Top Five Food Trends Spotted at Winter 2013 Fancy Food Show
The top five food trends for 2013 have been picked by a panel of trendspotters at the 38th Winter Fancy Food Show, which ends today in San Francisco. The show is the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages on the West Coast, with 80,000 products on display including cheeses, snacks, olive oils, vinegars, chocolate, and natural and organic products from the U.S. and 35 countries and regions.
The trends are:
Numi Organics: Broccoli Cilantro Tea
Wild Poppy Juice Co.: Blood Orange Chili Juice
The Republic of Tea: Moringa SuperHerb Tea
Arette Foods: Organic Tea Seed Oil with Sundried Tomatoes & Chili Pepper
Culinary Imports: Stöger Cherry Seed, Chile Seed and Tomato Seed Oils
La Tourangelle Artisan Oils: Organic Coconut Oil
Blue Cheese Redux
Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier: Point Reyes Blue Cheese Wine Grapes
Rogue Creamery: Blue Heaven Blue Cheese Powder
Mt. Sterling Co-op Creamery: Smoked Sterling Bleu Goat Cheese
So Many Seeds
Enjoy Life Natural Brands: Crunchy Flax Chia Cereal
K.L. Keller Imports: Dukkah
Lundberg Family Farms: Hemp-a-Licious Organic Rice Cakes
Vosges Haut-Chocolat: Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar
PB Crave: CoCo Bananas Peanut Butter
GoodPop: Frozen Banana Cinnamon Pops
Other trends identified are fruit-infused vinegars, chips with a healthy glow such as fuji apple chips, peppery sweets such as cayenne shortbread, agave, and single-serve sizes.
The trendspotters are: Maureen Clancy, Matters of Taste; Narsai David, CBS San Francisco; Nancy Wall Hopkins, Better Homes and Gardens; Sara Moulton, “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” Good Morning America; Kara Nielsen, CCD Innovation; Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Media; Stephanie Spencer, Sunset Magazine; Stephanie Stiavetti, NPR, Susie Timm, Girl Meets Fork; Joanne Weir, “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence,” PBS.
Fancy Food Show Exhibitor News: specialtyfood.com/winternews