From Bakkwa to Cabernayzyns: A video tour of the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson contact

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Related tags: Winter fancy food, Nutrition, United states

From Cabernayzyns (dried Cabernet grapes) to bakkwa, a meat snack sold in street markets in Singapore and Malaysia that's just hit the West Coast of the US, the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco was jam-packed with unusual new products. FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson hit the show floor to chat to the entrepreneurs trying to bring these innovations to market...

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During my tour, I spoke to...

  • Art Holscher, Western US sales director, Perky Jerky: "Our process is different from other jerky brands...we've also taken flavors ina  new direction..."
  • Vincent Kitirattragarn, founder, Dang Foods: ​"We really think that if you're going to make an onion chip, you should make it out of onions..."
  • Jeff Palmer, business development, Just Hemp Foods: "Less than 1% of the US population has tried hemp, so... we're literally just scratching the surface on the market opportunity..."
  • Andrew Cates, VP operations, The Wine Rayzyn Co​: "What we've done is for the time time ever created a palatable way for an human to ingest a wine grape seed while keeping its original food matrix intact, which enhances bioavailability... You'll get more health benefits by eating your wine, versus drinking it..."
  • Linda Susanto, sales, Little Red Dot (Bakkwa): ​"Bakkwa is very different from jerky because it is grilled and roasted vs dehydrated..." 
  • Scott Jensen, co-founder, CEO, Rhythm Superfoods: "Beets are really hot right now, they have a really good nutritional profile..."
  • Dan Garblik, co-founder, Bandar Foods: "Indian food is really going to be one of the next huge trends in the United States..."
  • Yaroslav Khromyak, co-founder, Säpp (birch water): "This is a very simple, very pure drink made by Mother Nature that is low in sugar and calories and rich in minerals...."
  • Brian Hoppe, national sales director, Minute Cup LLC (LonoLife)​: "People that are interested in Paleo are helping to drive awareness of bone borth in the general population..."

Watch more videos from the show with EPIC Provisions ​and Sonoma Brands​.

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