Javits North is a new facility and therefore a brand-new venue for the Fancy Food Show, and since it opens half an hour earlier than the other exhibit halls, checking out those exhibitors and the What’s New, What’s Hot showcases there is a great way to get a jump on your day. Here are a few of the exhibitors you can meet:
Popcornopolis in booth #5239 is here talking about gourmet popcorn flavored with ingredients ranging from high-quality chocolate to jalapeno cheese. With six to nine months of shelf life, the products appeal to schools that incorporate them into fundraising programs as well as specialty food stores. The products are all gluten-free, and they’re made from non GMO popcorn. After the show, visit www.popcornopolis.com.
Next Organics in booth #5244 is offering espresso beans, goji berries, cashews and dried fruits coated with dark chocolate. The next by Nature brand includes the same type of dark chocolate-covered fruits and nuts, except that instead of being all-organic, they’re gluten-free.
The Good Bean in booth #5270 is urging Fancy Food Show attendees to say no to nuts and choose chick peas instead. The roasted chick peas are crunchy like roasted nuts, but their calorie count is much lower. The Good Bean’s line of products includes snack sizes and family packages of roasted chick peas in flavors that include Thai Coconut Lemongrass, Cracked Pepper, and Mesquite BBQ. There’s also a line of low-fat snack bars that include an Apricot Coconut Fruit & No-Nut Bar, the Chocolate Berry Fruit & No Nut Bar and the Fruit &Seeds Trail Mix Fruit & No Nut Bar. Find them at http://www.thegoodbean.com.