2020 Final Results

Charleston and Church of Atlanta won the grand prize in the University of Georgia’s 2020 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest for its savory Cheddar Rounds snacks.

Warren and Jen Simmons, owners of the Atlanta company, developed the product in 2016 from a handwritten recipe by his grandmother. The couple topped the savory snack food with Georgia pecans to complete a “deliciously Southern” treat.

Category Winners

Barbecue Sauces: Aubs Company, Strawberry Balsamic and Rosemary Barbecue Sauce, Decatur

Beverages:  Thistle & Sprig Tea Company, Georgia Grey Black Tea, Atlanta 

Condiments and Salsas: A&A Alta Cucina Italia, Georgia Peach Balsamic Vinegar, Johns Creek

Confections:  Georgia Fried Peanut Company, Georgia Fried Peanut Cluster – Vanilla, Edison

Honey and Related Products: White Oak Pastures, Wildflower Honey, Bluffton

Jams and Jellies: Wisham Jellies, Apple Fig Pepper Jelly, Tifton

Meats and Seafood: 920 Cattle & Co., 920 Pork Sausage, Millen

Miscellaneous: Bootleg Farm, Lemon Cream Cheese, Springfield

Sauces and Seasonings: Chinese Southern Belle, You Saucy Thing Soy Ginger Vidalia, Smyrna

Snack Foods: Charleston and Church, Cheddar Rounds, Atlanta

Flavor of Georgia Finalists 2020

Judges selected 30 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia’s annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

Narrowed from a field of 117 products, the finalists competed on April 7, 2020 in Athens.