As promised, here are some of the savory products that caught my eye at the NASFT (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) Fancy Foods Show this year in NYC.
These fabulous cheese crisps were super savory and delicious. They’re crisps that are made entirely of parmesan cheese, not just cheese-flavored, and were shown in some really cool flavors like Jalapeno Parmesan, Caraway Seed Parmesan and my personal favorite, Chia Seed Parmesan. These would pair perfectly with wine!
With condiments getting all sorts of flavor attention as of late, these whipped mustards were right on trend – in flavors like Artichoke Garlic, Maple Bacon and Bacon Blue Cheese.
If you subscribe to our Fast Track Fast Trends newsletter then you may have seen this product highlighted before. Krave Beef Jerky is capitalizing on the protein trend by introducing some really innovative jerky flavors to the market (and on another trend note, the product is all-natural). Included in the lineup are Chili Lime, Sweet Chipotle and Basil Citrus flavors.
This year’s Fancy Foods Show was home to a lot of savory snack products like chips, pretzels and popcorn. The Whole Earth showed off their deliciously innovative flavored snacks including Popped Sesame Seaweed Rice Crisps, Garden Herb Olive Oil Popcorn and, my favorite in the lineup, Really Seedy Multigrain Tortilla Chips.
It’s no secret that tea formats and flavors are super trendy right now, as are savory flavors, so why not combine the two? Well, Numi Organics did just that with their line of savory teas. These teas combine organic vegetables, herbs and tea for a satiating cup of tea that drinks a bit like a broth – in fact among the tea’s suggested uses is as a base for boiling rice or noodles. The garden-inspired flavors include Beet Cabbage, Broccoli Cilantro and Tomato Mint.
The Fancy Foods Show is typically populated by an insane amount of cheese products, which is such welcome news for a cheese-lover like me. While I sampled a lot of delicious and interesting cheeses, this one was my absolute favorite and overall one of the highlights of the show for me: Kokos Coconut Cheese is to die for!! It’s sure to be the star of any cheese board spread and would pair deliciously with grapes or chocolate.
Although this blog installment has been dedicated to the savory side of this year’s Fancy Foods Show, I thought I’d end on a sweet (and stylish) note – what does a girl like better than shoes or chocolate? How about shoes made out of chocolate?!
Once again, Fancy Foods proved to be a delicious trend-spotting journey and I already can’t wait to see what next year brings!