Top Trends From Fancy Food Jan 28 2009 • By Susannah Chen 0 2 At the Fancy Food Show, both PartySugar and yours truly had a chance to discover some of this year's finest foods. Favorite foods aside, the show was a great opportunity for us to spot new healthier snack chips. To find out what other burgeoning trends we saw, keep reading. More Juice, Less Sugar Water What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 At the 2007 Fancy Foods Show flavored water was everywhere. Thankfully, that trend has passed, now that most consumers have realized it's primarily water with sugar and coloring added to it. This year, drinks aimed to have less sugar. They included Switch — 100 percent fruit juice, carbonated, with no sugar added, and VinJus, made from vineyard grapes, with half the sugar of regular grape juice. Sustainable Seafood Products What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sushi isn't the only seafood that's been receiving the sustainable treatment. At this year's show, we tasted eco-friendly smoked salmon, lumpfish, and other alternatives to caviar that aren't being overfished. We also tried this Bar Harbor fish chowder, made with Marine Stewardship Council-certified sustainable Alaskan pollock. Eclectically Flavored Jellies What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Olive oil jellies were just the beginning of the interesting flavored jellies we tried. We also came across cactus-flavored jelly candy, and jellies flavored from the mesquite plant. Spicy Pickled Vegetables What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 From spicy canned brussels sprouts to smoked okra, spicy pickled vegetables were everywhere. Perhaps everyone caught the pickling bug that was going around last Summer. My favorites were from Rick's Picks and Tillen Farms. Sambuca What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 As PartySugar mentioned, sambuca was very popular in the Italian section of this year's show. We tried three different versions of the anise-flavored liqueur, and another three of Sambuca al Caffé, its closely related coffee-infused cousin. Aloe Drinks What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 I spotted my first can of this bizarre drink last year, but since then, aloe drinks haven't really taken off in America. If the Fancy Foods Show is any indication, however, they will be one of the biggest trends in the year to come. These drinks, which have been popular in Asia for a while, were all over the expo floor.