KINGSVILLE, ONT. — SUNSET is celebrating a double win for two of its newest produce innovations. The brand’s YOWZERS red chili peppers and Lolli Bombs on-the-vine snacking tomatoes won flavor awards at the Superior Taste Awards presented by the International Taste Institute. 

“This double award win recognizes the continual efforts to bring superior quality and delicious tasting produce to a market year-round,” said Paul Mastronardi, president and chief executive officer of Mastronardi Produce, owner of the SUNSET brand. “The blind taste test conducted by many of the world’s greatest chefs and sommeliers is exciting to be a part of; it’s a true testament to how our products deliver a full sensory experience from touch, smell, and taste. Our pride and joy go into every single fruit and vegetable we grow, and we’re honored to have been able to provide another game-changing experience in quality and flavor.”  

SUNSET products were tested along with hundreds of other products from food and beverage producers from around the world. Products were tested by a large panel of professional taste-experts. With over 200 jury members, each product was carefully selected based on their experience in tasting, including first impression, vision, olfaction, taste, and texture.  

This marks the twelfth consecutive year that SUNSET has received Superior Taste Awards from the International Taste Institute. Other award-winning products include SHAZAM! shishito peppers, KABOOM! black jalapenos, Aloha striped peppers, Honey Bombs, Flavor Bombs and Sugar Bombs from the Bombs lineup of on-the-vine snacking tomatoes, and Campari, the world’s first branded tomato.