published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Taste tests at area stores to spur ideas for contest

Shuptrine's Twisted marinade/salad dressing and mild and hot relishes are available at a dozen or so merchants around the area, but Saturday, Nov. 16, offers a chance to try these spicy-sweet products for free.

Samples will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 990 25th St. NW, in Cleveland, Tenn. Additional tastings are scheduled Friday, Dec. 13, at Village Market, 5002 University St., in Collegedale (time to be announced) and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, at Enzo's Market, 1501 Long St.

Through the tastings, makers of Shuptrine's Twisted products are hoping to drum up interest in the Twisted Recipe Competition, which will award a $250 grand prize. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Competition finalists will be selected Friday, Jan. 3, and the cookoff will be 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at SturmHaus Beer Market, 1120 Houston St.

For more information, call 423-266-4453 or visit

about Lisa Denton...

Lisa Denton is deputy features editor and content editor of Current. She previously was a lifestyle, entertainment and region reporter/pod leader for The Chattanooga Times, which she joined in 1983. Lisa is from Sale Creek and holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Chattanooga State Community College. Contact Lisa at 423-757-6281 or

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