The Top Food Trends from the Grocery Innovations 2014 Show

The Top Food Trends from the Grocery Innovations 2014 Show

By Abby Langer, Foodable Contributor

oods shows draw all sorts of people and products, and Grocery Innovations is no different. Set at the Toronto Convention Centre, it features the newest products from small and large food industry. I went looking for the latest food trends that will soon be featured on grocery and food supplier’s lists, and on menus around the country.

Everything Coconut

Coconut was absolutely everywhere. Coconut is a super-healthy addition to any kitchen, and it seems like it’s being added to everything. I saw everything from coconut whipped cream and coconut brie. Some of the products I tasted seemed to be flavored with coconut chemicals, not real coconut. If you use coconut, use the real thing. Fake coconut tastes fake.

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Ingredients Millennials are Talking About: Gourmet Popcorn

Ingredients Millennials are Talking About: Gourmet Popcorn

By Carlynn Woolsey, Foodable Contributor

From June 29th thru July 1st of this year, 2,400 exhibitors set up camp at the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Product lines ranging from cheese to chocolate to soda were on display, but one particular product kept surfacing amongst the booths: popcorn! With over 80 brands dedicated solely to gourmet popcorn – and others with popcorn products interspersed – one can bet that this trend will continue to pop up in the months ahead.

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