Artisan Cookie Wins First Place at NC Specialty Foods Meeting

Anna's Gourmet Goodies was awarded a blue ribbon for their new Artisan Oatmeal Raisin cookie in the baked goods competition at the fall meeting of the North Carolina Specialty Foods Association held on August 29, 2011 in Raleigh.

Raleigh, NC, September 01, 2011 --( Anna’s Gourmet Goodies was awarded a First Place Ribbon for their new Artisan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie at the North Carolina Specialty Foods Association fall meeting held in Raleigh on Monday, August 29. Elaine Fryar, President of NCSFA and owner of Fryar’s Sauce presented the award.

“We have a diverse community of specialty foods manufacturers in North Carolina. Anna’s Gourmet Goodies created a cookie that represents some of the best North Carolina has to offer,” said Fryar.

Products were judged on appearance, aroma, taste, texture and aftertaste. The distinguished panelists were selected from a variety of experts including Fred Thompson, cookbook author, food columnist for the News and Observer and publisher of Edible Piedmont magazine.

“We felt like the new oatmeal raisin cookie was a winner,” said Duke. “We visited local suppliers including Lindley Mills, Latta’s Egg Ranch and Homeland Creamery and used their best ingredients to create a truly special product”.

Anna’s Gourmet Goodies will be launching their new line of Artisan Cookies on October 1, 2011. To enhance the Artisan Cookie experience, Anna’s will introduce new packaging options including hand-made pottery from local artisans, Jim and Tricia Bell at Under The Oaks in Wake Forest. Learn more by visiting

About Anna’s Gourmet Goodies
Anna’s Gourmet Goodies, Inc. is a North Carolina corporation, originally founded in 2001, and is a member of Goodness Grows in NC and the NC Specialty Foods Association. The company makes, bakes and ships gourmet cookies to recipients throughout the United States and to military bases around the world. For more information about the company and products, please visit

For additional information contact Chris Duke by phone at 888-864-4832 or via email to

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