With 180,000 foods and beverages from around the world in one place for three days, the Summer Fancy Food Show is the perfect place to discover what trends and products will be the next big thing. Here are the top 5 food trends, plus some related products, that you can expect to see in the stores soon.
1. Booze-Infused Foods
Wine, beer and alcohol-laced foods were everywhere at the show, in crackers, chocolates, snacks and even olives. Yum!
Look for these products: Anette’s Beer Brittle, Gil’s Gourmet Chardonnay Olives, and Happy Goat’ Scotch Caramel Sauce
Cherry is the “it” flavor of the moment, thanks in part to its antioxidant value. Everything from teas to jams was touting the fruit and in Bada Bing Cherries we even found a natural makeover of that less-than-healthy childhood classic – the maraschino cherry.
Lookfor these products: Tilen Farms Bada Bing Cherries, The Gracious Gourmet Spiced Cherry Spread, Honest Tea Cocoa Nova Cherry Cacao
I can’t wait to buy The Tilen Farms Bada Bing Cherry for my Manhattan cocktail!
3. Give it a Try Kits
Assembly kits for baked foods and the like are forever popular with all of us time-pressed home cooks. But there’s a new batch of DIY kits that allow the adventurous a chance to make their own cheese, or even grow their own mushrooms. Cool!
Look for these products: Back to the Roots Mushroom Growing Kit, Roaring Brook Dairy Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit, and My Cup of Cake Make Your Own Souffle Kit.
4. Popcorn Pops Up Everywhere
Amid asiles of snacks at the Fancy Food Show, popcorn was a standout whether mixed with chocolate as a sweet treat or in savory flavors such as wasabi, ginger or truffle. Right up my alley!
Look for these fun products: 479 Degrees Black Truffle and White Cheddar Popcorn, Metropolitan Bakery Bourbon-Infused Popcorn and Crave Canyon Wasabi-San Gingerly Popcorn
5. Japanese-Inspired Eats
The exotic flavors of Japan are touching teas, cooking sauces and candy. Look for these products: Bissinger’s Candies Yuzu Gummy Pandas, Kobe Barbecue Tan Tan Sauce and Rishi Tea Matcha & Sencha Tea. I can’t wait to purchase the Kobe Barbecue Tan Tan Sauce!
Enjoy your weekend!