|Enter the delicious and aromatic laboratory of Alice & The Magician!|
Since I had to ride the train(s) back to Jersey after the show, and go back to work the very next day, I made sure that day three was my shortest and easiest day with the least amount of showroom to cover. This way I'd be less zombie-like towards the end. For my last day in NY I went through the North Hall area of the show where some very interesting new products were hiding.
So the North Hall was the smallest, but don't let that fool you. It's still freaking huge. You have the whole hall and then that HUGE room!
|Illuminated bottles were a very VERY nice touch.I could have photographed this booth for hours.|
On DAY TWO I met up with Eric from Junk Food Guy to talk food and we even took another photo together! Click HERE to see my awkwardness. I really need to learn how to pose...
Anyway, when we met up he mentioned the Alice & The Magician booth in the North Hall, so I made sure they were my first stop of the day!
|It may not have a cool backdrop with dry ice and beakers, but this extra virgin honey was unlike any honey I had ever had before. It was so THICK. All caps worthy thick.|
|It was so good you didn't even need a hot dog. I ate it right out of the sample cup with a spoon! Plus the ladies at the booth were very friendly and adorkable with their "Have a slaw-some day" slogan. They're my kind of people.|
|Now, the rocks on the right looks like pink Himalayan rock salt, but it's not. This salt is found right here in America. It has a beautiful coloring, and a lovely flavor. It's a lovely addition to my pantry and...|
|I stopped to take some photos and as you can see, the lovely ladies of the booth were more than happy to photobomb the pants off me. They came in 2nd at the 2016 Scovie awards, so that should tell you, the spice levels here are NO JOKE.|
|She's got major photo booming skills, and she gave me a fistful of spicy chocolate samples. (They had a spicy simple syrup as well, but the chocolates were more my speed. The syrup might've kicked my butt a little too hard.)|
|Hummus is YUMMUS. The roasted red pepper hummus was my favorite. It was sweet, smokey, and it tasted really fresh, almost as if it was homemade! Very impressive for a packaged pre-made hummus, and I liked that it had some texture to it.|
|It wasn't perfectly smooth like a lot of other processed hummus tubs.|
|Since I buy a lot of sweets from the Asian Food Market I'm aware that the citrus family goes well beyond lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruit...but mansi? Never heard of it!|
|It's moon cheese! Freeze dried cheese snacks that are gluten free, crispy, and just...so darn cool. I've had astronaut ice cream, and freeze dried fruits, and earlier in the show I had freeze dried veggies...but savory cheese? I had actually seen these on an EmmymadeinJapan review video a few months ago, so I was very excited to try these. The texturing is that crispy, light, almost rice-paper styrofoam texturing that all freeze dried fruits get, but when you let it sit on your tongue and re-hydrate it turns back into a soft cheese nugget! This was very fun, but I bet it would make a great addition to salads. The people at this booth were kind enough to give me a bag so I could do a full blown review on the blog because I was so hype!|
Since this is getting pretty long I'm going to split it into two parts, but there is plenty more interesting food stuff where this came from! I have the rest of the North Hall to cover and then I'll go back and finish Day 1 Part 2!
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