When you were little, was your favorite part of going to Costco all of the food samples? You know, the samples of cheese, cake, ice cream, and other delicious treats?
It’s the West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show with over 80,000 products to eat and drink! Over 1,300 different exhibitors came to show off the best of the best when it comes to food.
I made a quick stop at the Califia Farms booth–they had a barista making Four Barrel & almond milk creations, plus a fully stocked case of all of their products to sample. I was blown away by their chocolate coconut almond milk.
One of the coolest things to try were these vinegar pearls or “caviar”. They were wonderfully chewy, and burst into a liquid in your mouth!
Of course, I spent lots of time sampling ice cream from some of my favorite companies–Jeni’s, McConnell’s, and Double Rainbow.
After some ice cream, it was time for more sugar (and alcohol) in the form of artisanal lemon drop jello shots.
After a few more hours of wandering, eating, and more wandering, it was time to go home. I can’t wait for next year’s Fancy Food Show–it’s clearly going to be my favorite three days of the year.