The annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is a food lover’s dream. There are over 80,000 gourmet products from kale chips and bacon spreads to Italian prosciutto and giant wheels of cheese and everything in between. Many brands are innovating with peanuts as well. Here are some new trend highlights:
Powdered Peanut Butter: This protein-packed product popped up across the show this year. Peanut Butter and Company released Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter in four flavors: chocolate, vanilla, chia and flax, and original. Tru-Nut also showcased its new line of powdered peanut butters in original, chocolate, maple and cinnamon. Dowd & Rogers also had its peanut powder with cacao on display.
Spice is Nice: Belmont Peanuts premiered a new artisan chile series of Virginia peanuts, including intense flavors like sriracha, chile, and lime and chipotle. The Virginia Diner highlighted their 85th anniversary with retro labels and a new Celebration Mix with salt & pepper Virginia peanuts, honey roasted peanuts and chocolate candies. Lord Nut Levington has a new look and multiple bold flavors including, Rebel Mary, Wingman and Sweet Miss Keet. The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg turns up the heat with Hot Sriracha Virginia Peanuts. Spice doesn’t stop at whole peanuts though. Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters features peanut butter flavors for grown-up palettes including garam masala, honey chipotle and spicy Thai.
Peanuts as Ingredients: Want to make foods even more irresistible? Food artisans know that adding peanuts or peanut butter will do it.
The sweets and desserts category was ripe with delicious peanutty combinations including:
Albanese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanuts
Bissinger’s Peanut Butter & Maple Oat Crunch Bar
Brownie Brittle in Peanut Butter Chip
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company in Peanut Butter Pretzel
Chocolove’s Milk Chocolate Covered Honey Roasted Peanuts
Epic Treats Ooey Gooey Chewy flavor crispy treats with chocolate, peanut butter and salted caramel
Hammond’s Candies’ Peanut Brittle Crisps in Sea Salt and Caramel Drizzle and Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Jer’s Groupies’ Sea Salt Peanut Clusters
My Cup of Cake in Peanut Butter Cup
Nancy’s Fancy Gelato & Sorbetto Artigianale’s Chunky Salted Peanut Butter with Crunchy Chocolate
Peanut Shop of Williamsburg’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Virginia Peanuts and Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Seattle Chocolates’ PB&J Bar
Steve’s Dairy Free Ice Cream in Thai Peanut Butter Pretzel
Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter Cups in Cookie Wafer, Smoked Salt, Toasted Coconut and Sun-dried Bananas
In savory snacks, we spotted new Kameda Crisps’ Savory Rice Snack in Sweet Chili Wasabi and Black Pepper with Roasted Peanuts.
For the morning rush, you’ll have a satisfying new option for an on-the-go breakfast with ThinkThin’s Protein and Fiber Hot Oatmeal in Honey Peanut Butter.