The Summer Fancy Food Show returns to Washington, D.C., with the latest in chocolate, cheese, olive oil, spices, snacks and organic products from 2,400 food artisans and entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the world.
The Summer Fancy Food Show, now in its 58th year, will take place June 17–19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Buyers from 125 countries are expected to attend the show to spot trends, discover emerging flavors and connect with new food producers. The show takes place as the NASFT celebrates its 60th anniversary. A show highlight will be an interactive exhibit tracing the history of specialty food in America. On June 18, this year's best products will be in the spotlight at a red-carpet ceremony hosted by noted chef José Andrés who will present the NASFT's 40th annual sofi™ Awards for the out-standing specialty foods and beverages of 2012. A sofi Award is the top honor in the specialty food industry.
The Summer Fancy Food Show relocated to Washington, D.C., last year from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York due to ongoing construction. It is slated to be held in New York again in 2013. For more information about the show, visit www.fancyfoodshow.com
With Relish Rick's Picks has added With Relish to its line of award-winning pickled products. This zesty relish is made with dill and comes in 11-ounce glass jars. This is a low-sugar, low-sodium, savory dill relish with notes of celery seed and a little kick from chili flakes. It is made in small batches with cucumbers from local farmers and is a great addition to a cheese plate or a hot dog. SRP: $5.99. A new value-priced line of pickles will also be unveiled. For more information, contact Ricks's Picks, New York, at 212-358-0428, visit www.rickspicksnyc.com or visit Booth #6164.
Culinary Parchment Lotus Cups Toronto-based PaperChef has added Culinary Parchment Lotus Cups to its line of parchment cooking bags. The 3.5-ounce baking cups are made with PaperChef's award-winning parchment with a non-stick interior for easy removal. A 2012 silver sofi finalist. Each box contains 12 baking cups. SRP: $2.79. For more information, contact PaperChef at 212-966-0024, visit www.paperchef.com or visit Booth #315.
Daskara Palaestina Prima Extra Virgin Olive Oil Introducing Daskara Palaestina Prima Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a premium oil from the West Bank region of Palestine. This single-varietal oil, made from Nabali olives, is robust and fruity with aromatic notes of tomato, grass, green apples and almonds, accompanied by hints of toasted nuts. Third-party certified extra virgin by the Palestinian Standards Institution and available in 500- milliliter bottles. Available in June. For more information, contact The Rogers Collection, Portland, Maine, at 207-828-2000, visit www.therogerscollection.com or visit Booth #5452.
Southern Yum Soft Pecan Brittle Ford's Gourmet Foods introduces its Southern Yum Pecan Brittle. This old-fashioned buttery brittle is handmade in small batches from North Carolina pecans and comes in two varieties, original (10 ounce) and chocolate (11 ounce) SRP: $13.99. For more information, contact Ford's Gourmet Foods, Raleigh, N.C., at 919-833-7647, visit www.buybonesuckin.com or visit Booth #5026.
Justin's All-Natural Candy Bars
Justin's All-Natural Candy Bars are now available in three flavors: Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut and Milk Chocolate Almond. Justin's candy bars are made with all-natural and organic ingredients; have no hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or trans fats; and are also gluten-free. Available to all retailers in June. For more information, contact Justin's Boulder, Colo., at 303-449-9559, visit www.justinsnutbutter.com or visit Booth #5507.
Harvest Sweets Chocolate Covered Cranberries Harvest Sweets, Pocasset, Mass., now offers dark and milk chocolate-covered cranberries in its Harvest Sweets packaging. Previously, the all-natural treats were only available under the company's Cape Cod Cranberry Candy brand. Each 5-ounce package has a SRP of $4.99. For more information, contact Cape Cod Provisions LLC, at 508-564-5840, visit www.capecodprovisions.com or visit Booth #5137.
Single-Origin Chocolate Bars Lake Champlain Chocolates, based in Burlington, Vt., will add two single-origin chocolate bars to its lineup in July: the Organic 70% Peruvian Dark Chocolate bar and the Organic 70% Peruvian Dark Cherry Chocolate bar. The 3-ounce bars are made with organic, single-origin cocoa grown sustainably on plantations in Peru's Apurimac Valley, while the cherries hail from northern Michigan. Each chocolate bar is made from a custom recipe resulting in a complex chocolate with a smooth texture, with forward juicy berry notes, slight sourness and an earthy quality. The SRP for either variety is $4.59. For more information, contact Lake Champlain Chocolates at 800-465-5909, visit www.lakechamplainchocolates.com or visit Booth #3423.
Milk Chocolate Almondina Delights Almondina Brand Biscuits, based in Maumee, Ohio, introduces a line of chocolate treats. New products include Milk Chocolate Almondina Delights, the original Almondina cookie dipped in chocolate. Dark chocolate is also available, along with almonds covered in milk chocolate and rolled in Almondina crumbs, dark chocolate cherry-infused almonds, dark chocolate almonds rolled in cinnamon, and milk chocolate Almondina cocoa-dusted almonds. Each 4-ounce box of Milk Chocolate Almondina Delights has a SRP of $4.99. For more information, contact Almondina Brand Biscuits at 917-750-5505, visit www.almondina.com or visit Booth #877.
New York Joe's Onions New York Joe's Onions will make its Fancy Food Show debut. Two varieties are available in a 12-ounce, shelf-stable jar: Original – a spicy, tangy sauce – and Mild. Gourmet New York-Style Joe's Onions complement hot dogs, chicken, sausage and burgers. They're also great mixed in dips and omelets. SRP: $6.99 For more information, contact New York Joe's Onions, Islamorada, Fla., at 305-393-0052, visit www.nyjoesonions.com or visit Booth #2728.
Carolina Springtime Asparagus Lemon Soup Frontier Soups Gluten-Free Homemade-in-Minutes' Carolina Springtime Asparagus Lemon Soup mix is great for warmer weather. Ready in less than 30 minutes. Italian risotto thickens the broth. All-natural with no added salt, MSG or preservatives. SRP: $5.95. For more information, contact Frontier Soups, Waukegan, Ill., at 800-253-0550, visit www.frontiersoups.com or visit Booth #5213.