MommyCon :: Nichole’s Highlights from Expo West 2018

Nichole's Highlights from Expo West 2018


Expo West is one of my favorite trade shows. This was my second year attending Expo West and I didn’t think it could get any busier then it was last year, but it was crazy busy! There are so many great natural brands to connect with and the amount of samples are insane. I skipped lunch my first day because I was so full on trying all the goodies. As I made my way through the crowds, I saw a few brands that were new to me. I would love to share these brands with you.

Scratch & Grain Baking

These products are perfect for busy families like my own. Included in the boxes are step by step instructions on how all the ingredients are to be mixed and at what stages, the bags are even numbered for you to follow along. All ingredients come pre-portioned out, all that would need to be added are eggs and water. The price point is what shines, they are reasonable retail prices of $6.99+.

 

     

Bakerly

Bakerly makes yummy crepe snacks and soft breads. The crepes are filled with hazelnut, chocolate, strawberry, or crunchy caramel. Their brioche rolls are perfect for a homemade sandwich. I went on a hunt and was able to find them at my local Costco and Smart & Final stores.

 

     

Dapple Baby

These products are made for moms by moms. All products are made with biodegradable  plant-based ingredients that do no include parabens, formaldehyde, SLS and SLES, synthetic dyes or fragrances. They have dish soap, laundry detergent, surface cleaner, and on-the-go products. I feel they have everything I need to keep my home toxin free for my family of four. I was able to find some of their products at my local Target and on Amazon.

 

     

The Somerset Toiletry Co.

These are natural soaps and toiletry products for men and woman. I absolutely love the branding from the mens line of soaps. Bearded dads are the hottest (shhh don’t tell my husband). This is an all around great line of body products.

 

     

 

Not only did I find new brands at Expo West, but I was able to connect with brands that I currently work with at Parent & Co. I was able to finally meet a few people in person that I have been emailing with for the last year. It is always fun to put a name to a face and link up with someone you’ve been working with digitally. I was lucky enough to get the chance to spend some time with these awesome brands!

Lifeway Foods

Lifeway Foods showed me their Farmer Cheese. It’s packed with protein, calcium, and 12 live and active probiotics. They were not only healthy but very tasty, my favorite flavor was black cherry. You can find Lifeway Food samples at all MommyCon events in 2018 at our Snack and Wellness Station.

 

 

Daiya

Daiya has the best dairy-free products. I worked with them this year by having full size yogurt samples at our Influential Summit event during our morning yoga session. At Expo West I was introduced to their ice cream. Sooo good…so good that I went back for more the second day.

 

Don’t Go Nuts

Don’t Go Nuts is one of my go to kid’s snacks. To be honest, I love it just as much, if not more than my kids. My personal favorite is the white chocolate snack. Don’t Go Nuts snacks are healthy organic, non-GMO, peanut-free, tree nut-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free, sesame-free. You can find samples of Don’t Go Nuts at some of our MommyCon events in 2018 in our Snack and Wellness Station.

 

 

One of the most entertaining parts of Expo West was being on the hunt during the event to take some fun pictures with character’s and props. I took a picture with any character I found. It was almost like a game and the brands highly encouraged it. See a few images I took below…

                  

                           

Expo West didn’t disappoint. I ate way too much and my feet were exhausted after three days of walking. I had tons of fun connecting with brands and bringing them to you on our Instagram page. All in all, I found so many new brands that I hope to bring to our Parent & Co audience.