I was so excited for Chicago Green Festival which took place this past weekend! I was like a kid on Christmas morning - truly. Chicago Green Festival is the largest sustainability convention (it's not a festival - it's DEF. a convention - gigantic) in the entire country!!!! It is hosted at Navy Pier and it literally takes days to get to all the vendors. The education we are preview too about plant based health (so grateful) - the samples - the genuine masterminds behind the most creative & delicious products - oh my!! I was only able to go for about two hours of ONE DAY which was incredibly unfortunate but more about that in another post. I am still deeply frustrated I missed out on so much of it but, focusing on gratitude.
Let me not delay any further and get to sharing with you my favorite 'dessert' at the festival. Yes, my 'Numero Uno' favorite product of all the products I could race to within two hours.
So I am strolling down one of the aisles of the festival and I spot the Coco-Roons booth from a distance. I literally say out loud 'Oh my goshhhhhh, Coco-roonnnnsssss' - in this heightened voice that you use when you open a present you absolutely love. And yes, heads turned. I was SO excited - annoyingly excited! ha! I picked up the pace and walked up to Tammy Warren who was showcasing & hosting the Coco-Roons booth. The name of the company by the way is Wonderfully Raw but I just always say Coco-Roons. I just launched into 'I love Coco-roons so much & Sequoia- the creator - is just so kind on Facebook - I remember when she was first getting started - now they are carried in Whole Foods - on and on'. Thankfully, Tammy found me entertaining I imagine because she was smiling big and even teared up a bit. She knows how much integrity is behind these scrumptious bites and I think she genuinely appreciated my childlike enthusiasm. Tammy Warren is a Natural Products Broker & couldn't be more lovely & kind. So, we chatted away while I sampled not one, not two....OK..four of the Coco-Roons before settling on my favorite, Cacao Nibs. So so so tasty - rich - yummy - delicious - chocolate-y - gooooodddd!!!!! I took a bag home that would have been gone in two days (I have no excuse). I actually gave my bag to a girl who was so excited about them on my Instagram post that I just had to share w/ her. She lived in Chicago so, now she is devouring them I am sure! I will be buying my own this week!
I know this post is already long & you all need to get to your day but just let me tell you what these decadent Coco-Roons are made of - simple & sustainable pure organic ingredients (and only the best sources). This just makes me so happy to know that these delicious treats are actually healthy for my body. The Cacao Nib flavored Coco-Roons are made of: dried unsweetened coconut*, almond flour*, cacao nibs*, unfiltered maple syrup*, cold-pressed coconut oil*, vanilla extract*, himalayan crystal salt.
Please go to the Wonderfully Raw website to learn more about the team behind Coco-Roons and to learn about their other new products!!!
And mom, if you are reading this......I want Coco-Roons for Christmas!!! Please! Any flavor will make me giddy!
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.