VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — Local company, Lori’s Original Lemonade is proud to announce their Organic Ginger Lemonade has won the Specialty Food Silver sofi Award in the juice category Worldwide competition. The prestigious sofi Award bases their judging criteria on product taste, ingredients, packaging, market positioning and uniqueness.
The sofi Awards have been honoring culinary excellence and creativity worldwide for more than 45 years. En-tries are judged on blind taste tests without packaging or any brand identification. More than 50 seasoned food professionals served as judges in 2018, including chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers, food journalists and specialty food buyers, experts in their categories. The Specialty Food Association recognized 156 winners in 39 categories this year.
Organic, quality and freshness were key when creating the pleasing scent in opening the bottle for the first time. “Our sweet and spicy Ginger Lemonade is one of our top sellers. We are looking for adventurous customers who love lemonade,” Volk said. And she and her team are finding them. In more than 700 locations primarily in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada, Lori’s Original Lemonade can be found in Whole Foods, Gelsons, Bristol Farms, Lassen’s, Vons, Albertsons, Pavilions, Sprouts and numerous local independent natural foods stores and cafes.
“We are excited to announce that we will be launching in Ralphs, Southern California June 2018,” said Volk.
About Lori’s Original Lemonade
Lori’s Original Lemonade’s Chief Believer/Founder Lori Volk created her signature drink, Lavender Lemonade for her children’s lemonade stand years ago in Ojai, CA. However out of financial necessity to defray mounting college debt for her three children, Volk turned to bottle her lemonade commercially in Feb 2011 and now has aline of uniquely infused, organic lemonades. Lori works closely with the community and is actively involved in fundraising events for local organizations. For more information visit www.LorisOriginalLemonade.com and where to find Lori’s Original Lemonade near you.
Lori, mom of three, is a graduate of California State University Channel Islands with a degree in Psychology and over 40 years in sales and marketing. In November 2012, Lori completed an Ironman triathlon in Arizona, a grueling 140.6-mile race. A recipient of NAWBO Ventura County’s Business Woman Owner of the Year 2014and Pacific Coast Business Times, Top 50 Women in Business 2015 and recently chosen as an AmericanSmall Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club 2018. Lori’s motto, “Wish it, Dream it, Do it” hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams. Lori and her husband Tom live aboard their sailboat in Southern California.