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Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2013

Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2013

Last night, I got back from Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore and had a fantastic time. As I always do during the show in Baltimore, I stay at my absolute favorite hotel, The Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever seen. I’ll be doing several posts this week recapping my […]

Expo East
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Last night, I got back from Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore and had a fantastic time. As I always do during the show in Baltimore, I stay at my absolute favorite hotel, The Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever seen.

I’ll be doing several posts this week recapping my time in Baltimore, so please enjoy the first one – My Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2013.

YELLOW BARN ROASTED EGGPLANT PASTA SAUCE

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When I sampled the roasted eggplant pasta sauce from Yellow Barn, I immediately said to myself “Who needs pasta to eat this? I could this right out of the jar.” It was that delicious. Read more »


gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks – I Am Obsessed!!!!!

gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks - I Am Obsessed!!!!!

If you know me or have read my bio, you might be aware that I have had some addiction issues in the past. Fortunately, those problems are behind me, and I have stayed on a positive path for many years now. One of the things that I attribute to my being to able avoid negative […]

Fancy Food Show NYC Organic Sea Vegetables
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If you know me or have read my bio, you might be aware that I have had some addiction issues in the past.

Fortunately, those problems are behind me, and I have stayed on a positive path for many years now. One of the things that I attribute to my being to able avoid negative influences in my life has been my will power. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC

Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC

Last week, I attended the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. With 180,000 products from 2,400 vendors, there was a tremendous amount to see. Here are my Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show, and look for them at a supermarket near you sometime this […]

Fancy Food Show NYC Organic
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Last week, I attended the 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. With 180,000 products from 2,400 vendors, there was a tremendous amount to see.

Here are my Top 5 Organic Products from the 2013 Fancy Food Show, and look for them at a supermarket near you sometime this year.

BBERRI BLUEBERRY-MAQUI BERRY JUICE

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Maqui berry powder is starting to gain significant traction in the marketplace because of its very high level of antioxidants.

Seeking to capitalize on the growing interest of this powerful berry from South America, a Chilean company called Bberri has introduced an organic blueberry-maqui berry juice, a product that I have never seen before. Read more »


Top 5 Non-Food Products of Natural Products Expo West 2013

Top 5 Non-Food Products of Natural Products Expo West 2013

Even though food is a huge component of Natural Products Expo West, it is not the only category that is exhibited there. Supplements also have a very big presence, but what really fascinates me are a lot of the non-food items. So, what I like to do after each trade show is present to you […]

Expo West Water
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Even though food is a huge component of Natural Products Expo West, it is not the only category that is exhibited there.

Supplements also have a very big presence, but what really fascinates me are a lot of the non-food items. So, what I like to do after each trade show is present to you some of the most memorable and compelling household items that I come across.

Here are my Top 5 Non-Food Products of Natural Products Expo West 2013.

CLEARLY FILTERED WATER PITCHER

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Filtered water is a very hot topic because the quality of our water supply is so abysmal and contains toxic chemicals such as fluoride, chlorine, and atrazine.

Many people ask me about Britta and while it is better than no filter at all, I don’t believe that it is ideal by any means.

At Expo West, I came across a company called Clearly Filtered, a competitor to Britta, yet its results seem to be superior. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2013 – Sambazon and Bitsy’s Brainfood

Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2013 - Sambazon and Bitsy's Brainfood

In what is now starting to become a tradition, I am giving awards to the best trade show booths at both Natural Product Expo West and Natural Products Expo West. Some companies put a tremendous amount of effort into their booths, and I want to make sure that they get recognized for this. At Expo […]

Expo West
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In what is now starting to become a tradition, I am giving awards to the best trade show booths at both Natural Product Expo West and Natural Products Expo West.

Some companies put a tremendous amount of effort into their booths, and I want to make sure that they get recognized for this.

At Expo West 2013, two booths in particular caught my attention.

SAMBAZON

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Many of the bigger organic food companies have completely lost their start-up edge and creativity when it comes to trade show booths.

Sambazon showed that it still has it. Read more »


Most Innovative Award from Natural Products Expo West 2013 – Little Duck Organics

Most Innovative Award from Natural Products Expo West 2013 - Little Duck Organics

The more I see of Brooklyn-based Little Duck Organics, the more impressed I become. Everything that this company does – from its marketing, product development, and customer interaction – is truly stellar. Little Duck Organics won the Best Trade Show Booth at Expo East 2012, and at Expo West 2013 I am giving them my […]

Expo West
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The more I see of Brooklyn-based Little Duck Organics, the more impressed I become.

Everything that this company does – from its marketing, product development, and customer interaction – is truly stellar.

Little Duck Organics won the Best Trade Show Booth at Expo East 2012, and at Expo West 2013 I am giving them my Most Innovative Award. Read more »


Showstopper Award from Natural Products Expo West 2013 – Holy Crap

Showstopper Award from Natural Products Expo West 2013 - Holy Crap

When I first saw Holy Crap at Natural Products Expo West 2013, my immediate thought was “It must be dog food.” And to be honest, I was very turned off and stayed away. Yet after passing by their booth several times, my curiosity got the best of me and I went to go see what […]

Expo West Product Reviews
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When I first saw Holy Crap at Natural Products Expo West 2013, my immediate thought was “It must be dog food.”

And to be honest, I was very turned off and stayed away.

Yet after passing by their booth several times, my curiosity got the best of me and I went to go see what Holy Crap was all about.

In fact, it wasn’t dog food but rather an organic superfood cereal made from chia seeds, hulled hemp hearts, buckwheat, cranberries, raisins, apple bits and cinnamon.

The story goes that an early fan of the cereal was so impressed that the words “Holy Crap” were the first ones to come out of his mouth. In a stroke of genius, founder Brian Mullin, quickly changed the name of the product to Holy Crap and sales increased 1000%. Read more »