Cave Shake Chocolate
Followers of a ketogenic or paleo diet will adore this slightly sweet vegan beverage that’s also diabetic-friendly with just 2.8 grams of sugar. Ideal for a meal replacement or decadent dessert, this 320-calorie drink is reminiscent of a creamy chocolate milkshake—minus the belly bomb. Cave Shake is made with organic coconut milk, vanilla extract, organic cacao powder, organic stevia, sea salt and organic guar gum for added thickness.
SRP: $7.99; Booth 6828
Herbalist & Alchemist Healthy Kid’s Support Kit
These elegant kits address children’s common health complaints—sleep struggles, irritability, tummy aches and earaches—as well as provide immune-system support. While Herbalist & Alchemist’s kits have been around for a while, this edition features a few formulation updates that reflect the latest nutrition science and sustainable sourcing.
SRP: $44.95; Booth 5418
EO Products Ageless
Unique, potent botanicals make this line a fantastic addition to the antiaging skin care category. These products include a range of powerful plant-based ingredients from across the globe, most notably tsubaki oil. If this Japanese botanical isn’t on shoppers’ radars, it should be: It has been used for centuries for its hydrating omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, giving it strong antiaging prowess. Plus, these products are fast absorbing and won’t clog pores.
SRP: $19.99 to $39.99; Booth 3909
GoAvo Basil Avocado Spread
Mayonnaise and avocado are both so good, so why not combine them into a creamy vegan sandwich spread? GoAvo’s genius green-tinted condiment is made with grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt and a whole lotta avocado. It has zero cholesterol and less fat than conventional mayo, so store the handy squeeze bottle in the fridge and doctor up sammies with abandon.
SRP: $6.99 to $7.99; Booth 461
Tickle Water Watermelon
So many kid-focused beverages are filled with sugar, calories, and artificial colors and flavors. This new “fizz for kidz” from Tickle Water is made simply with carbonated water and natural flavors. Plus, it’s attractively packaged in 8-ounce bottles perfect for little hands. Children will flock to this tongue-tickling beverage—and parents will appreciate that it has zero sugar and zero calories.
SRP: $1.49 to $1.59; Booth 6702
FIT Organic Mosquito Repellent
You won’t find DEET, GMOs or animal products in this USDA Organic mosquito repellent, which employs a combination of organic lemongrass and organic oleic acid to keep bugs away. Even without artificial perfumes, it smells better than citronella- and castor oil-based formulas.
SRP: $9.99; Booth 4524
Simple Mills Chocolate Frosting
Fans of Simple Mills’ grain-free, paleo-perfect baking mixes have long pined for a better-for-you vegan frosting to slather atop their consciously made cupcakes. The wait is over, thanks to this new frosting made with organic palm shortening, coconut oil, cocoa powder and powdered sugar. We’re especially impressed by the inclusion of monk fruit extract, which lowers the overall sugar content to 6 grams per serving—miniscule for frosting.
SRP: $4.99; Booth 445
Wubba Water Hydration for Sick Kids
At some point, most kids will catch a stomach bug—no fun for Junior, no fun for parents who aren’t keen on conventional rehydration beverages laced with artificial flavors and dyes and way too much sugar. This new, clean electrolyte drink blends organic dextrose, organic flavoring, citric acid and fruit- and vegetable-based dyes for more kid-friendly color. Ample potassium, sodium, vitamin C and magnesium will help under-the-weather whippersnappers feel better in no time.
SRP: $2.99; Booth 9011
Bambo Nature Love Balm Baby Ointment
The organic aloe vera and organic coconut oil in Bambo Nature’s new water-repelling ointment will sooth baby’s diaper rash and dry skin. It’s made with a high percentage of certified-organic ingredients and contains zero perfumes, parabens or dyes.
One tenant of the Bulletproof lifestyle is enjoying a frothy, buttery, fat-rich morning beverage. But preparing this concoction takes time—a chore before your a.m. caffeine jolt. Each 210-calorie packet contains organic virgin coconut oil, clarified butter from grass-fed cows, instant coffee, organic egg yolks and organic pure vanilla. Simply squeeze into a mug, add boiling hot water, stir and sip this filling, energizing drink.
SRP: $2.99 to $3.25; Booth 8265
Trace Minerals Research Electrolyte Stamina Power Pack
From Great Salt Lake comes this powerful combination of the four major electrolytes—potassium, magnesium, chloride and sodium—along with 72 electrolyte trace minerals and 1,200 mg of vitamin C. The packets come in eight different flavors; add a couple ounces of water and you’re ready to get sweaty.
SRP: $17.99; Booth 5824
Yorba Organics Baby Foam Bath
Parents are always looking for nontoxic alternatives to synthetic baby products, and Yorba delivers for both baby and mom with its surface cleansers, insect repellents and bath products. This gentle foam bath features cleansing marula oil, which has a pH very close to that of our skin, making it ultra-gentle. Other nourishing ingredients include rooibos leaf extract, sunflower seed oil and organic baobab fruit extract.
SRP: $11.95; Booth 3111
Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee Dark Chocolate Mocha
Secret Squirrel combines organic cold-brew coffee, whole milk, organic cocoa and organic sugar to create this smooth, dessert-like beverage that’s delicious any time of day. This California brand is obsessed with crafting coffee, brewing perfectly roasted beans for up to 22 hours before bottling it up quickly to preserve flavor. Also available in a 3x Concentrate and three other varieties, Secret Squirrel (and its adorable packaging) are about to make waves across the country.
SRP: $3.99 to $4.29; Booth 9013
Bee’s Wrap Geometric Print Sandwich Wrap
Made from Global Organic Textile Standard–certified cotton, organic jojoba oil, tree resin and beeswax, Bee’s Wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. It’s washable, reusable and compostable, and the new geometric print makes kids’ lunches more fun. The warmth from your hands helps mold Bee’s Wrap around cheese, lemon halves and sandwiches of various sizes.
SRP: $10; Booth 4528
Rainbow Light 35+ Mom & Baby
Rainbow Light nails multivitamins targeted to specific demographics—teens, men, women, the 40-and-up set, the 50-and-older crowd. Here’s a new multi aimed at women whose biological clocks are ticking and who may face unique fertility and prenatal issues. It’s designed to help moms with circulation, blood sugar control, muscle discomfort, nausea, low energy and stress. Notable ingredients include nourishing greens, probiotics, chromium and vitamin K2—all in an easy-to-take one-a-day package.
SRP: $59.99; Booth 5625
ChicoBag Hobo RePETe Bag
All products in ChicoBag’s RePETe line are made from recycled materials, supporting the company’s goal of reducing waste and breaking consumers’ single-use habits that are overflowing landfills. At Expo East, this Certified B Corporation will roll out new colors and patterns for all of its travel bags, including the Hobo.
SRP: $29.99; Booth 4626
Alaffia Baobab Powder
Building a sustainable, ethical supply chain begets a host of unique product-development opportunities, which natural beauty brand Alaffia seizes with its first supplement launch. This wild-harvested baobab powder hails from the company’s fair trade collectives in Togo. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, perfect for dumping into smoothies or bolstering baked goods.
SRP: $19.99; Booth 3600
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare LiverCare Powder
Most people know the liver is the body’s primary detox organ. But many don’t realize that without it, the body couldn’t make protein. That makes liver health even more important than the average protein-obsessed jock might realize. In one clinical trial, subjects taking LiverCare built more protein than the placebo group, giving shoppers another good reason to love this supplement.
SRP: $6.99; Booth 6231
The New Primal Snack Mates Kids Classic Turkey
With revamped branding and a slew of new SKUs, The New Primal is rapidly becoming a leader in high-quality jerky and meat snacks. These cute 0.5-ounce mini-sticks, each offering 7 grams of lean protein, are perfect for packing in kids’ lunches. Sourced from New Zealand, they’re made with turkey, honey, sea salt, lemon peel, black pepper, celery juice and ginger. Also available in a beef version.
SRP: $5.99; Booth 8221
American Health Ester-C Kidstiks
Ester-C is the most popular form of vitamin C in the land. Now it’s been integrated into this yummy kids’ formula—a powdered, non-effervescent drink mix replete with B vitamins and minerals to support proper development. Non-GMO, vegetarian and free from all the things you don’t want, Kidstiks come in Groovy Grape and Tropical Punch flavors.
SRP: $17.99; Booth 6123
Scentered Therapy Balm Bauble
With clean formulations, sustainable packaging and a laudable social mission, this beautifully branded line of mind-body aromatherapy products ticks all the boxes. Therapy Balm blends target stress, sleep and focus with cocktails of essential oils. Plus, 10 percent of proceeds go to Women for Women, and we love the festive baubles as an added holiday mood booster.
SRP: $26; Booth 4108
Feel Good Dough Organic Dough Italian Herb
Even if a premade dough contains organic flour, many brands don’t take the extra step of using organic yeast, a tough-to-find ingredient. But Feel Good Dough, maker of frozen dough balls and dry dough mixes for pizzas, pretzels, piecrusts and garlic knots, is one of the first to use U.S.-made organic yeast from Lesaffre Yeast Corp. The result: a 100 percent certified-organic product.
SRP: $5.99; Booth 8315
Delighted By Hummus Brownie Batter
What do you get when you pair blended chickpeas with coconut oil, coconut milk, turbinado sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sea salt? Dessert hummus! This sweet, robust, consciously crafted dip is a lovely accouterment for sliced fruit or pretzels. Vegan, gluten free and rich in fiber and good-for-you fats, this product spreads the nutritional benefit of hummus across categories (and makes dessert guilt-free).
SRP: $5.49; Booth 8621