Arctic Zero

Arctic Zero

Fit Frozen Desserts 

 

Arctic Zero is one of the first brands to create ice cream with zero guilt. You can eat the entire pint and it still contains less calories, fat, and sugar than just 1/2 a cup of the leading brands of ice cream. Arctic Zero won’t effect your diet goals even if you eat the whole pint. We are all guilty of eating the entire pint of ice cream and all we are left with is major guilt and a stomach ache. Arctic Zero removes all of that guilt and unnecessary calories so that you can enjoy ice cream with zero shame.

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Spread The Love

Spread The Love

Spread the love! A phrase we must all live by everyday. But in this case, it is the name of a new organic peanut butter and natural almond butter company. Spread The Love was started in the kitchen of the owners as a favor to give out to their guests at their wedding. Little did they know that their simple nut butter party favors would turn into a business.

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I’m Bananas for Banana Wave

I’m Bananas for Banana Wave

 

I’m bananas for Banana Wave! Move over almond, coconut, and cashew milk, because BananaMilk is taking the dairy free alternative milk by storm. It is one of the newest dairy free alternative milks made entirely from bananas and other superfood ingredients.

Have you ever wanted to drink a creamy and delicious banana but without the cream and all the taste? Well now you don’t have to worry, because Banana Wave has arrived.

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Expo West 2017

Expo West 2017

Expo West 2017 has been the best Expo I have ever attended. This was my 4th year attending and it was amazing. There were about 85,000 attendees this year. Saying the show was huge is an understatement. This year there were booths in the Hilton, the Marriott, 3 floors of the Anaheim Convention Center, and the Anaheim Arena. I normally can do the show in 2 days but this year I attended all 3 days. There were so many new organic and natural products that I can’t wait to share with all of you. It is an exciting time for the natural and organic industry. Just by the growing amount of booths and attendees, the organic and natural industry is growing tremendously!

Just a reminder for those of you who are unfamiliar, the Natural Products Expo is where companies from all sectors of the organic/natural industry demo their products for distributors, food brokers, retailers, consultants, health professionals, press members, and bloggers. It is THE show to attend if you have a natural and organic product that you want to demo or if you are on the other side and are looking for products or suppliers.

Trends This Year

  1. Plant Based Milk
  2. Paleo and Ketogenic diet products
  3. More Vegan products
  4. High Protein snacks and desserts
  5. Nitrogen infused cold brew coffee

 

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DIANE’S SWEET HEAT

DIANE’S SWEET HEAT 

Diane’s Sweet Heat are jams with attitude. Their tagline certainly lives up to the taste of Diane’s Sweet Heat jams.

At the Natural Products Expo West a couple of months ago, I came across Diane’s Sweet Heat booth. I tried all four flavors of the jam and I fell in love. The sweet taste of fruit mixed with some habanero heat is divine! I am not the biggest fan of spicy food but Diane’s jams are the perfect balance of sweet with a little heat. Lets just say that I did not need to rush to the nearest booth with dairy to try to take the heat away.

The jams come in 4 flavors. The flavors are Blackberry Habanero, Mango Habanero, Raspberry Habanero, and Peach Habanero. Each flavor is made with NON-GMO and natural ingredients without any artificial colors or flavors. The ingredients for each flavor are red bell peppers, pure cane sugar, fruit of the jam flavor, apple cider vinegar, fruit pectin, and habanero peppers in that order. When you open a jar of Diane’s Sweet Heat, you automatically get a delicious smell of habanero with that hint of the flavors sweetness. Again, it is the perfect balance of heat and fruit sweet.

Dianes-sweet-heat-ingredients

 

You can enjoy Diane’s Sweet Heat jams over cream cheese, with crackers, on toast or bagels, with cheese, in a marinade for meats and vegetables, or even on top of your favorite ice cream.

Diane’s Sweet Heat is currently sold in Northern California where the jams are made. Please visit http://dianessweetheat.com to find a location where to purchase in California. For those of us who do not live in Northern California you can purchase Diane’s Sweet Heat here.

Please like and follow Diane’s Sweet Heat,

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Hope you enjoy these jams with attitude!

 

Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

Veggemo

Veggemo

“The First Non-Dairy Beverage to Originate from Veggies”

 

Veggemo is a new non-dairy milk product that is made from vegetables. Non-dairy milks like soy, almond, and coconut are dominating the shelves these days so the producers of Veggemo wanted to do something different. They are the first in the non-dairy category to make alternative milk strictly out of vegetables. If you are allergic to dairy, soy, gluten and mainly nuts then this is the product for you!

Veggemo is made from a proprietary blend of tapioca starch, potato starch, pea protein, and enzymes. It also contains fortified vitamins like vitamin D, calcium, and B12. The tapioca and potato are what give the milk the smooth and creamy taste while the pea protein is what provides the nutrition and flavor. The flavors include unsweetened, vanilla, and original. Veggemo is dairy free, gluten free, nut free, soy free, cholesterol free, NON-GMO, vegan, and kosher. It is made with some organic ingredients but it is currently not 100 percent organic. Veggemo tastes great in cereal, on its own, in smoothies, and in many of your favorite recipes.

  • Unsweetened– it is very smooth, not sweet and has a hint of a nut taste.
  • Vanilla– The vanilla is smooth with a subtle taste of vanilla and it is the perfect amount of sweet.
  • Original– the original is very smooth with the perfect amount of sweet.

Overall, my favorite is the vanilla. They all have a smooth and creamy taste with a slight nut flavor, but of course it does not contain any nuts. The vanilla and original are not overbearingly sweet which is wonderful. Also, they don’t leave you with an aftertaste like most nut milks do. Even though Veggemo is marketed as a veggie based milk, it does not taste like veggies at all.

I found Veggemo at the Natural Products Expo West and it caught my eye because of how original it is, with a taste to match. Currently, Veggemo is in stores all over Canada but will be available in stores in the United States very soon. So make sure you keep a lookout for Veggemo in a store near you and try this unique new non-dairy beverage made from veggies.

For more information please visit their website.

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Follow them on Instagram (@go_veggemo) .

 

Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

Natural Products Expo West 2016

Natural Products Expo West 2016

 

I just got back from the Natural Products Expo West that was held in Anaheim, California. It took place last weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. This was my third time attending the convention and I had so much fun. Even within the 3 times that I have attended, the show has grown so much. The Natural Products Expo is where companies from all sectors of the organic/natural industry demo their products for distributors, food brokers, retailers, consultants, health professionals, press members, and bloggers. It is so great coming back each year and connecting with organic companies and keeping informed about the industry. With how huge the show was, it just goes to show you how much the organic industry has grown with no signs of slowing down. The best part about attending the show is surrounding myself with like-minded people and professionals who share the same passion as I do. Also, getting to try all the new organic products is always a treat. Expo West never disappoints!

Here are some pictures of the products and booths from the show.

 

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A video of me biking and making a Stonyfield organic smoothie at the same time.

 

 

 

Lookout soon for new posts on new products! See you next year Expo West!

Love,

Sara “S.O.Eats”