Meet the contestants of the MI New Favorite Snack Contest


America’s biggest snack competition is happening right here in the Blue Water area. The August 1st deadline to enter the MI New Favorite Snack contest is fast approaching and the excitement is building.

The winner will be announced Sept. 17 at the Vantage Point Farmer’s Market by longtime Detroit-area television broadcaster Chuck Gaidica. So far, 26 snack manufacturers have signed up. Contractors must be from Michigan.

Anyone can view current registrants by heading to the @MINewFavoriteSnack page on Facebook. Some of the competitors tell their stories and showcase their products. There are a wide variety of snacks already entered into the contest.

Thelma Castillo, CEO and President of the Blue Water Area Chamber, which is one of the host organizations for MI New Favorite Snack, said, “We wanted to give these small entrepreneurs a promotional opportunity to tell their unique stories. These people all have compelling products that are truly a passion for them. It was fun to “meet” them virtually.

There’s $50,000 in prizes for the top snack makers and a distribution deal with All-Star Services for the winner.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland


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