Byron Bay Gourmet Foods wins prestigious international award

Posted by Josette Dunn on 7th May 2010

Australia’s Byron Bay Gourmet Foods’ has been awarded a prestigious Silver sofi for its Gluten-Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Crispbread Crackers.America’s National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) sofiTM Awards are the highest honour in the specialty food industry in the USA and this year’s competition was stiff, with 1,570 products submitted across 31 award categories.

Chairman of Byron Bay Gourmet Foods, Gordon Slater, says “We are delighted that our Gluten-Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Crispbreads have been recognised for their top quality, taste and appeal within just months of being launched into the USA.”
Byron Bay Gourmet Foods crispbreads are wafer-thin, have a unique crisp texture, and come in three subtle flavours; Original; Sesame and; Cracked Pepper & Chives – perfect for entertaining or everyday snacking.

The gluten-free varieties are the newest in the range, having launched in America in January 2010 and then entering the Australian market in March 2010. They come in two flavours: Original; and Rosemary & Sea Salt.

Gordon comments, “The team has worked extremely hard to replicate the same unique taste and texture of the regular crispbreads in the gluten-free range, so even those who are not gluten intolerant will enjoy these just as much. Our aim is for everyone to enjoy entertaining and being entertained without having to worry about what they eat or serve based on health issues.”

Byron Bay Gourmet Foods began from humble beginnings as a home-based business and has quickly grown to become an eminent international purveyor of fine wafer crispbreads. Still a family business, Byron Bay Gourmet Foods’ crispbreads are prepared the same way using only natural ingredients (never with preservatives or artificial flavorings), then baked to a light, delicate-crisp texture.

In Australia Byron Bay Gourmet Foods Gluten Free crispbreads are available at David Jones Food Halls nationally, online at or from Byron Bay Gourmet Foods Stores in Byron Bay and Brisbane Airport.