NEW YORK, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Specialty Foods Association’s Trendspotter team tried its hand at the 66th Summer Fancy Food Show in search of products that are making headlines in the food industry. The show that took place June 12-14 at the Javits Center New Yorkhad over 1,700 exhibitors featuring specialty food and beverages from around the world.

The SFA Trendspotter Panel looks for products that are featured prominently in the food industry.

“The deli market has become $175 billion an industry fueled by the creativity of the manufacturers of these foods and drinks,” said Denise Purcell, SFA Vice President of Content and Education. “This innovation was showcased at the Summer Show, where our Trendspotters talked about twists on classics, reimagined packaging options, best-of-breed and comfort products for you, global tastes, and growing interest in sustainability and ethical manufacturing.”

The Summer Trendspotter panel included Melanie Zanoza BartelmeMintel; Mikel CircusFirmenich; Jenn de la VegaPut an egg on it; Jonathan DeutschPhD, CHE, CRC, Drexel University; Victoria HoSherpaCPG; Lindsey Leopold, Martha Stewart (hat brands); Patsy Ramirez-ArroyoHomera Caribbean and Latin America; Stan Sagner, Founder, We Work for Food, LLC – Consulting; as well as Canta SilkePhD, CFS, IFT Research Fellow, Corvus Blue LLC

The main trends of the summer exhibition Fancy Food Show 2022

  1. amazing throats
  2. Packaging innovation
  3. vegetable chips
  4. Sustainable and ethical choice
  5. Alternative comfort food
  6. hot pepper
  7. Play with your food


amazing throats Drinks with unexpected flavors and ingredients, from spicy sodas to fig coffees and drinks with everything from alcohol to sparkling toys.

  • Don Pablo coffee with bourbon
  • FigBrew Figgee coffee alternative
  • Moshi Sparkling Uji Matcha
  • Uli off Dona Tea Spice Soda with pepper flavor
  • Decoction of avocado seeds
  • Runamok Maple Sparkle Tonic
  • A shrub made from lightly sparkling water and chokeberry berries.
  • Sunboy Spiked Coconut Drinks 5% Alcohol

Packaging innovation Single serving, compostable, increased portability and reduced clutter are just some of the packaging trends seen at the Summer Show.

  • Happy Grub Squeezable Instant Pancake Mix in a separate bottle; add water, shake and pour into a saucepan
  • InPact Wenap & Clean scented towel cleaners with bread crust, rosemary, basil and fennel flavors. Mikel Circus.
  • Occo spices in disposable aluminum bags of half a teaspoon
  • PCS Gourmet Foods Sauerfrau Squeezable Kraut
  • Rufus Teague Can-O-Que Barbecue Sauce
  • Spices SugarRoti, disposable compostable bag
  • Whipnotic flavored whipped cream in an aerosol can with flavor built into the nozzle.

vegetable chips Vacuum-fried or deep-fried tomatoes, mushrooms and vegetables bring new alternatives to the always innovative category of chips.

  • Mush Garden Shiitake Mushroom Crisps, cooked using the vacuum frying technique, are also available in tomato and bamyan colors.
  • Popadelics Vacuum Fried Mushroom Chips
  • Rhythm Broccoli Bites and Mushroom Chips
  • Root Foods deep fried tomato chips. “The tomato version looks exactly like a dehydrated tomato, a little different from your sun-dried varieties (which are experiencing a nostalgia resurgence). but chip-y, “said Melanie Bartelme.

Sustainable and ethical choice From recycled or regeneratively grown ingredients to products that support the livelihoods of low-income communities, foods and drinks with sustainable and ethical credentials continue to hit the market.

  • Sauces & Seasonings Black Mamba Foods, Eswatini’s Ethical Brand South Africa
  • Naera Strawberry Skyr Crunch produced with sustainable energy
  • Ocean’s Balance seaweed seasoning formulated with regenerative properties. Maine seaweed
  • Gemsbok Desert Salt, a sustainably harvested salt from the Kalahari Desert in South Africa
  • Grilled salmon Sea Tales Flame, sustainable and made using transparent fishing methods
  • Seaweed pearls in the form of plant-based caviar Season Caviart
  • Tonic Spare Food Co. from whey by-product
  • Teffola Nutty Teff Granola grown using regenerative agriculture
  • Tomato soup “Bliss” from regeneratively grown heirloom tomatoes
  • Waju recycled water is 100% fruit

Alternative comfort food This Trendspotter panel pick for 2022’s top trend is still on, with staples like sunflower seeds, tiger nut flour, chickpeas, bananas, and peas popping up.

  • Amasar LLC Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • Yoghurt CHKP from chickpeas
  • Current Foods salmon and tuna fillets made with pea protein and bamboo.
  • Disturbingly Delicious Foods Spanish Chorizo ​​Sauce Sauce, Banana Based Seasoning with Jerky Flavor.
  • Cashew Parmesan Cheeze Alternative: “Plant-based comfort topping, that’s really good!” said Jonathan Deutsch.
  • Good Food for Good Plant Based Creamy Bolognese Sauce
  • Lattini Milk from sunflower seeds
  • Mosaic Grove LLC No Nuts! Tiger nut flour for use in baking as an alternative to nut flour for allergies.
  • Nutcase Vegan Meats Nutty Loaf
  • Ripple Foods Pea-Based Cheese and Mild Portion: “A delicious alternative for people with dairy allergies and intolerances. A cheese analogue that melts just like traditional cheese – an unparalleled texture in the plant-based cheese sector. Enriched with DHA, omega-3. , and vitamin D,” said Canta Silke.
  • Buns for burgers UnbelievaBuns from sunflower flour
  • Wow Dough! Snacks, dessert bars with chickpea-based biscuits

hot pepper Trendspotter named pepper as a top trend for 2022, as well as traditional pepper sauces and condiments from around the world.

  • Sauce Ayo Shitowhich translates to “pepper”, the sieve is widely used throughout the world. Ghana
  • Chingonas Salsa Macha, oil-based crispy chili sauce from Veracruz, Mexico
  • Mr. Chimi’s Hot Chiltepin Sauce, Chimichurri Sauce with Fire Chiltepin Peppers.
  • Peccati di Calabria Facino Pate di Sarde, an Italian condiment based on a recipe called sardella, a spicy sardine paste combined with chili oil. “It’s a little-known sauce, even in Italy! Fermented peppers plus very spicy fish. I see so many uses in cooking besides eating it on toast or with cheese,” he said. Jenn de la Vega.
  • Sauces Saba Awaze, Ethiopian and Eritrean style hot sauce
  • Sibeiho Oh my God! Sambal, one of “three vibrant and very different iterations of Sambal derived from authentic recipes. A product designed to inform consumers that Sambals come in many forms and are not a monolithic product. Stan Sagner.

Play with your food Whimsical crafts, from edible candles to animal-shaped cheese, delight kids and toddlers at heart.

  • Greenomic Delikatessen Good Hair Day Pasta in fancy packaging
  • Let Them Eat Candles chocolate novelty edible candles
  • Mac Yourself Cheese Sauce Blend with Cheddar
  • Cheese Muratbey Misto in the form of animals
  • Supernatural Kitchen Plant-Based Baking Sprinkle: “An all-natural alternative to artificial colors that still delivers fun,” the post reads. Lindsey Leopold.


  • American Vinegar Works IPA Beer Malt Vinegar and Porter Beer Malt Vinegar
  • Aunt Ethel’s pot pies
  • Dr. Bee Honeyland filled with ice cold honey
  • Costerina Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar
  • Kulfi’s heritage, a modern take on a traditional Indian frozen dessert
  • Madhu chocolates with South Asian inspired flavors: “A beautiful combination of chocolate and spices, from black pepper to fennel and coriander. My favorite is the dark rose, full of fragrance and with roses that add texture, pure delight!” said Patsy Ramirez-Arroyo.
  • SHELL Lapsang cheese
  • Sugimoto Umami Powder: “I consider this product to be Chef’s Secret Sauce Secret Sauce, a plant-based, gluten-free, grain-free mono-ingredient that adds richness and depth to any sauce, stew, gravy, or dressing, among other things. NUTRITIONAL YEAST NEXT!” said Victoria Ho.
  • Sublimated candy and ice cream Super Garden

About the Specialty Foods Association

Specialty Foods Association (SFA) has been the leading trade association and source of information on $175 billion food industry specialty for 70 years. Founded in 1952 in New York, SFA represents manufacturers, importers, retailers, distributors, brokers and other trade participants. SFA is known for its Unusual cooking shows; in Sophie Awards, which have been celebrating outstanding achievements in the field of branded food and beverages for 50 years; in Panel Trendspotter Show reports and annual forecasts; in State of the Art Specialized Food Industry Report as well as Today’s Specialty Food Consumer research work; e-commerce enabled SFA product marketwhere exhibitors showcase products and sell them directly to qualified buyers; SFA flowa daily source of industry news, trends and new product information, and Spill & Dish: Specialty Food Association Podcast.

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