Raspberry Rhubarb Goat Milk Caramels from Big Picture Farm in Townshend, Vt. is the winner of the sofi™ Award for outstanding new product of 2015. The confection is one of 33 winners in the annual competition which honors excellence across all specialty food categories, from appetizers to pastas to vinegar.

The winners were announced June 29 at a red-carpet awards ceremony at the 61st Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped delivered a keynote address, and the coveted gold sofi chef statues were handed out by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a popular Chopped judge.

This year’s winners were selected from 2,715 entries across 32 awards categories. The final voting ended at the trade show. A sofi is considered the top accolade in the $109-billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for specialty outstanding food innovation.

See the sofi winners here.

The winners are:

Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, or Hors d 'Oeuvres

Lone Mountain Wagyu: 100% Fullblood Wagyu Beef Summer Sausage

Outstanding Baking Ingredient, Baking Mix, or Flavor Enhancer

Sutter Buttes Natural and Artisan Foods: Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownie Kit

Outstanding Bread, Muffin, Granola, or Cereal

Callie's Charleston Biscuits: Cheese and Chive Biscuits

Outstanding Cheese

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.: Bay Blue

Outstanding Chocolate

Laurie & Sons: Dangerously Delicious Black Licorice Chocolate Toffee

Outstanding Classic Product

Vermont Creamery: Cultured Butter Sea Salt Basket

Outstanding Cold Beverage

Owl's Brew: White and Vine

Outstanding Condiment

Sir Kensington's: Special Sauce

Outstanding Confection

Big Picture Farm: Goat Milk Chai Caramels

Outstanding Cookie Brownie, Cake, or Pie

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery: Organic Molten Chocolate Cake - Dark Decadence

Outstanding Cooking, Dipping, or Finishing Sauce

TIE Charissa: Authentic Moroccan Seasoning, Kitchens of Africa: Zanzibar

Outstanding Cracker

Grains of Health: Laiki Black Rice Crackers

Outstanding Dairy or Dairy Alternative Product

Bellwether Farms: Blackberry Sheep Milk Yogurt

Outstanding Dessert Sauce, Topping, or Syrup

Coop's MicroCreamery: Salted Caramel Sauce

Outstanding Foodservice Product

Crown Maple: Grade A Very Dark Color Strong Taste Maple Syrup

Outstanding Frozen Savory

Callie's Charleston Biscuits: Country Ham Biscuits

Outstanding Hot Beverage

Tea Forte: Vanilla Pear Tea

Outstanding Ice Cream, Gelato, or Frozen Treat

Steve's Ice Cream: Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream

Outstanding Jam, Preserve, Honey, or Nut Butter

Manicaretti Italian Food Imports: Sicilian Pistachio Spread

Outstanding Meat, Pâté, or Seafood

Fra' Mani Handcrafted Foods: Salametto Piccante

Outstanding Oil

Culinary Collective: Castillo de Canena Smoked Arbequina Olive Oil

Outstanding Pasta, Rice, or Grain

Nella Pasta: Corn, Caramelized Onion & Thyme Ravioli

Outstanding Pasta Sauce

Sauces 'n Love: Pumpkin and Kale Alfredo Sauce

Outstanding Salad Dressing

Nago Foods: Cracked Sesame Miso

Outstanding Salsa or Dip

Wozz! Kitchen Creations: Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde

Outstanding Savory Snack

Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods: Sweet Chili Chickpea Chips

Outstanding Soup, Stew, Bean, or Chili

Cook San Francisco: Nona Lim Thai Curry and Lime Broth

Outstanding Sweet Snack

Pipsnacks: Kettle Pipcorn

Outstanding Vegan or Gluten-Free Product

Tate's Bake Shop: Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookie

Outstanding Vinegar

Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods: Organic Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Outstanding Product Line

Fat Toad Farm: Farmstead Goat’s Milk Caramel

Outstanding New Product

Big Picture Farm: Raspberry Rhubarb Goat Milk Caramels

The sofi Awards contest, now in its 43rd year, is open to members of the Specialty Food Association, owner and producer of the Summer Fancy Food Show. In the spring, a national panel of specialty food professionals and food journalists selected the finalists over eight full days of tastings at the Specialty Food Association’s offices in New York.