Trident’s Protein Noodles big winner in Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest
Trident Seafoods’ Protein Noodles took two top prizes in the 26th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest, which took place 19 November at Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, Washington.
Trident’s gluten-free pollock-based noodle won first place in the Retail category and was elected winner of the Seattle People’s Choice award. Tai Foong USA’s Alaska Cod Dumplings took top prize in the Foodservice category. Trident’s Alaska Natural Pet Products won the Beyond the Plate prize for its Wild Alaska Pollock Oil.
The Symphony of Seafood, an Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation competition, awards innovation in product development in Alaska’s seafood industry.
Six companies entered 10 products in this year’s competition. Other products up for awards included Fishpeople Seafood’s Rainbow Peppercorn Wild Alaska Salmon; Alaskan Leader Seafoods’s Wild Caught Cod with Thai Curry; and a chitosan-based odor preventer by Tidal Vision.
Trident Seafoods Vice President of Marketing John Salle accepted the awards on behalf of his company, thanking his company’s fishermen and the research and development arm of Trident Seafoods for “looking for ways to bring more fish to more people and make Alaska seafood more convenient,” according to National Fisherman.
Salle said Trident’s noodles will be available in Costco’s California stores beginning in early 2019.
“Make your resolution the noodle revolution,” Salle told the audience at the expo.
The next phase of the competition will take place in Juneau, Alaska on 19 February, where additional prizes including the Juneau People’s choice, second and third places overall, and the grand prize winner will be announced.
The top entries earn automatic entrance into the Seafood Expo North America New Product Competition, which will take place at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts in March 2019.
Photo courtesy of National Fisherman/Jessica Hathaway