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Top 4 Picks at The Food Show 2016

July 28, 2016

What’s hot — what’s new — in the food world? Check out my top picks at The Food Show 2016.

Each year food companies, supermarket chains, chefs and excited shoppers descend on the  Auckland Showgrounds in Greenlane for the Food Show. It’s where I go to discover food trends and specialty products.
Health and wellness have now turned the corner to become mainstream. I saw lots of quinoa, chia, hemp seeds and pumpkin products all boasting super food qualities.

Check out – The Vital Bowl Stand M10
Top Picks Food Show 2016 chia bowl

“CHIA CUPS- Gluten free | Dairy free | No added sugar | Preservative free | Vegan friendly | Convenient
Chia Cups are a delicious, nutrient dense meal which is a great alternative to your typical breakfast foods for people on the go. A uniquely crafted blend of premium ingredients provides a nutritious energy boosting breakfast…made easy! Chia Cups are completely preservative free thanks to an innovative and cutting edge technology call HPP. ”
Here are some of my favorite finds worth looking for in your markets soon.

Health, wellness taking center stage
Check out –Pure Delish Primal bars Stand D26.

Top Picks Food Show 2016 pure delish
These delicious snack bars contain no added wheat or gluten and are packed with 80% nuts, seeds and fruit (70% for primal choc) they are the perfect energy packed snack.
No added wheat, gluten or egg,  No added salt. No transfats or cholesterol, No sulphites.  High in fibre

Check out – Nippon organic Matcha tea Stand S3

Top Picks Food Show 2016 nippon tea

Balanced, Smooth – Cafe grade, stone milled. Standard quality organic matcha, mixed with first and second pick leaves. Perfect for adding to blended drinks or in smoothies, lasstes, savoury sauces and desserts.

Check out Pete’s Natural Stand K10

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Pete’s Natural has recently rebranded and added two delicious new flavours. The range consists of Lemonade, Currant Crush, Orange Berry, Lime-O-Nade and now also Ginger Beer and Lemon Chilli. All our drinks are locally produced from all natural ingredients; contain way less sugar than most sparkling drinks & most importantly, taste great. Our drinks are made from ONLY New Zealand grown, freshly squeezed fruit, no concentrates for us.

On a personal note.

My best buys –
Little Island Milk  2x 1 litre chocolate milks for $10
Green Meadows Beef – $25 Pack made of 8 Meat Patties and 12 Classic beef sausages,

The weather was terrible, as i park my car it started buffeting down, thunder and lightning, the works.   i felt a little off, my eyes were a bit sensitive – 1 1/2 hours in I knew I had to leave, stupid headache.

I hope some of you get to go and enjoy everything that The Food Show has to offer, let me know in the comments if you do.

(check out my post from last years show here)

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