Food contest results announced for MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival
Every year at MangoMania, the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Com-merce features a variety of food contests that includes desserts, breads, jams, jellies, salsas, dressings and entrees.
“These contests offer the opportunity for professional and amateur chefs to show off their skills,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Jennings said.
The contest winners were:
1st place, Vicki Alan – Mango Upside Down Cake
1st Place, Vicki Alan – Hawaiian Mango Bread;
2nd Place, Mango Sour Cream Bread
1st Place, Beth Smith – Double Mango Honey Pistachio Preserve
2nd Place, Jeff Ream Spicy Mango Spread
3rd Place, Paradise Gardens – Tropical Jam
Mango Dressing / Marinate
1st Place, Rod Duncan – Mango Jerk Hot Sauce
2nd Place, Paradise Gardens – Mango Hot Sauce
Mango Salsa / Relish / Chutney
1st Place, Rod Duncan – Spicy Mango Salsa
2nd Place, Paradise Gardens – Mango Chutney
1st Place, Heavenly Hostess Cheese-cakes and Minis – Gold Rush Mango Cheesecake Mini
2nd Place, Island Ice Pops – Blackberry Mango Pop
3rd Place, Island Pops – Pineapple Mango Lime Pop
1st Place, Olde Fish House Marina – Mullet Taco with Sweet Mango Sriracha
2nd Place, Weiner Dogs
3rd Place, Slider City – Pulled Pork with Mango Chutney Slider
“The purpose of MangoMania is to showcase all that Pine Island has to offer and to promote island growers and businesses,” Jennings said. “We had over 120 vendors and a great turnout for this 21st annual Mango Mania.”
This year’s MangoMania was held July 15-16 at the German American Club on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. For more information about the annual event, call the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce at 239-283-0888. The chamber office is at 3640 S.W. Pine Island Road.