We’re here today to tell you about a prestigious food world award that has all of us at Jeni’s headquarters slapping one another’s backs.

The 2013 sofi™ Gold Awards will be announced July 1 during the Summer Fancy Foods Show in NYC and the Specialty Food Association has named us a finalist in the crème de la crème of categories: Outstanding Product Line.

A sofi™ Award for an entry in the Outstanding Product Line category is a Grammy Award in the specialty food world. (“sofi”, for anyone fishing for fodder during happy hour this evening, stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.) Our Outstanding Product Line is one of 125 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,573 entries across 32 Awards categories.

If we’re named Gold winner in the category, it’ll be our second consecutive sofi™ Gold Award. Last year, our Lemon Frozen Yogurt won a sofi Gold for Outstanding Dessert or Dessert Topping.

The sofi™ Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad.

“Specialty food makers bring craft, care, and joy to the foods they create,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw. “To be honored with a sofi™ Award nomination means the product truly stands out above the rest.”