Sharing the best snacks I found from this year’s Natural Products Expo West! Enter the giveaway below to win all 6 prizes!
I am just a tad bit excited over today’s giveaway – it’s the biggest and best giveaway I’ve had yet and the prizes will make your mouth water. Let me first explain what Expo West is all about.
Natural Products Expo West is a four-day convention that happens every year at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California. Expo West could be described as the Disneyland for health enthusiasts (it’s actually right across the street from Disneyland – super fitting, right?!)
There are tons – and I mean TONS, of floors filled with healthy/organic snacks, meals, drinks, desserts, as well as natural beauty products, pet products, baby products and eco-friendly house products.
Over 70,000 healthy foodies walk from booth to booth, carrying their reusable grocery bags as they test out the latest products from various brands.
This convention is like Whole Foods on crack. Although it can be overwhelming, it is such a great feeling to be surrounded by people who share the passion of health and wellness.
I attended two days of this event (mostly because it was the weekend before my finals), but I tried my best to find as much new, unique products as possible to share with you all.
Check out my first Expo West experience [here].
This year I saw a lot of probiotic snacks, matcha drinks, ancient grains and turmeric everything! I did a Facebook Live with PURE Organics, where I ranked the natural food trends at Expo. Check out the Facebook live video [here].
Let’s not waste any more time. I now present to you my favorite, best products from Expo West!
Juice cleanses are so 2014. Souping is the new juicing, people. ZÜPA NOMA blends 4+ servings of whole, organic vegetables in each bottle from seed to skin so that you’re getting every ounce of their nutritional benefits. These fiber-rich bottled soups are low in sugar and are a great grab-and-go snack that will keep you satisfied and energized throughout the day. Extra bonus points for ZÜPA NOMA for not wasting any produce or pulp while producing this slurp-worthy soup!
1 winner will receive the 6 Pack Soup Sampler, which is a great way to try out all of their flavors! Flavors include Organic Tomato Gazpacho, Organic Cucumber Avocado Fennel, Organic Carrot Coconut Lime, Organic Beet Orange Basil, Organic Tomatillo Jalapeno and Organic Yellow Pepper Habanero.
You know that hunger crisis feeling you get around 4 pm — when it’s too early for dinner but you just need something to hold you over for a few more hours? Well, lucky for you, I found the perfect ‘super snack’ that will do just the trick – lupini beans. To be honest, I had no idea these beans existed until I visited the BRAMI Beans booth and I am SO glad I did. BRAMI Beans are rich in plant protein, high in fiber, good for the environment and your body.
I’ve been snacking on these during class or during my commute and they have been a major life saver. My favorite flavors so far are the Garlic & Herb and the Sea Salt, but they also have Chili Lime and Hot Pepper.
Pure Organic is my go-to snack bar when I’m craving something sweet on-the-go. All Pure snacks are made with non-GMO ingredients and are soy, dairy and gluten-free. Their fruit and nut bars have the perfect amount of sweetness, while their ancient grains bars provide that crunch that’s needed to top off a smoothie. Pure Ancient Grains include quinoa, crispy brown rice, amaranth, flax and hemp. Pure Organic also has fruit and veggie strips as well as fruit sandwiches. They’re basically like fruit roll-ups without the artificial flavors or colors and are perfect for children!
Some of their flavors of bars include the Chocolate Brownie, Wild Blueberry, Peanut Butter Chocolate Ancient Grains, Wildberry Apple Fruit & Veggie Strip and Pineapple & Passionfruit Fruit Sandwich!
The Soulfull Project
What’s better than buying healthy foods for yourself and your family? Buying them and then having a company donate that same product to those in need. That’s exactly what The Soulfull Project is all about. Each time we purchase one of their 4-grain, non-GMO hot cereal, they donate one to a food bank in our region. The Soulfull Project’s goal is to make healthy eating accessible to everyone, regardless of their social or economic status. They get a big thumbs up in my book.
Some of their flavors include Cinnamon Spice, Blueberry Almond, and Tart Cherry. I love these hot cereal cups when I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to prepare breakfast!
Is there anything better than fresh bread in the morning? Ozery Bakery is all about eating delicious food while still feeling healthy. They prepare their bread with hearty whole grains, fruits and seeds and the results are absolutely delicious. The Ozery Bakery team hand picks and taste tests every single ingredient in order to ensure a quality product with the perfect amount of crunch and juiciness. Ozery Bakery products include Morning Rounds, Snacking Rounds and One Buns in flavors such as Cranberry Orange, Muesli, and Date & Chia.
They are also coming out with the first packaged Vegan Brioche which I am incredibly excited about! I tried their brioche bites at Expo West, and lemme tell ya – they tasted as though they had just come out of the oven. That good!
One winner will receive the Ozery Bakery Cranberry Orange Morning Rounds! Yum!
Being an avid tea drinker myself, I was extremely excited over finding Tea Drops at Expo West. Tea Drops are heart and flower-shaped morsels that dissolve in your cup. They’re made with organic, ground tea, delicate spices and raw sugar. I especially love that I’m not wasting a tea bag when drinking this tea on-the-go. Some of their flavors include Sweet Peppermint, Vanilla White Tea and Citrus Ginger. Tea Drops also come in the most adorable re-usable wooden box – all about those little details!
To top it off, Tea Drops understands that without clean water, people are not able to enjoy the comforting taste of tea. For this reason, Tea Drops teamed up with the Thirst Project to raise awareness and funds to build and sustain current water wells. With every purchase made at Tea Drops, they will donate a year’s supply of clean water to someone in need. Their goal is to supply clean water for 8,000 people this year – is that incredible or what?!
How to Enter:
Entering the giveaway is simple! Follow the instructions in the widget below & share with me in the comments box which product you’re most interested in trying! Bonus points if you “Like” the Kash in on Health Facebook page and/or tag your friends on the Instagram giveaway post!
This giveaway will close by next Thursday, April 6th and I will choose 1 winner at random who will be notified via email.