I recently worked at the Restaurants Canada giving out samples of squeaky cheese curds to a variety of people who work in the Restaurant Industry (chefs, caterers, restaurant owners, etc).
When I took my breaks, I quickly walked thru the show to discover new products and say hello to fellow exhibitors like Lemon Lily, Lorelyns Gourmet Desserts and Walter Craft Caesar.
Here’s a few products that caught my eye. For some reason they are all beverages…which either indicates that I was really thirsty or it’s a growing category!!
- Pink Lemonade Beer by Farmery Estate Beer! #interesting
2. Hatch – Cold Brew Iced Tea. Love the packaging and the combo!
3. This organic Maple Syrup Soda
Plus this beverage caught my eye as well. Especially the blood orange flavour!
I ate and ate and ate for 3 days solid…a little this and a little of that. When I got home there was no need for dinner just a huge need to lie on the couch!! (can you say Netflix and Chill?).
The best part of the show was knowing that Uber Eats would deliver to my booth. All I did was download the app, order what i wanted from the menu (which would come from other exhibitors) and within 20 minutes it was delivered. Oh how I love technology (and food t00).
Already looking forward to the next trade show which will be SIAL – May 2 to 4th.
As always, I had a great time searching for new product at the the CRFA (Canadian Restaurant and Food Association) trade show last week. As always….I will share these discoveries with you.
a) GREEN GARBAZONO BEANS – I love this idea, as a green garbazono bean is just so much prettier than a beige one. Call me shallow but that’s the truth. Check out www.naturesclassic.com for more information about this amazing garbazono bean! Bonus: #GlutenFree and #NonGMO and #Vegan. ps on twitter you can find them @greengarbanzo…what a perfect username!!
SMOKED TOFU – Love the fact that I can simply cut up this product and throw it into a salad for additional protein. Congratulations to Soyganic!!
3. PHO…the next food service trend! This idea is from the folks at www.Shalitfoods.com
I swear I walked around the show for 3 hours – sampling this and sampling that. However I still came home with a bag of samples! #notcomplaining.
Sometimes, I miss being a food sales rep!!
ps CRFA is now Restaurants Canada and I think this a brilliant move!! Congratulations.