2018 food trends 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show 3PM Bites Activated Superfood Protein al dente Gluten Free pasta Annie's Ginger Elixir aree almond bean chips Brooklyn Crafted Gingerale & Beer Buttermilk Handcrafted Cocktail Mixers Cup4Cup baking mixes and flours Evy Cold Brew Tea Fancy Food Show Fashion feel good foods Fire Cider Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics flavabars FODMAP diet Fody foods foodie adventure Gus Grown-Up Soda Health-Ade Kombucha mushroom jerky Navitas Collagen Protein Noona's Dairy Free Sesame Ice Cream OLO organic chickpea pasta Peekaboo Ice Cream Primal Kitchen Raves and Reviews Raw Acacia Honeycomb Retreat Tropics Savannah Bee Company Siren Protein Bites Something Good To Eat Soup TeaSquares The Republic of Tea This Bar Saves Lives truth bars Twinings Soothe Tea Victory Dance Foods Wellness Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha Written by Judy Freedman

My Foodie Adventure At The 2018 Fancy Food Show

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My FitBit was pumping as I entered the Jacob Javits Middle in New York Metropolis for my foodie journey on the 2018 Fancy Food Show final month. Would I hit 10,000 steps by the top of the day? I had 365,000 sq. ft to seize with 2,400+ exhibiting corporations. Higher but, would I burn off the energy I used to be about to eat on all of the goodies, cheeses, drinks, snacks, desserts and different delicacies from all over the world?

What Are The Food Developments?
As a long-time foodie, I take pleasure in going to the Fancy Food Show every summer time. It’s enjoyable to see the developments and flavors unfold and pattern what’s new.

#SFFS2018; Specialty Fancy Food Show

The Fancy Food Show showcases new meals merchandise annually.

In line with Specialty Food Affiliation’s (SFA) annual analysis, tendencies this yr embrace:
♥ Glowing and useful drinks together with cocktail mixers
♥ Cauliflower (I talked about cauliflower being in style with cookbooks too.)
♥ African flavors and meals from the Philippines (Filipino delicacies is being added to extra restaurant menus.)
♥ Sustainability and upcycled merchandise with components that may in any other case go to waste
♥ Tea infusions with tea varieties being utilized in components
♥ Useful meals, corresponding to hashish delicacies (this was a well-liked matter with new books too), collagen infused meals, and meals with hidden or sudden fruits and veggies

Hemp products and supplements

Hemp merchandise and dietary supplements are fashionable…even on your canine.(www.metahempsolutions.com)

Are Child Boomers Massive Foodies?
This yr’s SFA analysis confirmed that child boomers will not be as huge foodies as their millennial youngsters. They aren’t as inclined to order meals on-line and have a under common buy of specialty meals. Nevertheless, boomers do prepare dinner from scratch and like to make use of seasonal meals. They’re occupied with all pure, natural and plant-based meals. And boomers learn dietary labels and want high quality elements.

secret spice remedy; superfood, #SFFS2018

Janice Anne Wheeler from Secrets and techniques Spice Treatment is a publish 50 feminine who created her personal superfood spice mix. (www.secretspiceremedy.com)

Let’s Go Pattern The New Merchandise
I feel one of the simplest ways to introduce you to a number of the tendencies is to share the meals merchandise I tasted. I didn’t pattern from each sales space, it’s means an excessive amount of meals to eat. I did make my approach across the complete present and did an in depth quantity of excellent consuming.

honeycomb honey; SFFS

Savannah Bee Firm sells honey in honeycomb hand reduce from the hive. It makes a pleasant presentation on a buffet. (www.savannahbee.com)

I used to be overwhelmed by the variety of meals merchandise associated to well being and wellness. Equally so have been all of the decadent meals for these occasions one needs to indulge. As I nibbled and noshed my means across the Show, I stored reminding myself that it’s all about “balance, variety and moderation,” the dietary tips I discovered once I was youthful.

Peekaboo Ice Cream

Peekaboo Ice Cream incorporates veggies! It was one of many busiest cubicles on the present.

If you wish to buy any of those merchandise, ask at your native grocery store. In the event that they don’t have the precise product, verify with Entire Meals or go on Amazon and see in the event that they promote it. Typically once I requested suppliers the place I might discover their merchandise, they shook their head and stated “Amazon” or their firm’s web site.

Something Good To Eat Soups

These One thing Good To Eat vegetable soups with glass packaging attracted my eye. (www.somethinggoodto eatnyc.com)

Drink Up and Have a Cocktail Too
In line with SFA analysis, drinks are rising quicker than meals classes. SFA says that useful beverage gross sales are up as individuals are additionally consuming for well being and wonder. Listed here are some highlights:

apple cider vinegar tonics;

Glowing drinks, apple cider vinegar drinks and kombucha have been well-liked.

♥ Kombucha was fashionable with Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha made by a 100% Lady-Owned Brewery and Well being-Ade Kombucha. I like these probiotic drinks.

♥ Evy Chilly Brew Tea by Evy Chen is the primary cold-brew tea firm within the USA.

♥ Hearth Cider Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics will make your mouth pucker. Apple cider vinegar is meant to be good for digestion and an entire lot extra. Personally, I’d slightly make a salad dressing with it than drink it.

♥ Pure Fruit Juices like Retreat Tropics are tropical fruit juices direct from family-owned orchards situated within the well-known Chanthaburi province of Thailand. Just like a smoothie, these freshly-squeezed juices present added Vitamin C and are related to anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties.

Cocktail mixers; SFFS

For many who wish to have selfmade cocktail events these mixers solely require some spirits.

♥ Brooklyn Crafted Gingerale & Beer are made with actual ginger. So is Annie’s Ginger Elixir made by Brooklyn’s Annie Bassin, a submit 50 feminine. She says to eat the Elixir on the first signal of a chilly, cough, sniffle or physique ache, or simply drink as a result of it tastes good.

Annie's Ginger Elixir; foodie adventure

Submit 50 Annie makes Ginger Elixir in Brooklyn.

♥ Cocktail Mixers are trending. Gus Grown-Up Soda provides a 7 oz. bottle mixer that may be consumed as a non-alcoholic cocktail or poured right into a glass with 1 – 2 ounces of liquor for a tasty cocktail. It is available in Mojito, Moscow Mule, Tonic Lime and Glowing Cosmo varieties. Bittermilk Handcrafted Cocktail Mixers are all-natural balanced cocktail mixers to make distinctive drinks like Charred Grapefruit Tonic with Bulls Bay Sea Salt and Smoked Honey Whiskey Bitter.

♥ Tumeric’s medicinal properties might be present in sorts of The Republic of Tea combined with Matcha, Ginger or Cinnamon, and in  Twinings Soothe tea, blended with advantages to help wholesome digestion. Twinings is introducing a brand new line of natural teas: Energize with Matcha (which accommodates caffeine) to energise the physique and thoughts; Renew with Lemon & Ginger for wholesome stability from inside; and Help with Lime and Ginger to advertise a wholesome immune system. (Word: Twinings Tea varieties will not be obtainable till later within the yr.)

Twinings new teas with benefits Soothe, Renew, Energize; Evy Cold Brew Tea; SFFS

Chilly brew and scorching natural teas made with elements like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and lavender present medicinal advantages.

It’s All Free – Gluten Free, Allergy Free, Lactose Free
I’ve observed extra gluten free merchandise in my grocery store every week. The gluten free class is booming. Extra than simply gluten free, now there are different allergy free merchandise and meals to help totally different diets. I sampled:

♥ Gluten free snacks, baked items, pasta, flours, granola, ethnic frozen meals: Cup4Cup baking mixes and flours developed by cooks of Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry ◊ OLO natural chickpea pasta with 20 grams protein and 11 grams fiber per three.5 ouncesserving, word OLO additionally makes a chickpea polenta with extra plant-based protein and wholesome fiber ◊ really feel good meals frozen potstickers, egg rolls, taquitos, & empanadas ◊ Victory Dance Meals Backyard Granola made with recent natural beetroot, ginger, lemon and apples (this granola gained an award from SFFS) ◊ al dente Gluten Free pasta made with white bean and brown rice flour.

OLO Chickpea pasta; gluten free pasta; SFFS

Chickpea pasta is gluten free.

♥ Dairy and Lactose free Ice Cream was obtainable on the Beckon model sales space from feminine founders Katy and Gwen. I favored flavors like Sea Salt Chocolate and Espresso. I additionally tried Noona’s Dairy Free Sesame Ice Cream since I’m a fan of sesame and tahini.(Word not all of Noona’s ice lotions are dairy free.)

Noona's Dairy Free Ice Cream; lactose free ice cream; SFFS

Noona’s Ice Cream is dairy free.

♥  FODMAP eating regimen followers like me that suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) will respect  Fody Low FODMAP & Intestine Pleasant meals. FODMAPs are a gaggle of short-chain carbs present in on a regular basis meals akin to pasta, bread, onions, garlic, beans, milk, apples, honey,mangoes and extra. FODMAPS are generally malabsorbed within the small gut, inflicting uncomfortable signs resembling stomach ache, bloating, and different IBS woes. Fody has a brand new in depth line of merchandise which are gut-friendly.

Fody food products; food to help IBS; FODMAP diet

Fody makes intestine pleasant meals.

♥ Diabetics watching their carbs? Take a look at al dente Pasta Firm’s carba-nada pasta. It’s decrease in carbs and better in protein. Observe it’s GMO free however not GF. In addition to low carb pasta you may also need to attempt PUR gum and mints which might be aspartame free and naturally candy and Swerve, a pure sweetener created from elements present in choose fruits and starchy root greens. It’s zero-calorie, non-glycemic and protected for these dwelling with diabetes, because it has no impact on blood glucose or insulin ranges.

Himalayan salt blocks for grilling

I discovered the Himalayan Salt slabs for grilling fairly artistic. (www.evolutionsalt.com)

Are You Consuming Sufficient Protein, Plant-Based mostly and Superfoods?
There’s a plethora of protein bars and protein powders available on the market from small creators to main gamers. Now some have added prebiotics and probiotics and components which might be plant-based and superfoods. Listed here are the some I observed:

♥ Protein bars come in several sizes and shapes comparable to excessive fiber, prebiotic + probiotic fact bars with 10 grams of protein ◊ This Bar Saves Lives which give life-saving vitamin to a toddler in want each time you purchase a bar ◊ R.e.d.d. constructive power bars with 10 grams of protein and 11 superfoods ◊ Siren Protein Bites with 12 grams of plant protein per serving ◊ TeaSquares power snacks infused with naturally occurring caffeine from natural tea.

truth protein bars; This Bar Saves A Life; 3PM Bites; R.e.d.d. bars

There have been many protein bars to select from.

♥ Protein and superfood powders may be added to smoothies, baked items and different recipes. In line with Navitas Organics, superfoods are “nutrient-rich foods considered beneficial for health and well-being.” Choices that popped for me have been Navitas Organics Superfood powders made with gogi berries, chia seeds and cacao and their line of Important Blends Vanilla & Greens and Cacao & Greens ◊ Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides powder with 10 grams of collagen.

Navitas superfood powders

Sipping my superfoods.

♥ Superfoods and Probiotics sprouted up in snacks, cereals and nut blends like Activated Superfood Popcorn with tens of millions and billions CFUs of pleasant probiotic cultures in each bag ◊ Worthy Superfood Blendie Bowls containing 10 grams of plant-based protein, 2 servings of veggies and fruit, Eight-9 grams of fiber, omega 3s and 6s – all for round 150 energy.

Activated Popcorn with superfoods; Chickpea chips; Almond chips; foodie adventure

So many snacks to decide on.

♥ Plant-based snacks are choices for vegans, I discovered bohana popped water lilly seeds which have been consumed in India for hundreds of years with three grams plant protein ◊ Lebby Chickpea snacks with Four-5 grams of protein (these are greater in fats so learn the labels) ◊ Peeled Snacks has some fruit and veggie snacks with protein ◊ RIND are skin-on fruit snacks and declare they’re “all taste and no waste” —  since they use the entire fruit it helps scale back pointless meals scraps ◊ Aree Almond Bean Chips have been considered one of my favourite snacks on the present  ◊ Bada Bean Bada Growth are plant-based snacks.(Notice: these two snacks aren’t available on the market but.)

♥ Protein-rich jerky continues to be a well-liked snack. I handed on Biltong with 16 grams of protein per ouncesfor carnivores and Pan’s Mushroom Jerky for herbivores. I’m simply not a jerky eater.

beef jerky; mushroom jerky

There’s jerky for carnivores and herbivores.

The Energy of Cauliflower
Cauliflower is the “it” veggie proper now. Little Inexperienced Sprout’s Organics by Inexperienced Big sells frozen riced cauliflower. CauliPower has Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust in addition to a cauliflower-based baking combine. It’s also possible to discover Floor Up Cauliflower crackers.

Cauliflower frozen pizza crust; riced cauliflower; cauliflower crackers; foodie adventure

Cauliflower is the “it” vegetable.

All the time Room For Chocolate
Final, however not least, I offer you chocolate. Sure, sure, sure, I ate a ton of chocolate. I simply couldn’t resist chocolate in all it’s glory:

Moodibars chocolate

Set your temper with chocolate.

♥ Okay+M Extravirgin Darkish Chocolate from Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller and legendary Italian olive oil producer Armando Manni  ◊ Moodibars darkish chocolate bars from Astor Chocolate to precise your temper ◊ Edible Chocolate Candles (Such enjoyable for a birthday celebration.) ◊ Inexperienced & Black’s Natural Hazelnut & Currant Darkish Chocolate bar (I really like fruit with my chocolate.) ◊ FlavaBars that include 5x the cocoa flavanol antioxidants of ordinary darkish chocolate. Plus FlavaMix consuming chocolate that accommodates 9x the cocoa flavanols of a typical darkish chocolate bar, and 8x the cocoa flavanols of a typical cocoa powder.

Chocolate and Flavabar

There’s all the time room for chocolate.

♥ I savored Mojo Premium Belgian 70% Darkish Chocolate Mousse (just a bit spoonful was so satisfying) ◊  Skinny Dipped Darkish Chocolate Raspberry Almonds ◊ Darkish Chocolate and Blueberries Undercover Quinoa ◊  Bonchou Mini Chocolate Eclairs  (merely the most effective!)◊ Peekaboo Natural Chocolate Ice Cream (OMG there’s hidden cauliflower on this ice cream.)

Wow, that was a whirlwind of a foodie journey. I’m so full. I can’t consider I ate all that meals! Any I discussed you need to attempt or have tried? LMK what you want greatest.

Judi

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