New York Fancy Food Show 2015

The annual Summer Fancy Food Show was held in New York City last month.NYC FFS

As reported by The Speciality Food Magazine, exotic and omnipresent ingredients, on-the-go convenience, and alcohol infusions are on the up and up. The show’s Trendspotter Panel identified five emerging trends of note.

Gazpacho

Gazpacho to Go. Soups in a bottle were all over the show, but virtually all had a gazpacho recipe among the options. Products spotted: Bodega & Co. Mucho Gazpacho; Gina Cucina Watermelon Habanero Gazpacho; The Splendid Spoon Market Gazpacho; Tio Gazpacho’s Gazpacho del Sol.

Love Beets Blueberry Bar

Can’t Beat Beets. New products are transforming the once marginal canned veg to an all-star specialty ingredient. Products spotted: Eat Well Embrace Life Beet Hummus; Gringo Jack’s Beet, Orange & Quinoa Salsa; Health-Ade Beet Kombucha; Love Beets Beet-Blueberry Bar.

Masala Pop

Flower Power. Herbs and botanicals have had their moment in the spotlight; next up: florals. Products spotted: Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower & Rose Lemonade; Masala Pop Saffron Rose Popcorn; Rogue Creamery La-Di-Da Lavender Cheese; Vosges Haut-Chocolat Blood Orange Hibiscus Caramel Marshmallows.

Maple Syrup

Cocktail Culture. Spirits, wine, and beer are inspiring flavours and ingredient pairings across a variety of categories. Products spotted: Bissell Maple Farm’s Pappy & Company Bourbon Barrel-Aged Syrup; Brooklyn Brine Co. Hop-Pickles; Colonel Pabst All Malt Amber-Lager Worcestershire Sauce.

Kiddylicious

Maize Craze. Corn is ever-present in the industry, but specialty producers are getting creative with the commodity. Products spotted: Kiddylicious Sweetcorn Rice Rounds; Off the Cob Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips; Pipsnacks Pipcorn; Pop Art Snacks Tandoori Yogurt Popcorn.

Other trends spotted were: Coconut Chips, Broccoli Bites, Seaweed Snacks, Mustard+, Funky Honey, Easy Paleo and Next Generation Gluten Free.

Pumpkin MustardBroccoli Bitescoconut chipsSeaweed