Here are some products that caught our eye at Natural Products Expo West before we got too bleary and too bloated from tasting to go on.
( Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times )
Given market research showing that more people are replacing lunch with snacks, efforts to up our nutritional snacking game are a plus, which isn’t to say they’re a replacement for broccoli. Look for chips with pea flour, seaweed and other vegetables, not just potatoes or corn. Supereats chips all have kale as the first ingredient. Nud Fud’s green chips are made from bananas, coconut, sesame and spirulina. R.W. Garcia found a tasty combination with Tortatos, a corn and potato combination. Good Boy Organics from the Finger Lakes region of New York had Organicasaurus: baked organic corn snacks in dinosaur shapes. Beanitos brought out puffs in cheddar and hot chili to add to its line of bean chips. Popcorn appeared in many guises, including 100-calorie bags from Skinny Pop and Half Pops kernels.