My Haul from Expo West ’17 – Finds’ Faves #Giveaway

Sorry for the wait, I’m ready to share some of my loot from Expo West. If you missed it, here’s my recap (Day 1 and Day 2). I went for 2 days plus 90 minutes and met with lots of great vendors – old and new. I have a HUGE bag of Finds’ Faves because I love chatting with my fave brands and they love sharing all of the goodies.

Check out some of the awesome companies I reconnected with! In this giveaway, I’ll share one of more product/flavor from of each of the following:

  • Wild Zora – These meat and veggie bars are super clean and tasty snacks that are very filling with only 100 calories. Love these!
  • RxBar – These are the only bars to be recommended to me by a doctor – for real! These whole food bars have no added sugar, no GMO, no dairy, no soy, no gluten and no “BS.” They come in 8 11 flavors. They’re also made by a Chicago company. I’m a big fan!
  • Wilde Snacks – These gluten free, lean meat bars with ancient grains, fruits and veggies come in 6 flavors. I love the flavor combos on these awesome 100 calorie bars. They have a new look now, too!
  • Earnest Eats – This company makes whole grain cereals and bars and a new line of detox cereals! These small batch bars are made with whole nuts, fruits, seeds and grains and roasted almond butter.
  • Peak Sherpa Tsampa – This amazing cereal is what powers sherpas! Now available in individual cups in several flavors – just add milk or water and enjoy cold or hot.
  • Eat Your Coffee Bars – These bars contain the same amount of coffee as one cup of coffee and they taste great. They’re also organic, gluten free, made from whole foods and vegan.
  • Made in Nature Power Pops – These yummy organic fruit and nut snacks come in a bunch of amazing flavors.
  • Gorilly Goods – I love all three flavors of awesome organic, gluten free, vegan, low glycemic, all natural and tasty snacks. They now make individual serving sized trail mixes in four flavors, too.
  • Chimes Toasted Coconut Toffee – Chimes takes freshly pressed coconut milk and cooks it with caramelized cane sugar to create a toasty toffee. This Malaysian favorite is gluten and dairy free and vegan. It’s delicious, too!!
  • Enjoy Life!  Free from all major allergens, these chocolate chips are gluten free, non-GMO and taste amazing.
  • Olomomo Nuts – Olomomo makes artisan nuts. I’ve been working with these guys since 2013 and I love them! This year’s update – snack sized packs. Keep an eye out for these in 7-11s and hopefully airports soon.
  • Karma Nuts Wrapped Cashews – These unique nuts retain their natural skin, so they’re extra crunchy, toasty, tasty and full of nutrition. This year they launched a bunch of new flavors in single serve packs. Stay tuned for a full review of all the new flavors and a giveaway soon!
  • GoMacro – GoMacro makes awesome vegan, soy free, non-GMO energy bars that taste delicious. I have a few bars/flavors to share.
  • NoGii – These high protein bars are delicious, all natural, gluten free and Paleo.
  • Simple Squares – I’ve been working with Simple Squares since 2013. In addition to blog stuff, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them at Chicago Sweets and Snacks and Expo West. These 5 ingredient bars are real food, 100% natural, gluten free, dairy free, paleo and come in 8 awesome flavors.
  • Vegan Rob’s Vegan Rob’s makes healthy snack “puffs,” chips, chick peas, popcorn and more. Two new digestive friendly snacks have been added to their unique line-up: Probiotic Cauliflower Puffs and Asparagus Chips.
  • Soul Sprout (formerly Two Moms in the Raw) – Soul Sprout makes delicious organic foods with sprouted and plant powered superfoods. They make granola bars, truffles, crackers, cereal and nut bars. All products are wheat, dairy, soy, gluten, sugar and GMO free. [Enter to win my sampler giveaway HERE through 4/14.]
  • Vital Proteins – Collagen was all the rage at Expo West. Collagen promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, stronger nails and supports joint health. Vital Proteins is a Chicago company, too! They had some great bone broths at Expo this year.
  • Chapul Bars – Bring “insexy” back with Chapul bars made with cricket flour. They come in 4 flavors and have made some flavor improvements this year. Stay tuned for a more detailed review of the enhancements!
  • Toosum Oat Bars – 100 calorie gluten free oatmeal bars in four flavors. Great for kids!
  • Truth Bar – these brand new bars are filled with “ingredients with purpose.” They contain probiotics and pre-biotics and offer all natural versions of some of your favorite sweets – peppermint brownie, dark chocolate dipped coconut and chocolate almond crunch. New this year chocolate raspberry!
  • Fuel Snacks Organic Super Fuel Snack by Foodie Fuel – organic, gluten free, super food snacks that taste amazing. They are crunchy like crackers. I really dig these!
  • Cosmos Creations – Premium puffed corn made with all natural ingredients you can pronounce. These snacks are gluten free and non-GMO.
  • Honey Stinger Waffles – Honey Stinger makes organic products for athletes. These waffles are for endurance sports, but you may want to just eat them as snacks!
  • Bite Fuel Cookies – These gluten free, non-GMO cookies have whey protein and taste amazing. They come in a bunch of flavors and Bite Fuel also makes granola.
  • Noka Organics – These superfood smoothie packs are non-perishable contain no added sugar and taste amazing. They have brown rice protein and flax seeds for organic energy!
  • Nature’s Bakery Salted Caramel Brownie and Oat Bar – Nature’s Bakery makes fig bars. They’ve added brownies and oat bars to the line up. They’re all natural, soy and dairy free and contain no artificial anything.
  • Brami Beans – These awesome snacks/salad toppers are made from lupini beans. These are the Italian version of edamame and have a ton of protein. Yum! They let us taste new flavors at Expo – I can’t wait until the Pesto are available!
  • Skoop Protein – Skoop makes awesome plant based protein powders and superfood blends. Samples include All in One Nutritional Shake, Sleep and Greens Blend.
  • (Not shown) Natural Sins – This Costa Rican company makes veggie and fruit “unchips.” They contain only two ingredients and taste delicious!
  • (Not shown) Nuun – These tabs change your water into a tasty, low sugar hydration drink with electrolytes. All flavors are packed with electrolytes, clean ingredients and are low in calories & sugar

I’m going to send 3 lucky winners a combo pack of the above products. I don’t have multiples of everything, but you will get a good variety of 12 or more items each to try. To enter to win, please use the Rafflecopter below. Winners must be US residents, 18 years of age or older and the offer is void where prohibited. The giveaway will close on April 18th. Winners will be selected and notified on April 19th.

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Which product(s)/brand(s) do you want to try most?

Please note: I received these items at no cost at Expo West. I was not compensated to mention any of these products and all opinions are my own.



  1. Christopher Sorel says:

    karma nuts sound great as love nuts and amazing how they taste different by vendor and region

  2. Jeffrey says:

    I really need to start going to these shows. Nature’s Bakery sounds very good!

  3. suzie says:

    vital proteins collagen! I have heard so much about them!

  4. Georgette Coan says:

    I have had the Vegan Rob’s Cauliflower Puffs and they were great. Would love to try the Asparagus Chips!

  5. Christine says:

    Rx bars. I see them around but have never bought them

  6. jberry says:

    The Karma Nuts have a very lofty claim. Chimes is a brand I’m a fan of & I love coconut anything.

  7. Beth R says:

    Love nuun and would like to try the rxbars.

  8. Lauren says:

    I want to try Cosmos Creations.

  9. Mary W says:

    Go Macro, Simple Squares and Natural Sins would be my first choice. I would dive into the Natural Sins 2 ingredient fruit snacks first.

  10. Renata says:

    I would love to try the Eat Your Coffee Bars for an energizing breakfast treat to start my day!

  11. barbg says:

    All of the bars I really like that type of snack so would try those first. Also karma nuts.

  12. vickie couturier says:

    Honey Stinger Waffles

  13. Amy Scott says:

    I love the Cosmos Creations! The salted caramel variety is so good- our Costco has it occasionally and I’ve seen it at TJ Maxx.

  14. Madni says:

    Most interested in Soul Sprouts

  15. You know I am ALL OVER this giveaway!! I want to try the BRAMI BEANS!!! Aaaaaaaand everything else…LOL!

  16. steph says:

    my fiancé loves simple squares, but the cosmos creations sound good too!

  17. Sarah N says:

    So many great snacks. I’ve been curious about Wild Zora products. I would try it first.

  18. Becca says:

    I’ve heard great things about the Brami Beans and I’ve never heard of Vegan Rob’s but I always love trying new vegan products! Those would be the two I’d want to try!

  19. DJ says:

    I have never tried anything from Noka Organics before. They look like a tasty brand.

  20. Marty says:

    I’d like to try the brami beans — I’ve never heard of those before.

  21. GiGi Eats says:

    I went for 2 days as well, I mean, you just HAVE TO go for at least two days because there is SO MUCH GOING ON!!! Sunday is DEFINITELY the day to go though – it’s so much less packed and parking is easier and cheaper!! Next year I WILL NOT be driving there on any other day but Sunday, ha!

  22. Deb E says:

    I’m most interested in the Brami Beans since I’m a bean lover. I struggle to get enough protein so these may work for me. I’d love the Eat Your Coffee Bars first though. Sometimes I can’t down a cup fast enough for it to start working! No time to make it in the morning–these bars would be great!

  23. Kristen says:

    Simple square!

  24. Karma Nuts or Bite Fuel Cookies! So many things to choose from though.

  25. Raymond says:

    I’d enjoy the Chimes Toasted Coconut Toffee the most!

  26. Caroline says:

    skoop protein

  27. Becca Z says:

    I really want to try the Brami Beans, I love tasty snacks that feel like junk food, but have nutritional value!

  28. Heather says:

    The meat bars have me intrigued!

  29. Heidi Bee says:

    The Nature’s Bakery salted caramel bar sounds amazing, always love sweets!

  30. Aaron L says:

    What a haul! I’m really intrigued by the Wilde Snacks lean meat bars for sure.

  31. julie says:

    they all look interesting but cosmos creatiions look yummy

  32. Tamra Phelps says:

    The Chimes jumped out at me, lol. I love toffee in anything & when you combine it with coconut…Yes, please!

  33. You know I love my RX Bars and I am such a fan of Wilde. I wish they would bring back the black pepper strawberry, though–that was a super intriguing flavor! But I like the new formulas. Peach BBQ is still my fave.

  34. Elena says:

    I want to try the Eat Your Coffee Bars

  35. Maryann D. says:

    I would love to try Cosmos Creations first. I am interested in Karma Nuts, Skoop Protein and Chimes Toasted Coconut Toffee

  36. Kris I. says:

    I want to try Chimes Toasted Coconut Toffee; this sounds good!

  37. Courtney Dyson says:

    I want to try Nature’s Bakery.

  38. sarah s says:

    I have to say all the products sound awesome, would try the Truth bars first.

  39. Daylan davalos says:

    I would love to try the RXbars!! I love them! 🙂

  40. Caitlin A says:

    RX BARS!

  41. Amber Ludwig says:

    Wild Zora!! I love that they are protein powerhouses!! Perfect for hiking fuel!

  42. Elizabeth W says:

    The Noka Organics smoothie packs sound intriguing!

  43. Jeanna Massman says:

    I would try the Salted Caramel Brownies and Oat Bars

  44. Amy C. says:

    I’m interested in trying the Nature’s Bakery Bars and the Gorilly Goods.

  45. paige c says:

    i want to try the eat your coffee bars

  46. sarah says:

    the eat your coffee bars! LOOOVE coffee

  47. Kathy Davis says:

    The Rx bar Or Nature’s Bakery would be the first thing I would try. I would love to try everything.

  48. Susan P. says:

    There are a lot of good ones, but Simple Squares and Natural Sins would be my first choices.

  49. MARIBEL F says:

    I would love to try the vital proteins so many good products fingers crossed 🤗

  50. Beth says:

    Collagen. I’ve really been wanting to try it

  51. Christa says:

    Vital Proteins and theChapul bars are what I’m most curious about, and then the bottom half of this list you posted, would love to win it! Wanted to go to Expo West this year but grad school got in the way! Thanks for posting!

  52. Georgiana says:

    Bite Fuel cookies loaded with healthy protein sounds fabulous.

  53. Shannon says:

    I’m excited to try the Cosmos Creations.

  54. liz l says:

    Chimes Toasted Coconut Toffee for me

  55. Edye says:

    I’m excited for the Skoop Protein! I’d try that first.

  56. Jenny says:

    Rx bars and vital protein!

  57. Kyle Kranz says:

    Would love to try out those RxBars!

  58. Fiona N says:

    These sound so good and I love them all! I am most excited to try the Honey Stinger Waffles
    Thank You for the chance!

  59. Jordan D. says:

    I’m dying to try the Vegan Rob’s products! Everything sounds amazing though, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  60. Amanda C. says:

    Olomomo Nuts, Gorrily Goods, and RX bars. Heaven! Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. I’d like to try the Nature’s Bakery salted caramel brownie.

  62. wen budro says:

    The Honey Stinger Waffles are the first item that I want to try. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this product.

  63. Allison says:

    Rx Bars all day every day…also GoMacro bars…also Olomomo Nuts. All the things!

  64. Katie Bellamy says:

    i’m interested in the Power pops!

  65. Nikki Nikki Fahey says:

    vital proteins collagen! I have heard so much about them!

  66. Heather says:

    i’d love to try some of the vegan rob’s snacks! i’ve never heard of that brand before… i just looked at the website and so many of the snacks sound delicious!!

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  68. gloria patterson says:

    I LOVE TRYING NEW PRODUCTS….. samples are the grocery store has me buying products I have never tried

    chimes toasted coconut toffee sounds so mouthwatering

  69. gloria patterson says:

    skoop protein also sound so good

  70. Lesley F says:

    I would try the Nature’s Bakery Salted Caramel Brownie and Oat Bar first

  71. Dawn reetz says:

    The cauliflower puffs, I’ve always wanted to try those!

  72. Shiduna Townsend says:

    I’m most interested in trying the Eat your Coffee bars, the Chimes toffee, Truth Bar and Nature’s Bakery. Out of those four, I would try the Chimes toffee first, since I have a sweet tooth.

  73. denise low says:

    I would love to try all these out. We have been trying to eat healthier. Thank you for sharing.

  74. Calvin F. says:

    Lots of goodies I see here.

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