AubSauce Named Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest Finalist
ATLANTA (February 14, 2019) — AubSauce, the newly launched, small-batch, gourmet barbecue sauce company, was named a finalist in the celebrated Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.
Flavor of Georgia is an annual agricultural showcase organized by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development at the University of Georgia.
The contest curates up-and-coming food entrepreneurs and their delicious, innovative, market-ready prototypes or commercially available made-in-Georgia food products.
It features 11 categories with the top three in each being named finalists. AubSauce was one of 33 companies selected out of the total 138 products that entered the contest. The company entered its Spicy Peach barbecue sauce in the competition.
“This is such a great milestone for us to be named a finalist,” said AubSauce creator Aubrey Lenyard. “Georgia has a such a rich agricultural and culinary history, I’m honored that AubSauce will now be a part of that tradition.”
As a finalist, AubSauce will: be featured in the Flavor of Georgia product directory, receive a one-year Georgia Grown membership, and receive the use of the Flavor of Georgia logo for product promotion.
Finalists, who were notified Feb. 13, will compete for the Grand Prize award, which will be given after the final judging round at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta.
The Grand Prize package — valued at $3,000 — includes an exhibit space at the Georgia Food Industry Association’s annual convention and three consultation sessions from the UGA Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) on product or process design, ingredient functionality, sensory testing, and/or shelf-life determination.
The Flavor of Georgia finalist recognition is the latest success for AubSauce, which was founded in 2018.
In December 2018, the company announced Savi Provisions market in Decatur, Ga. would be the first local retail outlet to carry the brand. Savi Provisions sells locally sourced gourmet organic foods and fine wines and spirits in its metro Atlanta stores.
That announcement followed AubSauce’s Kickstarter campaign where the company reached its $5,000 goal within 48 hours and ended the fundraiser having raised more than $10,000.
AubSauce features three sauces — all a mix of spicy, sweet, and savory — Spicy Peach, Fiery Pineapple Mango, and Original Barbecue.
The company plans an official launch in the spring of 2019.