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The Top 30 "Whoa" Moments at the Fancy Food Show

There you have it, "Beans Without The Bang!"
There you have it, "Beans Without The Bang!"

[Photo: Molly Decoudreaux]

This year's Fancy Food Show wraps up today at SoMa's beastly Moscone Center after a terrifyingly well-attended weekend thanks to one Martin Luther King. It was nearly impossible to push through the wall-to-wall people without bumping into local bloggers, artisan crafters and Ruth Reichl—all of them doing their best to take in as many flavored waters, cheeses, boutique pickles and granola samples as possible without suffering from palate fatigue.

If anything is to be learned from this year's foodocalypse, 2012 will be the year of food-based skincare spinoffs, caviar for kids, and water in flasks. It will also be the year when—finally—you'll be able to get your weekly hits of carbonated soda and collagen in candy form. Lets skip the "three is a trend" roundups for now and hit the gallery above, busting with 30 photos to give you a feel for all that was crazy, cool and ridiculous at the three-day taste fest. Onwards!

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