A handful of brands at Winter Fancy Food are offering a sophisticated twist on favorite childhood treats. Raw cookie dough has emerged in the past year as a whimsical indulgence served by the scoop in new boutique cafes across the country. At the show, at least three exhibitors feature the treat in a packaged format: Edoughable, the Cookie Dough Cafe, and Because Cookie Dough. The latter markets a healthier, gluten-free spin on the sweet.
A tasty token of family vacations, salt water taffy is treated to a modern makeover from Salty Road. The company creates artisanal varieties with vanilla beans, fruit purees, spices and large-grain sea salt. Flavors include sea salt caramel, salty caramel apple, bergamot, honey peanut and salty mango lassi, among others.
Sugar and Spun makes cotton candy in upscale, unexpected flavors including matcha green tea latte, salted chocolate peanut butter, habanero pineapple and peanut butter and jelly.