I spent the better part of this past weekend sampling oodles upon oodles of vegan products and boy am I full! Natural Products Expo West is always a fun, yet overwhelming event (over 70,000 people attended with over 2,000 booths), but this year it was very special to me…. A few months ago So Delicious contacted me and asked me if they could feature my Vegan Chocolate Mousse recipe on the recipe cards they would be giving away at their Natural Products Expo West booth. Of course I jumped at the chance to have my recipe featured by a company that I love so much.
It was so much fun to finally meet Gail Davis of So Delicious (aka The Hungry Vegan)! Over the last year we have become friends and to finally meet in person was fantastic. Everyone at So Delicious was so warm and welcoming. At the booth I had the chance to try the new almond milk Greek yogurt and I loved it…nice and thick, smooth, and tangy. I haven’t had Greek yogurt in years and once the stores around me start stocking it I will be buying it for sure (hint, hint SoCal Mother’s and Whole Foods!!!).
After meeting everyone and sampling their wonderful products I headed over to the sound stage where Drew and Brittany Brees (now pregnant with their 3rd child) were being interviewed about their multiple food allergies. Since they are such fans of the products, the Brees family is now working with So Delicious. So many of their concerns echoed the concerns I face as the mother in a family with multiple and varied allergies. Drew spoke about how he noticed an improvement in his performance since addressing his food allergies.
After spending the ENTIRE day on the showroom floor, my husband met me for a wonderful event So Delicious graciously invited us to. We were invited to attend their red carpet premier of Vegucated which we watched while enjoying the wonderful vegan dinner that they provided (along with a vegan open bar…my husband was happy). Marisa Miller Wolfson was at the event and made herself available after the screening for a Q and A session. The viewing was followed by a vegan dessert bar and capped off a wonderful day at the Expo.
I can’t wait to tell you all about my new favorite products and companies…stay tuned!