Natural Product Expo West 2014 - Day 1

I’m at The Natural Products Expo this weekend, scoping out the newest organic products to tell you all about.

If you aren’t familiar with The Natural Products Expo, it is a huge trade show that is put on by New Hope Natural Media twice a year on the west coast and east coast, commonly referred to as Expo West and Expo East. The first one was in 1981 in Anaheim and had 3,000 attendees. In 2013 attendance grew to over 60,000 people!

This is my second year attending, and I’m so excited to tell you about some great finds. I am extremely lucky to be just a short drive to Anaheim for this event, so I was able to attend the 1st event, The Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace. This is the place to be to check out the newest and freshest organic products.

It’s hard to nail down 5 favorite products, but here are the ones that stood out for me from the crowd:

  1. Organic Valley “Organic Balance” Protein Shakes: I felt like a kid again drinking this. It tasted like chocolate milk from my youth, but packs a powerful 15 grams of protein!

  2. SUJA Classic “Bliss” Juice: I’ve been a fan of SUJA organic juices since I met them at the Expo last year, and I will say that they named this juice perfectly. I’m looking forward to trying their new organic “Essentials” Line tomorrow.

  3. Blue Bottle Coffee - New Orleans Iced Coffee: This was seriously light and refreshing iced coffee. This will be headed to Whole Foods in the Bay Area and then hopefully nationally after that, so be on the lookout!

  4. Acure Lip Lush: I’m already an Acure fan, I use their shampoo, conditioner and face wash regularly, so I was excited to see their new Lip Lush products. And I loved the names they gave their colors… “Daaang” lol.

  5. Alter Eco Truffles: For this gal with a serious chocolate sweet tooth, this was heaven for me. Seriously could not eat just one!

I’ll be posting about day two tomorrow. My head is spinning from all of the excitement and meeting awesome people and the products that are coming out.

Check out the Organic Deals Facebook page to see all of the products I saw at the Marketplace. Anything catch your eye that you are excited about?