The foodie contingent is out in droves at the annual International Fancy Food Show annoying vendors as they avow themselves to be “Food Bloggers” and want to take pictures of everything with their fancy electronic gadgets. As one vendor commented, “We all eat food, what makes them think they’re so special?” Nothing much except they’re over-educated, under-employed liberal arts majors or new moms going stir crazy with toddlers underfoot.
Lots of products, lots of misses and near misses. These ten items are the best new items I’ve discovered this year that deserve some tasting by you, your family and friends you want to savor something special they’re not likely to try at their usual supermarket.
Sea Fare Pacific Smoked Salmon Chowder (sustainable, wild-caught seafood soup)
Kentucky Woods Bourbon Barrel Cake
Kokos Coconut Cheese
Mediterranean Snacks Tapaz 2 Go Lentil Crackers + Red Pepper Hummus
Mario Batali Tiramisu Gelato
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Tap ‘N Apple Pie Filling (all natural apple, cherry, blueberry and peach)
Wild Garden Traditional Hummus + Pita Chips To Go
Gourmet Nut Gourmet On The Go Body Boosting Anitoxidant Mix
GoPicnic Salami & Cheese Ready-To-Eat Meal