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“Sunset” shines in Tomatofest judging


August 19, 2009
By Dave Harrison

sunset_09_awardsAug. 19,
2009, Kingsville, Ont. – Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET® tomatoes have done it again. For the
second year in a row, Mastronardi took top honors during the 2009
Hottest Tomato Competition.



Aug. 19,
2009, Kingsville, Ont. –
Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET® tomatoes have done it again. For the
second year in a row, Mastronardi took top honors during the 2009
Hottest Tomato Competition.

During the
Tomato Capital of Canada event presented by REACH International in Leamington, Mastronardi
took top honors with its SUNSET® Champagne Cocktail Tomato™ for the Cocktail
Variety category, and its SUNSET® Kumato™ Tomato in the Specialty Variety
category. To top it all off, Mastronardi also claimed the awards for The
Overall Best Tomato for its SUNSET® Champagne Cocktail Tomato™ and the People’s
Choice Award for its SUNSET® Kumato™ Tomato.

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sunset_09_awards“We are
extremely proud that our gourmet tomatoes captured the top awards,” said
executive vice-president Paul Mastronardi. “Our company was built on flavour
and quality, and these awards help further promote that.”

The
Champagne Cocktail Tomato and Kumato Tomato are just two of the more than 100
different varieties of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers grown under the SUNSET®
brand.

The general
public was able to sample all the different tomato varieties in the competition
throughout the weekend. The display area for the Champagne Cocktail Tomato was
the busiest of them all with customers repeatedly returning and waiting for the
sample plate to be refilled.

“Even kids,
who stated that they do not like tomatoes, were eating these like candy,” said
marketing manager Chris Veillon. “The Champagne Cocktail Tomato is so sweet
that it supports the fact that a tomato is a fruit.”

To
learn more about Mastronardi’s extensive lineup of gourmet tomatoes, visit
www.sunsetproduce.com.

 


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