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trends & happenings Denise Purcell is editor, Eva Meszaros is managing editor, and Nicole Potenza Denis and Denise Shoukas are contributing editors for Specialty Food Magazine. Sriracha's Homecoming: The fiery Thai chili sauce was everywhere, showing up in chips, popcorn, chocolates, jams, and hummus: • Hope Foods Hope Hummus Organic Sriracha Hummus • The Jam Stand Not Just Peachy Sriracha Jam • The Popcorn Factory Lite Works Sriracha Popcorn • Simply Sprouted Way Better Snacks Simply Spicy Sriracha Tortilla Chips Crunch Time: The specialty food world continues to seek out and deliver exciting flavors and ingredients for more mindful snacking choices: • 479˚ Popcorn Toasted Sesame + Seaweed Popcorn • Rhythm Superfoods Super Food Chips • Simply 7 Quinoa Chips • Vintage Italia Pasta Chips Low-Sugar Sips: Shoppers will be seeing more unsweetened or barely sweetened beverages—a switch from the trend in recent years toward alternative sweeteners. • Big Tree Farms Coco Hydro • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale "66" • Califia Farms Pure Unsweetened Almond Milk • Numi Organic Tea Indulgent Tea in Chocolate Earl Grey • Xumma Semi Sweet Cola Commit to Mint: Mint is taking a leading role as a popular flavor in a number of treats, reflecting a turn towards the revival of simple, familiar tastes. • GoodPop All-Natural Frozen Pops in Hibiscus Mint • Seely Mint Mint Patties • Silk Road Soda Cucumber with Mint • Torn Ranch Dark Chocolate Mint Melange • Victoria's Kitchen Mint & Licorice Almond Water Condiments Dressed Up: Classic items like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise are getting a makeover with unexpected ingredients. • Amoretti Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with Kalamata Olives • Fischer & Wieser Salted Caramel Mustard Sauce • Lillie's Q Barbeque Sauces & Rubs in Ivory • Stonewall Kitchen Truffle Ketchup • Victoria Amory Fine Herbs Mayonnaise TOP TRENDS FROM THE WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW January's Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco unveiled several emerging food and beverage trends to keep an eye on in 2014. Not the least of these were the Top 5 Trends of the Winter Show, picked by a panel of trendspotters comprising food professionals, who scoured the exhibit halls for promising flavor-forward products. Here are the official selections, with examples of each.—D.P. THE TRENDSPOTTERS • Ashley Koff, RD, The AKA List • Nancy Hopkins, Better Homes and Gardens • Kara Nielsen, CEB Iconoculture Consumer Insights • Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Association • Jerry James Stone, Cooking Stoned • Joanne Weir, PBS's "Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence" PHOTOS: SPECIALTY FOOD ASSOCIATION STAFF 22 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com TrendsHappenings_SPRING14.indd 22 3/13/14 11:19 AM

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