Summer Fancy Food Show Vendors Offer Healthy Choices

By Lorrie Baumann

The Summer Fancy Food Show vendors offer a world of choices for buyers who want to make healthy choices while they’re indulging their appetites for quality foods. Whether they’re looking for sweet confections, savory appetizers or hearty foods that they can feel good about serving at the family dinner table, you’ll find what they need this week at Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Hillside Candy in booth #347 has sugar-free, organic and sugar-based candies. GoLightly sugar-free candies are sweetened with Splenda. Thirteen different varieties are a safe choice for diabetics. The Go Organic line includes nine SKUs that are organic and non-GMO-certified. New at this show are the Ginger Xtreme hard candies and Ginger Chews organic chewy candies. All products are kosher, gluten-free and made in the USA. Visit at http://www.hillsidecandy.com.
The Silver Palate in booth #536 has a new Grain Berry brand of cereals and baking mixes made with natural berries of grain and antioxidants to support heart health. http://www.silverpalate.com.
Enjoy Life in booth # 654 is offering allergy-friendly, gluten-free baking chocolate, cookies, chewy bars and lentil chips. They’re all convenience-oriented products. http://www.enjoylifefoods.com.
In 868 Eastland Food Corporation, based in Maryland, is talking about rice bran oil as a healthy choice. Rice Bran Oil is high in oryzanol and Vitamin E, natural antioxidants, and has a high smoke point, so it can be used for frying as well as in baking and in salad dressings. It’s made from non-GMO rice bran. http://www.eastlandfood.com.
Melt organic is offering spreads that take the place of butter. They’re made with virgin coconut oil and can be used for sautéing, baking and spreading, like butter but with half the saturated fat and calories. A chocolate flavor is new on the market, while rich and creamy and honey spreads have been out for about 18 months and are meeting great acceptance. “That’s the only butter improvement that actually tastes like butter,” says Meg Carlson, President and CEO of Prosperity Organic Foods, the maker of melt Organic. Booth #1445 and http://www.meltbutteryspread.com.
Suzie’s brand of crackers is made by the Good Groceries Company. Suzie’s Baby Biscuits are gluten-free, rice-free and sweetened with fruit juice. Suzie’s Saltines are made with ancient grains, including quinoa, amaranth, Kamut, spelt, buckwheat and oats. Find them in booth 3920 and at http://www.goodgroceries.com.
Snapz is a brand of freeze-dried apple snacks. These low-calorie, fat-free crispy treats are made without added salt, sugar or fat. There’s a serving of fruit in each .7-ounce bag, and they’re a source of Vitamin C. Visit in booth #4175 and at http://www.snapzcrisps.com.
And lastly, the folks from Bob’s Red Mill are here at the show to take care of the folks who want to make their healthy choices from scratch. The Nine Grains-of-Discovery line is new to the market. This line includes nine products, of which five are gluten-free. Your favorite ancient grains are represented in the collection, including quinoa, teff, spelt, Kamut, farro, amaranth, millet, sorghum and chia. Find them in booth #4155 or at http://www.bobsredmill.com.

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