Food Business News - July 10, 2018 - 50
Humphry Slocombe's Black Sesame ice
cream emerged as the top frozen treat
tasted by a panel of judges for the Specialty
Food Association's 2018 sofi Awards.
of black sesame mixed in.
A first-time exhibitor at Summer
Fancy Food is Brooklyn-based Noona's
Ice Cream, a small-batch brand influenced by a Korean-American heritage.
Flavors include golden sesame, turmeric
honeycomb, green tea and toasted rice.
Tea adds a touch of sophistication to
snacks and desserts. Products on display
at the Summer Fancy Food Show included jasmine tea-infused maple syrup and
white chocolate steeped in chamomile
Tea-rrific! Ice Cream produces
a range of tea-infused ice cream in
flavors such as matcha green tea,
London mist, chamomile and lavender
blueberry. A line of confections from
Infusions by Charlie & Sam's features
chocolate toffee almonds that are
triple infused with organic green tea
matcha or rooibos.
TeaSquares, a Skyline Kitchen
Inc. brand, are energy snacks in acai
blueberry, citrus green tea matcha and
vanilla chai varieties. The products
feature puffed millet, nuts and seeds,
plus green or black tea for a caffeine
"Tea as an infusion in different
categories is catching our attention," Ms.
Purcell said. "We're going to keep an eye
on if that shows up in other areas, too."
Beverages with benefits
Refrigerated juices and functional
drinks are expected to make an even bigger splash in the coming years, according
to the research from the Specialty Food
Association and Mintel. Mushrooms,
turmeric and coconut oil are among
ingredients predicted to pop up in more
ready-to-drink coffees and teas.
At the Summer Fancy Food Show,
probiotics were featured in iced tea, coconut water, lemonade and cold-brew coffee.
A new apple cider vinegar beverage from
Vermont Village is spiked with collagen,
which is linked to skin and joint health.
Another emerging ingredient in
beverage innovation is cannabidiol,
already a rising star in the supplement
industry. The derivative of cannabis does
not produce psychoactive effects and is
heralded for various health benefits. An
exhibitor at the Fancy Food Show, Vera
Roasting Co. offers organic coffee blends
infused with CBD, plus resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grapes and berries. FBN
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