February 20, 2014

Winter Fancy Food Show Recap

 The top five trends at the Winter Fancy Food Show as recapped by FSR Mag
  • Mint, making a comeback as a popular flavor in a number of treats, reflecting a turn towards simple, familiar tastes updated for the modern appetite. Examples include dark chocolate mint mélange, hibiscus mint all-natural frozen pops, and mint & licorice almond water.

  • Low-sugar beverages, revealing perhaps a trend away from drinks with alternative sweeteners. On hand were unsweetened almond milk, semi-sweet cola, and chocolate Earl Grey tea.

  • Dressed-up condiments, flavored with new ingredients for a fresh twist. On the show floor were fine herbs mayonnaise, truffle ketchup, and salted caramel mustard sauce.

  • The return of Sriracha, found in everything—from jam to tortilla chips to Bloody Mary mix, popcorn and hummus.

  • Crunch time, with chips and popcorn blended with the ingredients consumers crave, bringing to market pasta chips, quinoa chips, super food chips, and toasted sesame and seaweed popcorn.