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My Favorite Finds at the 2018 Fancy Food Show

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Every year, I scout the annual Fancy Food Show in New York City for the tastiest new products. Here are my favorites this year…

NEW HEALTHY SNACK INGREDIENT

Cauliflower Pretzels and ­Crackers. Cauliflower, naturally low in carbs, is the new kale. But many cauliflower-containing snacks just don’t taste that great. These crunchy vegan pretzels and crackers, made by From the Ground Up, are an exception. $3.99 for a 4.5-ounce bag of pretzels or a four-ounce box of crackers. FromTheGroundUpSnacks.com

BIG, BOLD FLAVORS

Turmeric Latte Mix. Turmeric’s health benefits make it popular, but some turmeric drinks taste acrid. The ginger in this Turmeric Latte Mix really changes the equation. Just add the powder to a cup, then add steamed milk, almond milk or water. $17.88 for a 10-pack. GingerPeople.com

Lemon Turmeric Hummus. This Blue Moose hummus, brightly flavored with turmeric plus lemon, is made with organic ingredients and no preservatives. I offered a taste to a friend, and he walked off with the container. $3.57 for an eight-ounce tub. BlueMoose.com

Ginger Root–Infused Maple ­Syrup. On my pancakes, I prefer maple syrup straight up, but Runamok’s ginger-­flavored maple syrup makes a great sauce or glaze. I like it tossed with fresh strawberries. $16.95 for an 8.5-ounce bottle. RunamokMaple.com

 

Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Glaze and Finishing Sauce. The ­Robert Rothschild sauce combines sweet citrus flavor with creamy coconut and a splash of tequila. Brush it on meat after grilling or sautéing, or mix a little with mayo to spice up a chicken salad. $7.99 for a 12.1-ounce bottle. RobertRothschild.com

Kettlewood Cherrywood Smoke & Chocolate Barbecue sauce. This ­Original Juan sauce imbued my grilled steak with a slightly sweet, smoky taste. The leftover tasted even better the next day sliced for sandwiches. Try it on chicken, turkey and fish, too. $5.99 for a 15-ounce bottle. OriginalJuanSpecialtyFoods.WorldSecureSystems.com

WORTH THE SPLURGE

K+M extra-virgin dark chocolate. Celebrity chef Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame, along with legendary food producer Armando Manni, have created chocolate bars with ­extra-virgin Tuscan olive oil instead of cocoa butter. Result: A silky texture and deeper chocolate flavor. I especially like the dark chocolate bar with 75% cocoa. $14.95 for a 2.5-ounce bar. KellerManniChocolate.com

Pacari chocolate. The Pacari family sourced organic cacao from Ecuadorian farmers to produce this single-origin, small-batch, award-winning chocolate. I am partial to the orange-flavored chocolate bar. $5.50 for a 1.76-ounce bar. PacariChocolate.us

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Source: Linda Gassenheimer is an award-winning author of several cookbooks, including The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook and Delicious One-Pot Dishes and the Food News podcast on 880TheBiz.com. She writes the syndicated newspaper column “Dinner in ­Minutes.” DinnerInMinutes.com Date: December 1, 2018 Publication: Bottom Line Personal
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