Fancy Food Show Update | #PodSaveChocolate Ep58

Fancy Food Show Update  | #PodSaveChocolate Ep58

Episode 58 of #PodSaveChocolate features an exploration of chocolate seen (and tasted) during the recent Summer Fancy Food Show by ChocolateLife contributor Keith Ayoob.

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Episode 58 OverviewTwice a year, since before I dipped my toe in the waters of my ChocolateLife, the Specialty Food Association has been hosting Fancy Food S…

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Episode 58 Overview

Twice a year, since before I dipped my toe in the waters of my ChocolateLife, the Specialty Food Association has been hosting Fancy Food Shows (FFS) twice a year. The Winter show was traditionally in San Francisco but recently moved to Las Vegas. The Summer show has been in NYC at the Javits Center since my first visit in 2001.

The 2001 show was when I first met Gary Guittard as well as Frederick Schilling, founder of Dagoba.

I visited all but one or two Summer shows between 2001 and 2019 and about ten Winter shows. Since COVID lockdowns began, I have visited just one FFS – the Summer 2022 edition.

While my personal interest and focus have always been chocolate, of course, my long and regular history attending FFSs gave me an interesting opportunity to observe flavor and other trends as well as formulate a methodology for how I traversed the shows. (These were techniques I picked up during my tech career, having participated in or attended every SIGGRAPH from 1984 (in Minneapolis) – 1998 (Orlando).)

I did not visit the Winter FFS in Las Vegas this year because I went to Nigeria in January and I did not attend the Summer FFS this year because I am currently based in Central Arizona, not in the NYC metro area, and I did not have a client picking up the tab.

But, ChocolateLife contributor Keith Ayoob, who does live in NYC did visit the Summer FFS and he will share with us some of the highlights he found – and not just chocolate.

Cut to the Chase

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