|People rushing around near the entrance by the North Hall. Some super-human-women wore heels the entire convention!|
I'm safe and sound back in Jersey. Now that I'm back at my PC I can't will myself to release the rest of my day one photos without some photo retouching. I got too snap-happy with my camera and never changed the settings. They were still set on my custom white balance from my photo-set up here at home, so while I get those ready, I'm skipping ahead to day 2 which had MUCH better lighting!
Day 2 is my BIGGEST day with the most ground to cover. Day 1 I covered every aisle of level 1, and on day 2 I had to cover all of level 3. Just to give you an idea of how big the 3rd level main-room is, here is the map.
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|To start the day, a little shot of delicious, cold, Villa Massa limoncello. Breakfast of Italian champions!|
|Cheese bowl...filled with cheese. This is a thing of beauty...|
|Toothpicks? Just give me a spoon! <3 I'm usually not a food snob, but when it comes to cheese? Pinkies out!|
|Beautiful illuminated cases showing off an interesting new product...Bob Pop! It's like caramel corn...but not corn at all!|
|After walking several aisles, and the humid streets of NY because my stubborn self didn't want to pay for an Uber or a taxi, Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate was a sight for sore eyes.|
|Their little samples were a cool chocolatey oasis on that exhausting showroom floor! I could have drank a whole tray's worth, but there was a LOT more showroom floor to cover. This tiny cup will have to do. Very rich, and chocolate pudding-pop-like.|
|Another gorgeous display! This one was for a booth giving away samples of jack-fruit and fresh sliced coconut. I'm a sucker for interesting photo opportunities.|
|Hello big, beautiful, spreadable cheese. How you doin'? <3|
|Go Organics, one of my favorite hard candy companies, rolled out with a summer friendly watermelon-mix and a new natural starlight mint!|
|Although this combo of mango, strawberry and watermelon are perfect for summer, this flavor mix is available year-round. You can also see some of the beautiful wine-colored mints to the left, which use beet-based dye. No artificial colors here!|
|More delicious cheeses...I just love cheese.|
|Parmesan. Cheese. Crisps. Perfect for topping soups and salads, but I wanted dump the whole bowl into my mouth.|
|Glee gum is at it again! Look at all these flavors!|
|Glee is now offering the first ever 100% natural Blow Pop! I grabbed a few flavors to review on the blog and I'm pretty excited about it!|
|Mochi ice cream was still fairly popular, I saw at least 3 vendors with these delicious, chewy, treats in some varied flavors with both Hawaiian and Japanese origin stories.|
|My handsome assistant helped me get some tong-style shots of these freeze-dried fruit. I might upload them to Instagram later. What set this company apart from the other freeze dried food companies was that it offered veggies! The peas were pretty cool, and will have interesting cooking uses, but the beet-chips were where it's at! (Those were the money beets.)|
|Pretty sure these are props and not the real thing...but they might have to mail me one ...you know, just to be sure.|