Kale Chips, New-School Sodas Both Huge at Fancy Food Show

Yep, lots o' kale.
Yep, lots o' kale. Photo: KQED

Today’s the final day of the 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center, and if we have one tip for you it’s this: All those exhibitors want to get rid of their free samples today, so you will have a windfall of chocolate, chips, and condiments if you roam around there this afternoon. KQED rounded up the biggest trends they saw among the snacks and such, one of which has been true for several years: everything is gluten-free. There’s also a big trend toward healthy chip alternatives, like kale chips; lots of people are making new-fangled/old-timey soft drinks; and coconut everything is huge. [KQED]