New and Healthy Food Finds in Specialty Food

To help you maintain your wellness regimen for 2018, I have curated my favorite healthy food finds in Specialty Food for 2018. Several of these companies exhibited at the Winter Fancy Food Show this past month in San Francisco, highlighting new and innovative packaging and products. The roundup includes soups, energy, bars, herbal tea and more.

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How to Navigate the Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

This is the specialty food event of the season that everyone looks forward to. At the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan from Sunday, June 26th to Tuesday, June 28th, almost 30,000 buyers, exhibitors, brokers, distributors, marketing and sales representatives and chefs from around the world will come together to taste and learn about the various gourmet food trends hitting the market in 2016 and 2017. Though the trade show is not open to the public, those that are lucky enough to attend get an eye-opening glimpse of some innovative and rather tasty new food products that are about to hit the shelves.

If you remember my article from last year, it highlights the trends and layout of the event, and gives you a peek in terms of what to expect. Below, I have my top five tips of how to make the most of your three-day specialty food frenzy, including how to navigate through the thousands of exhibitors while making some valuable connections (and new friends) along the way. In the above photo, you will see some products by specialty food brands I have already made connections with. Continue reading

Specialty Food Friday: San Francisco Salt Co.

Throughout the summer, I will be introducing my readers to some new favorite specialty food companies that will be debuting/showcasing at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. First to be featured is San Francisco Salt Company, who will be debuting its Whiskey Smoked Irish Salt. I had the opportunity to try their French Grey Sea Salt, Himalayan Sherpa Pink Salt, their traditional Sea Salt, and the Chili Lime Sea Salt.

In addition to their line of gourmet chef salts, San Francisco Salt Co., founded in 2002, offers an extensive line of bath, spa and shower salts and sugar scrubs to soothe, and help promote relaxation. With their array of products, you can add some “perk” to your meal, followed by an evening soaking in the bath and detoxifying the body.
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