Spring Has Sprung! Expo West Recap of Our Favs Pt. 1
Happy 1st Day of Spring! Hopefully the weather where you are is much better than they day of rain we’ve had here at the Wholesome Sweeteners home offices in Sugar Land, Texas. The first day of Spring brings feelings of a new beginning, and of course eating delicious food and sipping yummy beverages on outdoor patios in perfect spring weather.
Before the first day of Spring made its way to Wholesome Sweeteners, the entire team traveled to Anaheim, California for the 2012 Natural Products Expo West show. This event showcases the latest in natural, organic and healthy products. Wholesome was exited to attend the show and launch two new products–Organic Coconut Palm Sugar and the World’s 1st Fair Trade Organic Agave Syrup. These two products are a perfect addition to our innovative line of sustainable sweeteners. Organic Coconut Sugar has been all over the place lately. Dr. Oz recently named it the best NEW Sugar Alternative. It has a delicious brown sugar taste, contains potassium, iron, vitamins, and has a medium glycemic index. You should be able to find Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Coconut Palm Sugar in a store near you soon!
We are so excited about the launch of the world’s 1st Fair Trade Organic Agave Syrup. Hard working agave farmer cooperatives will now be able to sell their harvest for a living wage. Visit our website for more information about our newest cooperative partner. This new product, with the same delicious taste and low-glycemic index, will be available early summer 2012.
In between launching these two amazing new products at Expo, we took a little time to visit some friends. These friends are great supporters of Wholesome Sweeteners, and we love them too! Many of them were launching new products or supporting a worthwhile cause. Check out our great photo montage below.
The wonderful people at Guayaki kept the Wholesome Sweeteners group caffeinated with their yummy Yerba Mate. Their new Classic Gold Organic Sparkling Mate is so amazing! I must have drunk 12 cans. Check out their website for stores where you can find this delicious drink and other Guayaki products.
We could not get enough of Nature’s Path NEW Love Crunch Premium Granola. This stuff really is to die for. It’s safe to say our staff is addicted. It comes in four different and equally delicious flavors-Dark Chocolate & Berries, Aloha Blend, Carrot Cake, and Apple Crumble. There is definitely a flavor for everyone’s taste buds. Check out Nature’s Path website for the sweet story of how this yummy treat came to be.
Nothing catches your eye more than a 15 foot high giant yogurt cup! Our friends at Stonyfield had one of the best booths at Expo West. With their wide range of yogurts including new Oikos Nonfat Greek Frozen Yogurt, Stonyfield continues to produce the most delicious and healthy yogurt possible. We truly admire their socially and environmentally responsible business model. Check out Stonyfield’s website for their inspiring story and more new products.
A hot topic at the Natural Products Expo West Show was the California Ballot Initiative to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods. Since the show was held in California, there was a big push to get California residents to sign a petition to secure the initiative on the November 2012 ballot. With 800,000 signatures need and only about a month to get them, these dedicated volunteers were pounding the pavement in the name of GMO labeling. We all have a right to know what we are eating and feeding our families. If you are a resident of California please visit labelgmos.com for information on how to sign this petition.
We had such a great time at Expo West. It is always great to see our friends. We can’t wait for next year! Don’t forget to check out our Thursday blog post for more of our favorites from Expo West 2012.