Tillamook Sea Salt & Honeycomb Toffee Ice Cream Strikes Sofi Gold

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The Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), maker of Tillamook brand scoopable ice cream, has won the Gold Award in the Frozen Desserts category as part of the New York City-headquartered Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 2024 Sofi Awards competition.

Tillamook Sea Salt & Honeycomb Toffee Ice Cream was selected by specialty food experts, buyers and media as the top frozen dessert product, alongside Gold Award winners in 49 total categories. Products were judged on flavor, appearance, texture, aroma, ingredient quality and innovation. All tastings were anonymously conducted at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

“We are thrilled to win our first-ever sofi™ Gold Award,” said Jill Allen, director of product excellence for the Tillamook, Oregon-based ice cream producer. “We dedicate tremendous care to delivering truly extraordinary dairy products for customers to enjoy.”

Allen described the award-winning flavor, which is available in freezer cases and cabinets at retail stores across the USA, as “honey ice cream with crunchy honeycomb toffee and sea salt combining for sweet and salty perfection.”

Tillamook, which recently refreshed its pint-size ice cream line, is is the fastest-growing family-size ice cream brand in the country and has been for the past five consecutive years. In 2023 Tillamook family-size ice cream dollar sales grew by 28% and volume sales climbed 20%, while adding 726,000 new households, according to IRI figures.

“Sofi Gold Award winners have accomplished something really extraordinary,” said Bill Lynch, president of the Specialty Food Association. “They have risen to the top of incredibly competitive categories. Every year, we see a flood of superstar specialty food products submit for Sofi consideration – those that earn top marks from our judges really are the best of the best.”

About the Producer
Founded in 1909 as a farmer-owned cooperative, Tillamook County Creamery Association is a Certified B Corporation that makes cheese, butter, cream cheese spreads, yogurt, sour cream, and frozen meals in addition to ice cream.Owned by a group of farming families, primarily based in Tillamook County, Oregon, TCCA operates production facilities in Tillamook and Boardman, Oregon and employs more than 1,100 people throughout the state.