Just five hours into the show and I've already been 'tangoed'!
Stopping by the DuPont stand with Shaun Weston, managing editor of FoodBev.com, to find out more about the company's full takeover of Solae and the amalgamation of Danisco, we were tempted by the Tango Bar containing Danisco's Litesse Two polydextrose.
Tangy and cinnamony (is that a word?), the yogurt-coated bar concept is designed for busy people looking to increase their fibre intake and improve their digestive health. Two Tango Bars contain 5g of prebiotic fibre, calcium and iron.
Still not healthy enough, Shaun and I moved on to the chocolate and raspberry milkshake with probiotic benefits. Containing Litesse again, plus Danisco's Howaru Bifido probiotic bacteria, the shake was light, not too sweet and very refreshing.
It's only now, a year on, that the full impact of DuPont's purchase of Danisco is being felt. Shaun and I will find out more about this and DuPont's latest move in the development of its DuPont Health & Nutrition business tomorrow, when we interview representatives from Danisco and Solae.
Feeling healthy and inspired by the developments at DuPont and the enthusiasm and support of the team, I moved on to find Blis on the Stratum Nutrition stand. Andrew Wildey, senior account manager at FoodBev Media, and I chatted with Ingmar Middelbos about the Blis range now offered by Stratum Nutrition.
Created by a company in New Zealand, the product has been clinically proven to battle infections of the mouth and throat. Several different proprietary strains of Bacteriocin-Like-Inhibitory Substances (hence BLIS) antimicrobial proteins suit different applications, such as mouthwashes, to support gum and tooth health, and lozenges to fight throat infections.
Blis K12 is even available for maintaining the oral health of children. Interestingly, in New Zealand, some Blis ingredients are already on the market in products such as compressed gums and also an ice cream, which is served to throat patients in hospitals.
My mouth feels sufficiently healthy, so I'm off to speak to more people.
Claire Rowan is managing editor of Food & Beverage International magazine. Subscribe here.
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