IMG_3340The 38th Winter Fancy Food Show closed in San Francisco after three days of showing off its gourmet goodies and setting the new food trends of 2013. The show is the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages on the West Coast, with 80,000 products from 35 countries on display including cheeses, snacks, olive oils, vinegars, chocolate, and natural and organic products from the U.S. and 35 countries and regions.

I personally tried all of these new food trends recommended by an esteemed panel of trendspotters who had the “tough” task of taste testing and discovering what the new food trends will be this year. So whether you fancy food that is savory or sweet you will want to sink your teeth into these seven new food trends of 2013.

7 New Food Trends of 2013

Blue Cheese Redux

Wine Oh TV Top New Food TrendsBissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier: Point Reyes Blue Cheese Wine Grapes

Bissinger’s introduced an array of products; among them are Point Reyes Blue Cheese Wine Grapes, with a layer of blue cheese hidden under a dark chocolate coating, giving sweet-savory fans something to delight in.

Rogue Creamery: Blue Heaven Blue Cheese Powder

Mt. Sterling Co-op Creamery: Smoked Sterling Bleu Goat Cheese

Botanical Beverages

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Numi Organics: Broccoli Cilantro

Numi Organic Tea introduced a new tea segment with its Savory Teas, made with organic vegetables and wild herbs. Numi describes these veggie-spice-tea blends as not quite soup, but more than tea yet light enough to enjoy any time of day. The line is available in six flavors: Tomato Mint, Carrot Curry, Fennel Spice, Spinach Chive, Beet Cabbage and Broccoli Cilantro, or a Garden Sampler of flavors. The Savory Teas have five calories or fewer, are certified organic and verified non-GMO. Suggested retail price is $7.99. The teas will be available beginning March 15 at select Whole Foods Markets.

Tea Wild Poppy Juice Co.: Blood Orange Chili Juice

The Republic of Tea: Moringa Super Herb Tea

Oil Nouveau

Wine Oh TV Top Food TrendsLa Tourangelle Artisan Oils: Organic Coconut Oil

La Tourangelle puts its gourmet oils to use in a new line of salad dressings. The creamy vinaigrette’s include such flavors as Mandarin Sesame (using toasted sesame oil), Avocado Tomato (with avocado oil) and Pistachio Green Goddess (with Roasted Pistachio Oil).

Arette Foods: Organic Tea Seed Oil with Sundried Tomatoes & Chili

Pepper Culinary Imports: Stöger Cherry Seed, Chile Seed and Tomato Seed Oils

So Many Seeds

Lundberg Family Farms: Hemp-a-Licious Organic Rice Cak

Lundberg Family Farms: Hemp-a-Licious Organic Rice Cake

Lundberg Family Farms rice cakes are made with reshly milled brown rice to ensure freshness, great taste and whole grain goodness. With nearly twice-as-much rice as other brands, these cakes are packed with twice the flavor, value and nutrition.

Enjoy Life Natural Brands: Crunchy Flax Chia Cereal

K.L. Keller Imports: Dukkahes

Chips with a Healthy Glow

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Simply 7 Snacks: White Cheddar Pomegranate Chips

Simply 7 Snacks offers delicious, unique, better-for-you snacks that are gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO, and made with simple ingredients. Pomegranate Chip flavors are designed to complement the sweet and satisfying taste of the pomegranate.The Pomegranate White Cheddar flavor combines the sweet taste of pomegranate and the invigorating taste of creamy aged cheddar.

Levant Snacks: Falafel Chips: Levant Mediterranean Falafel Chips Made from a traditional old world recipe of ground chickpeas and fava beans with a light, savory taste.

Fruit-Infused Vinegars


Balsamic vinegar of Modena

Fruity Blaze® contains real fruit pulp, which gives the flavour, consistency and freshness of the real fruit, combined with the typical sweet and sour taste of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

Acetum, specialize in manufacturing quality Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Acetum is based in Cavezzo, in the historical building of the Motta Cellars: established in 1906, the cellars were totally restructured to host the vinegar production. The ageing areas, fully rebuilt with barrels and casks of different sizes and types of wood, are at the top of the capacity in the industry: the total volume in aging is close to two million liter, the volume in stock is over three million, in so placing the company in the highest ranks.

Top Banana


GoodPop: Frozen Banana Cinnamon Pops

Goodpop All-Natural Frozen Pops, out of Austin, Texas, is at its first Fancy Food Show and pleasing the crowds with its bright, flavorful ice pops. Refreshing flavors include watermelon agave, coldbrew coffee (which uses local dairy) and hibiscus mint, among others. Coming summer 2013 is strawberry lemonade, packed with real strawberries.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat: Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar

PB Crave: CoCo Bananas Peanut Butter

Daniel Koetz, Goodpop All Natural Frozen Pops

“I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be to our product because we’re a local vendor out of Austin, but response has been overwhelming, it’s been an incredible experience for us.”

Some of my other fun food finds include: Marich Chocolates: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pretzels, Hottie Biscotti, and Sweet Treaty: Chocolate Covered Corn Cakes!

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