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Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

Another Expo West is in the bag! Natural Products Expo is the biggest trade show for natural products in the US, and every spring, Expo West takes place over 3 days in Anaheim (while Expo East is held in Baltimore in the fall). We were excited to head out and try all kinds of awesome new vegan products, as well as meet friends and vegan influencers! Check out our pics below for a recap of the eventful weekend, and see how to enter our Expo West GIVEAWAY!

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAYThere were so many amazing new vegan products at the Expo this year! We were pretty much in heaven sampling all of the awesomely delicious snacks. Here are just a few of our favorites (from top left):

1. Vegan and gluten free Whoopie Pies from The Piping Gourmets: They come in vanilla, and chocolate with mint or raspberry. They were all just too good to be true!

2. Ranch and BBQ chips from Beanfields: I mean, who doesn’t love ranch chips? These are the perfect vegan version of Doritos.

3. Tofurky’s Pesto Supreme Pizza: This pizza was so good, and even cooler: it’s gluten free!

4. Chomperz and Stix from SeaSnax: The beloved seaweed snack company has created 2 more innovative products—Chomperz (seaweed clusters with various flavored crunchy shells) and Stix (crispy, savory seaweed sticks)!

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

More new products (from top left):

1. Field Roast’s Hand-Formed Burgers: By far one of the best veggie burgers we’ve ever had! Juicy and full of flavor.

2. Bee Free Honee: This awesome honey alternative will have you thinking you’re eating the real thing! And we got to try their new flavors: mint, chocolate, slippery elm and ancho chile.

3. Gardein’s Fishless Filets: Amazing! Even if you never liked seafood, you will be hooked on these crispy, golden vegan filets…no joke.

4. Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon: As if this vegan bacon snack wasn’t already perfect enough…now there are 4 new flavors to indulge in: Apple Fennel, Candied, Chipotle BBQ, and Soy Free Reduced Sodium!

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

Some of the booths we loved this year (from top left): Chia Pod’s Airstream, Beyond Meat’s impostor Taco Bell with vegan tacos, So Delicious’s cafe, and Daiya’s mammoth kitchen serving up treats like pizza, bagels with cream cheese, cheese cake and grilled cheese!

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

Cow had a blast meeting up with friends from Follow Your Heart, Daiya, Go Veggie, Veganz, OMG Blends, and even celebrity vegan + raw food chef Jason Wrobel!

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

Even more fun to be had: we sampled the amazing Miyoko Schinner’s vegan artisan cheese at the Tofurky party, hung out with vegan friends and influencers at the Field Roast party, got to experience chicken and waffles from Beyond Meat’s food truck, and got in on some photo booth action!

Expo West 2014 Recap + GIVEAWAY

In between attending events, eating tons of food, and meeting friends, we also collected a TON of vegan samples from some of the awesome companies at the expo. So we’re filling up THREE boxes with these goodies and shipping them out to 3 lucky cow friends! This giveaway is open to everyone, and will run until April 2nd. To enter, use the widget below. Good luck!

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Thanks to the following companies who donated specifically for this giveaway: Bee Free Honee, Phoney Baloney’s, Smooze, SeaSnax, Sjaak’s Organic Chocolate, Beanfields, So Delicious

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  • lizzdelicious (3 comments)
    March 20, 2014 at 6:13 am

    I love expos and this one looks like it was truly fun and amazing. I kept checking on instagram for updates and am super stoked to find Field Roast’s maple breakfast sausage in stores soon 🙂

  • opiecat (1 comments)
    March 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Years ago I used to think like those around me do now….that the only thing vegans could eat is tofu and tofu. What a delight it has been these last 10 years discovering a whole new way of eating. What fun it will be to take my box of goodies to work and begin showing all my fellow employees that vegans do eat more than tofu.

  • perrieb (1 comments)
    March 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I love the variety of vegan products that are coming to the forefront! I really hope that I am the lucky winner – one of my daughters is eating gluten free, and many of these treats are just perfect for her!

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