Our Curated List of the Most Innovative and Most Interesting Food and Beverage Products at 2017 Fancy Food Show

The 42nd Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco (January 22-24, 2017) was another great event this year, with a record number of attendees. Featuring the hottest new products, brands, and trends from over 30 countries and 1,400 exhibitors, over 80,000 specialty food and beverage items showcased at the main event didn’t disappoint.

More than ever, we’re seeing a blend of “great tasting” plus “more healthful and nutritionally conscious” products. Consumers are demanding cleaner and more minimally processed food and beverages, and brands are bringing them to market quicker than ever.

After walking 218,000 square feet of exhibit space over three days and 20 hours, and sampling something from just about every booth, we’ve curated a list of the most interesting new products, brands, and packaging and want to share them with you!

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LITTLE BITES: 

ProBurst Bites, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Bites, SunRidge Farms Power Chews

INDULGE ME JUST A LITTLE BUT KEEP IT CLEAN: 

Edoughble Ready to Eat Cookie Dough, Good King Gourmet Whole Cacao Bean Snacks, Project 7 Gourmet Gummies, Chocolove Peanut Butter Cups, ChocXO Organic Dark Chocolate Bites with Quinoa Crisps, Smashmallow Premium Snackable Marshmallows, Hammond’s Mellow Fluffs Marshmallow Snacks

GINGER AND MANGO: 

Health-Ade Kombucha Blood Orange-Carrot-Ginger, Matcha Love Ginger Matcha Green Tea, revive kombucha Wild Ginger Ginger-Lime All Ginger Brew, Wonder Drink Asian Pear Ginger Kombucha, Chuao Totally Tangy Mango Chocolate, Wild California Mango Jalapeno Crisps, Living IntentionsActivated Spicy Mango Trail Mix, Blue Planet Chocolate Baobab Peach Mango

SNEAK IN SOME PROBIOTICS: 

Brio! Organic Pasteur Raised Ice Cream, BluePlanet Chocolate, Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut Probiotics

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GET YOUR VEGGIES AND PLANTS HERE!: 

Vegan Rob’s Puffs and Chips, That’s It Veggie Bean Bars, Saladshots Bar, Rhythm Superfoods Beet Chips

Cauliflower: Cali’flour Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Outer Aisle Gourmet Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Vegan Rob’s Probiotic Cauliflower Puffs, Cauli Rice Cauliflower Rice

House Foods / Go Umami Baked Tofu Bars

STILL KEEPING THINGS SPICY (AND A LITTLE SAVORY TOO): 

The Good Bean Habanero Citrus Crispy Favas + Peas, Enjoy Life Thai Chili Lime and Moroccan Spice Plentils Lentil Chips, PB2 Thins Texas Chipotle and Southwest Peanut Butter Crackers, POP Gourmet Sriracha Hot Chili Croutons, Eliot’s Sriracha Sunflower Butter and Spicy Thai Peanut Butter, Way Better Spicy Sriracha Whole Grain Tortilla Chips, Manitoba Harvest Toasted Sriracha Hemp Seeds, Torn Ranch Bloody Mary Cashews, Lundberg Family Farms Gochujang Organic Grainspirations Arancini Gourmet Rice Appetizers

MOCHI: 

Bubbie’s and MyMo Mochi

SUPERFOODS ARE HERE TO STAY: 

Navitas Naturals Maca Maple Superfood + Cashews, Laughing Giraffe Organics Goji Maca Snakaroons, TruVibe Eat Clean Organic Superfood Meal

JERKY...DID SOMEONE SAY JERKY?: 

Jerky continues to be popular but some of the best we’ve ever tasted came from two players who make it moist and super tasty...Golden Nest Bites and Fusion JerkyKrave also launched a new Pink Peppercorn

JUST A LITTLE PACKAGING REFRESH: 

Wonder Drink Kombucha, DangField Trip Jerky, PeregBobo’s

UNIQUE PACKAGING INNOVATION!

The GFB Gluten Free Power Breakfast

MATCHA, SEAWEED, AND COCONUT:

Matcha: Laughing Giraffe Organics Matcha Snakaroons, Buddha Teas Matcha Now

Seaweed with a Twist: Seapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Ocean’s HALO Seaweed Strips

Coconut: NuCo Coconut Vegan Mayo, Kokos Coconut Cheese, Creative Snacks Organic Coconut Snacks

NO CATEGORY BUT JUST YUM! 

Tartly Sparkling Fruit Shrub, Fuller Foods Serious Cheesy Puffs, Belvoir Fruit Farms Organic Cucumber / Mint Lemonade and Lime / Lemongrass Lemonade

LET'S FEEL GOOD: 

Numi Embrace, Vision, Presence, Gratitude Organic Teas; Good King Peace, Harmony, Love, Strength, Joy Whole Cacao Beans; Teapigs Snooze, Upbeet, Bright In Green Tea

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NEED TO DRIVE BREAKTHROUGH GROWTH FOR YOUR BUSINESS? For more information on our observations on food and beverages trends, insights into the wellness and healthy food category, or if you need to create or revamp your brand, please contact us!