Every year when I attend the Summer Fancy Food Show, I try to come up with a game plan in order to maximize the sampling while minimizing the bloat in my stomach. Unfortunately, every year I fail at this, and this year was no exception.
|Enter at Your Own Gastronomical Risk!|
With over 180,000 specialty food products on display, one could not try to sample all the goods at this three day festival, even with the most iron clad gastronomic organ. I tried my best to take it all in - here are my highlights from some of the food groups I perused.
Among the hundreds of cookies, chocolates and confections, I definitely scream the loudest for the ice cream confections (apparently I am not the only one -- the lines for the frozen treat booths were always the longest). Good thing there were so many different ice cream purveyors to sample! Among my favorites were: Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss pints, a line of oh-so-yummy dairy free ice creams made with coconut milk (the Naked Coconut flavor tastes like you are biting into a frozen fresh coconut); JC's Pie Pops were so cool (literally) - did you say pie flavored ice cream on stick? Two desserts in one sounds like a winner to me! For those who like a little vino after dinner, Mercer's Wine Ice Cream pints does the trick - I'll take a Riesling and Cherry Merlot please -- in a cone of course LOL!
|Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss|
|JC's Pie Pops|
|Mercer's Wine Ice Cream|
On the weekends, nothing is more satisfying than snacking on the couch while binge watching a trashy reality series. Good thing I attended the Fancy Food show - for now I have discovered several more (fancier and healthier) options to choose from.
|Rhythm Superfoods Broccoli Bites|
~*~*~*~So there you have it - of course there were many many many more purveyors, but I could only choose a few favorites. I'm already looking forward to next year's show - and getting my stomach ready now!