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Specialty Food Association Reveals Top 5 Trends From the Fancy Food Show

Specialty Food Association Reveals Top 5 Trends From the Fancy Food Show

New Products Headed to Store Shelves, Restaurant Menus

Move over bacon. Make way for kale pops, chia pods and simmer sauces from around the globe. They are examples of the top five food trends for the year ahead picked by a panel of trendspotters at the 59th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

The show was held last week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. It is the largest marketplace in North America for specialty foods and beverages, with 180,000 products from more than 2,400 food manufacturers, importers and entrepreneurs on display, including the latest artisanal cheeses, chocolates, vinegars, grilling sauces and natural and organic products. The trends are:

Reinvented Frozen Treats

Reinvented Frozen Treats, Green Wave Smoothies - Kalelicious Smoothie Pops (14)

TRENDY PRODUCTS SPOTTED AT THE SHOW

Grains and Seeds in New Places

Grains and Seeds in New Places, Flamous Brands - Sprouted Multigrain Zatar Chips (5)

TRENDY PRODUCTS SPOTTED AT THE SHOW

Global Meal Starters

Global Meal Starters, Kitchens of Africa - Maffé Peanut and Yassa Onion Simmer Sauces (1)

TRENDY PRODUCTS SPOTTED AT THE SHOW

Retro Mania Done New

Retro Mania Done New, Callie's Charleston Biscuits - Callie's Cheese Crisps (7)

TRENDY PRODUCTS SPOTTED AT THE SHOW

Be Your Own Mixologist

Be Your Own Mixologist, Hella Bitter - Cocktail Bitters (4)

TRENDY PRODUCTS SPOTTED AT THE SHOW

More Trends

Other trends identified are single-serve snacks with calorie counts, Vietnamese flavors, chickpea and seaweed snacks, maple products, and sweet and savory cookies. Trends with staying power identified at prior Fancy Food Shows include coconut, salted caramel and innovations in gluten-free foods.

Who were the Trendspotters?

The trendspotters are: Rachel Hofstetter, Author, "Cooking Up a Business;" Sara Moulton, Sara's Weeknight Meals; Kara Nielsen, CCD Innovation; Charles Passy, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network; Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Media; Lauren Purcell and Dana Bowen, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Regina Ragone, Family Circle Magazine; Beverly Stephen, Food Arts andSusie Timm, Girl Meets Fork.

View a complete photo gallery of the top five trends here.