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2019 Expo West - New Product Round - Up - Part ONE

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2019 Expo West - New Product Round - Up - Part ONE

I just spent the last 3 days at Expo. West and not only am I super excited for the coming year I am also dead tired. Expo. is so big and covers so much space I did not get to see all of it. I had to allow myself permission to be okay with this which was not easy, but needed. Today I did a nice yoga stretch and have been in my most comfortable clothes watching “Say Yes to the Dress” in preparation for my daughters upcoming wedding. LOL.

Any who…here are the NEW products & companies I wanted to share from Expo. West 2019. I have so many this will be a 2 part series! BAM is all I can say.

Many are small businesses and I hope you will consider supporting all of them. I make no money selling product I simply believe in each of these products and the people behind them. Enjoy.

EXPO WEST 2019 NEW PRODUCT ROUND-UP - Part ONE

Nutpods - Did you know Nutpods has paid for Gidget for years? Yup their sponsorship is for Gidget’s food. I get emotional every month when I get the wire from them. Some of the kindest people I know! Our love affair began and is re-kindled every morning when I make my coffee. I am a Nutpods gal! Dairy-FREE never tasted so good and now they up’d the game once again with Caramel! I almost passed out on the Expo West show floor when I saw this. Next I tasted it smiled so much my eyes shut. I love you Nutpods and appreciate all you do for me and Gidget. Grab yours here.

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Pili Hunters - I have been so inspired by the spirit of PIli Nuts, which comes directly from the founder, Jason. His energy, kindness and zest for life are the foundation of Pili Nuts. The creamy nuts are one thing now they have Expedition Nut Butters that are simply amazing! I recommend grabbing a variety pack and doing your own taste test. These are perfect for keto folks! Post work out snacks, kids lunches, treats and simply fuel for your mind, body and soul. Tap your hunter gatherer and click here.



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Siete Foods - When Siete joined the tour I almost cried. I knew the Siete families line of products would help me to change the narrative in households so easily. Their complete line of Paleo perfect products elevate the family meal plan from the word go. This year at Expo West they announced a hard taco shell. I know it is almost too much to wait for it to hit the shelves. If you are like me and want to be the first to know head here.

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Green Girl Bakeshop - I almost cried when I met Lisa and her team at Green Girl. From the product to the packaging they had me hooked and who doesn’t want a healthy, delicious ice cream sandwich? Right now you can only find them in the California area, but that is about to change folks so hang on. Green Girl I am a fan and cannot wait for you to be found all over America. Learn more here. 

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CoYo Organic - My good friend in Bend, Oregon introduced me to the line CoYo and I have forever been hunting it down all over America. When touring I have been known to drive 30 miles to have this delicious dairy free yogurt. I love all the flavors with vanilla bean being my favorite. If you have not tried CoYo you are missing out. I had the pleasure of meeting the co-founder, Henry, at Expo. West and his story about starting this company so amazing I want to invite him to do a Facebook Live so stay tuned. Find your CoYo here.

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Kitch Fix - This company is not new to me I just re-fell in love with Kitch Fix. They recently had Dr. Terry Wahls out for an event and you now this Wahls Warrior loves to hear that! Not going to lie I love a good bowl of granola to start the day or a mid-day post workout fuel fix. The line from Kitch Fix delicious! My real love affair has always been with the Paleo waffles they have. OMG. Do I need to say anymore? Waffles. Granola. Bars. Find out more here.

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Hu Kitchen- OMG someone save me from myself. I swear every time I buy Hu Kitchen’s cashew butter bar I am going to share or eat 1/2 at a time. I NEVER do. Not even one time. I am a true addict. This stuff kills me. I also find myself yelling at their Instagram account. The posts send me over the ‘I need that now edge.’ To make matters more exciting I can find them almost anywhere for purchase. If you have not tried HU you have been warned. Learn more here.

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Karine & Jeff - I first found the Karine & Jeff product line touring in 2018. It was a dream come true for this van living fool. Real whole food based soups & puree’s that are homemade are what Karine & Jeff are all about. This french company feels like fine cuisine from the word go. The packaging is amazing in the beautiful glass bottles which I adore. I simply LOVE this product line and almost died when I found it at Expo. West. To learn where to find them click here.

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Chill Pop - Frozen fruit pops are what Chill Pop Shop is all about. Met CEO, Elisabeth, at Expo. West and tasted all the delicious flavors they offered. With flavors like avocado mint and watermelon lime you can bet the are for grown-ups and kids alike. They are creamy, dreamy yum on a stick. Learn more here.

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Lilly’s Sweets - I love Lilly’s baking chips and have recently found the keto version from Lilly’s Sweets. I am not going to lie I eat them right out of the bag. So good for this chocolate loving woman. Lilly’s bars, chips and NEW chocolate covered almonds RULE. I love this line and appreciate how they make my conscious life easy. To grab your Lilly’s click here.

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Base Culture - This companies breads I was first introduced to many years ago. I met the founder of Base Culture at a trade show and have watched this line continue to grow. Today they have a Keto bread that is amazing. I have been toasting it up every morning since I got my 1st loaf! So good. Base Culture also makes banana, pumpkin and sandwich Paleo breads plus a bunch more. Base Culture has been delivering quality BAM for years and the keto bread just another example. You can grab them on Amazon here.

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Teton Waters Ranch - I LOVE this company and how I can find them almost everywhere all over America. Teton Waters Ranch was at Expo. West last week and I had the pleasure of meeting with the CEO, Mike Murray. What a nice guy! If I loved them before I am in love now. Literally and not only because of the Teton Waters Ranch sausages - they have grass-fed burgers! They are ridiculous! My last meal on earth would be a burger so I know burgers. I literally died. They won some big ass award for it too. Check it all things Teton Waters Ranch here.

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VioLife - I stumbled upon VioLife touring and have been a huge fan ever since. I actually think I was on vacation with my cousin in Key West when I found VioLife. I love this non-dairy cheese line so much especially the cheddar cheese. Never did I think a grilled cheese would be in my life, but it is with this plant-based line of cheese. Now don’t be getting your panties in a bunch with potato starch and start saying nasty things to me. I won’t have it. I love this line. I eat this line and I am happy to enjoy a grilled cheese using Base Culture bread and Mikey’s Muffins. To learn more about VioLife click here.

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Rhythm Superfoods - I met this company when I stumbled upon their beet chips and Rhythm became something I looked for when shopping. I love beets and get sick of eating them the same way. Having
the chips was a new BAM in my life. Then Rhythm added the carrots and sticks which my dog Gidget loves so I keep a bag in the van for her. Now they have fruit and I was lucky enough to taste it at Expo. West. I love this line and appreciate how they bring the super to snacking through foods. Amazon sells Rhythm Superfoods making it the easiest ever. Here is a link to get started.


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Birch Benders - Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes, pancakes. Did I mention pancakes? Birch Benders brings the Paleo to pancakes and boy do they do a great job of it! Not going to lie in the fall I bought the pumpkin paleo pancake mix in Denver and although tempted everyday to open in before Thanksgiving I waited to bring it home to my daughter for Thanksgiving morning and it was a highlight and now a tradition. So much love for Birch Benders and how easy they make Paleo. Now they are making keto just as simple with their line of Keto mixes and syrups. Did I mention syrups? Keto? Chocolate Chip? Have mercy is all I can say. To learn more click here friends.

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Pop & Bottle - Almond milk latte’s to go = yes please and thank you Pop & Bottle! I love everything about this company! The products are delish, the energy around the booth was amazing and the packaging I find very appealing. I am a sucker for a delicious healthy nut milk. I was first turned onto nut milks by a friend in Beverly Hills who used to make and sell them to me when my hands did not work. Thankful for Pop & Bottle for making almond milk latt'e’s easy on the daily. To grab some on Amazon click here.

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Gold Thread Herbs - Wow was I surprised to find these magic elixir’s from Gold Thread Herbs. So darn delicious and a healthy BAM in a jar. I have never had an herb tunic before and fell in love instantly. Then to learn more about the history of Gold Thread Herbs, the culture and that they are in my former hood of Santa Monica has me over the moon about Gold Thread Herbs. Click here to find out where you can get your hands on these amazing potions.

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Stay tuned friends for another blog post highlighting my favorite finds of Expo West 2019. So many it is too much for one blog post.

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Expo West 2018 Hot Products Round Up

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Expo West 2018 Hot Products Round Up

I have to say having Expo. West and the time change happen in the same week almost did me in. Still recovering and hence the delay in getting this blog post done.

I spent 4 days at Expo and still did not see everything. Heck I was not even able to say hi to the vendors I already know and love let alone new companies. I am grateful to have had 2 early morning strolls that allowed me to cover a lot of ground where I caught quite a few products I am tickled pink to see.

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TOP PICKS FROM EXPO WEST 2018:

  • Zevia Tea:  My good friends at Zevia just introduced an organic ready to drink tea line. Like all Zevia products, these items are sweetened with stevia, and contain zero sugar. In addition, Zevia Organic Teas are non-carbonated, non-GMO, brewed with Fair Trade Certified Tea, and will carry the USDA Organic seal. The flavors include Black Tea, Green Tea and herbal flavors, featuring two caffeine-free options. BAM.
  • Nutiva: Boy did Nutiva blow me away with the new MCT Powder. The 1st of its kind and quite delicious if I do say so myself. I love this and Nutiva made the MCT powder with those who have a sensitive stomach in mind. Many complain about MCT liquid being a little harsh on the tummy and this powered MCT has got you covered . Nutiva has included ingredients that help to minimize stomach upset making this a huge win. Looking forward to this coming out in April 2018.
  • Siete: I literally lost my mind when I tasted the cashew tortilla wrap. OMG they are delicious. Siete  also launched a chick pea wrap, but I am on team no chick pea so I did not taste. History leads me to believe it will be delicious. Now stand up and scream 'Hell Yes" Siete also announced new chips with ranch! Drops mic and walks off stage. BAM.
  • Bubba's Fine Foods: I love a good serving size pack and even more when I get to chose if I want bourbon vanilla un-granola, Nana chips or a savory original. Single serving size packs keep me from embarrassing myself and eating an entire bag in one sitting. Thank you Bubba's for helping a girl out with your cute little bags of YUM.
  • Abeego: Beeswax wraps rule. I love these and literally almost hugged the woman who is the CEO of this company. What a great way to say bye bye to plastic wrap and foils. These wraps are washable and last. They come in many different sizes. Side note: For vegans this will not work.
  • Further Food: Daily Turmeric Tonic is a must have for everyone. I added turmeric to my life a few years ago and in the last year have increased how much I consume 2 capsules daily and notice a great difference in inflammation. Further Foods Turmeric Tonic is tasty and a great way to say hello turmeric and feel special doing it. Trust me.
  • NutRaw: Pistachio milk for the win. I was giddy when I tasted this line and this company is all about anything pistachio. I could see this in my refrigerator on a monthly rotation. I love all the nut milk choices don't you? Not going to lie I really liked pistachio milk a lot.
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If I had to pick my favorite product for 2018 it would be the beeswax wraps from Abeego. Not to discount the foods I mentioned because all of them are delicious game changers. The wraps are a narrative changer in the space many of us still hold many toxic habits. Wraps, foils and plastic containers are filled with all kind of toxic stuff and this not only creates the space for a conversation to happen it also offers a wonderful solution.

I am grateful for shows like Expo West for many reasons. Everyone under one roof makes life easy and I get to see people I love in one event.

I look forward to trying these products and seeing if they make it to my regular rotation. Let me know if you get your hands on any of them and what you think. Wishing luck to all the companies who showed and hope Expo West exceeded your expectations.

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Hot NEW Products Review from Expo West

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Hot NEW Products Review from Expo West

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By: V Capaldi Anyone who has spent any time with me has had to endure my boring stories of building tech companies that including attending more trade shows yearly than I can even imagine. My team consisted of a group dedicated to just trade shows it was such a huge part of my business.

After building tech companies I opened a retail store dedicated to consciousness and once again found myself at trade shows, but just 4 a year.

Regardless the size, going to a trade show can be a daunting experience. I often relate it to walking down a busy NYC street filled with people and knowing not a single person. Many of us are used to walking down the street and knowing everyone.

Last week I attended my 1st ever Expo West. It happened to be a record attendance at 75K!  Talk about intimidation!

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In typical V fashion I arrived a day before the entire event opened up to tour the smaller "Hot Products" section when it opened on Thursday; which offered a nice step back into trade show life.

Friday all hell broke loss and Expo West was in full swing. Have mercy this show has everything you can imagine complete with free food and live music! 

Words nor actions can begin to express how different this experience was for me compared to any trade show I have done before. Many of us who live in the conscious world got here because life dealt us a hand we decided not to lose.  Even though the odds were not in our favor we knew our hand was a winning hand. When no one else did. When everyone thought we were crazy. When the only person we could count on was ourselves.

Imagine being in an energy space of this group of poker players?!? 

I found myself crying almost every booth I visited by the uplifting forces encountered within each of the companies I had the honor of meeting. Many of them have supported my wellness journey with their brands and it was a privilege to meet the faces behind the products.

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To make my life even more exciting finally my dear friend Vani Hara (aka. The Food Babe) and I met face to face in Venice on Wednesday before Expo West even kicked off. Needless to say all of this is the reason this newsletter is a little delayed. I am still in recovery mode.

Here is a round-up of my TOP PICKS of PRODUCTS:

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Crio Bru: This stuff is delicious! WOW!  For those looking for a coffee alternative I would highly recommend you consider this brand made from Cocoa Beans.  They have different roasts and each I sipped were exceptional.

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Fruit Bliss: The look of the figs pulled me into the booth.  The fruit from Fruit Bliss tastes and looks fresh picked. They give each piece of fruit a nice steam before packaging producing a quality product that is the best I have ever had.  Mother Nature would be proud.

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Gaia: Adrenal Health: This product is for my adult daughter. She has had a tough year and wonderful year at the same time. Leaving her fatigued and her adrenals screaming for attention. I was so excited to see the addition of the Jump Start knowing this may be exactly what she needs.  I love that all Gaia products are gluten free and certified to be.

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Farmhouse Culture: The Gut Shot:  Saw this and bought it for my kid at my local Whole Foods. She has always love pickle juice and this is designer juice the way I see it. Take a shot a day and let the gut begin to heal. They taste delicious too.  I would highly recommend adding this to your daily life.  Bacteria is the new black!

There were so many products to view and learn about my mind is still numb. However of all that I personally saw these are my TOP PICKS!  I hope you found this insightful and look forward to hearing your feedback.

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