The Natural Products Expo offered thousands of companies a platform to showcase their goods. There were thousands of visitors as well so apologies for the poor sound quality in the videos below. Here are notables in the category of To Eat:
Smart Flour Foods – Anyone who is gluten-free knows how hard it can be to find a delicious gluten free pizza. Smart Flour Foods has solved that problem for gluten-free foodies by creating a line of pizzas that feature a crunchy crust reminiscent of wood-fired pizzas. This is an outstanding pizza line.
Wild Friends Foods – Wild Friends Foods are a tasty line of nut butters featuring ingredient pairings started by two very clever twenty-somethings.
Bill’s Best Organic BBQ Sauces – Bill’s Best organic BBQ sauces are based on family recipes passed down to Jason Fehon by his father who suffers from Frontotemperal Degeneration. 10% of each bottle purchased is donated to finding a cure for the disease. Jason’s a young, passionate entrepreneur who runs the company with his brother. Ingredients are first rate, from organic Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar to exotic imported spices. Beautiful packaging. Regular and spicy versions, both excellent.
DF Mavens – DF Mavens call themselves the finest producers of dairy-free ice cream. Bright, fresh flavors impressed.
Mamalicious – Mamalicious protein powder uses brown rice as a protein base, providing an easy option for mixing with liquids or smoothies to up vitamin, mineral and nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
Real and Wonderful – Real and Wonderful are the makers of delicious raw foods. With a line of snacks ranging from Vanilla Macaroons to Red Pepper Herb Crackers, Real and Wonderful offer feel-good raw snacks in tempting flavor combinations.
Bear Branch Milling Co. – ‘A man full of grits, is a man full of peace.’ That’s the motto of Ash, North Carolina’s Bear Branch Milling Co. This is the real deal. The line is made in a 100+ year old mill and includes all natural stone ground yellow and white cornmeal, grits, as well as whole wheat flour milled from whole grains, free of additives or preservatives. Its corn is not genetically modified. The entire line is gluten-free. Beautiful packaging, honest and simple.
Gunshot Sauce – Gunshot Sauce, a versatile vinegar-based gourmet sauce from Shade Tree Sauce Company, is a natural to pair with proteins, to punch up salad dressings and slather on eggs.
NoTatoes – NoTatoes are from Sorilito Foods in Bethel, CT blending cassava with corn. The result is a crispy, lightly salted alternative to tortillas. Kid-friendly with enough sophistication to appease adults.
Treeline Cheese – Treeline Cheese dares people to be dairy free. These artisanal cheeses are made from Brazilian cashew nuts but still have a delectable creamy texture and tang. I particularly liked their smoked hard cheeses.
Seasnax – Seasnax make noshing on seaweed as a snack rather addicting. Made with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt, Seasnax are a healthy snack both mother and child approved. My favorite is the regular although multiple new flavors have emerged.