Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Wegmans Healthier Better Lives Event in Syracuse. I’ve said at least a bazzilion times now on this blog that I am in love with my Wegmans grocery store. And today’s event just further solidified for me what a great asset they are to the community as a whole! This event was to encourage living healthier lives by incorporating incredible products that Wegmans offers.
I have to say a HUGE thank you to Ben who blogs at MyJourneyto250 for making me aware of the event and giving me his extra ticket! Ben is another great Syracuse area blogger! Please be sure to check out his blog.
I don’t even know where to start. I adored this event. It was a wonderful opportunity to try out MANY new to me brands and some brands I always want to try but hadn’t. The focus of the event was on living better healthier lives through the products that Wegmans is now offering in their Nature’s Marketplace. Many of the products were gluten-free and organic! For a foodie it was like healthy food heaven. I think I tried everything except the coconut water…not a big surprise there;)
I tried out seasnax which as the name implies are made of seaweed. They were quite tasty!
The Moo Chocolate Bars were a big hit! They are organic and YUMMY! I tried the milk chocolate and granola kind, while my youngest was a big fan of the milk chocolate and brown rice kind. Either way we all were fans of the cows and as a farm girl it’s always exciting to hear!
Bob’s Red Mill Oats are practicly a staple in my house! I was excited to pick up a few samples and a bag closer from them.
Popcorners my new go to chip of choice was there! Notice my grin…I picked up a “few” sample bags while there! I really like the sea salt flavor but may have a close second favorite in White Cheddar!
My son was a fan of the gluten-free corn bread… so much so he wanted his picture taken with it Thanks again to Wegmans for a family friendly event as well, my kids really enjoyed it!
And look who I ran into at the AttuneFoods Table?! Heather from Healthy Living Blogs and Alicia! It’s always great to be surprised by other healthy living bloggers. Attune Foods has some delicious products I’m already familiar with as they were a sponsor of the healthy living summit this year in Boston. It was nice to try some new products from them and see some familiar smiling faces! Heather blog‘s at ThenHeatherSaid and is also one of the driving forced behind HealthyLivingBlogs which I am part of! She’s a great gal and go-getter!
If you are into Larabars the new Uber bars in Cherry Cobbler are amazing!
This event had it all! Not just national brands but also some smaller local brands including CorePower and TCC Glueten Free Bakery from right here in Syracuse! CorePower makes protein drinks made from low-fat milk and honey. And the best part it’s all lactose free. TCC is a bakery in Syracuse that is gluten-free and has created sumptuous half-moon cookies! I could have eaten the whole plate and had NO idea they were gluten-free.
I was excited to try Keenwah. I’m always hearing about it but had yet to take the taste leap. I Heart Keenwah was on had today. I tried the ginger peanut kind, delicious!
Better Bean Company was also on hand and if you are looking for a new dip to try…add these to your list! I tried the Wholly Chipolte and I think it would be PERFECT to add to a taco, burritos or just eat with a spoon! A perfect combination of heat and flavor.
I’m only scratching the surface of the amazing foods and products that were offered here. Kudos to Wegmans for putting on such a great event. It’s not often you can go to one event and be blown away by table after table of food and healthy product.
It was a great way to showcase the amazing products they sell as well as give the brands a chance to really show off their delicious samplings. I can’t wait to start incorporating these new food options into my family’s meals.
Thank you to Wegmans as well as all of the great brands that made today possible, hats off to a job well done!