January 26, 2024 | Julie Simon

From new twists on old favorites to new global sensations, Fancy Foods did not disappoint!

Twice a year the latest and greatest in the food industry descend in one place to attract buyers, distributors, manufacturers, and business insiders to nab their desired share of the market. This year’s Winter Fancy Foods Show put on by the Specialty Foods Association proved once again innovation is everywhere and newbies and seasoned foodies are leaving their mark on the genre. From sweet treats to healthy living must-haves and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. 

Ronda’s Fine Foods, Muhammara Spread & Dip

Ronda's Fine Foods
Ronda’s Fine Foods

From the company that makes an A+ Romesco Sauce, comes Muhammara ~ a velvety spread with roots in Syria. Once intended for only the most royal and elite, this Muhammara Spread is now available to all. It is perfect for charcuterie boards, appetizers, and main dishes. The gorgeous rich color is a result of the harmonious blending of pomegranate, walnuts, roasted red peppers, Aleppo peppers, sumac, and pure olive oil. It gives ancient flavors modern accessibility and Muhammara will have you saying “Mmmmmmmm, yum!”

Hebel & Co., Organic Sesame Tahini Halva, Vanilla, Pistachio Nigella, Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate, SuperSeed

Hebel & Co. at Fancy Foods Winter Show 2024
Hebel & Co. at Fancy Foods Winter Show 2024

If you aren’t familiar with Halva, you should be! It’s nutty, creamy, crispy, and melts in your mouth. It’s sort of like the consistency of fudge, but it’s made from a base of sesame seeds. LA-based Hebel and Co. carefully selects ingredients from the finest sesame seeds in the world to organic California farms to the most premium of chocolates. Put it on ice cream, cakes, donuts, whatever you want, or just eat it plain. Just know that once you start eating Halva, you won’t be able to stop. You can thank us later for introducing you to Hebel & Co. 

K Girls Kitchen, Cinnamon Crumble, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, and Midnight Chocolate Cakes

K Girls Kitchen at Fancy Foods Winter Show 2024
K Girls Kitchen at Fancy Foods Winter Show 2024

Everyone loves a good crumb cake and California-based K Girls Kitchen delivers the best crumb cake! Inspired by Mama Lynde’s love of baking with her two daughters, the company got its jumpstart after winning 1st place at the Los Angeles County Fair Bake-Off! Available in Cinnamon, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate, it gives you that homemade feeling without ever having to bring out your standing mixer.  It’s versatile as it’s perfect for breakfast with coffee, dessert, as a hostess gift, or as a sweet treat in your kids’ lunchbox. K Girls Kitchen will have you saying “Please, let all of us eat cake!”

The Art of Broth, Gourmet Sipping Broth By the Cup

The new “tea” in hot beverages is Art of Broth’s steepable bags that make sipping savory broth as easy as 1-2-3. With no fat and no caffeine, this vegan and gluten-free option is 14 calories or less. We all know the benefits of broth and CEO Sophie Helfend is on a mission to make it commonplace one cup at a time. Available in Chicken, Beef, Vegetable, and Thai  Lemongrass this product is a whole new addition to the hot beverage world.

Lolly’s Frozen Grapes, Dark Chocolate Covered Frozen Grapes

Lolly’s Frozen Grapes at Fancy Foods Winter Show 2024

We’ve all had a chocolate-covered strawberry. Many of us have popped grapes into the freezer to savor as a frozen treat. Lolly’s Frozen Grapes merges these two traditions, with a twist. Covered in dark chocolate and offered plain or coated in almonds or coconut, this decadent treat can be served as a dessert or as a cocktail accompaniment. They are dairy and gluten-free and only the finest seedless red grapes are used. Created by two close friends, Lolly’s Frozen Grapes is a fabulous addition to the frozen foods section and we expect it to really take off in 2024!