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Came back from my 1st day at the Fancy food Show. Enjoyed myself-report to follow. Found a new kosher chocolate company -- Amano. Was somewhat sad b/c some of the usual vendors were not there- ghiradelli, callisons, and dale & thomas. They were signed up and had booth space but did not show.

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  1. I found a few really good kosher products at this year's show. Near East (Rice and Cous Cous makers) came out with two new Israeli Cous Cous mixes and a new product where you add chicken to their cous cous. Also, Pereg came out with two new cous cous mixes, one with wild mushrooms and one with cranberries, that were really terrific. I am looking forward to finding these on supermarket shelves this summer.

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    1. re: je2031

      the new near east kits are not kosher. the other new basil herb is dairy and the roast garlic is parve

    2. here is a review of the products I found. Be aware it is a long post.

      I love going to the Fancy Food Show. When I arrive there are vendors out front giving away freebies. I go into the show excited about products yet to be discovered by the kosher consumer because they have just become kosher or are in the middle of certification. I have tried grouping companies by categories but some companies have products that fit several classifications like Sweet’s so I put all the information together). I have also included company information (taken from their websites) to give you all the important information about each company and their products

      HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW

      Amano Chocolate
      certified kosher by Torah scroll K
      Dairy
      amano chocolate is made in Utah. Amano is dedicated to reviving the art in the chocolate manufacturing process. We make our chocolate from select beans, that we import from around the world, in our own artisanal factory. We are one of only a small handful of companies in the United States who manufacture their own chocolate directly from the bean.

      Using vintage European equipment and techniques, Amano strives to make the very best chocolate possible. We make our artisanal chocolate in small handcrafted batches and with only the very best ingredients. At every turn, we choose quality over quantity and develop our chocolate so that it has a robust flavor profile with both high and low notes. Our chocolate's subtle fruity flavor is prized by professional chefs who appreciate true handcrafted chocolate.
      Recently they won FIVE awards from the most prestigious chocolate judging organization in the world. Each year, the top chocolate professionals, Michelin chefs, food critics, all get together to judge who makes the finest chocolate and chocolate confections. Entries come in from around the world from the very best chocolate makers and chocolatiers. What follows is a huge “taste-off”. This year, there were over 440 entries from the very best in the industry and our entries did very very well. In fact, each bar they entered won an award.

      I really enjoyed this chocolate and enjoyed talking to the company’s representatives about their company and future plans.

      Aref Trading Company
      Certified kosher by ou
      pareve

      I was clued into this company by someone I met while waiting for the bus to go from Penn Station to the Javits Center and I was not disappointed. They have a complete line of exotic items from Brazil. They have the following products: Saffron Jelly, Lemon Grass Jelly, Cinnamon Jelly, Bell Pepper Jam, Ginger Jelly, Red Pepper Jelly, passion Fruit Jam, White Pepper Jelly, and Vanilla Jelly. I tried the vanilla jelly and cinnamon jelly and found them unusual and quite tasty.
      they have pepper sauces like: Aromatic Pepper Sauce, Murupi Pepper Sauce, Murupi Pepper, Malagueta Pepper, Aromatic Pepper and Comari Pepper. I tried the small peppers and they were not too hot and quite nice. My daughter liked them with the falafel chips I picked up (more on this later)

      Koppert Cress
      not certified by an agency - straight herbs

      I tried the company’s products for the last 2 years. This time I tried the Szechuan button. It was amazing. After biting into it a numb feeling filed my mouth followed by a mustardy feeling that lasted for 4-5 minutes. It was fantastic! They also have a Pepquino Melon which looks lime a tiny watermelon but is really a cucumber.

      I Sapori Di Sarah
      Certified kosher by Star-K
      Pareve

      Sapori di Sarah is a small company born of the idea of two Jewish Italian women while dining at a Kosher restaurant. They could not understand why it was not possible to find typical Italian products of high quality, the kind of food they knew well from their mother's cooking and training - simple yet complicated, delicate and surprisingly bursting forth at the same time. The company's mission is to select products of the typical Mediterranean cuisine, while certifying the process from growth through production to packaging in order to perfect a decidedly Italian glorious gourmet to please the palate and the heart of fine connoisseurs. they continue to research new products and perfect the existing recipes, to arouse the curiosity for those who desire to rediscover the taste and the passion in foods that have been unintentionally declassified as simply "home made" but which in reality are transformed by their production into fragrant delicacies to enjoy at any time of the day, alone or in good company. I Sapori di Sarah not only offers a variety of products on a high gastronomical level that will prevail over your table and bring your dishes to a level that will surprise you every time, but it succeeds also in promoting - throughout the world - the authentic Mediterranean flavor with the high level of quality guaranteed by Kosher certification. I had their items at Kosherfest and was pleased they gave me some samples. We recently had their bottled mushrooms and they were fantastic. Now that they have found a US distributor, their items should be making their way to US shelves.

      Bakery

      Dancing Deer
      Certified kosher by Star-D
      dairy

      Cookies, and cakes that are all natural and very tasty. They also do special cookies in honor of the season such as tangerine butterflies (decorated with all natural icing) and hearts for Valentine’s Day.

      Galaxy Desserts
      Certified kosher by ksa
      dairy

      Upscale bakery with many desserts that are very elegant. They have a new buche de noel, stollen, pound cake. They also have a line of mousses in cups called dessert duo. I had a custard with caramel. Delicious!

      Hoffs’ Bakery
      Certified kosher by kvh
      dairy

      A bakery from MA with beautiful cakes

      silverfern
      Certified kosher by Kosher Kiwi
      Pareve (kosher for Passover)

      They brought their Pavlova Cake. It has a smooth light crust on the outside with a soft center that literally melts in your mouth. Pavlova is Gluten Free, Fat Free, Trans Fat Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Soy Free and Kosher Pareve for Passover and all year round. Eat by itself or simply serve with fresh whipped cream and your favorite fruit.

      Baking mixes and decorating
      Fatboy Outrageous Cookie Dough
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      Frozen cookie dough ready to be baked in your oven. Flavors include: chocolate chunk, white chocolate macadamia and cranberry Nut

      Immaculate baking Company
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      New cookie doughs-gingerbread spice as well as tubes of all-natural scones in various flavors like cinnamon chip as well as all natural buttermilk biscuits, no need to wait for pillsbury to become kosher.

      India Tree
      certified kosher by crc
      pareve and dairy

      A complete line of decorating items for baking such as all natural colored sprinkles, all natural colored food dye, different kinds of sugars. They also have salts, popcorns and more.

      Lehi Roller Mills
      certified kosher by Scroll K
      Dairy

      A line of mixes including an “I Love Lucy” brownie mix. They have a new line–Heart Healthy Baking Mix Line. Our Hotcakes, Oatmeal Cookies and Multigrain Muffins are specially formulated to taste good and be good for you too. Each mix is made with hand-selected whole grain wheat flour, includes Omega 3 for your health and conveniently requires only the addition of water to prepare light, fluffy and delicious hotcakes, scrumptious oatmeal cookies and tasty multigrain muffins.

      King’s Cupboard
      certified kosher by KAOAO (soon to be OU)
      Dairy

      This company located in Montana has won numerous Fancy Food Show awards, They have a new line of organic brownie mixes along with 2 decadent frostings - milk and triple chocolate. They also have a line of chocolate sauces and caramel sauces. To top it off they have a fantastic triple chocolate pudding mix 3 different types of chocolate mousse mixes and several types of hot chocolate mixes with real chocolate chunks. Their standard cake mixes are not kosher (as of yet)

      Milk and Cookies Bakery
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      Tina Casaceli has an impressive biography. Not only is she the director of pastry and bread arts at the French Culinary Institute. she is also the owner of Milk and Cookies Bakery in New York Cit. She is known for baking some of the best cookies in the city. She now has made 3 cookie mixes so you can bake at home. They have cute packaging. Flavors include: oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip and double chocolate.

      Peanut Butter & Co
      certified kosher by OU
      Pareve
      flavors: Peanut butter swirl brownies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

      the innovative peanut butter company with flavors like: spicy, chocolate and more has come up with 3 new baking mixes. All natural ingredients with no chemicals or yucky stuff. Available October 1 2009

      Sticky Fingers
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      A line of all natural mixes including scones with many flavors choices, brownies and muffin mixes. Their curds are not kosher at this time.

      Truly Organic Baking Company
      certified kosher by star-k
      pareve

      A company with 21 organic baking mixes like: banana bread, biscotti, biscuits, brownies, chocolate cake, icing, pie crust and pizza. It is also a Women Business Enterprise Certified Owned and Operated Company.

      Xcell
      certified kosher by crc
      dairy

      Many types of baking mixes including cupcakes and frosting, funnel cakes and more

      Beverages-hot chocolate
      giffords
      certified kosher by star-d
      dairy

      signature, mocha, peppermint and hazelnut. Also a hot chocolate kit with the mix, marshmallows and crushed peppermints

      Beverages-juice
      Smart juice organic.
      Certified kosher by LBD (london beit din)
      Pareve

      Organic juices with flavors like pomegranate purple carrot, fig, quince, and tart cherry/ Fresh pressed, not from concentrate

      beverages-tea

      David rio
      Certified kosher by earth kosher
      Pareve

      high end tea and chai. New tea flavors: green tea with pear, white tea with mango and pineapple essence, chamomile with natural licorice and caramel essence and mint chocolate.

      Numi
      Certified kosher by apple-k
      Pareve
      flavors: Emperor's Puerh – organic black Puerh tea, Chocolate Puerh -- organic black Puerh tea; Magnolia Puerh – organic green Puerh tea blend: and Jade Puerh – organic green Puerh tea.

      Puerh tea comes from the leaves of old wild-crafted tea trees, known as "broad leaf tea," found in the cool, crisp, pristine Yunnan Mountains of southwestern China. The leaves undergo a fermenting, ripening and aging process that allows beneficial microorganisms and nutrients to flourish. These microorganisms enhance the antioxidant ability found in all tea including polyphenols (catechins), vitamins B, C, E, P and K, while increasing statin and GABA levels

      rishi tea
      Certified kosher by Minnesota K
      Pareve
      Rishi also has a nice display of teas at the show. They have a booth lined with cups each containing a different type of tea leaves. They also have iced tea mixes


      sweet leaf tea
      Certified kosher by OU (most flavors)
      Pareve

      organic tea with no high fructose corn syrup and organic. Many flavors.

      Two Leaves and a Bud
      Certified kosher by KSA (most flavors)
      Pareve

      Organic tea in silken sachet tea bags in nice packaging. The individual tea bags come in plastic so you can see the bag before opening it.

      beverages-water
      Sonu beverages
      Certified kosher by OU
      pareve

      SoNu Water is a USDA certified organic low-calorie beverage, fortified with 110% RDA vitamin C and 20% RDA of four essential B vitamins and minerals per 8 oz. serving. The beverage also contains electrolytes; antioxidants; and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. SoNu Water is USDA certified organic
      the SoNu Water container is recyclable and UV-protected to shield the vitamins and electrolytes from losing their potency. Available in six different flavors, consumers can choose from pomegranate/acai, blueberry/pear; lemon/tangerine; strawberry/cranberry; mango/ peach; and tropical/passion fruit.

      hint water
      certified kosher by OU
      pareve

      flavored water with 0 calories. Flavors include: Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Lime, Raspberry-Lime, Peppermint, Pear, Tropical Punch, Cucumber and Strawberry Kiwi. Soon to come kids flavors in “juice-box” packaging.

      Caramels/Taffys
      amella caramels
      certified kosher by ou
      dairy

      At Artisan Cocoa, we believe that to create a great product you have to start with the highest quality ingredients, creativity, a passion to succeed, and lots of patience. Using this philosophy we are extremely proud to introduce to the world, Amella, the first Artisan Cocoa Butter Caramel made from a delectable combination of pure cocoa butter, the finest chocolate, and a unique addition of real fruits or vegetables. In fact, we believe that we are the first company in the world to use fresh carrots in a caramel. 3 varieties include carrot cake, black forest and passion fruit. Beautiful packaging make this a worthwhile purchase or gift

      Bequet
      certified kosher by star-d
      dairy

      New flavor: butterscotch.

      giffords
      certified kosher by star-d
      dairy

      plain and chocolate

      Sweets
      certified kosher by Torah Scroll K
      dairy

      They have a line of taffys in cute twist packaging. New flavors are Nightcap with alcohol flavors, happy hour with: Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Margarita, and Daiquiri. Both contain no alcohol, just delicious flavor. They are also Gluten free. They also had a line of chocolate covered cinnamon bears and wine gels with flavors like cabernet, port and champagne. They are flavored pectin jelly centers drenched in dark chocolate. Made with real wine. 0% alcohol... 100% delicious

      Candy

      Hammond Candies
      certified kosher by Torah Scroll K
      dairy equipment/caramels are dairy

      Hammond’s candies have been around since the 1920 and still use the same recipes and techniques. They still make their lollipops and ribbon candy by hand. They have come out with a line of carnival candies that include unicorn lollipops and round lollipops that are colorful and bright. They also have a separate line of all natural candies with all natural colors. They sell cocktail sticks (sip your cocktail through the candy straw) barber poles, candy canes, puff pillows, horehound candy, tea sippers, cocoa sippers, ginger drops . They also make marshmallows and caramels

      Jelly belly
      certified kosher by OU
      pareve

      new superfruits flavor jelly beans: includes acai, Barbados cherry, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate. Made with real fruit juices and purees. Naturally sweetened and colors are from natural sources (e.g., purple carrot, black carrot and black currant). Sunkist citrus mix. Also a licensed hello kitty box and bean boozled game-spin the spinner. Whatever the pinner lands on you must eat. Beans can be good (licorice) or bad (skunk spray).

      Kenny’s Twists
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      Many kinds of licorice including an Australian variation called Wiley Wallaby. Flavors include: blueberry and apple.

      Kookaburra Licorice
      certified kosher by OU
      pareve

      Just announced that many of their products are now kosher. Kookaburra Licorice imports only the finest quality licorice products from Australia. You haven't tasted real Licorice until you taste the original =Kookaburra Licorice from Australia.

      Cookies
      Biscofee
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      This Scottish recipe shortbread cookie is baked with organic fairtraded coffees from Mexico, Brazil, Sumatra and Ethiopia. They also have their line of biscottea which is shortbread cookies baked with tea like earl grey. They also have gluten free shortbread.

      Divvies Cookies
      Certified kosher by kvh
      Pareve

      Divvies is a company known for making products that people with peanut, nut allergies can enjoy. Cookies flavors include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and molasses ginger. New sugar cookies were introduced in their 2 pack-one for me and one to share. I saw some other packaging of 4 or so cookies in a pack. They also have popcorn, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, jawbreakers and other candies

      Donsuemor Madeleines
      certified kosher by palm tree K
      Dairy

      Several different types of Madeleines including lemon zest, chocolate dipped vanilla dn chocolate dipped chocolate. Delicious and light

      Eleni’s cookies
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      Beautifully decorated cookies with royal icing in any theme you can imagine as well as baked cookies like chocolate chip, butterscotch, oatmeal raisin,
      and snickerdoodle.

      Elsa’s Story
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      Cookies and crackers from Israel. Their cookies have newer and brighter packaging, They also have a new line of chocolate cookies called Truffino which taste like chocolate truffles.

      Golden Walnut Cookies
      certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      They introduced a new line of cookies called Little Cow which are tiny chocolate chip cookies packaged in a small milk container.

      got Milk Cookies
      certified kosher by Kof-K
      Dairy

      A whole line of items with the theme of Got Milk? including cookies, syrup and chocolate powder, (certified kosher by OK-dairy equipment), tins with chocolates inside (certified kosher by KSA) and straws that turn your milk chocolatey when it passes through the straw (not certified kosher)

      La Vita cookies
      Certified kosher by OU
      pareve

      La Vita’s all natural crunchy cookies are filling the demand for delicious, gluten free natural cookies. They are vegan and gluten free, have 0 trans fats, sugar free, prebiotic, 0 cholesterol and a good source of fiber. Flavors include: almond, raspberry-lemon, chocolate chip and Cajun.

      Late July Organic Snacks
      Certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      They have just released whole grain animal sandwich cookies in 2 varieties – 2 vanilla cookies sandwiching milk chocolate cream and 2 chocolate cookies sandwiching white chocolate filling. They also have other sandwich cookies including my favorite dark chocolate cookies sandwiching chocolate cream.

      Lu Cookies
      Certified kosher by OU
      Dairy (not all varieties)

      I have heard and seen LU cookies for a while. I went by their booth and was pleasantly surprised to see a bunch of kosher products including a delicious madeleine sandwich with dark chocolate cream as well as creme roulee, similar to Pirouline and water crackers. I was hoping for the Le Petite Ecolier cookies to be kosher but they are not as of yet

      Mom’s Best Biscotti
      Certified kosher by COR (Canada)
      Dairy
      Delicious biscotti

      Chocolate

      Bissingers Chocolate
      certified kosher by OV
      Dairy

      This company has been around since the 17th century creating chocolate and confections for the French nobility. They moved to the US in the 1800s and just last year started the process to become kosher. This year they offer 100 calorie chocolate bars, smaller versions of their chocolate barks, as well as other chocolate treats. They hope to make everything they create kosher in the next year.

      Espresso Secrets
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy

      DeFranco’s Espresso Secrets® is a line of all natural, single origin luscious dark chocolate confections married to rich espresso coffee. The simple concept driving the company is to use only the finest available coffee and chocolate ingredients to manufacture products that are both sinfully rich and healthy.

      Funky Chunky
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy

      This company from Minnesota became kosher last year. They have a line of popcorn, caramel corn and pretzel confections that are chunk full of nuts, chocolate and other decadent ingredients in various package sizes. This year they have introduced new packaging as well as the Funky Chunky bar.

      John Kelly Chocolates
      certified kosher by ksa
      dairy

      This company has won the best in show for best chocolate for their Dark chocolate with french grey sea salt truffle bite. It was absolutely delicious with that great combination of salty and sweet. The chocolate used has an 85% cacao level but does not taste better. Other products include a truffle bite with caramel and Hawaiian red alea sea salt as well as various fudge bars-all delicious.

      koppers
      certified kosher by OK (not everything)
      Pareve/dairy
      New kosher peas and carrots-a mix of candy peas (small green mints) and sugar candy carrots and added to their malted milk balls-ice cream sundae-orange sherbet, pineapple, key lime, and raspberry flavored malted milk balls

      Lake Champlain Chocolate
      certified kosher by star-D

      dairy

      New addition to 5 star bars-granola! A dark chocolate bar filled with almond praline and crunchy granola - cranberries, roasted almonds, and oats.

      Organic Confections
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy

      Interesting chocolate bark with flavors like cookies and cream and sweet and salty. They have 3 new flavors: strawberry cheesecake, chocolate cherry and granola. Yum!

      Sensational Sweets
      certified kosher by star-d
      dairy

      This company makes various kinds of candies and sweets offered in different packaging including chippers -- white chocolate candy with a chip of flavors like lemon, espresso and mango. They also have drizzled popcorn and polylolipops - chocolate lollypops molded into shapes and then beautifully hand painted.

      Sweetworks
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy

      New line of Ovation chocolate sticks. Chocolate sticks surround one of 3 flavors like mint, Irish creme and orange. Very elegant.

      Ice Cream and frozen treats

      cool fruits ice pops
      certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      cool fruits fruit juice freezers are all natural, 99% fruit juice and contain no artificial colors or additives and no added sugars. Also they are wheat free, gluten free and contain no nuts. 23 calories each. They are made in a facility that processes dairy, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. The equipment to make them does not process these items. Flavors: grape, and cherry. They contain a little vitamin C

      giffords
      certified kosher by star-d
      dairy

      Delicious ice cream

      Crackers
      La Panzanella
      certified kosher by Kof-K
      pareve

      new cracker line called La Fieri with flavors like chipotle, serrano lime and red chili basil.

      Mary’s gone crackers
      certified kosher by half moon k
      pareve

      Mary's Gone Crackers, Inc. is committed to manufacturing the best tasting wheat-free and gluten-free baked goods using the highest quality, organically grown ingredients. Mary developed the recipes for her delicious gluten-free products beginning in 1994 when both she and her son were discovered to have a gluten intolerance.

      Our signature product is a delicious and unique cracker made with organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic flax seeds and organic sesame seeds. Crunchy and flavorful, they come in 5 flavors: Original, Caraway, Herb, Black Pepper, and Onion.

      Silver Palate
      Grain berry thinny thins
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy

      New crackers made with a special bran that possesses more antioxidents than blueberries, red wine, pomegranate or other grains. Comes in original or garlic herb

      Valley Lavosch Crackers
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy

      Crackers in various shapes including hearts, stars and circles

      Dairy
      Chobani Yogurt
      certified kosher by OU
      dairy
      Greek yogurt with flavors like honey, vanilla, and pomegranate.

      Healthy snacks

      Figamajigs
      Candy Certified kosher by Kof-K, bars will be certified soon
      Dairy

      chocolate covered figs either on candy form resembling m&ms or bars I(soon to be kosher too) High in fiber, gluten free, all natural, low fat, high in antioxidents, zero trans fat and zero high fructose corn syrup

      Flamous Brands
      Candy Certified kosher by Kof-K
      Pareve

      they introduced the Falafel Chip™ — healthy, organic, gourmet taste, high in protein and fiber, and low in sodium. Falafel Chips™ are made from 100% vegetarian falafel patties; they are high in protein and fiber. They are also organic. I gave some to my daughter and she asked for them for snacks the next day.

      Pretzel Crisps
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve/some items dairy

      New flavors: Cinnamon sugar and a rosemary pretzel crisps. They also have 100 calorie packs. Other flavors: buffalo wing, chipotle cheddar and honey mustard and onion.

      Popchips
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      We start with the finest ingredients, add a little heat and pressure, along with a little snack magic. And pop! It's a chip. Flavors include sour cream and onion, barbeque and sea salt and vinegar. One of Oprah’s favorite things and a favorite of both Women’s Health magazine and men’s Health magazine.

      Rock n’roll Gourmet Hippie Chips
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      All natural snacks that have no trans fats or cholesterol, They are baked not fried and are low far. SB12 compliant. Flavors: Haight ashberry jalapeno, Memphis blues barbeque, sea of love salt and lime is on my side.

      Rock n’roll Sweet emotions
      Certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      All natural snacks that have no trans fats or cholesterol, They are baked not fried and are low far. SB12 compliant. Comes in 60 or 90 calorie single servings
      Flavors: cinnamon joy or chocolate passion

      Rock n’roll Little Wings
      Certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      All natural multigrain snacks that have no trans fats or cholesterol, They are baked not fried and are low far. SB12 compliant. Flavors: buffalo Wing either Mild or Hot.

      Lesser Evil
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve
      new veggie sticks. All natural, baked snacks made with potatoes, corn, spinach and broccoli. Plus 7 whole grains-10 grams worth! 110 calories per serving which is 40 sticks,. Has 15% dv of vitamin C and 2% of dv of vitamin A. No sugar and not much fat. Salt is a little high (10% dv)

      Mediterranean Snack Food Co
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve or Dairy

      30% less fat for veggie chips and straws. Flavors: veggie medley chips, multi grain, veggie medley straws or cheddar clouds puffed snacks.

      Wingers
      Certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      Cute snacks shaped like bar food. They come in no bull barbeque, nacho chilichanga and fiery buffalo bleu. 60% less fat than traditional chips and GMO free. No trans fats.

      Jam Frakas
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve
      flavors: apple crispalicious, peanut butter blisscrisp, banana chocolate blastocrisp, chocolate chip cosmocrisp and strawberry crispLscrumptious.

      A bar for kids with whole grain crispy rice, fruit, nuts and honey. No high fructose corn syrup, 0g transfats.

      Vitalicious
      Certified kosher by OU
      Dairy

      100 calorie muffins and muffin tops with fiber and protein

      Healthy Snacks-Fruit
      Fruitwell
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      Ariel Natural Foods is dedicated in producing the highest quality; premium freeze dried snacks to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone!

      The wonderful thing about our Fruitwell™ snacks is the fact that we don’t need to add any unnecessary ingredients to make it taste great or to preserve it. Our product has no additives, no preservatives, and no added sugar and is low in calories, gluten free, dairy free and kosher. In other words, it is just pure fruit!
      Our Proprietary process allows for a crunchy, crisp and tasty snack that doesn’t turn to dust in your mouth. It stays fresh after each and every bite. Just think of it as light weight fruit that you can take on the go. It’s great for hiking, camping, biking, or just a healthy alternative to midday snacking.
      Flavors: apple, banana, mango and pineapple

      Crispy Green
      Certified kosher by sKs
      Pareve
      flavors: bananas, apple, pineapple, pears

      Crispy Green is committed to bringing you the most wholesome, delicious snacks using only the best natural ingredients.

      Our Crispy Green and new FruitziO product lines are created using a sophisticated freeze-drying process where water is removed from the fresh fruit in a cold (freezing) vacuum condition, leaving behind the true essence of the fruit in a light and crispy texture that’s perfect for snacking.

      What makes our products stand apart from other freeze-dried fruits commonly used in breakfast cereals is that we develop our products to be consumed as snacks. We carefully choose fruits that are best suited as snacks and use only the highest quality ingredients to produce our products.

      Also new: FruitziO Strawberries
      Light, sweet and crunchy freeze-dried strawberries with a hint of natural sugar packed in a resealable pouch. 100 calories per bag

      honey
      Lamdani Bee farm
      Certified kosher by?
      Pareve

      They make a product called 12 Tribes series and have introduced 6 types. Menashe-citrus flavor from Emek Hefer where the first biblical apiary from 9-10th century BCE was discovered; Judah-Syran Marjoram from Judean Hills;Dan-Eucalptus from The Hula Valley;Naphtali Christ Thorn from Upper Galillee; Menashe-Echinops (wild flower) from Golan Heights and Benjamin-Centaurea (thistle/knapwood wild flower) from Judean Hills.

      Savannah Bee
      Certified kosher by KSA
      Pareve

      New line of honeys perfect for different foods like grilling, cheese and tea. Also a pumper that fits on the 12 oz size jars making it easy to serve, no need to worry about unsightly dripping.

      Japanese food
      Eden Foods
      Certified kosher by OK
      Pareve

      Mochi. Various flavors: Sweet brown rice, sprouted rice and brown rice and mugwort

      nuts
      Mareblu Naturals
      Certified kosher by OU and KSA
      Pareve

      They make several nut snacks including a pistachio trail mix and a blueberry pomegranate trail mixes. They have both supervisions because they want to appeal to people who hold by one or the other

      Oils
      Gourmè Mist
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve
      Gourmè Mist™ is a revolutionary, environmentally friendly, continuous mist spray bottle. All of our misters are filled with fine oils and vinegars. The first product of its kind, Gourmè Mist™ sprays better than ordinary household spray bottles and is a healthy alternative to aerosol cooking sprays. Our mister gives you the advantage of a fine aerosol-like mist in a non-aerosol mister. This means, we can deliver fantastic results without the use of alcohol, chemical propellants, or additives. It's also easy to use and comes in a disposable, recyclable bottle, which eliminates the hassles of cleaning or refilling. Our mister is healthy for you, your family, and the environment. Kosher flavors are canola oil and extra virgin olive oil. Ediets.com approved

      Salt and seasonings
      California Garlic and Onion
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      A company that sells garlic as granulated, minced powder or mixed with sea salt

      Cape Foods
      Certified kosher by Cape town Beit Din (some items)
      Pareve

      Picked up 2 peppadew seasoning jars.

      Flavor Magic Portion Control Sheets
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve
      Flavors: Zesty Cajun-Creole, Dijon Honey Mustard, Riviera Tomato & Basil, and Garlic Citrus Teriyaki
      Created in collaboration with dietitians and chefs, Flavor Magic is the first at-home weight management tool that combines foolproof portion control with premium seasonings in one convenient product.

      For use with all meat, fish & poultry, our all-natural dry marinades are applied to a sheet, which is pre-measured to help you eat right. Flavor Magic is ideal for everyday healthful cooking, as well as enhancing any diet plan that recommends sensible portion sizing.

      Himasalt
      Certified kosher by OK
      Pareve/Salts kosher for Passover
      Himalsat, the purest salt on earth. Green-e certified
      Salts and peppers as well as salt gifts like pink salt for the bath and zen cube - a block of salt with a grater

      Red Monkey
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      A complete line of organic spices, rubs, grinders and more

      Spice Hunter
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve/some dairy/some items not kosher

      New item: buttered rum mix winter sipper

      Salad dressing
      Biltmore Gourmet
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve/some are dairy

      Since Beyond Classics is no longer available, this is a good replacement. Flavors like: soy ginger, orange poppyseed, Italian herb vinaigrette and 2 dairy ones – a real Caesar and creamy Asiago.

      Wafu Vinaigrette
      Certified kosher by MK
      pareve

      Flavors include Japanese and Ginger Carrot (my fave). Soon to come wasabi edamame. We strive to use top-of-the line, healthy ingredients authentic to Japanese cuisine in order to develop the most unique, great tasting and versatile Japanese-style vinaigrettes.

      Sauces
      Asian Mel’s

      Made by Streit’s. They have several types of teriyaki sauces as well as a Thai one off peanut sauce.

      Hot Squeeze
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      Hot Squeeze is a sauce with personality. It’s smoky (because of the chipotle, a smoked jalapeño pepper). It’s spicy, it’s sweet, it’s sassy and it’s sexy. All in one bottle. We tried it with our breaded flounder and it was great.

      Kemko
      certified kosher by BDK do Brasil
      Pareve

      Various Brazilian sauces including Sakura soy sauce, a soy sauce containing no wheat

      Tomato sauces/pasta
      Primo
      Certified kosher by COR
      Pareve

      tomato sauce flavors like Marinara and spicy arabiatta

      Vegetables
      Othentic Pickled Vegetables
      Certified kosher by OU
      Pareve

      Pickled vegetables and jarred vegetables of all sorts including cucumber salad, green tomato salad and pickled baby beets.

      SNACKS

      Popcorn
      Angelic Gourmet Wine popcorn
      Certified kosher by star-d
      dairy

      Wine infused popcorn. Flavors: Chardonnay, blush, concord
      Other popcorn flavors: brown sugar pecan, Tahitian vanilla coconut and citrus cranberry ginger.

      Kernel Seasonings
      Certified kosher by crc
      dairy

      A company devoted to the art of seasoning popcorn. They have several gift sets including one that has unpopped popcorn, a butter spritzer and 3 types of seasonings jars and a set that has unpopped popcorn and 4 seasoning jars.

      Oogie’s
      Certified kosher by kof-k
      dairy

      Popcorn made in Colorado. New flavors: hatch chili con queso and movie lover’s buttered popcorn. Other flavors: spicy chipotle and lime and romano and pesto.

      Potato Chips
      Deep River
      Certified kosher by kof-k
      pareve and dairy

      What makes our snacks so different? YOU!! Unlike other snack food companies, we conduct taste tests of all of our products before we sell them. In blind taste tests we have people like you taste our products against our competitors'. If the majority does not pick our snacks as the best, we change the recipe and start all over again. Until we are sure that our gourmet snacks are the best tasting, we will not introduce a single new flavor.

      Our unique products, flavors and packaging have made Deep River Snacks a favorite of the specialty retailer and consumer. We use all natural ingredients and all of our products are kosher certified and gluten free.
      New chips: Asian Sweet and spicy, 40% Reduced Fat Original Salted Kettle Chips, and jalapeno cheddar. They also have new baked fries with flavors like sweet Maui

      Other
      Chef’s Select Parchment paper
      certified kosher by /kosher for Passover
      strong, grease and water proof. Good for microwave and conventional ovens. Non stick and easy clean up

      Coming soon kosher certified:

      Eclat chocolate
      will be certified kosher by OK
      Dairy

      Delicious looking caramels, Single Origin Chocolate Mendiants and best of all, a Cocoa Stick.
      Create a deliciously decadent, haute chocolate treat with our new cocoa sticks. The chocolate is shaped like a cacao bean. You stick it in hot milk and after it melts you have hot chocolate! Cocoa sticks are available in six seductive flavors.

      Gourmet Herb & Spice Company
      soon to be kosher by Cape Beit Din South Africa

      Interesting line of marinades. They are sold in powder form in a bottle. Add water and you have an instant marinade. Flavors include honey and soy and Portugese peri peri

      Harvest Song

      Harvest Song Foods are grown in the valley of Mount Ararat, Armenia. We cater to discriminating consumers who demand convenience and natural ingredients without sacrificing taste. More and more consumers are educated about health, fitness and the environment. They’re looking to satisfy their passion for fresh, exotic foods with choices that can help them stay young, slim and healthy. In 2006, they won best jam for their apricot preserve and in 2007 they won best preserve for their Sour Cherry Gold preserve.

      Kind Bars
      will be certified by the OK

      KIND Fruit + Nut bars are delicious snacks for a heart-healthy diet. Our handmade bars are packed with whole premium almonds, Brazilian nuts, walnuts, peanuts, and chunks of all-natural dried fruits held together with honey.
      Healthy snacking helps prevent costly and potentially disabling diseases. Fruits and nuts lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure. With KIND bars you will get all the taste without compromise in a nutritious snack bar.
      No wonder why KIND Fruit and Nut has been awarded the best healthy snack by Health Magazine, NASFT finalist as an outstanding snack, and praised by many newspapers, magazines and the most important critic: YOU and everyone else who enjoys KIND bars!

      Noh of Hawaii products
      Will be certified by Star-K
      includes coconut pudding Luau dessert and other Hawaiian desserts.

      Seth Ellis Chocolatiers
      they have beautiful chocolate truffles that are organic and include flavors like blueberry, raspberry, candied lemon and mint. They are all beautiful looking.

      Observations
      The economy definitely was a big factor. Many companies I have discovered in the past were not there including Ghiradelli, Popcorn Indiana (who rented a booth and was a noshow) Callison’s, Revolution Tea, Artisan Salt, Creme Cremaillare and others. But on the whole it was a good show with lots of good products.

      3 Replies
      1. re: koshergourmetmart

        Thanks for taking the time to type all of this up!

        1. re: koshergourmetmart

          kol hakavod!! (all the honor). Thanks also for the write up

          1. re: vallevin

            no problem. I want you all to feel you were there too (sans samples)