California-based Setton Farms’ pistachio products received three awards at the 2021 Kosherfest New Product Competition, including the Best in Show.
The extreme heat of Scorpion Pepper Seasoned Pistachio Kernels took the top spot in the Savory Snacks category. These no-shell pistachios are seasoned with Trinidad Scorpion Peppers.
This newest addition to the Seasoned Kernel line (which includes Salt & Pepper, award-winning Garlic Onion and award-winning Jalapeño) contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Each variety is dry roasted with natural seasoning and each is a source of plant-based protein.
“We are honored to have been awarded New Product Winner at Kosherfest 2021 for our family’s new Scorpion Pepper Seasoned Pistachio Kernels,” said Setton Farms’ Mia Cohen. “As family farmers and all-around pistachio advocates, we are so proud to be recognized for this newest addition that joins our existing line of dry roasted naturally seasoned pistachios. We hope consumers will also love the heat that this new variety brings to the table.”
The Best in Show award was claimed by Setton Farm’s 100 percent Pure Pistachio Oil, which also won in the Spices, Oils and Vinegars Category. This versatile product is Kosher for Passover and year-round use.
It is handcrafted in small batches using traditional techniques. Raw and unfiltered, this oil keeps Setton’s pistachios’ color and fresh taste intact, and it may be used for dipping, incorporating into dressings and sauces, or as a finishing oil.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded Best in Show for our family’s new Pistachio Oil,” said Joseph Setton, VP of domestic sales. “This new product was truly a labor of love, having spent many years perfecting our ability to extract pure, unfiltered pistachio oil from nutrient-dense raw pistachios. We think pistachio consumers will love getting their pistachio fix via this premium oil.”
Kosherfest is the world’s largest Kosher-certified products trade show. From chain supermarkets to corner groceries, restaurants to caterers, more than 6,000 industry professionals attend the annual show at the Meadowlands Expo Center in New Jersey. The show is open Nov. 9 and 10.
Setton Farms products are available on Amazon and at Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel, ACME, Wegmans, Bed Bath and Beyond, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, CVS, ShopRite, Lidl, Shaws and Price Chopper.
Since 1986, the Setton family has taken a hands-on approach to growing and processing pistachios in the Central Valley of California. As the second-largest pistachio grower-processor in the United States, Setton produces pistachios that make their way to more than 60 foreign markets worldwide. Setton Farms’ pistachios are grown, processed and packaged using renewable energy, eco-friendly practices and proprietary techniques to offer the highest quality pistachios with a fresh-from-the-orchard taste.
Setton Farms’ pistachios are also vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free and Kosher, while a select variety features the AHA Heart-Check mark.