These past four days, New York hosted the Fancy Food Show. It’s exactly what it sounds like - hundreds if not thousands of food manufacturers that make specialty food come together at one huge trade show.
I was scouring the floors (looking for the perfect bacon and chocolate covered marshmallows for chocri), not without paying attention to some cool products that I saw along the way.
Here they go:
These funny popcorn kernels are COLORFUL. Indigo Blue, Ruby Red and White Gold (well, that one looks like normal corn to me). They ‘re funny, because they pop in white, but you can still see the color on the inside.
Introducing: Sushi Chocolate. This chocolate had its debut at the Fancy Food Show and everyone talked about them. It’s candy in sushi shape. Unfortunately I didn’t get to try it, so I don’t know if it tastes fishy :)
This of course makes me listen up: Build Your Own (Pumpkin Cookie, Gingerbread Man…). Cool stuff! I’ll have to get one of those in the holiday season. Nothing online though - you get the kit and then go at it. But love the use of “Build Your Own” :)
Do you know these? Apparently they’ve been available for 8 years now. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the name “Hint Mint” - who would buy something that alludes to bad-breath-without-being-aware-of-it? Not a nice association. But it seems to work - they got lots of press, and hey - I’m mentioning them too, right? Also, they have many cool packagings - I hope they consider customizing them sometime. Or at least they should look into open innovation. @hintmint on Twitter.
Ok, so this was my favorite. The bottle you see here is actually see through. It’s the water that’s jet black! Hence “Blackwater” But it tastes like water, nothing else, and is full of so-called “fulvic acid” - which has a bunch of good minerals and electrolytes. I’d need to see it next to a vitamin water, but it gave me lots of energy in a peculiar non-caffeine way, so I’d love to try it again sometime. I hope they get into many stores!