I guess it's about time that I talk about the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show.
We went to the event two Sundays ago and I must say it was quite an experience. We arrived and parked at around 11:15am, fell in line and got in at 2pm. Yep, that long. Epi and I ran across the street to pick up lunch while Ron and my sister stayed in line. When we got back, we were around 50-75 people away from entering so we ate super fast to make sure we finished our food before the line moves.
The venue was small (see pic above), packed and as I have read somewhere in the interwebs, tickets were oversold by 75%. And that is why we had to wait in line to get in. Unfortunately, we were done walking around by 2:22pm. I am not kidding or exaggerating about this. There were really very few vendors and I kept wishing there were more. Ron was not impressed by how big the place was. The Pasadena Convention Center is huge but the hall for the conference was pretty small. There were great vendors though and I am about to talk about them in 3, 2, 1...
Banzai Jerky - I have tried this jerky when it was in its "testing phase" as I used to work with one of the owners. I love their jerky and flavors.
Organic Pastures Dairy Raw Milk - I would be lying if I said I loved it. I don't drink milk but my sister drank it and said it was good, it's like drinking water. I have yet to ask her if she was joking but this place I thought was perfect with everything else that was at the conference.
Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs - I did not get to try the eggs exactly but they gave away cookie dough truffles made with their eggs. They were pretty yummy and you can find the easy recipe here.
Nesquik - I don't think I have to elaborate on this. LOL
Charlie Pops Organic Cake Pops - I love the dark chocolate, while they are really good, I can taste the organic-ness of these cake pops. Please excuse me while I indulge on cake pops made with "unhealthy" ingredients. :p
Yogurt and Chocolate Coated Pistachios - I loved the chocolate more than the yogurt now excuse me please while I research on what brand this is. *face palm*
Del Real - This was our FAVORITE. Probably because all we've been eating were sweets and our taste buds needed a real break from the sugar. I'd totally buy the grilled chicken (pictured) for myself and buy the Carnitas for Ron.
Happy Pantry - This booth was by the door on our way out, as our taste buds were giving up. Their super cute prints got out attention though because it's something my sister-in-law will totally say. LOL
Then we left and it was time for some couple pictures because you know, we waited in line for two hours and we thought we deserved to not let anyone be under the sign so we can take our pictures.
What do I really think? I plan to skip the event next year if they have it at all and wait if the event becomes more organized.