The 2020 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is touted as a “can’t-miss event and the BIGGEST baking, pastry and sweets convention on the West Coast!” I decided to satisfy my sweet tooth and attend the event at the Fairplex Convention Center in Pomona.
If you know me, I can’t pass up on a photo-op; even one next to a Ghostbusters Mobile with Raphael beside me (which made no sense at this event) 🤣
There seemed to be no shortage of something sweet, salty or savory which satisfied my sweet tooth craving rather quickly.
Found some great new products that I loved.
This is Erick, whose chili sauce had just the right heat for both Mackie (the hot sauce connoisseur) and me. http://www.nampriksauce.com/
The BBQ sauce was also a standout with a smoky taste that wasn’t too sweet. https://www.scratchbbq.com/
Greg and Lisa’s “Fookie” is a deliciously thick fudge cookie that’s just so creamy rich and sinfully yummy. Greg generously handed me a box and my thighs thank you🤣. http://fookie.net/
Red Root is a red date ginger tea which Mackie and I both enjoyed. It’s the ginger that makes this tea standout. https://www.redrootshop.com/
The A-Sha Seaweed Snack is a crunchy seaweed rice cracker and a healthier snack. I couldn’t stop eating their samples 🤣 https://www.ashadrynoodle.com
Jeff’s Banzai Spicy Bacon Jerky is da bomb and who doesn’t love bacon! I enjoyed promoting and handing out their samples. These bags of jerky sold themselves with just one tiny taste. 👍🏼 http://banzaijerky.com/
Castles Confections’ homemade white & dark chocolate toffee is my recommendation👍🏼. I loved both blends of chocolates in every bite with the crunchy nutty toffee. It’s Brian’s family recipe passed down from his mom! https://www.castlesconfections.com
I wasn’t looking for a vegan, gluten free, non GMO cookie, but this cookie mix from Peanut’s Bake Shop makes delicious cookies! Took a pic with founder/owner Audrey, who is a nutritionist and food blogger. https://audreydunham.com/peanuts-bakeshop/
Who did I run into at the LA Cookie Convention and Sweets Show? Celebrity Pastry Chef Duff from Charm City Cakes on Food Network!
Although the LA Cookie Con was a much smaller event than what I had expected, I had a wonderful time. It was a treat sampling so much sweets and learning how each product got its start.