2016 USA Beverage Champion
Kate Farms, Inc. was selected as a winning product line in the retail/grocery category of “Vegan, Ready-To-Drink Meal Replacement Shakes.”
Their submissions in this product category: “Komplete Vanilla, Chocolate and Coffee Meal Replacement Shakes” were all judged excellent in Northern California by a panel of Masters of Taste selected by Chefs In America. The protocols of triple blind judging include the following ground rules to ensure accurate and fair judging results.
Evaluators do not know:
1. Who the manufacturer is;
2. What the product variety or appellation is;
3. What the other evaluators’ scores and comments are during evaluation
The American Masters Of Taste judging panel agreed that, “All three of Kate Farms’ vegan, ready-to-drink Komplete meal replacement shakes surpassed all of our expectations for appearance, aroma, mouthfeel, taste and overall impression.”
The judging was a part of the on-going U.S.A. Taste Championships founded in 1986 with the establishment of Chefs In America, whose professional culinary board members gather weekly to conduct taste tests on a myriad of foodservice and retail grocery products.