CHFA East Toronto is the biggest event celebrating natural products in Canada!

Over 850 of the top companies featuring specialty foods like organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher or halal attend the show.
I arrived early during set-up to walk around and chat with brands I love and the ones who caught my eye.
In my vegan, athletic opinion, here are the best brands at CHFA East 2017:


I eat Natera Hemp Protein and Hemp Hearts almost every day and I truly love and feel the benefits. I thrive on Hemp Protein. It is a  true testament that I am about that #NATERALIFE.

It’s an honor to work alongside NATERA at the show.  I always work with the best brands in the world!  Hemp Omega™ is rich in a perfect ratio of 3-6-9 omegas. 🌱Powered by Ⓥ #HempProtein. Hemp Omega™ is more sustainable than fish oil because it does not upset ocean ecosystems 🌎🐠😘🙏🏽 Love to my friends @nateralife.  Here on my blog you can see the BRAND NEW NATERA flavors of Hemp Protein. Naturally, hemp is full of  Hemp Omega™!


Sustainably grown in Canada, Natera Hemp Seeds and Hemp Protein Powders are the ideal centrepiece for the vegan diet. They are all naturally Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, with no preservatives, additives, or artificial flavours – just pure nutrition straight from the good earth to you.

Hugo Naturals

Fizzy bath bombs leave your skin feeling like butter and your mind calm. A perfect combination to unwind from a busy day. Transform your bath into a luxurious spa experience. Safe for sensitive skin… because they are pure and natural, vegan, soy-free! The HUGO NATURALS bath bomb trio has Cranberry Pomegranate, Vanilla Peppermint and Marzipan bath bombs! Pick these up for someone who could use some pampering. The perfect Christmas gift!


Deebee’s Organics Pops

DeeBee’s – Organic Tea Pops – ANOTHER treat you’ll feel good about! I loved every flavor. From Deebee’s website: “All of our TeaPops are certified organic, non-GMO, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and kosher parve!” Check out the blog contest to WIN free Deebee’s Organics here! 

Hemp_logoNorth American Hemp Company always has the most nourishing, innovative products. All formulas are completely biodegradable, PETA certified as cruelty free and vegan, and use food grade flavouring for the fresh scent. The line consists of hair cleansing, hair styling, skin care, and body care.

I found the solution to dry hair! Check out my demonstration here for the unbelievable before and after photos using the BOO conditioning treatment and BOO Bamboo Seal and Shine Serum.


TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. Look! They made me a smarties purse. Turn any waste into ANYTHING COOL! Check out their website!


Essential Oxygen

Essential Oxygen
 is an all natural brushing rinse made with powerful natural ingredients, and it does not contain any fluoride, glycerine or alcohol. It totally works for whiter teeth, a healthier mouth, gums and fresher breath. It contains things like food grade hydrogen peroxide, peppermint, aloe vera, lemon, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary and cinnamon.




Use Ener-C as a multi-vitamin drink mix perfect for travel, immunity, activity and hydration. Super flavourful and delicious. Ener-C is energizing and full of natural goodness. All vitamin and mineral sources have been chosen not only for their quality, but also for their ability to absorb easily in the body! Sign me up for more!

Ener C

Vegan & Cruelty Free

  Carbon Neutral | Recyclable Packaging & Grey Water Safe

Sukin is skin care free of chemicals and harsh products.


Sukin smells delicious and feels soothing on my skin. I’ve been trying their all-natural products for a week seeing amazing results. My skin is smoother and more refreshed looking.

Gardener’s Dream


Gardener’s dream has body lotions, scrubs and more for pampering in the best way possible! I always use Gardener’s Dream products in every day life. Gardener’s dream products are aromatherapy bath and body products are made with love and 100% pure essential oils. Gardener’s Dream uses herbs, earth, flower extracts and semi-precious crystals.



Vega invited me to their private after party during CHFA East. Check out their assortment of amazing sport protein bars, meal bars and nutritional bars! I love their vegan bars for a quick boost of nutrition and energy.

The Green Beaver Green Beaver Company

The Green Beaver Company has  chemical-free sunscreens, face care, body lotion, deodorants and more. I look forward to trying the sunscreen.


Wildbrine is culinary sophistication. I tried their incredible Kimchi, sriracha and salsa.

What is activated charcoal tooth powder?

My Magic Mud® Activated Charcoal Tooth Powder for Whitening is a 100% natural oral care remedy that cleans, polishes, whitens, and detoxes your teeth. It features food-grade activated charcoal and bentonite clay. My Magic Mud® is completely flavorless, a little messy, and at first may seem a little weird! I have been loving it.



GOGO Quinoa has grains, pastas, breakfasts and more made with quinoa. Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend in fibre, carbohydrates and complete plant-based protein.

Wholly Veggies

Wholly Veggies won “best overall booth” at CHFA East 2017! They had the most mouthwatering veggie burgers that actually tasted amazing. My favorite burger from Wholly Veggies is the


give your health a boost with benefit-rich broccoli, spinach and green beans – packed with vitamins, A, C and K.


Zengarry is the cheese that you can feel good about eating. Probably one of the most exciting products at the show for me. Many times I hear vegans or non-vegans tell me they “just can’t imagine giving up cheese…”.

These cheeses and cream cheeses made of cashews, herbs and cold-pressed coconut oil. When I used some as spread on a bagel this is the closest to real cream cheese I have ever tasted. So well done!



BEE23 ! A high performance facial moisturizer. Honestly the best looking, hydrating balm for my face I have ever tried. It is all natural and free of chemicals and harsh ingredients.   

Bee23 is a balm that provides a breathable, protective barrier on the skin while locking in nourishment for skin. Honestly the silkiest, non-greasy balm ever. Skin is glowing at night and radiant in the morning upon waking with BEE23.

chosen-foodsChosen Foods had incredibly rich avocado oils that can be used cooking with high heat. chosen foods


Coco Five quenched my thirst throughout the entire CHFA East. Unique flavors seriously impressed me and kept me coming back to try more.


jelly belly

Jelly Belly has always been one of my favorites. Now Jelly Belly has Organic Jelly Beans flavored with real fruit juices! They even have gummies and I can tell you they are kid and adult approved all around!

Marine phytoplankton Nannochloropsis gaditana, a healthy whole food

I picked up some Alga Spring at CHFA East. The ultimate source for healthy and sustainable human nutrition. The only natural source of vegan unrefined phospholipid EPA with  a high level of polar lipids. They are small capsules of marine phytoplankton contains other valuable nutrients. After taking Alga Spring for a week I feel great.


Special thanks to KIND for the yummy bars throughout the show!



arctic-zeroARCTIC ZERO are “fit frozen desserts- the tasty and healthy ice cream alternative,” bursting with yummy flavors. I tried the salted caramel flavor and was hooked. Next I totally want to try the ‘cake batter’ flavor!

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Canadian Feature Film Actress & International Model. Qualifications include live television, feature film, radio experience, TV Host, event production, & PR. Theresa flexes her knowledge of brand development and marketing while pursing a career in the arts industry in the heart of downtown Toronto. Skilled as a strategic marketing & planning expert, Theresa Longo travels nationally and internationally as a Corporate Brand Ambassador and loves to write and record original music.

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