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These Are My Favorite New Food Products Launching This Year

I went to Expo West, the largest health and wellness trade show in the world, and I got SO MANY SAMPLES.

Hi! I'm Arielle, and last weekend I went to the largest health and wellness trade show in the world (Expo West) to sample all the new food products hitting shelves and the internet this year.

Arielle Calderon

I like to take amateur pictures of my food on Instagram and pretend I know what I'm doing, so this is my plea to trust me when I say these products are GOOD.

Just to give you some context, this was the bottom floor of ONE hall. There were six or seven. Over 3,000 vendors.

Arielle Calderon

I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

Anyway, I am still full from all the samples I ate and want to share my favorite finds. Enjoy!

Note: Some of these products aren't technically new, but they definitely aren't as popular and might be less familiar to most people.
Arielle Calderon

Note: Some of these products aren't technically new, but they definitely aren't as popular and might be less familiar to most people.

1. Super Seedz Sea Salt Pumpkin Seeds

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This was, hands down, my favorite find. And I realize it's literally just pumpkin seeds and salt, but it was amazing. New favorite snack!

Buy a 6-pack of 5 oz bags from Amazon for $27.28, or individual bags from Jet for $5.19 each.

2. Sir Kensington's Buffalo Ranch Dip

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Sir Kensington's has a line of other sauces/dressings, but ranch is brand new. Classic was, well, classic. But Buffalo was BANGING.

This isn't available yet, but you can check Sir Kensignton's Amazon page for updates.

3. Justin's Cinnamon Almond Butter

Put this on sweet potato with banana slices and live your best life. Also, their new cashew butter is SO DAMN CREAMY.This isn't available yet, but you can check Justin's Amazon page for updates.
Arielle Calderon

Put this on sweet potato with banana slices and live your best life. Also, their new cashew butter is SO DAMN CREAMY.

This isn't available yet, but you can check Justin's Amazon page for updates.

4. Perky Jerky Pork Five Spice

I am NOT a jerky person at all, but this was really soft and tender.Pork isn't available yet, but you can check Perky Jerky's Amazon page for updates.
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I am NOT a jerky person at all, but this was really soft and tender.

Pork isn't available yet, but you can check Perky Jerky's Amazon page for updates.

5. Siete Cashew Soft Tortillas

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Grain-free and delicious.

Cashew isn't available yet, but you can check Siete's Amazon page for updates. You can also check Siete's website.

6. Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese (dairy-free)

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I was shocked at how good this was. I don't buy dairy-free, but this persuaded me to at least try it once in a while.

Get it from Jet for $9.69.

7. Simple Mills Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies

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OMGGGGG soooo softtttt! And gluten-free.

This isn't available online yet, but you can check Simple Mills on Amazon for updates. You can also use their store locator here.

8. Soozy's Matcha Green Tea Muffins

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Green tea flavored anything is a plus in my book. They also have a sweet potato flavor which is unique.

You can check Soozy's store locator for purchasing details.

9. Chocolate Walnut Brownie Perfect Bars

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Perfect Bar has ruined all other protein bars for me. They are soft, taste fresh, and are just fucking bomb. They are definitely more indulgent, but worth it.

You can purchase these on Perfect Bar's website here.

10. RXBAR Vanilla Almond Butter

An almond butter with egg whites, who knew?!The nut butters are not available yet, but you can check RXBAR's Amazon page for updates.
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An almond butter with egg whites, who knew?!

The nut butters are not available yet, but you can check RXBAR's Amazon page for updates.

11. Plant Snacks Beet with Vegan Goat Cheese Chips

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These have recently been made vegan and I didn't know the difference from their original formula. Also one of my favorite finds!

You can buy a 3-pack on Amazon for $14.49.

12. Pasta Bowties Meatball Parm Chips

It actually tastes like meatballs which is weird AF?? The Marinara flavor is also very good.You can purchase a 6-pack on Amazon for $23.94.
Arielle Calderon

It actually tastes like meatballs which is weird AF?? The Marinara flavor is also very good.

You can purchase a 6-pack on Amazon for $23.94.

13. Kodiak Cakes Almond Poppyseed Pancake Mix

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I wasn't sure what to expect from these, but they do taste like almond and have poppy seeds in them.

This is exclusive to Target for the next six months, but you can check Kodiak Cakes' Amazon page for updates.

14. Biena Thin Mint Chickpeas

Yes, these do in fact taste like Girl Scout Cookies.These are exclusive to Whole Foods until September, but you can check Biena's Amazon page for updates.
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Yes, these do in fact taste like Girl Scout Cookies.

These are exclusive to Whole Foods until September, but you can check Biena's Amazon page for updates.

15. Buffalo Ranch Popchips

In case you haven't realized yet, I'm a huge fan of spice. I LOVED these so much.You can buy a pack of 24 on Amazon for $21.27.
Arielle Calderon

In case you haven't realized yet, I'm a huge fan of spice. I LOVED these so much.

You can buy a pack of 24 on Amazon for $21.27.

16. Barney Butter Powdered Almond Butter

This is actually the first powdered almond butter which is kind of crazy. Great for those allergic to peanut butter! I had it in a smoothie and it tasted legit.This isn't available yet, but you can check Barney Butter's Amazon page for updates.
Arielle Calderon

This is actually the first powdered almond butter which is kind of crazy. Great for those allergic to peanut butter! I had it in a smoothie and it tasted legit.

This isn't available yet, but you can check Barney Butter's Amazon page for updates.

17. Me & the Bees Mint Lemonade

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The best part about this brand is that it was founded by Mikaila Ulmer, a 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL. I am so proud of teens.

You can check the store locator here for purchasing details, or get a case of 12 from Jet for $47.85.

18. Enlightened Movie Night Ice Cream

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I can only describe this as a buttery ice cream with caramel swirl and chocolate chips.

You can use their store locator here for purchasing details. You can also check out their other products on Amazon here.

19. Duverger Earl Grey Macarons

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Holy shit, I don't even like macarons and these were incredible. Tasted like a flower, but in a good way. I may have had like, three of these. 🙃

You can use their store locator for purchasing details.

20. Eat Banza Chickpea Pasta

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This isn't that new, but damn is it good. Highly recommend!

You can purchase a variety of Banza chickpea pasta on Amazon, Jet, or Walmart. You can also check out BuzzFeed's full review of Banza.

21. Grady's Cold Brew Cold Brew Bean Bags

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*is suddenly thirsty*

You can purchase a cold brew kit on Amazon for $19.94, or a concentrated can from Walmart for $18.68.

22. G. H. Cretors The Mix Popcorn

Sweet + salty popcorn = no complaints.You can purchase a 12-pack on Amazon for $32.60, or a pack of 24 smaller bags from Walmart or Jet for $28.
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Sweet + salty popcorn = no complaints.

You can purchase a 12-pack on Amazon for $32.60, or a pack of 24 smaller bags from Walmart or Jet for $28.

23. Avolov Avocado Chips

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Literally just dehydrated avocados. Kind of weird, but also good.

These chips launched at Expo and aren't available anywhere yet, but you can check their website for updates.

25. Everything from Daiya

This was the biggest surprise for me, and all my friends also loved Daiya's dairy-free products. The shredded pepperjack was perfection.You can find a variety of Daiya products available on Amazon, Walmart, or Jet.
Arielle Calderon

This was the biggest surprise for me, and all my friends also loved Daiya's dairy-free products. The shredded pepperjack was perfection.

You can find a variety of Daiya products available on Amazon, Walmart, or Jet.

Which products do you want to try?

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