expo west 2011 findings

Welcome to the crazy world of the Natural Products Expo West. There were many new and notable products – ranging from food, drink, body/cleaning products, supplements and crazy other products that aren’t even categorizable.

I must say that Expo is a completely different experience when walking the show rather than being at a booth.

(And I must admit that it was rather nice and much less stressful.)


Here are some of the Notable Products that I found:

  • Go Picnic: adorable, healthy snack packs for kids or adults!

  • Stonyfield Greek Style Yogurt: thick and creamy with more protein than regular yogurt, but less tartness. I’m still a sugar-hater in yogurt but this was delicious. :)

  • Larabar Blueberry Muffin: I’ve heard nothing but good things about this variety but I wasn’t a huge fan. Maybe calling it a “Blueberry Muffin” threw me off a bit…

  • So Delicious No Sugar Coconut Ice Cream and Coconut Greek Yogurt: I sadly was not a fan of either of these products – the ice cream tasted like sugar alcohol and the yogurt was not thick like a greek yogurt. I’ll continue to buy the Coconut Milk Ice Cream that is sweetened with agave. :)
  • Jamba Juice & Zola Superfruit Shots: A quick swig of vitamins and antioxidants in delicious juice – perfect for kids.

  • Cakeheads Whoopie Pies: These were amazing (and adorable) with flavors like brown butter and pumpkin. I want some for my wedding. Seriously.

  • Two Mom’s in the Raw: Almond Butter Cacao Truffles – raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free and handmade. They explain themselves and tasted amazing.
  • Wafu Ginger Carrot Dressing: You know that dressing served at sushi restaurants? This is it. I can’t wait.

  • Three Twins Ice Cream: Organic, creamy ice cream with flavors like Dad’s Cardamom and Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi (a splash of balsamic vinegar adds a special little something) sold me!

  • Lunch Skins: I reuse my plastic baggies, but using these will eliminate them! (And they are much cuter!)

  • AcroYoga: Absolutely amazing – they were performing with a dreaded dj at the Aura Cacia booth.

Whew – that was a lot of eating. :) I can’t wait to start seeing these products in stores. Hope you enjoyed my Expo West findings!


  1. says

    Wow, that looks like an amazing expo! That ginger dressing is amazing- I have a recipe for the kind that we made at the sushi place I used to work at and it’s totally addictive. Did Stonyfield replace their Oikos with that Greek yogurt? Is it any thicker? Oh, and I’m so confused by what’s happening in that yoga picture- hahaha!

  2. says

    Oh how fun!! I love trying and seeing info on new products!! Thanks for the reviews (good and not so good!). I’m most interested in those lunch skins! SO clever! I go through so many bags!

  3. says

    Great finds! I love the lunch skins, I only use plastic baggies if I have to for the girls in their lunches. Those cake head flavors sound amazing! :0)

  4. says

    I just realized there are 2 people in that yoga photo. Impressive. I would so fall on my head.

    I would love that expo floor! I would also wear some low rise pants to accommodate the food belly I would get eating all those yummy foods. Glad you had a nice convention!

  5. says

    What a great expo! You must be on cool product overload. I have to admit I’ve lost my love of Larabars, but the Blueberry Muffin is the only one I like anymore. I thought the dried blueberries masked that date overload they all seem to have. Those Whoopie Pies look like they would be so fun for a wedding favor!

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