New Hope Network editors sample mushroom-based natural food products at Natural Products Expo East. Check out their trend tasting.

We've seen functional mushrooms such as reishi, chaga and cordyceps infused in beverages, bars and chocolate at Natural Products Expo before. But this year, mushrooms made a big appearance as a whole-food ingredient in classic formulations such as chips, jerky and even a coffee booster.

Here, you'll learn about our favorite new 'shroom products that exhibited at Natural Products Expo East 2018.

About the Author(s)

Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

Jessie Shafer, RD

Director of Influence & Health Education, New Hope Network

Jessie Shafer, RD, is New Hope Network's director of influence and health education. In this role, Jessie curates opportunities and appropriate partnerships for New Hope's health and wellness influencer audience, as well as health practitioner and nutrition expert audience. Jessie is a Northwestern University graduate, registered dietitian, and long-time health journalist, having worked for more than 17 years at four major publishing houses on consumer-facing health brands, including Meredith Corporation and August Home Publishing and holding the role of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living for four years. Jessie and her husband relocated from Iowa to Colorado in 2015 where they enjoy riding their bike, hiking in the mountains and being mom to a cute and curious toddler. 

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