Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed covering the slow return of various favorite trade shows, such as the Affordable Art Fair and NY Now while holding-out for what I like to call ‘The Big One.’ Finally, after an absence of two excruciating years, the Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) made what can only be called a triumphant comeback in June of this year. It has taken me this long to distill the experience because, wow, the show was just overwhelming on so many levels.
Do you like pretzels? I sure do. With their satisfying crunch and somewhat neutral flavor, pretzels can be dipped into Nutella, melted cheese, or other toppings to satisfy a sweet or savory craving. Pretzel bakers seem hip to this trend, as they find new ways to stuff a pretzel with peanut butter (yes please!) or add a flavorful coating to the outside, and I am onboard with that. If you’re also down with the idea of gourmet pretzels in new and fun flavors, let me introduce you to OMG! Pretzels. After just one bite, you will understand how these pretzels got their name.
Do you like popcorn? I sure do, but it’s a fact that not all popcorn is created equal. Some popcorn snacks taste stale as soon as you open the bag. Others might have too many broken puffs, husks, or the dreaded ‘old maids’ that anyone with expensive dental work lives in fear of encountering. Eek. Fortunately, those seeking news of a delicious and high-quality artisan bagged popcorn snack have come to the right place, because today I am going to tell you about Kettle Heroes popcorn. Continue reading Product Review: Kettle Heroes Artisan Popcorn Snacks
Did you overindulge a bit more that usual during the holiday season? Join the club. It would be nice if Holidays-in-lockdown meant that there are no rules, and you can eat whatever you want, but if you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to curb your consumption of sweets treats, there’s a new candy in town called Pink Panda that can help you snack guilt-free. Continue reading Product Review: Pink Panda Low Sugar Candy
Food Glorious Fancy Food: the most-anticipated annual food show is now behind us, and I must say that nobody has their act together quite like the Specialty Food Association does when they take over the Javits Center for the annual Summer Fancy Food Show here in NYC. Cheese whiz, what a fantastic show! Continue reading Favorite Products, Packaging and Booth Displays From The Summer Fancy Food Show 2019!