Specialty Food Trends: What Was Hot at the Summer Fancy Food Show

The Fancy Food Show just ended.  I never got why they call it “fancy.” Any way, this is a trade show organized by the Specialty Food Association — it’s where  food companies from around the globe showcase their “fancy” offerings in hopes of attracting a distributor or retailer.

Here’s a look at what some of the trendspotters identified:

Ad Age
Huffington Post
The Kitchn
Pop Sugar
Living Maxwell

So what was hot?

Big flavors:  srirarcha, smoke, mint, chili lime, Korean


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Trendy ingredients:  upscale condiments, pickled everything, oils with a kick

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Popular foods:  beets, seaweed, gourmet jerky, coconuts, “better” chips

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Beverages:  low-sugar water drinks, craft sodas, bourbon, beer (also as a flavor), drinking vinegars

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Did you attend the show?  Let me know what trends you spotted.

 

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