BBQ Pulled Beef Brisket, Chocolate Leather, Fancy Desserts, Black Bean and Chickpea Brownies, Double Ale Cheddar Cheese, Caramel Corn, EZ-Prep Gefilte Fish, and a Do-it-Yourself Vanilla Cookie Chanukah House.
These are some of the prize winning and unusual products on display yesterday and today for the thousands of visitors representing all aspects of the food industry at Kosherfest 2015 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.
More than 400 exhibitors lining both sides of seven aisles are vying for the attention of visitors (trade only -- but some kiddush aficionados seem to have found their way into the hall) who try to manage noshing and stuffing literature into the bags provided by some vendors (and rolling suitcases brought by attendees). And there's plenty to nosh and to stuff.
Some of the samples are meat, some are dairy, and some are pareve. But all three types are scattered around the show floor, so anyone trying to keep kosher has to make careful choices.
The vendors are hoping that visitors will make bulk purchases, and some of the newer, smaller, and foreign companies exhibiting for the first time are hoping to find distributors who will bring their wares to your local supermarket.
If you love kiddush, can make a case for being in some kind of food-related business, have a few hours to spare and don't mind walking half a mile to a parking lot, this is the place for you. It's still open all day today, Wednesday, from 10 am to 4 pm. The on-site registration fee is $90.
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