Expo West is THE best convention to attend if you are connected to the organic and natural food industry. They call it the Super Bowl of natural food shows. Every year, the show grows larger! That is crazy to even imagine because the show already takes over the vicinity of the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Marriott, Hilton Anaheim, and the Anaheim Arena. So in other words, Expo West takes over half of the city of Anaheim, California. But, that is great news because that means that the industry is growing. This year, I found so many amazing new products at the show!
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.
A couple of weeks ago I attended the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a convention geared towards those in the nightclub and bar industry. At the show, they sampled different liquor, wine, and beer brands.My mission at the show was to find organic liquors, wines, and beers. I was able to find a few organic products this year at the show. Continue reading “Organics at the Nightclub and Bar Show”→
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.
Proper nutrition is extremely important to stay healthy and energized throughout the day. Eating healthy and sticking to a certain lifestyle is challenging in itself. We all lead busy and hectic lives these days, which can certainly derail our health efforts. But just know that is doesn’t have to. With proper planning and proper nutrition, you can all feel energized throughout the day. Continue reading “How to Stay Energized with Proper Nutrition”→
Feel Good Dough is the first and only all organic ready to bake dough brand.
Do you know what the hardest and most frustrating part of making anything that requires dough is? Well, it is the actual dough making!!! If you don’t have the right recipe, time it long enough, or if you live in a humid part of the country, your dough falls flat and is unusable. All you are left with is a loopy pile of stretchy unusable dough. Well you can fear no more because Feel Good Dough is the answer to all of your frustrating and timely dough making.
The best part is that Feel Good Dough uses all certified organic and high quality ingredients. Even down to the yeast, which Feel Good Dough is the first brand to use 100 percent organic yeast that is made in America. Feel Good Dough is committed to being 100 percent organic. There are very few ingredients in their dough products. That is for sure something to “feel good” about. It is also vegan, non-GMO, and some of their products are kosher certified. It is everything you ever hoped and dreamed for in a dough product. Haven’t you ever heard the secret to a recipe is all in the dough?
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.
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!
Teeccino, pronounced (Tea-chee-no) is an herbal coffee alternative. Teeccino is used to help others who cannot have caffeine or acidic beverages still enjoy a product that resembles and tastes like coffee. Roasted fruits, nuts, grains, and herbs are blended and grown to taste like coffee when brewed. The main ingredients of Teeccino include, chicory root, carob, barley, dandelion root, ramón seeds, almonds, dates, figs, and other natural flavors. Just like when you open a bag of coffee and you inhale the aroma of the beans with a smile on your face, you achieve that same feeling when opening up a bag of Teeccino. You just can’t help smiling and feel thankful for such a wonderful coffee alternative with benefits that won’t cause side effects for those of us who are sensitive to caffeinated and acidic beverages. The aromas are heavenly especially the flavored ones. Teeccino either comes in grinds where you can brew it in a regular coffee brewer or it comes in Tee- bags where you can brew it just like tea in hot water. My go to flavors have always been the French Roast Organic and the Chocolate Organic. The chocolate one has that little hint of chocolate in it and the French Roast taste like a traditional coffee. My favorite part is when I add my favorite dairy free creamer to it and I see the swirl of the creamer mixed with the Tee. I love using either So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer with it or Califa Farms Almond Milk Pecan Caramel Creamer. Dairy free creamers taste amazing with it! Feel free to use which ever creamer you please to enjoy with a cup of delicious Teeccino. The best way to describe Teeccino is that it tastes like a mix of coffee and tea. It contains the strong flavors of coffee but the flavors come from roots and herbs which is pretty amazing.
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!