For the last five years, H-E-B has set out on a quest to find the best in Texas—the best local products made by Texans! From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, from West Texas to Beaumont, the H-E-B Primo Picks: “Quest for Texas Best” is an open call for locally-owned, small food and beverage suppliers to have their items considered for placement on H-E-B shelves and $25,000 in their pocket. Think of the competition, now in its sixth year, as a version of Shark Tank: small entrepreneurs hoping to bring their particular food products to a larger market. The excitement is just getting started as all 20 finalists have now been chosen.
What makes the Central Texas products so special?
When you think “Central Texas,” you probably think of Texas’ Capital, beautiful views and rolling scenery through the Hill Country, wild flowers, cattle, and we can’t forget the most live music than anywhere else in the world. What more could you want? This. These are the four Central Texas finalists for 2019’s Quest for Texas Best.
Bacon, Hatch and Traditional Brittle by Uncle Ray’s Peanut Brittle
Over the last 35 years, Uncle Ray’s has been perfecting candy and it’s apparent at first taste! Uncle Ray’s Peanut Brittle is famous for its perfect crunch and mouth-watering taste—so good, it’s borderline addictive. The bacon brittle combines nutty flavors with smoky heavenliness and the hatch brittle delivers a hit of spice at the end. A small amount goes towards a non-profit every year – a crunch for a cause!
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