Now® provided my travel to their headquarters, in exchange for my honest feedback. All opinions are mine.
I just got back a few days ago from a trip of a lifetime! It was my first time in the Midwest and I have to say, I fell in love with all things Midwest! From Chicago pizza to the Indiana Dunes to Indianapolis—what a fabulous time! One of my most favorite things and the main purpose of my trip was visiting Now® Foods headquarters in Bloomingdale, Illinois. I had an amazing time with a select group of bloggers and the NOW® Foods people, touring the headquarters, learning about the company, what they stand for, and enjoying some quality products that I love so much.
I’m excited to share that NOW® is generously sponsoring a giveaway and you can win all the goodies that I got while I was at the NOW® headquarters! It’s more than $500 worth of goodies, including supplements, essential oils, sweetener, probiotics, a diffuser, and SO MUCH MORE! (Find out details at the end of this post!)
I have been enjoying a variety of products from Now® Foods for a number of years, but had no idea they have been around since 1968 and that they are STILL family owned by the Richard family, just as they were 48 years later!
I’m so impressed with Now® Foods commitment with quality, health, wellness, and the people that make their more than 1,400 products possible. What I didn’t know was that all of the NOW® family food brands are non-GMO and how committed they are to assuring their products are the highest quality, at the best possible cost.
The first morning after we had arrived, we started our day with some early yoga. Ahhhhh! It was perfect! After we were relaxed and got our exercise in, we made some DIY essential oil soap and essential oil yoga mat disinfectant with NOW essential oils. It was so much fun! We got some delicious snacks that are to die for. I think I’m in love with the honey roasted pecans and the dried tropical fruit dices. Nom. Nom. Nom. How awesome to get to sample all the goodies!
While touring the plant, every inch and every step of the process of production focuses on quality assurance. Everything is sparkling clean. The technology they use to make sure they are providing consumers with the highest quality products was state-of-the-art, innovative, and unlike anything in the industry. Products are tested for purity, potency, and safety constantly. I learned that NOW donates the dust from their production to local farmers to put on their crops. How’s that for sustainability? So smart!
They are always looking for ways to improve. I learned that their employees often volunteer to test products and are very involved in making the best products around. Scientists, chemists, microbiologists, are just some of the people involved in the quality control process. It was easy to see how important quality really is!
After touring the plant, we got to make these beautiful and delicious Mason jar salads. Plus, we did an oil tasting. Olive oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil….so many oils! Of course, the oils made amazing dressing for the salad, plus tasty seeds, dried fruit, and so much more to choose from!
It was such a blast to learn more about Now® Foods! I already loved Now®, but they really knocked my socks off! I can’t wait to work with NOW® again and I LOVE their products even more now, knowing how much care that goes into their products! It’s really a stellar company that really seems to care about their customers, their employees, the environment, and “doing the right thing, because it’s the right thing to do,” as CEO Jim Emme so eloquently said at dinner the first night. I love their ingenuity, their authenticity, and everything they stand for. I’m so grateful to have been a part of this truly incredible experience!
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