Plant based protein yogurt, milk, creamers and ice cream are super popular...and it's not just the clean labels, ethics, and/or the more functional ingredients---it's the taste!!!!
Not surprisingly-our fav products come courtesy of smaller -innovative companies. via GIPHY A few Halo /Half N' Half slayers from the recent Fancy Food Show/Consumer Products Events:
Two companies that we've written about prior-showed new (to us)-versions that stood out...
purely elizabeth. brand expansion on their popular granolas...with a bunch of bars-including four flavors of GRAIN-FREE Granola Bars with organic extract from SUPERFOOD REISHI mushrooms in the mix. NON-GMO, certified gluten-free, vegan and bonuses-NSF certified (great for athletes) & purely elizabeth = CERTIFIED B Corporation.
Feline fav---we'd put the almost sinfully addictive, Sheila' G's Brownie Brittle in the better for you snack category-based on taste -texture alone. The rich crisp snack's MO-is to capture the top layers of home cooked brownies...and is available in a gluten free version-and new flavor Chocolate Almond-laded with chunks of chocolate and almonds---like an 'energy bar'...yet with the same melt-in-your-mouth feel...like the best home cooked dessert staple.
Al the aforementioned-good to crumble/layer on any kind of creamy yogurt/ice cream/gelato.
French mustards and salts are probably the most popular of that World Cup powerhouse offerings...besides a football team with players ready for the world stage (too). via GIPHY
Some favs from the recent Fancy Food Show:
Teeth clinging-taffy-like aromatic ginger chews were a fav of senior family members-acquired tastes for time spent in India and England during/post WW II.
Now-the natural remedies/ health benefits of this fragrant root-are well known-particularly as a digestive tummy calmer+anti-inflammatory helper. No wonder ginger (lemon tea) is so popular...whether sipped up via branded tea bags-or what we do...slice a fresh chunk off the real deal root-peel it a bit-and steep in a cuppa hot water.
Plus unlike say ginseng...ginger actually tastes good. Paired with cinnamon/cloves in cookies, garlic in Asian fusion sautés or on its own (with sugar-in addictive ginger snaps)...this sophisticated flavor multi-tasks in a lot of yummy eats.
Maybe that's why-it seemed like the sweet-savory Ginger chews were the "it' single wrapped hardish chew candy at this year's Fancy Food Show.
Besides the soon to be collectible Harry Potter themed Jelly Beans.