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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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.

Like them on Facebook.

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”

 

 

Paleo Scavenger Handcrafted Snacks

Paleo Scavenger Handcrafted Snacks

For those of you on the Paleo diet, finding tasty on-the-go snacks can be a difficult task. Traditional granolas are made with loads of sugar, soy, wheat, and genetically modified oils that turn this healthy snack into a diet disaster. Unlike traditional granolas, Paleo Scavenger does not contain grains, dairy, soy, artificial flavors, or refined sugars.

The Paleo diet is a way of eating of the early humans in the Paleolithic era. In that era, they mainly ate meats, nuts, fruits, vegetables and nothing processed. The Paleo diet today is also based on the same principles, which is to eat unprocessed, whole foods that are filled with nutrients.

Paleo Scavenger is a handcrafted granola made in small batches in Chicago, Illinois. I found this amazing product as I was walking through the Next Pavillon at the Natural Products Expo East. There are four different flavor granolas. These flavors include Original, Maple Pecan, Blueberry, and Cherry. The best part about Paleo Scavenger granolas is that they are all super smooth and soft so you won’t have to worry about pulling any teeth out like some granolas. Each granola has a basis of this coconut almond flavor that is not overpowering and it just melts in your mouth. You can taste every ingredient in the granolas without any one being more overpowering. The reason that Paleo Scavenger is one of the most delicious Paleo granolas on the market is because of the ingredients they use which is the most important of any great product. Just to name a few, they use almonds, walnuts, coconut, honey, vanilla, cherries, blueberries, and pecans. As you can see, these are all whole ingredients. It is sweetened with either honey or maple syrup and has a very low sugar content which is hard to find in traditional granolas. You can be assured you are getting a tasty Paleo snack with benefits when you try any Paleo Scavenger granolas.

Original

The original is a delicious and smooth taste of nuts, coconut and a hint of vanilla without any flavor overpowering the other.

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Blueberry

The blueberry granola tastes a lot like a blueberry muffin because of the small dried blueberries throughout the mix. It also is sweet like a blueberry muffin but it doesn’t contain any refined sugar.

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Maple Pecan

The maple pecan is everything you could possibly dream of. It has the taste of candied pecans without there even being any sign of sugar which is amazing! If you love anything with maple and pecan together you will love this delicious combo.

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Cherry

The basis of the cherry granola is a little bit sweeter than the other flavors, but it does not have any added sugar. It contains large dried cherries throughout the granola which gives it a great cherry nut taste.

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My favorite is the maple pecan because I love that flavor mix. Each flavor has a wonderful base of nuts and coconut that is just so smooth. This is what makes this granola one of the best granolas on the market.

You can add Paleo Scavenger granola to your favorite recipes. You can eat it straight from the bag, in a bowl with non-dairy milks, as a topping for sweet potato casserole, and so much more.

For more information and where to buy please visit http://paleoscavenger.com  

Also you can follow Paleo Scavenger on

https://www.facebook.com/paleoscavenger

https://twitter.com/paleoscavenger

https://instagram.com/paleoscavenger/

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Love, 

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

Natural Products Expo East

Natural Products Expo East 2015

This was my second time attending Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore and I had a wonderful time! For those of you who may not know, the Natural Products Expo is a large convention that happens in September on the East Coast in Baltimore, Maryland and in March on the West Coast in Anaheim, California. The purpose of the convention is for vendors in all sectors of the organic and natural industry to demo their products for retailers, distributors, food brokers, health professionals, consultants, press members, and bloggers. Every time I go, I look forward to finding new organic/natural products and meeting the owners of the companies. I love keeping informed and updated on all of the trends happening in the natural product industry. My favorite booths to visit are in the NEXT Pavilion which contains all the unique products. I love surrounding myself with like-minded professionals who are passionate about the organic industry. It is also fun to come home with samples and bags from the show which is a great way to remember all of the products. This is one of my favorite shows to attend and immerse in all things organic! I can’t wait for Natural Products Expo West in March!

I will be sharing featured products from the show on my website soon!

Love,

Sara, “S.O. Eats”