If the Summer Fancy Food Show offers nothing else (And how could it possibly offer nothing else?), a visit would be worthwhile just for the wealth of holiday season ideas on display. There’s everything on the show floor to tempt your customers in for their entertainment and gift needs. Here’s just a sampling of the holiday season treasures to be seen in the exhibit hall.
Mom ‘N Pops in booth #142 has lollipops decorated for the holidays. The lollipops are all hand-made in New York and are available in counter displays, counter displays and in bulk. All are certified kosher. Visit at www.momnpops.com.
For an easy appetizer, just mix any of a variety of Robert Rothschild Farm savory sauces like the Hot Pepper Raspberry or Pineapple Habanero. Just take a block of cream cheese, pour the sauce over it, and set it out with crackers, according to Chef Kathryn Scott, who was in booth #236 demonstrating Berry Lemon Tiramisu made with Robert Rothschild Farm Mixed Berry Preserves, lemon gelatin and cream cheese. Visit www.robertrothschild.com.
Kentucky Woods Bourbon Barrel Cake in booth 751 is a 50-ounce brown sugar cake with maple, caramel, walnuts, chocolate and aged Kentucky Bourbon. The cakes are shipped frozen on a pallet and have a 28-day shelf life. www.kentuckywoods.com.
Chocolate Preserves or Red Pepper Jelly packed in authentic European drinkware make a fabulous hostess gift. The Red Pepper Jelly is up for a sofi award in the Outstanding Classic category, and the Chocolate Preserves is brand-new on the market. There are five varieties, including Chocolate Tart Cherry and Chocolate Strawberry Preserve, which have become instant hits. See them in booth #1646 or visit www.braswells.com.
Supreme Chocolatier in booth #1836 has foil-wrapped Santas, holiday ornaments and Christmas trees as well as boxed chocolates. Visit www.supremechocolatier.com.
It’s Christmas all over the Maggie Lyon Chocolatiers booth #2146, where chocolate-covered pretzel rods are bedecked with red floral ribbons and Milk Chocolate Potato Chips are offered in silver gift boxes. www.maggielyon.com.
Aspen Mulling Spices offers the spice mixes for the classic holiday cider and eggnogs as well as holiday bread and muffin mixes. They’re in booth #2251 during the show and at www.aspenspices.com.