Two weeks ago I walked the equivalent of six football fields to cover the Fancy Food Show in NYC. The show has a lot to cover in three days.
|Bob of Bob's Red Mill|
From keynote speakers representing famous companies to new product incubator showcases to sections on the floor from many countries and aisles representing individual states in the USA.
In addition to a staggering amount if olive oils, olives, cheeses, chocolate, all types of the familiar pantry and fridge staples infused with ingredients to deliver larger health benefits were on display.
Superfood Crunchy Snacks & Crackers:
|Lentil Turmeric Crackers|
These Three Seed Organic Lentil Turmeric crackers were so delicious I checked the box three times because I could not believe they were gluten-free. These crackers are produced by family owned and operated RW Garcia. Packed with flavor and healthy non-GMO ingredients, the crackers contain no cholesterol or trans fats.
|Beanitos Baked Bean Crunch|
These bean protein-rich snacks are a delicious alternative to cheese puffs. Packed with fiber and antioxidants Beanitos are Corn, gluten, trans fat, MSG, and GMO-free.
|Organic Crunchy Carrot Sticks|
Brand new from Rhythm Superfoods and are available in three flavors. these nutrient-packed, dehydrated, organic Carrot Sticks are an easy and tasty way to get fiber, potassium, and Vitamin A into your day. I loved all three varieties but was personally partial to the ranch flavor.
If you like Flaming Cheetos, Vegan Rob's has a probiotic-rich healthy alternative. This vegan snack is mouth watering good and still delivers the heat.
A patented technique removes the moisture from cheese while keeping all the nutrition and flavor. what's left is the crunch with big cheesy flavor. Moon cheese also comes in Gouda, Pepper Jack, and Mozzarella flavors. Definitely one of the best snacks in the universe.
These organic potato chips are not only among the best chips I have ever tasted in my whole chip infested life, there is a wonderful story behind them. A story of a community coming together in the midst of urban blight. Born on a vacant lot in the Detroit Hope District, the product was developed in a local soup kitchen for the mentally and physically challenged. These potato chips are made by community activists in an effort to bring work, hope, and dignity to a vulnerable community. Some proceeds go to maintain the soup kitchen and to create other financially sustainable grassroots projects. The ultimate guilt-free chips. Each chip is uniquely thick in size and comes in unique flavors such as Lemon Pepper and Onion & Celery. Their new line has a wonderful blend of new seasonings with great names like Vodoo, Aphrodisiac, and Love.
Fact: Detroit Friends Chips are one of three black-owned potato chip companies in the world.
|Enlighted Broad Bean Crisps|
Another delicious high protein snack alternative. These crunchy Broad (Fava) beans have 4x the protein, 5x the fiber, and ⅓ the fat of potato chips. They come in sweet, savory and spicy flavors like Cocoa Dusted, Sweet Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Mesquite BBQ, Wasabi, and Sriracha.
|Superseedz Organic Spiced Shelled Pumpkin Seeds|
These snackable gourmet pumpkin seeds were born in the kitchen of the company's owner. Kathie Pelliccio wanted more crunch and flavor for her salads so she started roasted pepitas experimenting with different seasonings. From feeding her family to selling jars in farmers markets to a full-fledged company. I admit it was the sexy packaging that first caught my eye. However, after sampling several of the tasty 8 varieties from sweet to spicy, I had to include them in this roundup.
|Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Frozen Cheese Curds|
Bars, Spreads, Honey & More
Founded by actors Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin and Todd Grinnell, products with social missions always capture my full attention. The company targets worldwide malnutrition, by partnering with several non-profit organizations. For the sale of every bar, one lifesaving nutrition packet is delivered to a child in need somewhere in the world. 3.5 million delivered so far. "We make ridiculously delicious snack bars, but we're not really a snack bar company." P.S. The Wild Blueberry & Pistachio bar is my new jam.
|Vegan Bitchin' Sauce/Dip|
In addition to crunchy snacks, creamy dips can be hazardous to your diet and your waistline. Created by a 16-year-old vegan, Bitchin' Sauce has come up with a yummy almond based alternative that is perfect for dipping and also to use as a sauce. Available in 6 flavors, the dips are preservative free, gluten-free and vegan. I sampled all of them. Every one was a winner however, The Bombay flavor stole my heart and won my tastebuds.
These products are attached to an eatery in Fredricksburg, VA owned by Adrian and Casey Silversmith. The goal of the company is to provide an extraordinary PB&J experience. The spreads are available in flavors like Salted Butterscotch Peanut and Sweet Thai Chili Peanut. Strawberry Champagne and Spiced Peach are some of the jelly flavors. Everyone in your household can mix and match to create their own unique. PB&J.
This fantastic line of boozy delicious jams was born because the creator, Cathy Cowan wanted to get back to brunch. A mom of two and wife made a mimosa in jam form and the idea for the company was born. Cathy, along with her Pro Basketball player husband Jaz has poured their creativity and love into On the Rock.s using only the freshest fruits and premium liquors. Fantastic flavors include The Big Appl Jam (apples and cinnamon whiskey), Night in Paris (pears, strawberries & vodka) and Patron Paradise (orange, pineapple, limes, strawberries and tequila). These are definitely "not your mama's jams!"
|On the Rocks Alcohol Infused Jams|
|Argan Oil Almond Butters|
|Keto & MTC Oil Birthday Cake Flavored Almond Butter|
|Black Sage Honey and Raw Honeycomb|
Two of my favorite products came from the Savanna Bee Company. The company produces a line of gorgeous specialty honey in flavors like Lavender, Orange Blossom, and Rosemary. Hands down, my favorite was the showstopping Black Sage. The company also put up a display of a large raw honeycomb surrounded by a beautiful selection of crackers, bread, fruits, and cheeses.
My first thought was I need to do this for my next party. Luckily, they sell the smaller versions online so I can do just that.
|Meyer Lemon Flavored Raw Honey|
|Runamok Flavored Maple Syrups|
|Jalapeño Fire Syrup Packets|
|Flavored Vegan Mayos|