I love the Winter Fancy Foods show because it kicks off the entire year of trade shows for food. As a blogger and an editor, I thrive – nay, I live off of the trade show floor. My life for the entire next year is all about what launches on the show floor. New products, revamped packaging, new product lines, reformulations, I love it all.
Winter Fancy Foods is the first show of the season. It takes place every January in San Francisco. Now, do I really love San Francisco? Not really. I don’t get a lot of time off to explore there, but I do appreciate it for what it offers to the gluten-free community. I’ve loved eating at Pica Pica and I order Mariposa Bakery from the comfort of my couch back in Arizona. However, when I’m there for three days, it’s all about the show floor and products, products, products.
Last year, I didn’t think that I found a lot on the show floor. This year, I found a lot of really great products that I’m really excited about. I’ve posted about it on Gluten Free & More Magazine and on my Instagram too.
Bubba’s Fine Foods – “Blazing Buffalo ‘Nana Chips” are buffalo spicy (yet vegan) banana chips. Trust me – it’s worth it.
Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer – Earl Grey – I never thought combining earl grey tea and ginger beer was a good idea until I tried this.
The Coconut Collaborative – vegan, gluten-free chocolate ganache and lemon ganache dessert pots. These are not fair, because they’re only on the east coast of the US right now. Please please please, UK, take pity on me and send them my way.
Dang Foods – Obsessed with their new sticky rice chips in Savory Seaweed!
Enjoy Life Foods – Don’t miss their new sorghum-based Grain & Seed bars, featuring purity protocol gluten-free oats!
FORA – vegan “butter” made from aquafaba – from chickpeas! Look for a Kickstarter from them soon – you can sign up to be reminded via email.
GoodPop – new organic gluten-free vegan Cookies N’ Cream flavor popsicles!
Hope Hummus – new Buffalo Bleu Hummus – dairy-free and delicious
Miyoko’s Kitchen – new pub cheese is spreadable vegan cheese. Your crackers will never be the same again. I’m so excited about this.
Muffin Revolution – new paleo, grain-free muffins just hit the market – haven’t tried it yet, but I’m excited
Namaste Foods – new Cake Cup in dark chocolate cake, yellow cake, and cinnamon sugar cake mix. For those who are too lazy to make mug cakes from scratch
Purity Organic – new Watermelon Sparkling Water can rival my LaCroix obsession
Republic of Tea – Move over, Downton Abby, Republic of Tea just launched their collab with Netflix’s The Crown. You’re about to become a fan. PS all of their tea is now gluten-free, look for the GFCO certification symbol on all their products!
Wellnut Farms – OBSESSED. I need to buy their salted caramel walnut butter immediately, as soon as they launch it on Amazon (they told me Feb 2018!)
There are way too many products to talk about, but I hope to see more and more appear on store shelves near me soon!Thanks to Winter Fancy Foods for another great show! See you in 2019!