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November 7-8, 2023 Meadowlands Exposition Center Secaucus, New Jersey

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Kosherfest’s Best New Product Winners Announced in 17 categories


Italy’s Parvella International chocolate spreads awarded “Best in Show”

Parvella International
Parvella International

New York, NY (October 31, 2016) Kosherfest held its annual New Product Competition on Thursday, October 27, where hundreds kosher-certified products competed for prestige of being the best product introduced into the kosher marketplace. The Parvella Chocolate Spreads line by Parvella International was named Best in Show in the annual New Product Competition that precedes Kosherfest, which opens on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus NJ.

Every year a hundreds of new Kosher products are tested in the weeks leading up to Kosherfest by a panel of kosher industry judges.  This year several trends were seen, with an increase in healthy, natural, organic, gourmet, gluten-free and vegan products being entered into the competition. Entries spanned the globe, with winners coming from Israel, South Korea, Italy, Canada and the United States.  Visit to view the winning items.

Winners include:

  • Frozen Foods – Crab Flavor Surimi Cakes (Sea Food Imports, Inc)
  • Wine – Even Zahav-Goldstone (Doyna Ltd)
  • Pasta – Cal Delight Instant Noodle Meals (DS International Traders)
  • Baked Good– Gevinni Cheesecakes (Gevinni)
  • Dips and Spreads – Parvella Spreads (Parvella International)
  • Candy – Fruit Stripz Strawberry (Paskesz Candy Co.)
  • Baking Aisle – Dairy Nougat and Chocolate Cream (Bakers Choice)
  • Giftware & Novelties – Chanukah Dreidel Ladle (Shulsinger Judaica)
  • Kosher for Passover – Matzo S’mores (The Manischewitz Company)
  • Spices, Oils and Vinegars – KOKO Gochujang (KOKO Food)
  • Packaged Meats – Dried Beef Sausage (Usine Amsellem)
  • Condiments, Sauces and Marinades – MIKEE Asian Sauces (Exotic Sauce Packaging)
  • Savory Snacks – Slim Kim & Highland Pop (Highland Pop)
  • Sweet Snacks and Cookies – T-CHOC (Shneider’s)
  • Beverages – Squeez’R Classic Lemonade (North Shore Bottling Company)
  • “On the Go” – 2C Chocolate & Cereal Snack Bar (Shneider’s)
  • Cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano (Shneider’s)

All products will be available to taste at Kosherfest. Kosherfest is open to trade professionals only.

About Kosherfest

Kosherfest is the world’s largest and most attended kosher-certified products trade show. From chain supermarkets to corner groceries, foodservice establishments to caterers, every kind of kosher decision maker will find opportunity and inspiration at Kosherfest. More than 6,000 industry professionals are expected to attend, and more than 350 exhibitors will feature kosher-certified products and services for the kosher market.

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