5 Ways for Your Food Samples to Shine to at Natural Product Expo East '22 in Philly!

5 Ways for Your Food Samples to Shine to at Natural Product Expo East '22 in Philly!

Like last year, we'll all be meeting up again in the historic city of Philadelphia, PA for Expo East 2022. 

It's great to see sampling back in brick & mortar stores and at food shows like Natural Products!

Natural Products Expos is working hard towards the elimination of single-use plastics at Expo East this year.  

Sampling products, including service ware such as sampling spoons and cups, are some of the biggest contributors to the waste stream at Expo West in Anaheim, CA.          


What are the new sampling regulations for Expo East this year?

Be sure to review the new Sampling Regulations with your booth staff and post them in your booth. There are new regulations around food covers (sneeze guards) gloves, hand washing and sanitation kits, etc.


What are the new sustainability guidelines for Expo West '22?  

Natural Products EXPO is working closely with exhibitors with the goal of elimination of single-use plastics by 2022. 


What type of service ware meets sustainability rules at NPEE in 2022?

Natural Products Expo is eliminating single-use plastics in 2022. Under the new  Sustainability Guidelines;

"Plastic sampling cups, utensils or other vessels will no longer be permitted on the show floor, [exhibitors are] to use only compostable, edible or reusable options...”.  

Note, this does not apply to the brand packaging for the exhibitor's products. We suggest your Expo West booth organizers read over all of the New Hope Network Sustainability Guidelines

100% compostable, disposable GreenDot EcoTasters meet Natural Product EXPO’s newest regulation for plastic-free, compostable service ware, including utensils/ sampling spoons.

Compostable, recyclable plastic-free GreenDot EcoTaster paperboard tasting spoons:

  • are made from silky-smooth plastic-free, FSC* paperboard.
  • stay clean in their re-closable, hygienic, ultra compact “Cube”.
  • allows servers to only touch the handle end of EcoTasters, not the spoon end (as with a big bag of plastic or wood utensils).
  • do not have a negative effect on the taste of the sample, as can wood.

Enjoy 15% OFF GreenDot EcoTaster sampling spoons for Expo East with promo code ExpoEast22 *

Discount offer valid through 10/7/2022 and does not apply to branded EcoTasters or plexi Safe Serves. 


What can you sample with a GreenDot EcoTaster?  Just about anything!

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Safer Sampling Utensils 

During the COVID pandemic, sanitary disposable dispensing has become even more imperative when offering food samples. It’s important that your booth visitors feel good about your food samples and  safety protocols.

Having servers repeatedly reaching into a big bag or box of loose wood or plastic spoons is not safe food service protocol, even with gloves on. Watch our video on safe sample utensil dispensing dispensing at your booth. 



Avoid cross contamination with GreenDot EcoTaster paper board sampling spoons. The EcoTaster 'Cube" allows for easy and hygienic dispensing during Covid safety regulations.


Watch how the handy EcoTaster 'Cube' safely dispenses EcoTasters for servers in your booth versus using a bag of loose plastic or wooden tasting spoons.

100% compostable, disposable plastic-free GreenDot EcoTaster tasting spoons are an Expo West and GES approved 'EcoProduct' for sampling at Expo East '22.


They loved your sample - will they remember your brand? Why not brand your compostable plastic-free EcoTaster or iScoop sampling spoons?


Ask us about branding (MOQ 50K units).

Request samples of branded EcoTasters or iScoops.


* 15% on up to 3 cases of our popular EcoTaster Mini or Mid (or iScoops for sampling gelato, ice cream or desserts) or with promo code: ExpoEast22