Thank you Expo West 2019!
There’s no doubt in our minds, the food revolution has started. From the record breaking crowds to the cutting edge natural foods startups showing their stuff at Expo West 2019, we were proud to sit among the best of the industry.
Hudson River Foods has been attending Expo West for more than a decade (twelve years to be exact) and this year we brought a bigger team, bigger brands, and bigger energy than ever.
Not surprisingly, CBD and hemp drinks were a top trend at this years Expo - after President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (popularly known as the 2018 Farm Bill) into law on December 20, 2018. The Farm Bill legalizes the cultivation and sale of hemp at the federal level, and opened up a world of opportunity for hemp brands across the US.
Our own team introduced and sampled a new line of hemp products - vegan hemp brownies, hemp cookies, and hemp pancakes. Our soy free hemp tofu was a favorite as always, as well as our variety of delicious dairy free hemp milk flavors.
As the #1 hemp milk brand in the industry, we’re proud that Tempt Hemp has always lead the pack.
In addition to the hemp trend, grain free and gluten free products were on the rise. We sampled our new line of grain free baking products - and expo attendees described our grain free brownies as “life changing” and “just like I remember from childhood.” You can’t beat that!
We are already looking forward to next year, and even more so - looking forward to disrupting the food industry with leading edge brands and products for many years to come.
Were you at this year’s expo? If so, what was your favorite part? What trends did you notice? Share with us in the comments!