With over 900 exhibitors, this year’s Canadian Health Food Association show, CHFA: West in Vancouver, British Columbia did not disappoint. There were many standouts in the natural and organic categories. Here are eight brands distributed in Canada and the United States that are worth watching.
Well-Priced Toxin-Free Household Cleaners
When it comes to chemicals in household cleaning products, consumers want transparency. Moms are demanding products to be free of harmful and toxic chemicals. Mainstream companies, as well as niche brands, are responding. One of the brands leading this charge is BK Naturals whose mission is to empower people to live healthier, one home at a time.
100% Degradable Trash bags
With single-use plastic in the environmental hot seat, many brands are offering eco-friendly alternatives, like Sumo Bags. Founder John Briaco says their products are not only “built to be eco-friendly and environmentally safe, but also the most durable.” Thanks to pioneering technology, Sumo Bags totally breakdown when exposed to sunlight and oxygen.
Organic Gluten-Free Pasta
Shelby Taylor, Founder of Chickapea created a line of pasta that would appeal to everyone in the family with only two wholesome ingredients: organic chickpeas and red lentils. With a new look and dairy-free product line, there’s much to be excited about with this brand.
Delicious & Nutritious Snack Delivery
Naked Snacks combines convenience and taste by delivering their products right to your door. With a multitude of superfood nut and fruit combos in tasty flavors, you can stock up for weeks of smarter snacking.
Sweet Treats Without Added Sugar
“Kick sugar, keep candy” is the mantra behind the company started in the kitchen of 23-year-old Founder and CEO Tara Bosch of SmartSweets. The goal was to create a product that had a better taste than traditional candy without harmful ingredients. All varieties of SmartSweets contain only three grams of sugar and no artificial colors, flavors, or sugar alcohols.
Clever Takes on the Classic Snack
Hello Delicious uses organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free ingredients whenever they can in their fun offerings like Pizza Chips, Figgin’ Fruit, and Popcorn Thins. These snacks deliver a refreshing departure from the ordinary in the snack category.
Natural Sparkling Beverages
Right on trend, the Blue Monkey Coconut and Tropical Collection of beverages are light, refreshing, and just so good. With a large variety of flavors, Blue Monkey coconut waters and juices are 100% pure—not from concentrate—with no additives or preservatives. They use non-GMO coconuts and their cans are BPA free.
“If nature is filled with so much color and vibrancy, why do all the vegetable offerings in a grocery store look brown?” That’s the question Wholly Veggie sought to answer with their tasty patties that celebrate the vegetable. The best part of these patties—you can cook them in a toaster so there’s no excuse not to eat healthy.