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    Mar 19, 2018

    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!

    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

    2. Sir Kensington's Buffalo Ranch Dip

    3. Justin's Cinnamon Almond Butter

    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

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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

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

    7. Simple Mills Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies

    8. Soozy's Matcha Green Tea Muffins

    9. Chocolate Walnut Brownie Perfect Bars

    10. RXBAR Vanilla Almond Butter

    RXBAR

    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

    12. Pasta Bowties Meatball Parm Chips

    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

    14. Biena Thin Mint Chickpeas

    Arielle Calderon

    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

    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

    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

    Arielle Calderon

    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

    19. Duverger Earl Grey Macarons

    20. Eat Banza Chickpea Pasta

    21. Grady's Cold Brew Cold Brew Bean Bags

    22. G. H. Cretors The Mix Popcorn

    Arielle Calderon

    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

    25. Everything from Daiya

    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?