Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014

After attending each Expo East and Expo West trade show, I name my Top 5 Organic Food Products. And for the last two shows, I have had my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe give her critique of my picks as well.

Below is a quick recap of my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014 but please watch the video above to get my full assessment of all of the products. Read more »

Expo West Video: Adriana Kahane Talks About Her Italian Volcano Orange Juice

As I recently wrote about, one of my favorite organic food products is Italian Volcano Orange Juice by Dream Foods International. Once I buy a bottle, I literally cannot stop drinking it — the taste is that good.

Prior to Expo West, I made a special effort to set up an interview with the founder of Dream Foods, Adriana Kahane, so we could discuss this amazing product.

As you will see in the video, it is the soil, in which the oranges are grown, that makes Italian Volcano Orange Juice so unique.

Runa Guayusa Tea – A Fantastic New Organic Tea

Whether it is all the trade shows that I go to, all the people that I am connected with on social networks, or all of the emails that I receive, I come across tons and tons of different teas.

So, the first question I always ask is “what makes this tea different than all of the other ones?”

Runa guayusa organic tea is something truly unique. Dervied from the Amazon in Ecuador, guayusa does not contain tannins. This results in a taste that is very, very smooth and one that is not astringent. Furthermore, the company claims that it has twice the amount of antioxidants than green tea.

There is a tremendous social element to Runa as well. The company is having a major impact on the lives of the local farm workers in Ecuador and the demand for this product is raising their incomes significantly. Read more »

Purely Elizabeth Founder Elizabeth Stein Talks with Me at the 2010 Expo East Trade Show

At the 2010 Natural Products Expo East Trade Show, I came across a fantastic new baking product called Purely Elizabeth.

In this video, I speak with Elizabeth Stein, the founder of Purely Elizabeth and a fellow NYC resident.

There were two things that I loved about this product:

1) The Ingredients – Aside from being wheat-free and gluten-free, Purely Elizabeth uses great organic ingredients such as chia seeds and palm sugar.

2) The Packaging – The design and branding are spectacular.

Keep an eye on Purely Elizabeth. This is a young company that is going to garner a lot of attention in the organic space.

The GoodOnYa Bar's Breakfast Bar – Video Product Review

In this video, I review The GoodOnYa Bar’s Breakfast Bar.

A few main reasons why I like this bar.

– It is real food and tastes like real food.  It doesn’t taste like a highly processed bar.

– Contains Brazil nuts, my favorite kind of nuts.

– Sweetened with maple syrup – this is pretty rare.

– About 64% raw.

I interviewed the founder of The GoodOnYa Bar, Kris Fillat, earlier this year and she gave me a great explanation about the safety of eating peanuts. The bar was also included in my Best of Show from the 2010 Expo West Trade Show.

The Breakfast Bars are primarily sold in Southern California but can be purchased online HERE.

Raw Revolution Cashew & Agave Nectar – Video Product Review

In this video product review, I highlight Raw Revolution – Cashew & Agave Nectar.

I’ve been eating Raw Revolution bars for a few years and continue to do so. They are simply one of the best bars on the market.

There are several reasons why I keep buying them.

– The taste and quality of Raw Revolution bars are excellent. You can tell that they are made with excellent ingredients.

– Raw Revolution bars are very filling. I always feel satiated after eating one, and it can definitely hold me over until the next meal.

– Lastly, Raw Revolution bars are raw. This means no ingredient was heated above 118 degrees – vitamins, minerals and nutrients remain intact.

If you’re looking for a great tasting and filling bar, try Raw Revolution Cashew & Agave Nectar. It is one of my favorites and can be purchased HERE.


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