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The 7 Best Brands From The 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

by Fred Hart on 07/08/2019 | 3 Minute Read

This year's Summer Fancy Food Show in New York gave off plenty of broadway vibes. 

Hit after hit showed up this year as we walked down countless aisles brimming with every brand under the sun. The show continues to show off a cast of better-for-you products and category-redefining alternatives; be it ricotta cups, alcoholic mixers, beauty-focused ice creams or savory kimchee. It was hard to pick from the star-studded crew, but here are eight acts that deserve their curtain call. 

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Straightaway believes that a good cocktail should never be out of reach. #effortless is in, and complicated is out. Their cocktails are both spirited and balanced, and the design reflects that. The color palette sets the mood, and the illustrations send you to better, simpler times. A crew of characters reflects a variety of spirits, and we won’t be able to stop ourselves from imbibing so long as we’re staring at these labels.

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Wild Babs

Wild Babs delivers gluten-free wild rice snacks, packed with the BFY ingredients you want and all the flavor you hunger for. The wild colors reflect the energy and passion the team has for maintaining your well-being, and the funky illustrations paired with the product photography drives appetite appeal and leaves you wanting more. 

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Blender Bombs

Blend ’em in your smoothie, break ’em over your bowl, or bite ’em for a snack; Blender Bombs brings sass and style to your smoothie and enter with low-key yet vibrant confidence. They tell you what you need to know and leave all the BS out, from the custom bomb window to the playful colors, Blender Bombs blew our minds with an energy that's contagious.

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In a world moving towards plant-based alternatives, Riff Raff owns dairy by going where no dairy brand has gone before. Bold colors, punchy copy, unique flavors like Serano Pepper Honey and Strawberry Balsamic, and eclectic descriptors differentiate Riff Raff from the whitewashed world of dairy. 

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Barcoop Bevy

There is nothing better than a damn good cocktail, but we all know how hard it is to nail it at home. With no artificial preservatives or ingredients, and no high fructose corn syrup, Barcoop brings all the skills of your favorite bartender to your hands without all the fuss. Through the use of playful illustrations and eye-catching colors, Barcoop is bound to get your tastebuds roaring and drooling.

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Mama O’s

Mama O's Premium Kimchi was a happy accident. 

Kheedim Oh never intended to start a company—he just needed some kimchi. His parents (Mama & Papa O) lived hundreds of miles away, so going over to bum a jar wasn't a convenient option. So, like all devoted kimchi addicts, he decided to make it himself, and unexpectedly, it took off. Mama O’s brings the nostalgia of home cooking and fermentation to your kitchen through sleek, simple design.

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Radiant Beauty Ice Cream

It’s not every day you stumble upon an ice cream worthy of the cover of Vogue, pulling cues from the body and beauty category. Radiant quite literally radiates; whether it’s the collagen inside or the beautiful metallic design is the real question. The pack tells you what you want to hear (nutrient-rich, organic, natural, and gluten-free) while also giving you all the feels. Selfie with a pint anyone?