The next big thing.. Report from the Fancy Food Show

Just got back from the annual Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. It’s a place where all the gourmet manufacturers meet with all the foodies from around the world to taste what’s hot in the gourmet retail world. This was my first show and hopefully won’t be my last- The main themes this year were- health, chocolate, olive oil, tea, olives, cheese and everything Italian. Oh and don’t forget salt, lots of sea salt. Here is a few pics to review what you missed….

1500 vendors and 17,000 attendees

Healthy Beverages were big

 

Cake pops are edging out cupcakes- maybe!

Raw Snack Foods are coming on the scene

 

Jellies and Jams always popular

The sweets were stunning

And they tasted as good as they looked

Truffles!

Chocolate as art

Honey from around the world

Oh Baby the salt!

Gourmet Marshmellows

Here were the flavors

 

The perenial pasta, never goes out of food fashion

Melt in your mouth salty ham from Spain

Olives galore!

Yes, salt is hot these days!

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5 Responses to The next big thing.. Report from the Fancy Food Show

  1. Tired phrase, but “Oh My God”! The olives sent me, the salts, the sweets!!!! Not to mention California, San Fran! Know it was inspiring. We thank you for keeping all of us informed and inspired also. Your Great. A.V

  2. Joan says:

    Arlene,
    Great pictures! In the past I went every year. The honey! The truffles! Mmmmmm!
    Will you be a vendor with Prairie Kitchens next year?
    Joan

  3. Cake pops! What an interesting treat!
    Maybe they will take off in this area – cake has taken a backseat to cupcakes at weddings, maybe the cake pops will follow.
    Thanks for sharing!

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