Bixby Wins Three Sofi Awards

May 13, 2022

Bixby Chocolate (, a certified woman-owned bean to bar business, has been recognized for winning three sofi Awards, Gold for their Organic CRÈME BRÛLÉE BAR, New Product for CRÈME BRÛLÉE BAR, and Confectionary Non-Chocolate for their ALLAGASH WHITE BEER BRITTLE.  For more than 49 years the Specialty Food Association has presented sofi Awards to recognize innovation and remarkable taste and to highlight the flavors and the creativity found across the culinary industry. Products are reviewed annually at the Specialty Food Association headquarters in New York City by a national panel of culinary experts. Every year, sofi products are celebrated and showcased at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

The Allagash Beer Brittle is made with the famous Belgian-style Allagash White beer, peanuts, and a hint of Maine Sea Salt. Light and mellow with pleasing tones of malt and hops. The Vanilla Crème Brûlée Bar, certified organic by MOFGA, was named a 2022 Good Food Award Winner and is made with organic cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic milk powder, and organic vanilla bean.

“We are proud to be the first bean-to-bar brand in Maine to win three sofi awards. Our Crème Brûlée bar is gaining widespread popularity as it won another national award earlier this year and our Allagash White Beer Brittle is a brand new product. Allagash is a great partner in making this new product happen. We are ecstatic for being a sofi Award winner and know our community will be just as excited, ” said Kate McAleer, owner and founder of Bixby Chocolate.

A celebration of SFA Award Winners will take place on Sunday, June 12th at the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in New York, NY.

For samples or additional information about the collaboration please contact, Kristan Vermeulen at

About Bixby Chocolate:

Bixby Chocolate’s innovations include producing its own chocolate straight from the cocoa bean for several new bean-to-bar chocolate bars, and its newly created chocolate bonbons, chocolate nibs, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and beer brittle.

Kate McAleer (Founder) ensures that the quality organic cocoa beans are directly sourced from Dominican Republic, Haiti, Belize, and Guatemala. Kate has visited these areas where she met the farmers who produce the cocoa beans that Bixby Chocolate sources.

Header Photo: Carol Miller Photography


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