authentic bread product commonly found in Africa and some Asian countries.  It is very soft, somewhat sweet, flavourful and dense in texture.  The bread is widely popular in Africa and can be used in a variety of ways, especially for sandwiches and French toast.
 
Anna Badenhorst – Ubuntu Cafe and Bakery – Selkirk – Whole Wheat Buttermilk Rusks
A rusk is a traditional South African breakfast snack, often dunked in tea or coffee and enjoyed as a quick breakfast.  Rusks can be compared to biscotti, but are not as sweet and contain a substantial amount of fibre.  They are widely enjoyed in South Africa and have an excellent shelf life, making them a practical choice when traveling.
 
Andrew Maxwell – Scruffy’s Scottish Shortbread – Hamiota - Shortbread Crisp
This incomparable shortbread cookie is made from an old family recipe and is a thin crisp-like treat rather than a traditional shortbread cookie. These crisps make great gifts or for enjoying any time.
 
Glenda Hart – The Canadian Birch Co. – Grand Marais – Birch Bacon Jam
This incredible jam can be used as a condiment or appetizer spread and has a multitude of other uses.  It is made with the company’s very own Manitoba birch syrup and has the syrup’s sensational flavour.
 


 
 
 




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