My Favorite Products at Expo East 2012

September 21, 2012 · 12 comments

At Expo East, I only took pictures of my favorite products. Here are a few that I tried and was obsessed with. You probably haven’t heard of most brands, which is because they are small and new! You can buy most online however. 

These flackers were amazing. Raw, vegan flax seed crackers may not sound appetizing but these taste like crispy cinnamon raisin toast. 
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These Sea Farm BBQ Seaweed Snacks were amazing! I haven’t had a flavor other than wasabi and these expanded my horizon to a whole new category of foods. The ranch were tasty as well!IMG 0030

Ok, so these cookies by Purely Elizabeth were out of control good. They were vegan and organic, made with almond flour, chia seeds and coconut palm sugar, absolutely phenomenal. One of the best tasting chocolate chip cookies that I have tasted. YES!IMG 0031Of course the half baked consistency helped my opinion. They were perfectly gooey in the center and crispy on top.IMG 0032

So my latest obsession with Kale chips continues with Brads Raw Leafy Kale, specifically the Pina Kale-ada.  Brads Raw Chips

The cheesy versions are always a hit as well. I can’t get enough of these dehydrated chips these days. IMG 0034

Chobani took notice of their adult demographic buying their smaller portioned Champion brand line and has created 100-calorie fun flavored snacks that will hit shelves in January. I tried the coffee and chocolate chip. It was the best tasting Greek Yogurt I’ve tried yet. IMG 0038

They also will come in caramel pineapple and a fig combination flavor. Look out for these on shelves in 2013. IMG 0039I also stopped by the Wild Squirrel Nut Butter booth. I saw the girls on Shark Tank and had to stop by. Their peanut butter flavors are delicious. My favorite is the honey pretzel flavor was my favorite!IMG 0040

Another cookie win was by Ginny Bakes. These gluten-free cookies come already made but also in mix form. For one cookie, you’ll only be consuming 80 calories. They were great!IMG 0044

Lastly, Brittany and I stopped by the Vega booth to say hi to Elizabeth! As you know, Vega is one of my favorite protein powders! I was excited to see them at Expo East and try a few new products!IMG 0045

As if I didn’t have enough snacks at the expo, I went to dinner with a few blogger friends at Bria. We wanted something quick and with 8 girls at 8:30 pm we were quickly sat. I ordered a grilled salmon salad with tomatoes and asparagus. The balsamic vinaigrette made the dish.IMG 0048

It’s always fun to catch up with blog friends and we have two more nights! In the picture above are my Laughing Cow gals Allison, and Brittney on the left (Brittney does the TLC twitter), me, Brittany, Julie, Monica, Tina and Lindsey.  

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jess September 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

Those snacks sound amazing! It is always good to discover new snack – especially vegan and raw!!!

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2 Sarah September 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I am not a vegan or raw foodie either but I’m obsessed with the vegan, raw, and gluten free varieties lately. I can’t get enough of bean flour baked goods. I think they taste better than regular flour.

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3 Erica @ In and Around Town September 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Love that chobani is coming out with the 100 calorie size! Some crazy looking stuff you tried, but those flackers look delicious!

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4 Sarah September 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

If you haven’t tried flaxseed crackers yet, you are missing out. They are the bomb. Kale chips too! I’ll try to bring a bunch to the social media November event.

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5 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction September 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I need to try those Chobani small packs!!!!

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6 Hillary September 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Those Chobanis look awesome!

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7 luv what you do September 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Wow, that yogurt looks incredible! I hope that it hits the shelves SOON. Thanks for sharing all of these fun products. Looks like a great weekend conference!

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8 Sarah September 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

They have 3 other flavors and trust me, they are so good! I can’t believe they are the first to do such unique and clever flavors!

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9 Roni September 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Sarah, what a fun event and to share it with us!! It was like we were there with you. Loved what you shared and I must say it was one of my favorite blogs!!! Your pics were amazing and I loved seeing the Squirrel Nut gals. They were adorable! Thanks again for a very fun read! =-)

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10 Sarah September 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thanks Roni! There were sooo many more companies there. The food was all delicious and I wish I had more time to see more!

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11 Ttrockwood September 25, 2012 at 2:11 am

What great finds! I am vegan and love to see so many companies getting support!
I often buy dried seaweed snacks in chinatown grocery markets here in nyc- look the same and are often in a soy sauce or teriyaki flavor!
And chobani should 1)make a vegan yogurt that is high in protein and tastes yummy and/or 2) at least offer and organic dairy option (like oikos and stonyfield!)
And vega’s vanilla almondilla protein powder is a food group for me!

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12 shelby February 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

flackers and chobani bites are some of my favorite snacks!

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