Try Some New Products!

I just spent some time at the CHFA Health Show at the Toronto Convention Centre testing various products, some new and some that have been around for a while but needed a boost in marketing. Here are a few of my favourites.

Raw ChocolateGiddy Yo Yo Raw Chocolate: Yes, I did throw my chocolate sensitivity to the wind and tried several different kinds of organic, fair trade chocolate. Giddy Yo Yo was one of my favourites both for flavour and for company philosophy. It’s not cheap at the retail shops, but it’s a wonderful treat. You can find it at many health food stores now and they have an online store at:

Hemp ProteinNatera Hemp Products: Natera makes some very nice tasting raw hemp seed protein powders that have only 2 ingredients. They also have single serve plain and flavoured hemp seeds that could be taken along for lunch or a snack and sprinkled over salad or yogurt. Winner’s and HomeSense seem to have jumped on the bandwagon and had Natera products for a reasonable price in their food sections the last time I was there.  They also have an online store at: They have some great recipes on their site as well!

Three FarmersThree Farmers: this Canadian company makes camelina oil, which has a very high smoke point (meaning you can cook with it at very high temperatures). Camelina oil also has a very good balance of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. They have also started growing chick peas and making these delightful roasted flavoured chickpeas, which would be a tasty snack for kids and adults alike. They are full of protein and fiber and free of nuts and gluten. And almost as addictive as chips. They have a store locator function on their website and an online store at:

RudisRudi’s Gluten Free Bakery: Rudi’s served me the only gluten-free tortilla shells that both tasted good and had a wheat wrap texture. Most of the versions I’ve tried taste about as good as cardboard.   The trick is to find Rudi’s products. They are just moving into Canada from the US. They are at a few organic and whole foods markets in Toronto and I’m hoping will show up in the organic bread section of my local Loblaws some time soon.

Bach Rescue RemediesBach’s Rescue Remedies: This one is not food and is not new. It’s quite versatile and recommended by many of my colleagues in the health industry. Bach’s Rescue Remedy is for relaxation, getting focused and calming anxiety.  You can use it for anything from pre-exam jitters for kids to easing post-traumatic stress in adults to separation anxiety in your dog. You can buy it in different from including drops, spray, pastilles, gum and cream. Most health food stores carry it as well as online stores. You can find them at

I hope you’ll enjoy these products as much as I did!







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