So we’ve covered savory and sweet products, now here are some of the beverages that caught my eye at this summer’s Fancy Food Show.
Flavored waters were easy to come by at the show. Most were fruit flavored and carbonated, although there were some still versions. These herb-infused waters stood out against the crowd, with a mild and pleasant flavor. The Lemongrass Mint Vanilla was especially refreshing and leaves you with a nice, lingering mint taste.
Another noticeable trend was the prevalence of Matcha Green Tea. Both hot and cold or as an ingredient in other drinks, Matcha tea was woven throughout the show. This product by Aiya delivers the Matcha via sachet packet and is intended to be served as a latte or smoothie. By adding cold milk to the sachet mix and then steaming, you’ll have a Matcha Green Tea latte. For the smoothie version, add ice and milk to the sachet packet and blend.
Last year Numi rocked the tea world with its lineup of savory teas. This year they’re shining the spotlight on their indulgent teas that feature chocolate flavor with a complementary pairing. Flavors include Chocolate Earl Grey, Chocolate Rooibos, Chocolate Spice and my personal favorite, Chocolate Mint.
These Oat Works “oat-powered fruit smoothies” were incredible! The flavors were true-to-fruit and surprisingly sweet for having no added sugar. If you don’t have time to eat your oats in the morning, now you can drink them!
Cocktails and the art of mixology have been heating up bar tops nationwide. Earth & Vine Provisions are helping the at-home bartender in all of us with their line of premium cocktail mixers. The mixers boast on-trend flavors including Blood Orange, Cranberry Tangerine, Key Lime Mango and Meyer Lemon Mandarin.
Stay tuned for our last installment from this summer’s Fancy Food show…