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Virginia Lee
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Food & beverages trends expert
Food & beverages trends expert

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Fruits and vegetables are becoming more convenient, with lots of options for healthy snacks and easy meal solutions seen at the June United Fresh trade show.

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Cold brew coffee (prepared without the use of heat) made a big splash at the June 2017 Coffee Fest Chicago. Cold Brew U educated attendees on the benefits of serving cold brew coffee.

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Beef jerky for hunters and fishermen have become transformed into premium protein-rich snacks for breakfast, campers, and women.

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Popcorn makers offered up low-calorie, indulgent, and even superfood (kale & pomegranate) options at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

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Candy and snacks companies are increasingly incorporating spicy flavors into their products as seen by items shown at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo.

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Could year 2017 be the Year of Pulse-Based Snacks? I saw lots of chickpeas and lentils (pulses) at the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Read my blog post on how snacks companies are using pulses to increase the health profile.

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Chocolate + coffee: Many companies combined chocolate and coffee into confections at the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Read my post on how coffee is being incorporated into chocolate to offer a caffeinated, on-the-go snacking experience.

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Read my recap of coffee, healthy soda, and tea trends seen at the National Restaurant Association's 2017 Show.

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I saw a lot of cool technologies in the alcoholic drinks space at the National Restaurant Association Show.

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I wrote a recap of the "Free-from" options at the Gluten-Free & Allergy Friendly Expo that took place on April 22-23 in Schaumburg, Illinois.
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