See that salsa? It’s Mrs. Renfo’s Ghost Pepper Salsa, which was launched the morning of the show. And it. Is. SPICY! We love their Habanero salsa already because it’s one of the few jarred salsas that has a lot of heat to it, but this is even hotter. I loved it, but it was fun watching other people’s expressions as they gave it a try. It has a great flavor, but was way too hot for a lot of people. If you love things that are spicy, you might want to seek this one out – but proceed with caution!
On the right is a Naan Pizza from Tandoor Chef – another brand new product that you should be able to find in the grocery store soon. I really enjoyed this pizza – despite being frozen, it tasted light and fresh. The Indian flavors were great! It was also the first of many Indian foods that I came across – I have a feeling that this will be a huge trend in the coming months! At other booths, I tried masala marinara, a “naanwhich,” curry ketchup, and several varieties of Indian simmer sauces (I was lucky enough to grab some samples of the sauces, so look for some recipes and a more in-depth review coming soon!)
Other trends I noticed: Spice mixes, Flavored waters and artisan sodas (I particularly loved the Fizzy Lizzy line – especially the grapefruit soda!), and old-timey packaging – lots of mass-produced products sold in mason jars (like those pates at the top) and other “homemade” looking containers and relaunches of products in their original packaging (Saratoga Chips comes to mind).