Food: A Taste of the Future

When 2,200 food purveyors gathered at the 52nd Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City last week, the 160,000 food products on offer ranged from the ridiculous (Fear Factor Crunchy Larva--real bugs coated in barbecue, cheddar and spicy Mexican flavors) to the sublime (D'Artagnan's Petite Mousse Truffée, a black-truffle-studded, port-infused mousse). Here's a peek at what could be showing up on your grocery shelves.


Flavored popcorn makes a comeback this year, but the tastes go way beyond the butter- or cheese-dusted snack of the past. Kernels are sprinkled with flavors ranging from lime (surprisingly nice) to mint...

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