San Angel Mole Named 2009 sofi ™ Silver Finalist by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 2009 --( San Angel Mole Cascabel Sauce has been selected as a Silver Finalist in the 2009 sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. The sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages in 33 categories and are a coveted industry honor. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.

San Angel Mole Cascabel Sauce was one of 111 Silver Finalists selected from 1,433 contenders by a national panel of specialty food experts. Gold Winners will be announced June 29 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition for our Cascabel Sauce,” said Tim McCarthy, founder of San Angel Mole Company. “This product is the first in our line of varietal chile sauces and its versatility makes it a customer favorite.” Recipes are available at McCarthy, a former elctro-optics engineer, developed the line of authentic Mexican sauces after spending several years in the kitchens of top Los Angeles restaurants including Patina, Alex and Lucques.

The San Angel Mole Company is also noted for it regional moles; Red in the style of mole poblano and Black, a Oaxacan mole negro. This line of products is available at Dean & DeLuca, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods and gourmet specialty stores throughout the country.

The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 with more than 3,000 members throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the NASFT, go to

“This year’s finalists are an outstanding group. They show that our members continue to produce and market distinctive foods and beverages, even amid this challenging economy,” said Ann Daw, president of the NASFT.

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Tim McCarthy