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Today my family goes to The Natural Products Expo West. <a href="http://www.expowest.com/ew11/public/enter.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.expowest.com/ew11/public/enter.aspx</a><br><br>
I know at least 2 other people here are going.<br><br>
So,here's the place to discuss this veg*n paradise!<br><br>
While there are non-veg products, they are few and far between and more importantly, all the veg*n superstars tend to be there, as in the makers of all your favorite products!<br><br>
I'll report back about what NEW and interesting veg*n products may soon be available at a store near you.<br><br>
If possible, I'll post pictures as well, provided my daughter is willing to take them (I don't have a camera).<br><br>
Ciao for now! On my way to Anaheim!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Cool! Can't wait to see what you find! Have a great time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'll be there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"> I'm so excited to see what they have and meet Ahimsa again.
 

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Wow, so much fun! Sadly, I didn't get to see Ahimsa <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I'll be back later to post more info and pictures.
 

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I tried to get as many photos of awesome booths as possible, but it was packed and I was carrying two heavy bags. Here's what I got:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9798.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9900.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9799.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9800.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9804.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9807.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9816.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^ Silk has samples of their new Almond and Coconut Milks, not bad.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9817.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9819.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^ Had samples of their Chick'n Marinara, Smart Dogs, Sausages, and Sweet and Sour Chik'n - Every thing was amazing.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9824.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^ Pizza samples, soups, and their new light products - all delicious.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9827.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^ I took this photo before getting to the booth and once there, the lady said no photos. Their tea set up was amazing, they had samples of everything in glass teapots over tea lights (kept the tea hot).
 

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Samples! Drinks:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9828.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9833.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9884.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
I haven't tried any of these yet, but I did have Teas' Tea Mango Oolong, that was yummy!
 

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I tried the new Quorn burgers, both were excellent. For being such a big fan, they gave me:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9861.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9872.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br><b>Cleaning Products</b><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9875.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^ LOVE. The guy at the stand just handed me the whole bag, hope I can find it locally.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9865.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9864.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9881.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9896.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<b>Food!</b><br><br>
I have an interesting story on this one. The guy at the Miso Soup stand thought I was pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"> He said the miso soup is good for the baby. Yeah dude, not pregnant, just have a food baby.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9831.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9874.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9873.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9830.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><a href="http://cocofoods.com/" target="_blank">http://cocofoods.com/</a> (I like these)<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9888.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^^ Yum!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9877.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9878.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9885.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9887.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9890.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9895.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^^ YUM!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9886.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9892.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9902.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9893.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9904.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
^^Quinoa burgers, very yummy.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9897.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d13/danakscully64/Natural%20Products%20Expo%20West/IMG_9879.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br><br>
That's it! It was a crazy day and we pretty much hit up all of the food places. I left with a bag almost full to the top.
 

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Wow. Just typed out a LONG post and lost it all; first time in a long while! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
I didn't get to the sun cups; were there vegan ones?<br><br>
I wish Quorn would make a vegan product already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><br><br>
I also didn't see the laundry nuggets. I'd love those! I'm gonna contact the company. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Trends (some continued from last year):<br><br>
Gluten-free<br><br>
Probiotic everything<br><br>
Stevia-sweetened everything<br><br>
Coconut water in everything<br><br>
Baby food<br><br>
Xylitol sweetened everything<br><br>
Green packaging<br><br>
Reusable water bottles and food containers
 

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awesome.....thankies for sharing the pics and experience....looks like a really good time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2840369"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wow. Just typed out a LONG post and lost it all; first time in a long while! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
I didn't get to the sun cups; were there vegan ones?<br><br>
I wish Quorn would make a vegan product already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><br><br>
I also didn't see the laundry nuggets. I'd love those! I'm gonna contact the company. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Trends (some continued from last year):<br><br>
Gluten-free<br><br>
Probiotic everything<br><br>
Stevia-sweetened everything<br><br>
Coconut water in everything<br><br>
Baby food<br><br>
Xylitol sweetened everything<br><br>
Green packaging<br><br>
Reusable water bottles and food containers</div>
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No, I don't believe there were vegan Sun Cups. I'm going to request vegan ones on the SC Facebook page <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
And you are dead on about the trends, especially gluten free and coconut water (which, in my opinion, is gross).
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>I Heart Corey Haim!!</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2841467"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
awesome.....thankies for sharing the pics and experience....looks like a really good time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Thanks for viewing them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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