A sprinkling of cricket powder, a dash of coconut water and a dollop of avocado ice cream – Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016 has the ultimate ingredients for discovering what’s new in artisan food and drink.
Visitors can look forward to an extensive menu of innovative products, first-time exhibitors and new attractions – all to be unveiled at the three-day food and drink extravaganza.
The next big thing…
With innovation comes new products. From reindeer moss and elderflower wine, to raw chocolate and free from baking kits, the Fair is the place to discover what’s new in speciality food and drink. Don’t miss gluten free Muffinz from Flower & White, frozen Elderflower Martini from Kold Cocktails, Citrus drops from Spice Drops, African inspired sauces from Marie’s Little Jar, zingy dressings from Tiggs, Extra Virgin Avocado Oil from Spirit London, plus much more!
Coppa Della Maga – NEW Vegan Coconut & Strawberry Sorbet – Stand 3055 Introducing Vegan Coconut & Strawberry sorbet, made from coconut milk, topped with roasted coconut flakes and crushed strawberries. Like all Coppa Della Maga products, this latest addition is sugar-free, gluten-free and free from artificial ingredients.
Rude Health – Cashew Drink – Stand 1850 The healthy food and drinks company will be launching the latest addition to their range of unsweetened, organic dairy-free drinks. Cashew Drink is made from only three ingredients – fresh spring water, sea salt and organic cashews.
Perfect straight from the fridge or added to smoothies, cocktails and other desserts. www.rudehealth.com
This year, more than 850 producers are set to showcase their tasty wares, from seasoned exhibitors Ten Acre and Belvoir to first timers Chic P and Northern Bloc. Visitors can peruse the stands in the main exhibition floor, which will play host to exhibitors and pavilions from the UK and around the world; or unearth hidden gems in the Small Producer’s Village – a dedicated area for launch and start up companies. New exhibitors for 2016 include: CasaLuker Cacao, African condiment producer Neema Food Ltd, La Chiva Snacks freeze dried fruit snacks, Savour Beer, Wild Fig artisan marmalades and chutneys, dappa producers Devon Distillery, La Saucy Salsa, and A Little Bit sauces and dressings.
Özerlat – Real Turkish Delights – Stand 3523 The first time exhibitors will be showcasing their range of real Turkish Delight. Each one is hand crafted in Istanbul, using the finest natural ingredients and no artificial colours or flavours. Available in five varieties – Mastika, Pistachio, Date Selection, Cinnamon and Clove.
They are also vegan and gluten free.
Smoky Brae – Smoked Gravlax Cure – Stand V54 The traditional Scottish smokers will be showcasing their innovative Smoked Gravlax Cure at this year’s Fair. Made using sea salt and demerara sugar which has been traditionally cold smoked low and slow using a secret blend of hardwoods. The ideal accompaniment to salmon and other meats. www.smokybrae.com
Accelerate & innovate
An exciting addition to this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair will be the new “New Innovation and Pitching Zone,” delivered by Grocery Accelerator. The aim of the Innovation Zone is to celebrate and showcase the next generation of innovation in food and drink products. It will be the ‘go-to’ location for exciting new products to be discovered – making it the perfect place for busy trade buyers who are visiting the Fair to look for new ideas and inspiration. After running a national search, the Grocery Accelerator team have found over 50 exciting new businesses who will be showcasing their products in the Innovation Zone.
The Pitching Zone will also be focused on trade buyers, with each pitching session split into eight specific product categories. Simon Lacey, Director of Grocery Accelerator, said: “There won’t be a review panel that slows down the whole process, and each presentation will be professionally prepared, and a maximum total of 120 seconds.”
Soraya Gadelrab, Exhibition Director, said: “Each year, chefs, shop-owners and food and drink buyers flock through the doors of Speciality & Fine Food Fair. This year, we have a plethora of exciting new products and suppliers – including those in the Innovation Zone and on the Pitching Stage – ideal for those looking to discover the next big thing in the fine food and drink sector.”
Speciality & Fine Food Fair takes place at Olympia, London. The show opens on September 4th from 10am until 17.30pm and September 5th and 6th from 9.30am until 17.00pm.
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