NEW YORK — Among more than 2,670 exhibitors at the Summer Fancy Food Show, a handful of unique brands stood out. The 62nd annual event, held June 26-28 in New York, drew more than 47,000 industry professionals to view the latest innovations in specialty foods, spanning the categories of cheese, chocolate and charcuterie, as well as a number of niche product concepts. Some of these products were featured as part of the New Brands on the Shelf showcase, which this year included 49 participants.
“It’s always a super popular area for buyers to check out because they haven’t seen these products before,” said Louise Kramer, communications director for the Specialty Food Association, which produces the Fancy Food Shows. “There’s always interesting twists. One company is showcasing chocolate chip hummus.”
That company is Delighted By, a Boston-based maker of four varieties of dessert hummus. Founded by nutritionist Makenzie Marzluff, Delighted By offers such flavors as chocolate chip, brownie batter, snickerdoodle and orange ginger. Gluten-free, vegan and non-bioengineered, the sweet dips are made with chickpeas, coconut milk, organic turbinado sugar and other simple ingredients.
Read on for five more interesting product concepts featured at Summer Fancy Food.