The Winners from H-E-B’s ‘Quest for Texas Best’ Unveiled!

Houston…we have a winner! Make that an unprecedented FIVE winners after an intense two-day judging & presentation round at H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best food competition.

Out of 475 entries from across 101 Texas towns, five finalists are finally relishing the sweet taste of success! The winners received cash prizes totaling $90,000, plus coveted space on H-E-B store shelves in 2017! The best part of all is that local businesses are given a chance to grow with H-E-B, while customers benefit from the added variety in stores – a win for all of Texas!

Criteria included product quality, marketability and readiness for production. The twist came when the judges announced TWO First Place Winners this year… 😉

THE 2016 H-E-B PRIMO PICKS: QUEST FOR TEXAS BEST AWARD WINNERS ARE:

 

Grand Prize ($25,000):

*and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick!

The Texas Pie Company Original Pie Dough Puck (Kyle)

http://texaspiecompany.com/

Texas Pie Company - Winell Herron (H-E-B), Spencer Thomas-Schwarz (husband) & Julie Albertson, Reade Ahrens (H-E-B)

Chef Julie Albertson

 

First Place Winners ($20,000):

KITCHUN’s Holy-Coco-Cacao! No-Grain-Ola

https://kitchun.myshopify.com/

KITCHUN - Winell Herron (H-E-B), Keesha Waits & Gloriana Koll, Reade Ahrens (H-E-B)

Gloriana Koll and Keesha Waits

 

Bagel Dots Bagel Dots (Houston)

http://www.bageldots.com/

Bagel Dots - Winell Herron (H-E-B), Purav Patel & Aarti Garehgrat, Reade Ahrens (H-E-B)

Purav Patel and Aarti Garehgrat

 

Second Place ($15,000):

The Culinary Cowgirls’ Lone Star Queso

http://culinarycowgirls.com/

The Culinary Cowgirls - Winell Herron (H-E-B), Alexandra Worthington & Alana Chandler, Reade Ahrens (H-E-B)

Alexandra Worthington

 

Third Place ($10,000):

Humble House Foods Ancho & Morita-Smokey Tamarind Sauce (San Antonio)

http://www.humblehousefoods.com/

Humble House Foods - Winell Herron (H-E-B), Luis and Marsha Morales, Reade Ahrens (H-E-B)

Luis Morales

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