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Nine Products from NPEW You Need to Try Now

Trade show pros are notorious for attending major events, where dozens of innovative products are being launched, and never seeing beyond the booths. We’re too busy poring over exhibits, graphics, in-booth promos, and marketing messages to spend much time “shopping” the show floor. But with a large team and multiple clients at Natural Products Expo West (including three mentioned below — Health Ade, Nature’s Way, and Sunsweet), we had a chance to sample some new offerings in Anaheim — and we think the following nine of them are worth adding to your Amazon wish list.

Avafina Organics Chiaviar

Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like caviar! When we first encountered this booth, we passed on what we suspected was another plant-based, protein facsimile. Thankfully, despite a bad experience with a Russian diplomat offering authentic (expensive!) caviar, we stopped on a subsequent visit and asked: Does it taste like caviar? No. It’s better. Much better. Much, much better. Avafina Organics' Chiaviar is a culinary creation that combines the health benefits of chia seeds with the aesthetic (and, to some degree, mouth feel) of traditional caviar, offering a unique and nutritious delicacy. Bursting with omega-3, fiber, and essential micronutrients, Chiaviar nourishes the body while indulging the senses with its delicate texture and subtle flavor profile. Perfect as a garnish, spread, or topping, it adds a touch of sophistication to any dish. While it’s currently only available in parts of Canada, the brand is entering the U.S. market in 2024, so keep your eyes peeled and your palate ready.

Health-Ade SunSip Cherry Cola

Remember when diet sodas were considered “healthy”? Today, however, it feels like another “alternative sweetener” is found to be decidedly unhealthy every week or so, making it increasingly difficult to confidently enjoy your cola of choice. Have no fear, Health Ade is here. A refreshing fusion of vibrant flavors and gut-friendly goodness, Health Ade Sun Sip offers craveable flavors and gut-healthy prebiotic benefits with no Stevia in sight. What’s more, it’s rich in vitamins C, B6, and B12, while also adding minerals such as Zinc and Selenium to promote your inner and outer glow. And coming in at under 35 calories per can, it’s a guilt-free, gluten-free, non-GMO alternative to traditional cherry cola, with other flavors such as raspberry lemonade, root beer, strawberry vanilla, and (the newest addition) lemon lime. Each one we tried was our new favorite, so you’ll have to sample them all and select your own signature flavor.

Le Grand Plant-Based Mac and Cheeze Sauce

Introducing Le Grand Plant-Based Mac and Cheeze Sauce, a deliciously creamy alternative to traditional cheese sauces. Made from wholesome plant-based ingredients, this velvety sauce captures the essence of classic macaroni and cheese without compromising on flavor or texture. With a rich, cheesy taste and smooth consistency, it's perfect for drizzling over pasta, veggies, or nachos. Free from dairy, gluten, and artificial additives, Le Grand Mac and Cheeze Sauce is an indulgence suitable for vegans and those with dietary restrictions.

Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate

Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate is a decadent symphony of rich cocoa and indulgent sweetness. Crafted with the finest quality cocoa beans, this luscious treat embodies the perfect balance of intense chocolate flavor and delicate sweetness. Made with premium ingredients and expertly blended, Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate offers a luxurious experience for chocolate connoisseurs. Whether savored as a midnight indulgence or on-the-go snack, each bite melts on the tongue, leaving a lingering sensation of pure delight.

Moku Mushroom Jerky

A savory snack redefining plant-based indulgence, Moku Mushroom Jerky is crafted from premium, organic mushrooms. Each bite offers a burst of umami-rich goodness (we recommend the Sweet & Spicy or Hawaiian Teriyaki flavors, but they’re all delicious). Infused with spices and seasonings, this meat-free snack satisfies carnivorous cravings with its chewy texture and robust taste profile. Moku Mushroom Jerky is free from artificial additives and preservatives, making it an ideal option for health-conscious consumers. Packed with nutrients and protein, it energizes your day while tantalizing your taste buds.


Nature’s Way Sambucus Elderberry with Vitamin C and Zinc

Given the convergence of attendees from all over the world, oftentimes spending hours or days in the same ecosystems with limited ventilation, immune-boosting supplements should be on every face-to-face marketer’s packing list — especially during cold and flu season. Enter Nature’s Way Sambucus Elderberry with Vitamin C and Zinc, a powerful, sugar-free supplement crafted to support overall wellness. These gummies are tasty, travel friendly, and easy to add into your daily routine when you’re on the road. Elderberry, renowned for its antioxidant properties, combined with vitamin C and zinc, creates a synergistic effect, promoting optimal immune function that will keep you feeling great whenever you’re on the go.

Sunsweet Herbal Water

You wouldn’t believe the number of NPEW exhibitors sampling water. Not flavored water, not water with some unexpected additive, but plain old H2O. While we appreciate the complimentary hydration, most came without a side of competitive differentiation, leaving us to wonder why that brand’s canned water was better than the other brand’s carton of water or that competitor’s bottled water. One water that did, however, differentiate itself from the pack was Sunsweet’s Herbal Water. A rejuvenating blend of pure hydration and botanical essence, it’s crafted with herbs and fruits, delivering a burst of natural flavor without added sugars or artificial ingredients. Infused with the essence of herbs such as mint, lavender, and chamomile, each sip offers a refreshing sensation that calms the mind and invigorates the body. Sunsweet Herbal Water is perfect for those seeking a more flavorful path to hydration. Our favorite was lemongrass mint vanilla, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them.


Tache Pistachio Milk Latte

There’s no reason for non-dairy milk to taste like actual milk … especially when it can taste even better. And one of our favorite flavors: pistachio. Hence, our collective adoration of Tache pistachio milk in general, and the brand’s Pistachio Milk Lattes in particular. A luxurious fusion of premium pistachio milk and finely brewed espresso, these dairy-free lattes offer a rich texture that coats the palate with silky sweetness, delivering a balance of bold coffee flavor and delicate nuttiness. Whether you’re in it for the taste, the mouth feel, or the health benefits, Tache checks all the boxes — especially if you’re as passionate about pistachios as we are.


Truff Jalapeno Lime Hot Sauce

As big fans of Truff’s original black-truffle-infused hot sauce, we practically bee-lined for the company’s booth to sample the its newest offering: Truff Jalapeno Lime Hot Sauce. A blend of spicy heat and zesty citrus that ignites the taste buds, it combines ripe jalapenos, tangy lime juice, and Truff's signature truffle infusion for a flavor experience unlike any other. We safeguarded our sample-size bottles for at-home taste tests on tacos, grilled meat, and even salads. The verdict: It adds a kick of flavor that elevates any dish to gourmet status and is a must-have condiment for spice enthusiasts seeking a touch of jalapeno heat in every bite.


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