Rebellyous Foods Wins New Product sofi™ Award
Nearly 1,500 Products Competed for Top Specialty Food Association Awards

May 5, 2021 | Seattle, Wash. – Rebellyous Foods’ plant-based nuggets have won the New Product Award in the Plant-Based Protein category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 2021 sofi™ Awards, a top honor in the $158 billion specialty food industry.

Rebellyous Nuggets were one of 130 winners selected from nearly 1,500 entries across 49 product categories. Products are judged in an anonymous sampling for taste – including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma – ingredient quality, and innovation. The sofi judging was held at the prestigious Rutgers Food Innovation Center in April following strict safety guidelines.

“We are thrilled that Rebellyous Nuggets have won a New Product Award,” says Christie Lagally, founder and CEO of Rebellyous. “To be recognized by the industry for our commitment to quality and flavor is a big honor. The sofi Awards are ultimate stamps of approval and we’re proud to claim the New Product recognition this year.”

Rebellyous Nuggets are 100% plant-based with no cholesterol, antibiotics, or hormones, and less saturated fat than chicken nuggets. The products are available in more than two dozen independent retailers in the Pacific Northwest and online at

The sofi Awards competition is open annually to members of the Specialty Food Association. The Awards have been given each year since 1972. They recognize extraordinary specialty food and beverage products and the people who create them.

About Rebellyous Foods

Seattle Food Tech, Inc, DBA Rebellyous Foods is a food manufacturing technology company working to make plant-based meat price-competitive with traditional chicken products. The company was founded in 2017 by former Boeing engineer Christie Lagally to provide the plant-based meat industry the tools needed to radically increase production capacity while dramatically lowering costs for high-quality plant-based meat. Investors include Clear Current Capital, Fifty Years, Liquid 2 Ventures, CPT Capital, Agronomics, Vulcan Capital, and KBW Ventures. For more information, visit

About the Specialty Food Association

The Specialty Food Association (SFA), is the leading trade association and source of information about the $158.4 billion specialty food industry. Founded in 1952 in New York City, the SFA represents makers, importers, retailers, distributors, and others in the trade. The SFA is known for its Fancy Food Shows; the sofi™ Awards, which honor excellence in specialty food and beverage; Trendspotter Panel Show reports and annual predictions; the State of the Specialty Food Industry Report; the Product  Marketplace database, featuring specialty foods and beverages in 161 categories and sub-categories; Infinite Aisle, a new ecommerce marketplace that enables SFA Members to make buyer-maker connections and sales year-round; and Specialty Food LIVE!™, a digital marketplace experience.

Rebellyous Foods Contact:

Kristie Middleton, 240-620-3688,

Specialty Food Association Media Contact:

PR Department,