In early March, Expo West 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19. Expo West is the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show. The annual show provides opportunities to brokers, retailers, brand owners, and others interested in the industry to connect in-person. This was the first time in 40 years the historic Anaheim, CA show did not take place. With the show cancellation, exhibiting brands missed an opportunity to debut new products at the trade show, as originally planned.
Below are some of our favorite new item innovations that would have launched at Expo West.
- Braised Brisket Ravioli
- Chorizo Sausage Mac & Cheese
- Spicy Chicken Meatball Spaccaelli Pasta
- Spring Snap Pea Reginetti Pasta
Caesar’s Kitchen is a line of chef-created, culinary entrees featuring organic ingredients. Their products are also rBST and non-GMO.
- Perfect Burger
- Perfect Turk’y Burger
Dr. Praeger’s products are canola oil-free, soy-free, and gluten-free. These frozen, meaty burgers are high in protein and infused with veggies. They also are lower in sodium, saturated fat, and total fat than the leading meaty veggie burgers.
- Grain-Free Clusters – Maple Vanilla
- Grain-Free Clusters – Chocolate
The new FitJoy Foods products are the first grain-free peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets. The product’s three main ingredients are organic certified peanut butter, cassava flour, and chickpea flour. They are also gluten-free, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, kosher certified, plant-based, non-GMO project verified, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
Louisiana Fish Fry
Louisiana Fish Fry products are made with the finest, high-quality ingredients. All their dishes are cajun-inspired which offers the true taste of Louisiana to a wider audience. The Cajun Fire Cottage Cheese can be found in the dairy aisle at retailers near you.
- White Bean Cauliflower Pasta Sauce
- Spinach & Ricotta Pasta Sauce
- Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Sauce
- Calabrian Chili Pepper
Mia’s Kitchen sauces are based on authentic Italian recipes and contain no added sugar. The tomatoes are sourced from Northern California which provides the Cali-Ital feeling.
Mike’s Mighty Good
- Miso Ramen with Organic Noodle Cups
- Savory Beef with Organic Noodles Pillow
Mike’s Mighty Good is known to be the best selling Ramen in the USA. The products are made with organic noodles and rich broth which classifies the ramen as bar-style ramen.
- Strawbar Swirl Ice Cream
- Birthdag Cake Ice Cream
- Peanot Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Triple Chocolad Ice Cream
- Cookies and Kram Ice Cream
- Cherry Chokafloka Ice Cream
- Swedish Pistach Ice Cream
- Swedish Lemon Bar Ice Cream
N!ck’s ice cream is plant-based, dairy-free, and keto-friendly. Each pint has between 4g to 7g of net carbs per serving. N!ck’s is known for Swedish-style light and creamy pints.
- Multigrain Gluten-Free Table Crackers
- Rosemary Gluten-Free Table Crackers
Schar products are gluten and wheat-free, non- GMO, lactose-free, and preservative-free. The products are also are ambient/ shelf stable which allows for a longer shelf life without slacking out.
Serendipity Brands LLC
Serendipity Brands LLC is a premium ice cream brand, releasing the new Unicorn Bliss Sundae pint-sized ice cream. This brand was inspired by the well-known New York City restaurant, Serendipity 3. They are known for their great taste and texture.
Snow Monkey is a reinvented plant-based and dairy-free ice treat. These products are vegan, paleo, and free of all eight major allergens. Snow Monkey is sustainably sourced with non-GMO superfoods, fruits, and seeds. Each pint is packed with 21 grams of plant-based protein.
- Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
- Fudgy Brownie Cookie Dough
- Sugar Cookie Dough
- Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Dough
Sweet Loren’s products are certified gluten-free, project verified non-GMO, top eight allergen-free, plant-based, certified vegan, tree nut and peanut-free, kosher parve, and dairy-free. This break and bake cookie dough is safe to eat raw and ranked as the number one natural cookie dough in the U.S.
Unreal brand’s Carmel Peanut Nougat Bar is certified gluten-free, vegan, and contains nothing artificial. They are made with over 70% organic ingredients and contain 40% less sugar than the leading brands, Unreal products are made with sustainable ingredients, organic ingredients, and contains fair trade ingredients along with being non- GMO verified.
Keep an eye out for these new products coming to retailer shelves near you. For more information on individual products visit the brands’ website