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Kennesaw’s Pie Provisions wins ‘best confection’ at UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Contest

March 21, 2019
CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue congratulates Lauren and Cody Bolden after Pie Provisions was awarded the best confections product for their Georgia Blueberry Pie Filling.

Lauren and Cody Bolden, of Kennesaw’s Pie Provisions, took home the prize for the best confection Tuesday from the University of Georgia’s 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

The annual contest, conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is a chance for food businesses to showcase their new products.

A team of food industry experts and grocery buyers chose Pie Provisions’ Georgia Blueberry Pie Filling as the best confectionary product in the contest. The berry filling was one of three confection products chosen to compete as finalists from a list of more than 130 entries.

Judges rated the products on qualities including innovation, use of Georgia theme, market potential and flavor.

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue congratulated the category and grand prizewinners March 19 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta as part of Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week.

In just over a decade, the Flavor of Georgia has had more than 1,400 entries from every corner of the state.

“These small starts and big dreams have become big business. Flavor of Georgia winning products are now found not just around the Southeast, but across the nation as well,” Dean Pardue told the Flavor of Georgia awards audience.

“They are a critical part of the innovative work that helps the state’s (food and fiber) industry employ more than 850,000 people in Georgia each year – that’s a little over 14 percent of the state’s total workforce.”

For more information about Pie Provisions visit Pie Provisions.

The Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is organized by the UGA CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development with support from the Office of the Georgia Governor, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Grown, Gourmet Foods International, the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Nadine’s Classic Cuisine and Georgia CEO.

For more information about the contest, visit or follow @FlavorofGA on Twitter and Instagram.

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