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boston vegetarian food festival

November 4, 2009

i stopped by the boston vegetarian food festival on sunday afternoon.

i’ll start with the pictures…i didn’t take too many…my hands were busy grabbing samples and shoveling them into my mouth.

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the festival was held at the reggie lewis athletic center…it was crowded and crazy in there. not the ideal location, but i can’t really complain about a venue that provides free parking in the city!

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this was a great opportunity to sample some popular “blog-land” products that i’ve been curious about.

vega: i tried a few flavors of their whole foods health optimizer protein powder. the taste was good enough mixed with soy milk, but i’d probably prefer it mixed into a smoothie.

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amazing grass: i asked to sample a bar and the guy cut up a berry whole food energy bar for me. it was just okay, not good enough to pay for. i really wanted to try the chocolate flavor but decided not to push my luck. i also tried the berry superfood powder. again, just okay. i don’t know why they were being so not-generous with their chocolate flavors since that’s what everyone seems to rave about.

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edward and sons: i tried their rice toasts and rice snaps with nacho cheese dip. i love how crunchy the rice snaps were! i was hesitant to try the cheese dip since i didn’t believe the vegan version could compare to ooey gooey melted nacho cheese…but it was good! i was pleasantly surprised…maybe i should consider cutting back on the amount of dairy i eat.

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pure bar: already in love with this company! sampled all the flavors (my favorite is cherry cashew) and grabbed a big handful of coupons 🙂

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equal exchange: mmm…organic and fair trade dark chocolate. what’s not to love?

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peanut butter & co: another company i’m already a fan of. i had a spoonful of cinnamon raisin 🙂

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vegan treats!!! there was a huge crowd surrounding their table…i’m still kicking myself for not buying anything!

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hippie chick bakery: the frankencookie was delicious 🙂

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other products that stood out that i didn’t get a chance to snap include:

  • manitoba harvest hemp bliss hemp milk (which i plan on review in the future)
  • teather fruit snack strips. boston based fruit strip company with really unique flavors.
  • tasty bite had a few different products to sample. yummy and i love the convenience of the pouches.
  • fed by chuck & co. dessert hummus!! an exciting find!…but it was the end of the day and they only had a couple flavors to try. ’twas good stuff though. hope to see them in stores soon.
  • max and ruffy’s vegan dog treats. i accidentally and embarrassingly popped a pumpkin treat into my mouth. and you know what? it wasn’t bad 🙂

some of my swag. i went at the end of the last day so a lot of people were out of samples 😦

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question of the day: have you ever eaten pet food?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. lesouefsbrouilles permalink
    November 4, 2009 6:44 pm

    love the new banner!!!

  2. Katharina permalink
    November 4, 2009 7:08 pm

    Wow! The vegetarian festival over here is nothing compared to Boston’s. Is it around the same time every year??

    http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

  3. lowandbhold permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:29 pm

    Looks like a great festival!! I don’t like those Amazing Grass bars either, even the chocolate.

  4. November 4, 2009 10:32 pm

    I actually considered flying home (well, to my parents’ house) just for the festival! We have one in Orlando but it’s not that great. 😦

  5. November 5, 2009 6:05 am

    What a fun event! I would definitely be super greedy with the samples–you were very restrained! Just tried Amazing Grass for the first time and I felt the same–just OK but not worth the ridiculous cost of it!

  6. November 5, 2009 11:19 pm

    love your write up of the fest. we had a blast…and we are so glad you tried the M+R pumpkin treat. you weren’t alone, they were accidentally gobbled up by many–some thought we sold cereal; others crackers; others croutons —- nope, just dog treats, but all human grade ingredients. i eat them all the time.

  7. November 9, 2009 6:17 pm

    I love going to festivals. I must confess, I have had a doggie treat before. Friends mom in high school made some but they were edible for humans to eat..all natural. lol

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