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My First Tribal Bazaar!

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Whole Foods Market NorCal | Tribal Bazaar Vendor Floor, April 2014

Last week I had the privilege of attending my very first Tribal Bazaar.  This event is held by Whole Foods for employees to learn more about the wonderful brands that are sold in their stores.  As a vendor, we had the opportunity to share our newest collection, The Filled Bars, with attendees and educate them on what makes the product and our company so unique.  It was humbling to see such an overwhelmingly positive response to both our chocolate and our mission.  It was also really cool to listen to employee’s stories about what they do and why they love working at Whole Foods.  I can tell you that when you go into a Whole Foods store the people that work there love the products they sell, and just as important can help you make educated choices on the goods you purchase because of events like the Tribal Bazaar.

In between shifts of attendees I had the chance to walk the vendor floor and do a little exploring of my own.  These cute little chicks were getting a lot of attention and I couldn’t resist the chance to hold one.  Their soft feathers and sweet chirps will instantly put a smile on anyone’s face!

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Back to the goods – It amazes me how many awesome vegan products are out there!  Since it wouldn’t be fair for me to keep all these cool products to myself (although the samples I brought back may or may not have already been taste tested), I thought I would share a few of the ones that I enjoyed.  This is not paid advertising or anything like that – just a girl sharing some cool stuff!

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This line of performance drinks and shakes is impressive.  The people at Vega are passionate about their product – as they should be!  I’m going to try and incorporate some of this in next month’s recipe post…..mmmm chocolate shakes?

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I didn’t have much time for lunch, so these Sea Salt Tortilla chips from Late July and fruit gummies from Tasty kept me going!  It’s a good thing those chips were portion controlled – I would have gone crazy on a full bag!

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I happened to be stationed right across from all the lovely bath products – a personal weakness of mine.  The Seaweed Bath Company was gracious enough to share lots of samples with me and I can’t wait to see how their lotion tackles my dry hands.  They have a full line of goodies which I also stocked up on.  (Psst….the body cream contains cocoa butter…..proof that chocolate can cure anything!)

All in all, it was a successful and rewarding week spent in San Francisco.  The flood of compliments given to our chocolate and our cause served as reminder of how blessed I am to work for a company like Endangered Species.  I will leave you with a shot of the bay, both enchanting and invigorating.  Enjoy!

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