HILLSBORO, OR – (May 12, 2016) – Oregon’s 87-year-old specialty condiment manufacturer has done it again – taking home a grand total of eight awards; four of them Gold medals – at the 21st annual World-Wide Mustard Competition. The event involved more than 100 judges at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, WI. The global competition has included entries from as far away as Japan, Greece and Sweden.
Barry Levenson, curator of the National Mustard Museum, noted in an email: “The rest of the world is ‘yellow with envy’ of Beaverton’s long dominance at the World-Wide Mustard Competition.”
Here is a listing of Beaverton Foods’ award winners, categories and medals: Gold, Sweet Hot: Inglehoffer Sweet Hot Mustard; Gold, Pepper Hot (Scorching Hot): Inglehoffer Ghost Pepper Mustard; Gold, Horseradish/Wasabi: Inglehoffer Hot Horseradish Mustard; Gold, Fruit: Beaver Cranberry Mustard; Silver, Classic Hot: Beaver Brand Dusseldorf Mustard; Silver, Horseradish/Wasabi: Inglehoffer Horseradish Wasabi Mustard; Bronze, Pepper Hot (Mild to Medium): Inglehoffer Sweet Hot Mustard; and Bronze, Herb/Veggie: Inglehoffer Creamy Dill.
Domonic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods, said the fourth generation family owned and operated company is proud to be a long-time participant in the renowned international mustard competition.
“It’s humbling to say we have won more than 150 medals at this annual competition,” Biggi said. “We are especially pleased that our new Inglehoffer Ghost Pepper Mustard was selected for a Gold medal. Additionally, we’re grateful that culinary experts around the world like our products.”
The annual competition is open to all commercial mustard producers and agents worldwide. There are 16 flavor categories of which there are gold, silver and bronze awards given to the contestants. Since 1995, judges consisting of chefs, food writers and mustard aficionados have blind tasted the mustard’s in the competition.
A list of all the medal winners can be seen at the museum website: www.mustardmuseum.com. The National Mustard Museum holds the world’s largest collection of mustard’s and mustard memorabilia. Also, check out the museum’s product store here: http://store.mustardmuseum.com.