Fall is fast approaching, therefore it’s time to reflect upon some of the hot summer trends that swept this year’s Fancy Food Show.
CandyIndustry.com reports that this year’s show was the largest ever, with a record breaking 2,700 exhibitors. Sales are up in the gourmet food industry, with an 18.4% leap in the past two years.
Three hundred new exhibitors hit the show floor and contributed to the spirited, smoky, fiery, coconut and s’more trends of the season. Candy Industry chose several products that were breaking boundaries while staying on trend. Several are sweetened with honey.
Quin Candy goes the traditional route with handmade products using real purees and minimal locally-sourced ingredients, including honey. A new twist on the old happens when trendy flavors are added, including blackberry tangerine, lemon tangerine and smoked cola.
Oregon Distillers Collection offers three truffles made with honey in its Moonstruck Collection: Honey Vanilla Caramel, Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel Milk Chocolate and Pure Gold Truffle. Items in the collection stay on trend with paired with spirit-infused chocolates.
Two of Mediterra’s new nutrition bar sets introduced at the show are made with honey. They include four varieties: Orange & Honey and Pistachio & Honey, made with Greek honey and Cherry & Pistachio and Apricot & Pistachio. All bars in the lineup are inspired by a Mediterranean diet: sundried fruits, whole grains and Greek honey.