The Grocery and Specialty Food West is a trade show that showcases grocery and specialty foods. It’s where you’ll find hundreds of new products and sample them too. The 2017 Grocery and Specialty Food West is the first food focused trade show that I attended, and it was amazing. I was really impressed by the variety of samples being offered. From beer, cheese, organic and even gluten free snacks. I sampled roughly a hundred different products at The Grocery and Specialty Food West and have narrowed it down to five favourites.
Five Favourite Finds From Grocery and Specialty Food West.
- LÄRABAR™ Bites
Alright, the first on my list are the LÄRABAR™ Bites. I discovered the LÄRABAR during motherhood! And boy, they are lifesavers. I honestly have one in every diaper bag because they are healthy and satisfying for the whole family. So when I saw the LÄRABAR Bites displayed at the Grocery and Specialty Food West I kind of freaked out.
These truffle-like bites are made from real food to satisfy your sweet craving! LÄRABAR Bites are offered in 3 flavors and are made from just 8-9 simple ingredients. Just like the LÄRABAR, these Bites are gluten free, non-GMO, vegan, and dairy free.
Made in Canada…
These air puffed potato snacks remind me of the Mexican botana you can buy on the street. That’s what these are, essentially. Unlike their Mexican counter part, Spokes are baked, not fried. Spokes are made in Canada and come in 8 flavours: Mango Habanero, BBQ, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Salt & Pepper, Dill Pickle, Fiesta Salsa, Sea Salted Caramel, and Simply Bare. Spokes are also preservative and gluten free.
3. Prairie Naturals Morning Rise and Shine
Morning Rise and Shine is a natural body pH balancer. Recent studies have shown that maintaining a balanced internal pH can improve immune health, reduce inflammation, prevent degenerative disease and promote bone health. Prairie Naturals Morning Rise and Shines alkalizes, cleanses and energizes.
Morning Rise and Shine can be enjoyed either mixed into hot or cold water. I prefer it in cold water, as it’s pretty refreshing and tastes like a San Pellegrino almost.
4. Prairie Naturals Cultured Care Probiotic Gum
This probiotic is for your mouth! Probiotics aren’t only for healthy guts, there are many kinds of probiotics, each with their own specific place of origin and job. The Cultured Care Probiotic Gum is an oral probiotic, preventing the overgrowth of unwanted bacteria.
One pack of the Prairie Naturals Cultured Care Probiotic Gum includes 8 pieces of gum. Chew one piece of Cutltured Care Probiotic Gum once a day for 5-10 minutes.
5. Wendell Estate Honey
Wendell Estate Honey is a raw honey harvested from one of the world’s finest apiaries. It’s smooth, rich in texture and delicious. Many other brands blend and heat their honey, Wendell Estate’s raw honey is unpasteurized for a rich texture. Wendell Estate Honey is bottled directly following its extraction from the comb, to retain a fresh flavour and natural white colour.
At Grocery and Specialty Food West you’ll discover all of the latest trends and innovations in the grocery and food world. From big corporations to small local brands, there is something for everyone. Grocery and Specialty Food West 2018 is on April 23 & 24, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.