Yes, I met food-celebs, ate world-class fare and enjoyed mingling with other businesses. And conversely, this show was jam-packed with unique foods, intriguing products and wonderful individuals. And now, let me take you down a quick tour over the interesting sights and tastes I experienced over the past couple of days.
Since I was at a gourmet fancy food show, I wanted to take advantage of the great foods they had there. I wandered hi and lo for anything truffle related and Appennin had what I was looking for. They used fresh black truffles and developed this even-bodied sauce that wafts of yummy goodness. Appennin sure does know how to spruce up a cracker!
At the forefront of the fancy food show, I found 21st Century Snacks, reputable candy company in New York City. In like fashion, I wanted to try my very first Marzipan. I noshed on a marzipan piece in the shape of a strawberry and though I can see what all of the fuss is about, I realize that my tastes are not mature enough to appreciate this kind of food. Nonetheless, it’s high quality goodness that should be sought after. Especially if you are in the New York City area, please check them out.
Hmmm. Wine? Cookies? Wine infused in a cookie? I had to try it out, it’s a given. I never had wine-infused cookies before until I visited Vin’Tucci’s. Their wine infused cookies helmed a soft taste that compliments gourmet wines, and chocolate sauces like Grashoff’s Belgian chocolate spreads. It was a novel find and highly recommend this brand to any Wine-O.
I wish I can say I was a morning person, but that would be a straight-forward lie. I needed something with antioxidants that can also boost my spirits throughout the day. Thanks to Guayusa Tea, I was able to work, mingle and smile. Every morning I stopped by this booth for a quick pick-me-up. Gauyusa Tea is a consummate tea-genuis. This product kept me mentally lucid for three, whole days. Check out Stash Tea’s website here and like them on Facebook here.
Though I don’t have pictures for all my great finds, I want give honorable mentions to the following products: gourmet mochi filled with ice cream, gummy circles that have a gamut of vitamins, gourmet cookies from Carolina Cookie Company and aloe juices from Tropiking.
Did you know that when you consume a food product for a long time, you grow accustomed to its color, smell and texture. Most people are used to water being white and tasting like nothing at all. Did you also know there is a brand of water that is black, tastes like nothing at all but unlike water, will hydrate you quicker and more efficiently? Well, I have a big surprise for you…
BLK water is a new product and at first, the black water scared me. I thought it was going to taste like black licorice–BLAH! I was surprised that it tastes just like water and was impressed that it was mineral water that hydrates you quickly. Never judge a beverage product by the color of its liquid. I learned my lesson that day. Check out BLK’s website here and follow them on Twitter here.
Sun cups. Have you ever heard of Sun cups? If not, it’s your loss. Sun cups is gluten free and the nut flavor is derived from sunflower seeds. I was quite impressed that Sun Cups is the only one of its kind in the entire world. Above all, it’s a great way for people with peanut allergies to enjoy something resembling peanut butter cup sans bursting out with hives and allergy attacks. Great new food find! Check out there website here and like them on Facebook here.
Some of you may ask, what did get Sherryn into gourmet food in the first place? Cabaret crackers did. I’ve always eaten Walker shortbread cookies and other gourmet foods, but it was Cabaret crackers by Dare Foods that made me realize that this was something I was passionate about.
Cabaret crackers are flakey, golden and crispy. After eating these crackers, I forever hated Ritz. Ritz crackers could never compare to Cabaret since it doesn’t have a rich, supple taste. Cabaret crackers does ante-up the cracker field, ten-times over. Check out Dare Food’s website here.
Overall, I was impressed with my singular finds at this year’s Summer Fancy Food show. If you were at this year’s Fancy Food show, I was wondering what you found? Comment below. I do love engaging conversation.
About Faso Foods
Faso Foods is an international food management company supporting producers with import/export, warehousing, packaging, market research, sales and promotional activities.
We represent a diverse roster of categories including hot beverages, fruit juice, confections and grains, many of which are organic and fair trade, to fulfill the demand of the sophisticated specialty food market.
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