Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show

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I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time last week. For me this show was a dream come true, it was like a kid being in a candy store except this time it was like being in a gigantic Whole Foods. This show saw food producers and suppliers from across North America showing their products to mostly natural food retailers. It’s the largest show of its kind in Western Canada, 650 booths filled with all sorts of snacking foods, vitamins and more.

Walking the aisles I saw a multitude of products and tasted my way around, these are some of the products that stood out for me.

Martin’s Marvelous Naturals Refuel and Zesty Lemon Cookies

Martin’s Marvelous Naturals Refuel and Zesty Lemon Cookies

Toasted Coconut Tea Pops

Toasted Coconut Tea Pops

Chockalet Chip Kale Krunch

Chockalet Chip Kale Krunch

Vega One Bars

Vega One Bars

Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters

Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters

Edge Food Energy Bars

Edge Food Energy Bars

Wai Lana Chips

Wai Lana Chips

Maple Mixed Nuts

Maple Mixed Nuts

Power O's Cereals

Power O’s Cereals

Hippie Granola Vanilla Almond

Hippie Granola Vanilla Almond

Hippie Cookies

Hippie Cookies

Martin’s Marvelous Naturals Refuel and Zesty Lemon Cookies which are locally produced; Toasted Coconut Tea Pops from DeeBee’s in Victoria. Alive & Radiant’s Kale Snacks, loved the Chockalet Chip Kale Krunch as well as the Red Peppercorn Hibiscus. I loved the Vega One All-In-One Meal Bars from local producer Vega. The Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters from US based Kind Snacks has been my go to breakfast yogurt topping for days. Edge Food Energy Bars from the Vancouver Island based The Edge Food Energy Company are great pre and post workout.  Loved the Lime Chili, Swiss Cheese and Thai Curry with Lime Cassava chips from US based Wai Lana Chips. Found my favourite Maple Mixed Nuts from Quebec based Prana. Back to Breakfast with US based, Power O’s bean based cereals along with local producer Hippie Foods and their Vanilla Almond Granola along with their Hippie Cookies varieties, from the Chocolate Cashew to the Vanilla Almond these were great snacks.

GoGo Quinoa Cookies

GoGo Quinoa Cookies

Rice Ramen

Rice Ramen

Mango Coconut Water

Mango Coconut Water

Explored the line from GoGo Quinoa and loved their Quinoa Cookies as well as the Rice Ramen from US based Lotus Foods and lastly I loved the Mango Coconut Water from US based  Thirsty Buddha.

Canadian Health Food Show is produced by the Canadian Health Food Association.

By: Richard Wolak