Top 5 food trends and Grand prize winner of Trend Game Announced!

January 19, 2010

Great news! The Top 5 trends have been been picked by a panel of food experts at the 35th Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco!

The top trends are:

  • Good-for-you foods
  • Coconut
  • Gluten-free
  • Exotic citrus
  • Nostalgic foods

The experts scouted the exhibit halls of the Winter Fancy Food Show yesterday. Their picks are part of the Fancy Food Show’s online Food Trend Challenge. Hundreds of retailers, restaurateurs, journalists, producers, farmers and others in the industry played the online game for a chance to win monthly prizes and bragging rights as the trendiest person at the show. Grand prize was awarded to went to Eddi Marie Julian, Beckles Candies and Gifts, Modesto, Calif. She won the great prize of a free trip to the 56th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City this June 27 – 29. Congratulations Eddi Marie!

The experts included: Lessley Anderson, senior features editor, CHOW; Kara Nielsen, trendologist, Center for Culinary Development; Tanya Henry, food critic, Marin Independent Journal; Nancy Wall Hopkins, deputy editor, food and entertaining, Better Homes & Gardens; Kay Logsdon, editor, The Food Channel; Denise Purcell, Editor, Specialty Food Magazine; Joanne Weir, PBS television host, Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class.


This Just In!

January 13, 2010

Attention Show attendees! If you haven’t played the Food Trend Game yet, now it’s the time! Why? Because the ante has been upped!

Not only will the winner of the Trend Game be named the “Trendiest Person at the Winter Fancy Food Show”, he or she will also win a trip to the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York in June! The prize includes:

• One round trip airline ticket to New York

• Two nights hotel accommodations during the Summer Show

• Free registration to the Show!

Play now and stop by the Social Media Lounge to vote. And watch out – the winner will be announced on Monday, January 18.
Good luck! …and see you in San Francisco!