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Grocery store products from Minnesota win People Magazine Food Awards

It follows the blind tasting of more than 1,200 grocery store products.
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Minnesota has long had a prominent presence on your typical grocery store shelves thanks to the likes of General Mills, Hormel, Pillsbury, and many more.

It's no surprise then that some of the most highly-rated products you'll find on the shelves at your local Cub or Target have Minnesota links.

People Magazine has just released the winners of its 2019 Food Awards after its editors "ate, drank and cooked more than 1,200 different items to find the most delicious new grocery products."

Among the winners were Faribault-based S&W Beans, whose slogan is "The Best Canned Beans."

It won the People Food Award for, you guessed it, Best Canned Beans, with editors giving its Savory Sides: Indian Style the top award.

Another Minnesota winner were the ice cream purveyors at Talenti, based in Minneapolis, which won the Best Ice Cream award for its Talenti Gelato Layers: Salted Caramel Truffle.

"Go on, indulge! The pints are stacked with salted-caramel gelato, chocolate-cookie crumbles, dulce de leche caramel, sea-salt gelato and chocolate-caramel truffles," People wrote.

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Hormel Foods gets in on the act thanks to one of its subsidiaries, Applegate Foods, which won the prize for Best Turkey Burger with its Applegate Organics “The Great Organic Blend Burger”: Turkey.

And General Mills appears more than once on the list, with its Blueberry Cheerios winning the award for Best Cereal, while Pillsbury, which is owned by GM, won the Best Biscuit award or its Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Hawaiian Biscuits.

You can see the full list of winners here.

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