The Sweetest Bakery in America and Sweetest Bakery in Canada contests from global bakery manufacturer and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods look to honor the efforts of bakeries everywhere, with the winners being recognized for their achievement and awarded incredible prizes.
After months of voting, the winners were finally revealed on Friday, October 18. With more than 1,200 bakeries participating and over 1.4 millions votes cast via text and online, the Sweetest Bakery in America for 2019 is Sweet Crunch Bakeshop in New Hampshire, while the Sweetest Bakery in Canada for 2019 is Dooher’s Bakery in Campbellford, Ontario.
Sweet Crunch Bakeshop, which operates via a food truck, recently relocated to New Hampshire after nearly seventeen years in Vermont. It offers cookies, donuts, and other bakery items to customers throughout the states and country.
“Picking up and moving my bakery last year was not an easy decision, but the outpouring of support I have received from Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts has been incredible,” says Debbie Burritt, owner of Sweet Crunch Bakeshop. “We want to thank our customers for supporting us throughout this contest and making us feel right at home. This recognition is a testament to what you can do when you set your mind to a new venture and shows bakeries of all shapes and sizes that anything is possible.”
Dooher’s Bakery has served the southern Ontario community for almost 70 years and is focused on creating and refining family recipes.
“To be named the Sweetest Bakery in Canada for the second year in a row is an incredible feeling,” says Cory Dooher, owner of Dooher’s Bakery. “As a fourth-generation bakery, we know the support of our local community is key to our success and we cannot thank everyone enough for voting for us again this year. My grandparents started the bakery 70 years ago with just two little wood burning ovens and today we have grown to a staff of more than 30 – I know they would be incredibly proud of this recognition and where we are today.”
“The entire Dawn Foods family extends a big thank you to all bakeries that participated in our Sweetest Bakery contest this year and congratulates our national winners in the U.S. and Canada as well as our state category winners,” says Dave Rhoades, North America VP of Marketing for Dawn Foods. “Each and every day, we are inspired by your hard work and commitment to making life’s sweetest moments even sweeter. For nearly a century, it’s been our longstanding commitment to deliver new ways to help grow your business. These contests, which keep bakers top of mind with customers during the voting period, are just one way we deliver.”