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Local and proud of it — that is the hallmark of the Brooklyn food manufacturers showing at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show under the Real Brooklyn™/Brooklyn Goes Global banner (booths 5414 and 5416), June 29-July 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Whether it’s fudge from an old family recipe but suited to today’s discerning foodie, or hot sauce that is truly “fuel for food,” Brooklyn will be well represented.
Real Brooklyn™ is a targeted, one-stop-shop marketing initiative of Brooklyn Goes Global (BGG), a program created by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to help Brooklyn-based manufacturers sell their products nationally and internationally by providing sales and marketing support.
Four companies displaying at this year’s event — newcomers Brooklyn Petro and Brooklyn Fudge will join show veterans Wine Cellar Sorbets and Great King/King of the Sea — all share something besides local aesthetics. Each brand offers a new twist on an old favorite, like Brooklyn Fudge’s Wasabi Pecan fudge or Wine Cellar Sorbet’s transforming classic wine varietals into an icy treat.
“These brands exemplify what Brooklyn is all about — our innovation, our good taste, and our ability to compete with the best of them,” said Carl Hum, president & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “Local businesses are thriving and making a name for themselves in the gastronomic world. Our Fancy Food Show exhibitors will stand alongside giants in the business, and we want the world to know what Brooklyn has to offer.”
“Brooklyn’s tradition of culinary creativity will be on full display at this year’s Fancy Food Show,” said Rick Russo, vice president of economic development & strategic partnerships at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “These unique taste treats speak to the borough’s cutting edge entrepreneurship in the food arena. The Brooklyn Chamber, through its Brooklyn Goes Global program, is delighted to help cultivate and showcase such diversity and the talented people that create it. Come visit the Chamber booth and sample true local flavor.”
For more about the Brooklyn Goes Global program and its participants, visit www.ibrooklyn.com.
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