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Southern Art brings Southern-flair to Canada


One of the most prominent international food exhibitions is being served up a little Southern hospitality

Southern Art, an artisan sauce company that has been handcrafting sauces for more than 30 years, was selected as a top 10 finalist for the 2014 SIAL Innovation Awards. SIAL, the world’s No.1 food exhibition, gave out awards during the SIAL-Canada.

Southern Art is known for celebrating the wonders of Southern cooking with their incredible sauces, handcrafted from the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Their popular Korean BBQ emulates a fusion popular in Georgia, and is available in two styles: original and spicy. As for their hot sauce – this is the one that’s winning international awards.

The sauce is described by SIAL-Canada as “an artisanal sauce with cayenne pepper, spices and fresh herbs,” and features an ingredient list that is all natural, gluten-free and GMO-free. The company’s hot sauce was judged as a top entry into the pleasure category and heralded for its innovative recipe.

It’s not just the Canada that’s swooning over Southern Art’s sauce masterpiece. After exhibiting at Expo Antad last month with Georgia’s international trade team, Southern Art will soon be shipping its products to Mexico.

Agribusiness contributes $71.1 billion to Georgia’s economy – a number that is expected to grow. Southern Art is just one example of how Georgia’s thriving, value-added industry of artisan foods can gain access to the right resources and connections through our international trade resources. Georgia’s entrepreneurial communities and solid international trade division create the ideal location to grow your restaurant or artisan food business.

Learn how you can showcase your products around the world – contact one of our international trade representatives and check out Georgia’s small business resources.

Congratulations Southern Art!

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