Some new trends we expect to see more of NEXT YEAR!
ANY FOODS FROM ICELAND!!!!
|Nói Síríus Icelandic Chocolate-from the new 'it' tourist destination and soccer powerhouse.|
|there's plenty of SMOKED BBQ sauces, chips, and spice blends out there-but we're seeing that earthy flavor pop up in other edible spots...Minerva Smoked Amish Roll Butter|
|SMOKED Sea Salt-by Maldon|
|we wrote up the USA based award winning Date Lady dessert sauces from last year's shows...now Figs taking center stage -Hellenic Fig Salamis.|
|NOTE-dried pressed figs/dates with almonds or chocolate - already a Spanish/Greek/Mediterranean staple-widely available here- already in round wheel shapes (whole/half/quarter).|
|Fresh figs-always on trend-this selection of dried/fresh-from central California-delicious variety to eat solo-chewy fruity texture-sweet enough for die hard sweet booths-but ya know-loads healthier than candy-is an understatement.|
GREEN TEA flavor (full)
|Green tea and matcha are 'it' ingredients in smoothies and frozen treats (ice cream, non-dairy ices)...but now are showing up in indulgent sweets and desserts with no claim of health benefits---but there for its "Asian" taste.|
|Made in Japan-Puchao Uji Matcha candy-remind us of Hi-Chews-with addictive chewiness...perfect sweet -match flavor balance.|
|Radishes are staple eat at French bars-alongside a shaker of salt-but don't seem to get as much love, here. Why this Paul's Perky Producs-Radical Radish Poppers...caught our eye.|
|Richardson Brands edible rock candy---in an instagrammable layered cake|