Two Hope & Main members win national 2018 Good Food Awards

Updated at 11:48 a.m.

WARREN – Two Hope & Main member companies, SanoBe Superfoods and Halvah Heaven, have earned 2018 Good Food Awards, Hope & Main announced Friday.

Hope & Main is a culinary business incubator based in Warren.

The Good Food Awards recognized 199 food companies out of 2,000 applicants this year.

SanoBe Superfoods, founded by Jennifer Beauregard, makes peanut butter-based products that are designed to be nutritious and complete meals in a jar. The award was given for Beauregard’s Crunchy Cacao flavor in the Pantry category.

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Halvah Heaven, founded by Victoria Wallins, offers hand-made, gluten-free and vegan tahini-based candy. Williams won the award for her Silk Road flavor in the Confections category.

“Victoria and Jen have been so clear about what they want to achieve with their businesses, and Hope & Main is proud to support them on this journey that has put Rhode Island on the national artisanal food map,” said Lisa Raiola, Hope & Main’s founder and president in a statement. “These companies are helping to redefine Rhode Island’s food culture and are bringing recognition to a flourishing food manufacturing economy by leading the way towards a more authentic and conscious food system.”

The Good Food awards are run by the Good Food Foundation, a nonprofit created to support the sustainable food movement. The organization has hosted the award in San Francisco for 15 years.

This year, Good Food Awards were given to winners in 15 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, elixirs, preserved fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves and spirits.