Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Natural & Organic Products Europe

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the trade only Natural & Organic Products Europe event at Olympia in London which has a record turnout. It is an annual 2 day event featuring all kinds of food and beauty brands. I found new brands and get a sneak-peek at upcoming product launches.


As you would expect, the beauty section was huge. Moments after I stepped into the hall I encountered already much loved brands such as Organic Surge, Jason and Faith In Nature as well as ones I hadn't heard of. One of which being the very intriguing Hifas Da Terra, a brand that uses mushrooms as skin healing products. I'd never used a mushroom based serum before or knew milk chocolate skiitake even existed until this event.
Jason products neatly displayed
Speaking of mushrooms, I was soon peckish so ventured over towards the food where I stumbled upon Four Sigma Foods, who make various instant medicinal mushroom teas! You don't need to be a genius to know that I love tea so I was keen to try, especially when I found out that this mushroom tea helps with sports performance and that tea helps you to sleep etc. I then discovered Mirabilia. Like with mushrooms, I knew olives are good for you but never considered that the leaves could become a tea. Confession: I HATE olives but this tea was so light, mild and floral that I was hooked straight away and cheekily asked for a second tasting and some samples.
Sooo much sampling!
There were many food companies, the majority being vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. Companies I already know and love such as Bear Nibbles, Amy's Kitchen and VBites as well as other companies I hadn't heard of such as The Chai Co. I was so overwhelmed with samples that I didn't need to buy any lunch or coach snacks the following day and snacked on a The Chai Co vanilla bean Chai Pod and plenty of Trek protein bars.

There was a lovely display along the back wall featuring all the winners and runners up in the Natural & Organic Product awards. I am so glad I went as I discovered some new brands and got to know the brands I already know a little better. I shall be reviewing certain brands I've mentioned here and some I haven't mentioned in the future so stay tuned. If you are a fellow blogger, I'd certainly recommed you check out the Nature & Organic Products Europe show next year. It's expected to be even better so will be hosted in ExCel, London.
Have you been to any beauty/lifestyle events recently? What brands have you discovered and now love from these kind of events?


Helen x

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8 comments:

  1. So lucky you have been there!
    Have you seen my reviews about Hifas Da terra soaps?
    http://mademoisellenature.blogspot.nl/2014/04/hifas-da-terra-argan-and-red-clay-mico.html
    x

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    1. Their range is amazing and the soaps sounds really good. I like a good solid soap ;)

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  2. What a great show to visit Helen. I'm going to a couple of similar shows this year - the Holistic Health Show in Birmingham next month and the Love Natural Love Organic Show in July. I hope they will be as good as your experience x

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    1. I'd love to go to these events but sadly can't get the time off work. Luckily I booked time off for this event a long time ago but I've left it too late for the others now :( I hope you blog about them so I can pretend I was there haha.

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  3. Did you get a drink at the A.Vogel Digestion Bar? I saw pics when everyone came back and looks like everyone liked our new Molkosan Fruit and the Molktails :) I would love to have went to the show, so many amazing brands all under one roof! Maybe next year they will let me tag along... x

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    1. Yes I think I did :)
      I was greedy and had 2 or 3 samples. 1 carbonated and two still. Yum!

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  4. Wow, looks like a great event with so many wonderful brands and companies!

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    1. It was much busier than I anticipated. Defo worth a visit next year.

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