At Natural Products Expo West 2010, I discovered a company called GoodOnYa and really flipped out over its energy bars.
Over time, however, the quality of the company’s products seemed to slip and I could not figure out why. When I caught up with GoodOnYa’s Founder/CEO Kris Fillat at this year’s show, she fully agreed with my assessment and said that for the last few years the company had suffered from some very serious issues with its co-packer (manufacturer).
Fortunately, all of these problems are in the past, and the company’s products are not only back to where they were but they are significantly better than they were four years ago. Read More »
I got an email the other day from a woman who will soon be traveling to Germany and she was quite concerned about not being able to eat organic while on the road.
Prior to my recent trip to Costa Rica, my friends were in shock that I would even consider going abroad because it would mean being away from my local organic markets. They had no idea how I would survive. They must have believed that I would melt.
Given these two occurrences, I wanted to share my strategies for traveling and give you my thoughts on how to deal with this issue.
First off, it is important to do as much research and planning in advance. Find out the following: Read More »
Last week, I spent several days in Anaheim, California attending the 2010 Natural Products Expo West. It is the premier show for organic food companies and needless to say, I had a fantastic time.
Not only did I get to see tons of new products and discover brands that I had never heard of, but I was able to meet the people behind all of these companies.
Ever since livingmaxwell launched, the one piece of feedback that I constantly hear is that consumers like to look in the eyes of the people who are making their food.
They want to shake their hands, engage in conversation and develop a degree of confidence that the food they are eating is truly organic.
I’m no different.
I, too, like to meet the people who make the food that I am eating. I want to know if they are as passionate about and committed to organic as I am. At Expo West, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to do this.
There were dozens of products that really impressed me, and many of them I will be showcasing on livingmaxwell in the months to come.
However, these six stood out from the rest. Read More »
I just knew that the hundreds and hundreds of hours I have spent roaming the aisles of supermarkets and studying menus at organic restaurants would come in handy one day.
But, I had no idea that it would lead to me writing this post. So, here it goes….
1) More and More Coconuts
Coconuts have taken on much more prominence as of late. A bunch of ice creams, including Luna and Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss and Purely Decadent, have coconuts as their central ingredient. Energy bars, such as those from Raw Revolution, have used them in their products for a while.
In terms of organic coconuts, this is what I foresee.
Organic coconut water: Coconut water is a hot trend in the beverage world right now. Some people consider coconut water to be the ultimate post-workout drink because it contains electrolytes.
However, nearly all of those boxes of coconut water that are flying off the shelves in the supermarkets are not organic. It is only a matter of time before we see a shift to organic. Read More »