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Ginger Pear Sorbet Scoops Up the Specialty Food Association 2012 sofi ™ Gold Award for Outstanding New Product

The Specialty Food Association 2012 sofi has named The Latest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet Outstanding New Product of 2012.


June 18, 2012 - The Latest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet, in its distinctive new clear-pint container, has just been named Outstanding New Product of 2012 in the Specialty Food Association's 40th sofi™ Awards competition. Winners were announced in a red-carpet ceremony in Washington, D.C., by noted chef and culinary innovator José Andrés, who presented the sofi, an acronym for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.


Receiving a sofi in the specialty food community is an honor equivalent to winning an Oscar, and being awarded Outstanding New Product is akin to winning Best Motion Picture, says the Specialty Food Association.  This year's 40th anniversary event drew a record 2,520 contenders in 32 awards categories. The The Latest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet wins GoldLatest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet was singled out from 374 entries in the Outstanding New Product category.


“We work tirelessly to ensure we deliver the very best gelatos and sorbets available, and receiving top honors at the sofi Awards Ceremony for The Latest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet shows the industry recognizes our hard work and achievements,” said Rick Blakeney, president of Cable Car Delights, Inc. in Berkeley, CA.


Cable Car Delights’ gelatos and sorbets have been favorite desserts at West Coast hot spots such as the Claremont Resort and Il Fornaio for over three decades. What’s new is their availability in pint-sized containers under the brand names Figaro, Figaro Organics, and The Latest Scoop.


“The sofi Gold Winners are selected by about 150 specialty food buyers who cast their votes based on quality, taste, innovation, and which products they think their customers will be inspired to purchase,” said NASFT Communications Director Louise Kramer. “With a record number of entries this year, this win for Mr. Blakeney means his sorbet truly stands out. He and his staff should be especially proud.”


About Cable Car Delights, Inc.

Founded in 1979 and located in Berkeley, CA, Cable Car Delights premium gelatos and sorbets are served at fine hotels, restaurants, and catering companies along the West Coast. Top chefs appreciate the brand's consistent high quality and are inspired by the wide selection of uniquely Cable Car Delights flavors. To learn more, go to or call (510) 849-0143.