Lone Star-sized H-E-B Quest for Texas Best results in a tie

Two Houston-natives tied for first in the statewide contest


HOUSTON, Texas – There are two first place winners for the H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. This is a statewide food competition and the winners received cash prizes and a coveted space on H-E-B store shelves in 2017. The goal of the contest is to give local businesses a chance to expand with H-E-B and allow customers access to local products.

Below are the 2016 H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best award winners:


Grand Prize ($25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick):

The Texas Pie Company Original Pie Dough Puck (Kyle)

Chef Julie Albertson


TWO First Place Winners ($20,000):

KITCHUN's Holy-Coco-Cacao! No-Grain-Ola

Gloriana Koll and Keesha Waits


Bagel Dots Bagel Dots (Houston)

Purav Patel and Aarti Garehgrat


Second Place ($15,000):

The Culinary Cowgirls’ Lone Star Queso

Alexandra Worthington


Third Place ($10,000):

Humble House Foods Ancho & Morita-Smokey Tamarind Sauce (San Antonio)

Luis Morales