The Long Co. announced the winners of its annual bread and bun competition on March 28 during its annual shareholders’ meeting at the American Bakers Association Convention in Orlando, FL.
Butter-Krust Baking Co., Northumberland, PA, received the Holsum Cup for Best Holsum Brand White Bread. The bakery can display the distinctive logo on its Holsum packaging for the next 12 months. It also won the Best in Bread award.
Klosterman Baking Co., Morristown, IN, won first place in the Best Buns from a member of the cooperative.
The yearlong competition is open to all branded product produced by member bakeries. More than 55 wholesale bakeries sent bread and bun samples to The Long Co. for scoring. The samples were rated for qualities such as crust thickness and color, interior grain and uniformity of cell structure, flavor, aroma and general eating qualities.
The Long Co. is a member-owned cooperative offering member bakeries and nonmembers a wide variety of services, including production, sanitation, engineering, human resources consultations and purchasing services.