The latest and greatest in today’s next big food trends were unveiled at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. More than 80,000 specialty foods & beverages were on display to be discovered by food retail buyers and food professionals. The National Peanut Board joined over 1,400 exhibitors to promote new products and showcase the power of the peanut.
At the show, NPB highlighted peanut products from companies, such as Sir Francis' bacon peanut brittle; Hope & Harmony’s Virginia peanuts; Hampton Farms freshly ground honey roasted peanut butter; as well as Crazy Richard’s, who unveiled their new product, frozen peanut butter protein bites called Wholly Rollies; and Puffworks’ peanut butter puffs.
Trends we spotted at the show:
New alternative dairy options:
Alternative milks and nut milks continue to plow through the non-dairy market. Elmhurst Milked™ was among the new product highlights with their new flavors of peanut-milk based protein shakes. The shakes offer 20 grams of protein per serving and four flavors to choose from – Café Mocha, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Peanut and Chocolate Banana.
Options for plant-based sources of protein continue to expand for those who are looking to venture their palettes into a vegan-friendly world of tasty and nutritious options. Food trend experts anticipate this category to continue its growth – with more snack options being intermingled with products that can be used from root-to-stem ingredients to help combat food waste.
Collagen-infused food products are being touted as an easy way to promote skin-vitality. Snack bars, beverages and even peanut butter are being infused with collagen to help give an additional health boost to products on the shelves.
New peanut-product shout outs:
Two brands known for their unique flavors have gone back to basics with classic creations. Peanut Butter & Company launched Simply Smooth and Simply Crunchy and Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters premiered Classic Salted Peanut Butter.
Peanut Butter Ginger Chews - Prince of Peace® Ginger Chews with Peanut Butter are an easy, convenient and tasty way to enjoy ginger, which is credited for bringing comfort to the stomach. A delightful balance of sweet and spicy ginger flavor paired with a pleasant chewy texture.
Bob’s Red Mill Better Bars - Made from simple ingredients, Bob’s Red Mill Better bars offer delightful flavor and easy nourishment. Available in five delicious flavors and made with whole grain oats, peanut butter and honey, they’re sure to satisfy.
Pizootz Peanuts INFERNO – These all natural, premium Virginia peanuts are infused with ghost pepper and the famed Carolina reaper pepper – a hot peanut unlike any other.
Belmont Peanuts has new Spiced Butter Toffee Virginia peanuts in three dessert flavors: Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie and Strawberry Cheesecake. No knife and fork required!