As usual, I left the Fancy Food Show wondering if I really was in a coma or if it was a mere carb low.
This year, just like with the Food Food Awards, everything was coming up caramel and toffee. Those are two candy categories that are pretty hard to mess up unless you use bad ingredients. They also make the perfect palette and form for flavor experimentation.
We sampled caramel-filled chocolate bars, wax paper wrapped caramels, lots of caramel sauces (Fat Toad keeps on winning), of course salted caramel ice cream (notably from SF’s Humphrey Slocombe which is set to go national).
Fran’s continues to dominate caramels and took home a 2017 Good Food Award for the Almond Gold Bar which I sampled a few times to make sure it wasn’t a mistake. You’re welcome.
I noticed fewer new ganache-type bon bons, although Alter Eco has a new coconut-based dark chocolate covered mint truffle that’s a contender as a less sugary, less sweet chocolate mint of which the world always needs more.
12 of my favorite Fancy Food sweet indulgences:
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