My Good Food Friends –
Am I working or vacationing?
Oh, yeah, I forgot for a moment … I’m working and hard, too, for my Good Food Friends, EATING & DRINKING my way through ExpoWEST to bring YOU The NEW and The GOOD!
This is an ‘Official’ Report!
THOUSANDS of Exhibitors and TENS OF THOUSANDS (75,000+) of Attendees! This is the only Conference & Trade Show at which you can actually gain weight! It’s Organic Good Foods upon Organic Good Foods: Chips, Dips, Salsas, Energy Bars, Juices, Sodas, Cheeses, Meats, Pizzas, Pastas, Soups, Cereals, Chocolate Bars, Lollipops, Cookies, Beers, Wines, Liquors and the occasional Carrot and some Kale. If you don’t keep your hand in your pocket, when you look down there’s some new Organic Good Food in it! DELISH FUN! Oh, yeah, I forgot again that I was WORKING!
The day before I left for ExpoWEST, my GOOD Food Friend and CHANGE YOUR FOOD – CHANGE YOUR LIFE!™ GOOD LiViN’ CD Artist Ambassador, Pastor Gary L. Wyatt, www.ChangeYourFoodChangeYourLife.com, sent me this e-mail:
Sent: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 • Subject: Umm umm good! • To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis – I saw this at Walmart today and I thought I’d give it a try and guess what…it’s a big hit!
They knocked this out of the ballpark! I’m hooked! I’m a huge Suja fan! It’s umm umm good! I should’ve bought a case. If you run into these people in California tell them to ‘remember’ me!
Pastor Sent from Rev. Gary L Wyatt, Sr’s iPhone
I arrived at ExpoWEST and walked over to the Press Room to pick up my Credentials, and WHAT do I SEE … the Press Room is SPONSORED by SUJA!!!!
And as you can just imagine, suja® and I looked after our FAVE Pastor: A high-quality, FUN canvas bag with suja® LOGOS and ART, FREE suja® Juice Coupons and a hand-full $1 Off Coupons!!!!! Oh, YEAH!
suja® Organic Cold-Pressured Juices & Smoothies • www.sujajuice.com • email@example.com • 855.879.7852 • San Diego, CA
Sent: Fri 4/15/16 • Subject: Cleansing •To: Dennis Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dennis – It’s day 2 on the Suja Juice 3 day cleansing program and I’m gonna sing it like James Brown would sing it….I Feel Good!
Pastor Sent from Rev. Gary L Wyatt, Sr’s iPhone
And YES, the Press Corps is WELL TAKEN CARE OF! BAGS of FREE DELISH FOOD & DRINK! (I’m soooo GLAD I’m a writer!)
three twins Ice cream™ • www.threetwinsicecream.com • Find it near YOU: http://threetwinsicecream.com/find/?storemapper= • 707.763.8946 • Petaluma, CA
PERFECTLY light & REFRESHING! lemon flower, mojo berry, ginger blossom summer pear, zesty orange. Very sophisticated. Very adult.
Sipp® • www.HaveASipp.com • Matthew Amato • National Account Manager • Matt@haveasipp.com • 908.892.6806 • Chester Springs, PA
MY life is COMPLETE! ORGANIC Beef Jerky!
Organic Valley® • www.MightyOrganic.com • CROPP Cooperative • email@example.com • 608.625.6328 • La Farge, WI
The Private Press Party on Friday night … THE Event! FOOD, DRINKS, FUN, and time for actual CONVERSATIONS with the Organic Good Food Makers!
A DELISH break from Whole Grain Pastas: Red Lentil, Green Lentil, Chickpea, Adzuki Bean, Black Bean, Edamame & Mung Bean, Edamame, Soybean, Red Rice and Brown Rice Pastas and Noodles! And so the name: EXPLORE Cuisine.
Explore™ CUISINE • www.explorecuisine.com • Erika Wasserman • Vice President of Marketing • Erika@explorecuisine.com • 203.885.4086 • Red Bank, NJ
Good, simple, stoneground, crunchy whole grain Cereal. But THAT Package! WHAT goes with Cereal? MILK!
BACK TO THE ROOTS™ • www.backtotheroots.com • John Pagliaro • Sales Manager • firstname.lastname@example.org • 443.465.5924 • Oakland, CA
CHIA Seeds will do that to ya every time!
Natierra® • www.natierra.com • Christine Carter • PR Account Executive • Christine@ameliecompany.com • 978.501.6047 • Van Nuys, CA
A Good Food Friend of ours, Gage Mitchell, the very creative Co-Founder of MODERN SPECIES www.ModernSpecies.com, a very hip BRANDING Company, was assigned this challenging task: Their Client ALTER ECO® asked MODERN SPECIES to make something COOL out of their ALTER ECO® Quinoa Pouch Made From Compostable Materials.
Pouch packages are hugely popular—but they’re not recyclable, meaning they go straight to the landfill. The patent-pending packaging is made from birch and eucalyptus wood pulp, non-GMO corn and non-toxic ink. That’s nice, but so what. HOW do you get the public interested in compostables?
So, did ya notice? Did ya notice? Did ya notice?
Along with some FUN Tag Lines, Organic GOOD Food, a HAPPY Booth and some ENERGETIC People …
this is what it’ll get ya: A CROWD!
ALTER ECO® • www.alterecofoods.com • Mathieu Senard • Co-founder & co-CEO • email@example.com • 310.749.4050 • San Francisco, CA
MODERN SPECIES • www.ModernSpecies.com • Gage Mitchell • Co-Founder • firstname.lastname@example.org • 206.512.8899 • Seattle, WA
And right across the aisle … and at the same time!
Water UPGRADE! All with ‘REAL PEEL’: Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange. Low calorie, fresh squeezed juice, probiotics, cold pressed, high pressure processed.
You’ll remember we thought UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Orange Mango Juice was sooooo GOOD
that The Legendary Funk/Soul/Blues/R&B/Rock Band SEPTIMUS wrote a HIT bar song about it called The Mango Tango – Blame it on The Blend, baby! We’ll, I just might have to call SEPTIMUS again!
UNCLE MATT’S® Organic • www.UncleMatts.com • Glen Garrity • National Sales Manager – JUICE • email@example.com • 877.364.2028 • Clermont, FL
PALEO, vegan, RAW, nut-free Snacks!
nūd fūd • www.nudfud.com • Julia Kirouac, C.N.P., Holistic Nutritionist • Founder firstname.lastname@example.org • 416.949.7601 • Toronto, Canada
Everyone WANTS to be in the FUN @ GIGGLE™! FIZZY, GIGGLY FUN for Kids. ORANGERRIFIC & LEMONLICIOUS. 10 Calories. So, why wouldn’t a Kid want to jump right in on the FUN @ GIGGLE? She actually did just that: Stepped right in front of the camera!
GIGGLE™ • www.drinkgiggle.com • Elle Kister • CEO | Founder • email@example.com • 888.552.2739 • Newport Beach, CA
“Food & Wine” noted “Jones is poised to snatch the Betty Crocker crown” by making baking fun, cool and accessible to a new generation.
Did you SEE this combo: BROWNIE Mix and SALTED CARAMEL Frosting!
MISS JONES Baking Company • www.missjones.co • Sarah Jones • Founder & CEO • firstname.lastname@example.org • 817.713.6565 • San Francisco, CA
Our AWARD-WINNING Good Food Friend, Torie Burke, YES, as in Torie & Howard, was so kind to display our Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™ Presents: GOOD LiViN’ CD Poster along with our FREE MUSIC GIFT CARDS. Many THANKS, Torie!
These nifty little candy purses were Featured by Martha Stewart for Easter! So, make a note for next year!
Did you know, if your melt a few of her d’anjou pear & cinnamon Hard Candies in a Bottle of Organic Vodka you’ll have one of the nicest infused Vodkas EVER!
Torie also introduced their new CHEWIE FRUITIES to rave reviews @ExpoWEST. Which are now, by the way, in MANY Starbucks!
TORIE & HOWARD® • www.torieandhoward.com • Torie Burke • Namesake & Founder • email@example.com • 888.826.9554 • New Milford, CT
Wonder WHY everyone is so HAPPY in all these pics? ANSWER: ‘Cause they’re talkin’ about Organic Good Foods!
Do I know how to pick ‘em, or what? These NEXTY’S are BIG DEALS! After all, our ORGANIC Good Food Friends are in COMPETITION with THOUSANDS of all kinds of foods!
And last year I found BOXED WATER IS BETTER® way up on the Third Floor. Thought it was VERY COOL. NOW, you can find it on Store shelves all across the USA! www.boxedwaterisbetter.com/
Yeah, THAT Name is about right!
WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® • www.eatwholly.com/products/classic-dip/ • 817.509.0626 • Saginaw, TX
Our Good Food Friend, Arran Stephens, MR. Nature’s Path – NATURE’S PATH ORGANIC • www.naturespath.com • 888.808.9505 • Richmond, BC, Canada
let me take some aerial pics to “Show the folks back Home just how Popular Organic Good Foods are!”
Beautiful Show Booth! Comfortable & inviting … a MUCH APPRECIATED respite from the maddening crowds. And what a SMART Company Go Raw™ is.
They’re makin’ MONEY from FREE STUFF … Watermelon SEEDS. And to THINK we just threw ‘em away before!
Go Raw™ • www.goraw.com • Mazen Rabah • Vice President of Sales • firstname.lastname@example.org • 513.767.7135 • San Jose, CA
Upon my return to Seattle, I was having Dinner with my Good Food Friends, Kristin & Eric, of CROFTER’S® ORGANIC Fruit Spreads www.CroftersOrganic.com and I was telling Eric about these new ORGANIC PB&J Snack Sands without the crust by LUV ME foods that I had discovered at ExpoWEST. Eric said his Wife, coincidently, had eaten some non-organic version of those PB&J’s, the only PB&J snack sans without the crust she could find when she didn’t want to make ‘em herself. Right at the table, Eric texted his Wife http://luvmefoods.co. Her IMMEDIATE text back: “OMG!!!! BEST NEWS OF MY LIFE! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!!”
LUV ME foods • www.luvmefoods.com • Richard Peña • Brand Manager • email@example.com • 805.358.0718 • Walnut Creek, CA
Indra has traveled the World in search of these Regional Teas and the matching traditional Regional recipes. The brewing methods and authentic recipes have been enjoyed for Centuries. The Original INDIAN TEA™ is the original recipe handed down by Indra’s Grandmother.
life basics Organics • www.lifebasicsorganics.com • Indra Chatterjee • Founder & CEO • firstname.lastname@example.org • 224.535.0657 • Deerfield, IL
YES … CHOCOLATE PUDDING!
European Gourmet Bakery ORGANICS • www.europeangourmet.com • Marcus Gordon • National Sales Manager • email@example.com • 818.307.0636 • Norwalk, CT
CAPTAIN DRAKE’S main line is Organic Sugars. Well, they make Organic Sugar so GOOD they thought maybe they should start DRINKING some of it!
Look at his disappointment when told it was just for pictures and NOT HIS to take!
CAPTAIN DRAKE • www.CAPTDRAKE.com • Mark Anderson • Mark@captdrake.com • 952.484.2545 • www.DrakesOrganicSpirits.com (Will LAUNCH soon! Get yourself to a Bar NOW!) • Minneapolis, MN
A SUGGESTION for STARBUCKS!
Organic Valley® • www.OrganicValley.com • CROPP Cooperative • firstname.lastname@example.org • 608.625.3444 • La Farge, WI
Organic QUE PASA Tortilla Chips are ALWAYS the best value deal on the fair grounds! Their BIG 16-oz Bag was only $1.99 at Bartell Drugs!
Organic QUE PASA Tortilla Chips • http://us.quepasafoods.com/ • 888.808.9505 • Richmond, BC, Canada
The PAARTAY starts BEFORE the Sun goes down!
And what would a GOOD PARTY be without the need for Security!
To Your Health!
Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG
Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™, Inc.
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