Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find, but could signal coming trends.
Buyers for places like supermarkets milled about the trade show at the sprawling Jacob Javits Center in New York City, tasting the treats on display and stuffing bags with free samples.
"It's like a secret wonderland of food," said Louise Kramer, a spokeswoman for the Specialty Food Association, the trade group that puts on the show. The expo, which featured more than 100,000 products, is not open to the public.
Here are five potential foods of the future exhibitors were showing off ...