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BAKED GOODS

WHAT’S INCLUDED Bread/Biscuits, Pastries, Cakes, Desserts, Cookie Dough; can be ready-to-eat or frozen/refrigerated

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED  Cookies, granola

BAKING INGREDIENT

WHAT'S INCLUDED Extracts, flours, baking chocolate, etc.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED Complete baking mixes

BAKING MIX

WHAT’S INCLUDED Baking Mixes

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Ready-to-eat products and baking ingredients

BARBEQUE SAUCE

 

CHEESE - COW MILK

WHAT’S INCLUDEDOnly cheese made from 100% cow milk

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDOther dairy or dairy-alternative products (e.g., yogurt, butter, cream, etc.); Cheese made from/ including goat, milk, or other non-cow milk

CHEESE - NON-COW MILK, MIXED MILK

WHAT’S INCLUDEDCheese made from non-cow milk (e.g. goat, sheep, buffalo mozzarella, etc.) or mixed with non-cow milk

CHOCOLATE - DARK

WHAT’S INCLUDEDPlain chocolate bars containing 60% cacao or more

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDFilled bars or any bars with nuts, seeds, flavorings, or toppings compete in Chocolate Candy. Chocolate sauce or syrup compete in Desert Sauce, Topping, Syrup category. Baking chocolate competes in Baking Mix, Baking Ingredient category. Drinking chocolate competes in Hot Beverage category

CHOCOLATE - MILK AND WHITE

WHAT’S INCLUDEDPlain chocolate bars containing under 60% cacao

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDFilled bars or any bars with nuts, seeds, flavorings, or toppings compete in Chocolate Candy. Chocolate sauce or syrup compete in Desert Sauce, Topping, Syrup category. Baking chocolate competes in Baking Mix, Baking Ingredient category. Drinking chocolate competes in Hot Beverage category

CHOCOLATE CANDY

WHAT’S INCLUDEDFilled Chocolates: Bonbons, Pralines, Truffles; Chocolate-Covered Confections/ Caramels, Chocolate-Flavored Caramels, Ganaches, Truffles, Fudge, Chocolate Bars with more Candy/ Toppings than Chocolate

COLD BEVERAGE - DRINK AND COCKTAIL MIX

WHAT’S INCLUDED Cold Drink Mix, Cocktail Mix, Concentrate (e.g. infusers, flavor essences, sour mixes, mists, sprays etc.), Drink Syrups

COLD BEVERAGE - READY TO DRINK

WHAT’S INCLUDED Ready-to-drink Packaged Beverage (must be in a prepared form, ready for consumption), Sipping Vinegars

CONDIMENT

WHAT’S INCLUDED Chutney/relish, mayo/ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, tapenade, dipping sauces, and topping sauces

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED BBQ sauce, pasta sauce, pesto, salsa, marinade, hot sauce

CONFECTION

WHAT’S INCLUDED Non-chocolate confection (e.g., caramels, gummies, hard candy, mints, lollipops, marshmallows, nougats, brittles and toffees (non-chocolate), pralines, candied fruits and peels, jellied fruits, etc.)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDAny confection or candy that contains chocolate competes in the Chocolate Candy category

COOKIE

WHAT’S INCLUDEDReady to eat, short bread, biscuits (British version)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDBaking mixes compete in the Baking Mix, Baking Ingredient category

COOKING SAUCE, MARINADE

WHAT’S INCLUDEDSeasoning Sauce, Marinade, Grilling/Simmering Sauce

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED BBQ Sauce, Pesto, Pasta Sauce competes in Pasta Sauce category, Ready-to-eat sauces (e.g. tapenade, chutney, etc.)

CRACKER

WHAT’S INCLUDED Savory biscuits

DAIRY OR DAIRY ALTERNATIVE

WHAT’S INCLUDED Cow’s milk, Goat's Milk, and their Alternatives (e.g., camel milk, butter, sour cream, yogurt, etc.)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDCheeses compete in the Cheese categories

DESSERT SAUCE OR TOPPING, SYRUP

WHAT’S INCLUDED Dessert toppings, chocolate sauce, flavoring sauce/syrup (including maple syrups)

GRANOLA, CEREAL

WHAT’S INCLUDEDBreakfast cereals, granola/grains and oats/meals; can be ready-to-eat or frozen/refrigerated

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDGranola bars, granola clusters compete in the Sweet Snack category

HONEY

WHAT’S INCLUDED Flavored honey, Non-bee Honey

HOT BEVERAGE

WHAT’S INCLUDEDCoffee, Hot Chocolate

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED Tea

HOT SAUCE

WHAT'S INCLUDED Sauces made from chili peppers and other ingredients

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED Spicy mayonnaise, spicy mustards, spicy ketchups, etc.

ICE CREAM, GELATO, FROZEN TREAT

WHAT’S INCLUDED Frozen Dairy, Dairy-Alternative, Edible 'Raw' Cookie Dough, or Fruit Desserts and Treats

JAM, PRESERVE

WHAT’S INCLUDEDJams, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, Compotes

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Chutneys compete in Condiment Category

MEAT, POULTRY, CHARCUTERIE

WHAT’S INCLUDED Any Ready-To-Eat, Heat-and-Serve, or Uncooked Meat

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Jerky competes in Savory Snack category

NUT BUTTER, SEED BUTTER

 

OLIVE OIL

WHAT’S INCLUDED Flavored Olive Oils

OIL - NUT AND OTHER OIL

WHAT’S INCLUDED Nut Oils, Any Other Oils (e.g., citrus, nut, flavored other oil, etc.)

PASTA, RICE, GRAIN

WHAT’S INCLUDED Pastas, noodles, rice, quinoa and polenta. Can be dry, fresh, microwaveable, or frozen

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDAny flavored packets/kits/meals compete in the Pre-Made category

PASTA SAUCE

WHAT’S INCLUDED Pesto, Alfredo, Pizza, etc.

PICKLED VEGETABLES/PRESERVED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

WHAT’S INCLUDED Canned/preserved/pickled fruits and vegetables; mushrooms/truffles, olives, sun dried tomatoes, canned tomatoes and strained tomatoes

PRE-MADE

WHAT’S INCLUDEDHors d'Oeurves; savory assortments; frozen appetizers/entrees; heat and serve; sipping broth; canned, jarred, fresh or frozen soup, stew, bean, chili products as well as meal kits, pasta/rice kits, mixes, bases and broth

SALSA, DIP

WHAT’S INCLUDED Salsa, dip, hummus, and guacamole. Can be ready-to-eat or dry mix

SAVORY SNACK

WHAT’S INCLUDED All savory snacks (e.g., chips, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, etc.) and all jerkies

SEAFOOD

WHAT’S INCLUDED Any ready-to-eat, heat-and-serve, or uncooked seafood/fish

SEASONING, SPICE

WHAT’S INCLUDED Salt, Herbs, Rubs

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Ready-to-eat products

SWEET SNACK

WHAT’S INCLUDED Any sweet snacks (e.g., nuts, popcorn, pretzels, trail mix, dried fruit snacks, etc.)

TEA

WHAT'S INCLUDED Hot teas, including flavored teas

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED Iced teas

VINEGAR

WHAT’S INCLUDED Any kind of vinegars (e.g., balsamic, sherry, apple etc.)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDEDSipping vinegars

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