Ethnic Food Takes Spotlight at Fancy Food Show


NEW YORK — Canadian confections, cheese, snacks, ethnic foods, spices and more were featured by 42 Canadian exhibitors at the 60th Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

The recent event broke a show record, with 2,730 exhibitors from 49 countries, offering 180,000 products and attracting more than 22,000 attendees. Product highlights included:

Holy Crap
The high-fibre, heavy on chia and hemp seed, non-allergenic, gluten-free and organic/natural “Holy Crap” cereal was created by Corin and Brian Mullins to address Brian’s food allergies and sensitivities. Holy Crap gained international attention at Granville Island Market in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics, was enjoyed by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield at the International Space Station during his five-month mission, and it’s creators were awarded $1 million in financing on CBC’s Dragons’ Den series.
HapiFoods Group Inc.

Crispy Revelation
The 2014 New Product Sofi Award was presented to East Hampton Gourmet Food’s Lentil Rice Crispbread with Sesame and Pink Salt. Created as a nutritious accompaniment to salad, soup, cheese, dips or chutney, Crispbread is also a gluten-free alternative to sandwich bread. Other flavours include rosemary parmesan and chipotle cheddar (vegetarian) as well as sesame pink salt and everything (vegan).
East Hampton Gourmet Food

Indian Influences
Nana’s Kitchen & Hot Sauce Ltd. is the only federally HACCP-certified and CFIA-inspected plant in B.C. in this category. Nana’s hand-made samosas feature a triangular wrapper filled with vegetables, meat and Indian spices.
Nana’s Kitchen & Hot Sauce Ltd.

Revolutionizing Tradition
Kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented sour and spicy vegetables, is available in a modern format. Korea-based Sik Co. Ltd.’s ready-to-eat kimchi doesn’t smell of fermented kimchi, is convenient and is full of nutrients, due to its food-processing technology. Since 2004, Sik has produced various freeze-dried Korean food items, including Kimchi, Japchae and Porridge.
Sik Co., Ltd.

Sweet Deal
The tradition of baking Sekacz tree-pie cakes originates from the eastern province of Poland, Podlaise. Zaniewicz Confectionery, a family patisserie recreates Sekacz cakes individually by hand with the help of skilled patisserie craftsmen and women using a traditional recipe. As a traditional BIO product, it has no preservatives or artificial additives. Zaniewicz is looking for importers and distributors in Canada who can supply to confectionary shops, ice-cream parlours, delicatessen networks and shop networks specializing in ecologically friendly organic products.
Zaniewicz Confectionery

A Tradition
The Ma’amoul, a traditional Middle Eastern small shortbread pastry filled with dates, fig, pistachios, almonds or walnuts, is popular in Levantine cuisine and in the Gulf countries. Muslims eat the pastry at night during Ramadan and on the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, and Arabic-speaking Christians eat the treat at Easter. Consumer packaged and commercial versions of the pastry are available through Ziyad Brothers Importing, Cicero, Illinois.
Ziyad Brothers Importing

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