Allergy and Free From Show 2013

ImageEarlier this month I attended the Allergy and Free From show in London with my friend Rachel (she’s not gluten free but I like to think of her as a Coeliac Sympathiser). I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t been before, but I really enjoyed it. I noticed that gluten free really dominated the show, which is fine for me as I am just gluten free, but it was also good to see other food intolerances and allergies being represented, always good to learn about these things. I think my favourite part of the show was the free tasters, so weird to be able to pick things up from any stall and eat it! Everything I tasted was lovely, and although I tasted them in a strange order of sweet and savoury all mixed up, it was sooo good! Click ‘continue reading’ below to see some of the stalls and vendors I liked-

Udi’s Gluten Free– large stall as I came into the show, the first tasters I tested! I can’t seem to find much information about UK selling at the moment I think they are big in America but I am very interested in their breakfast bars and granola when it becomes available! http://www.udisglutensfree.com/

Perkier– I had already tried their porridges which come in three different flavours which makes porridge a bit more interesting! Honestly the cinnamon and apple one is a bit too strong for me but I like the berries one (I buy these in my local Tesco). At their stall I saw some very yummy looking treats and bought Rocky Roads and Popping Tiffin. Both so gorgeous hmm I want them now! http://www.perkier.co.uk/

Knead Bakery– They do Gluten, Dairy, Yeast, sugar free foods! I tried their brownie and their biscuits and they were very nice. http://www.kneadbakery.co.uk/

BFree– This stall was mainly just selling LOTS of packs of round wraps. I could tell I was in a room of coeliacs when everyone was walking past exclaiming “ROUND wraps!” haha but they are nice, not as soft as the Newburn bakehouse ones, but with 6 in a pack I got 2 for £5, much better value than the pack of 3 for £3.10 Newburn in Tesco. I keep wraps in the freezer and take out as needed, just to make them last longer! http://www.bfreefoods.com/

Ilumi– This brand do nut, gluten and milk free ready meals. They gave me us free testers I went for a chickpea curry, and my friend tried the chicken cacciatore, both very nice and they gave us each a freebie meal, of which I kept both 😉 http://www.ilumiworld.com

Byron Bay cookies– I practically ran to this stall to get a free taste of the mini triple chocolate fudge cookies. Possibly my favourite thing ever? So soft and they just stick your mouth together and I LOVE them! Used to get them from Sainsbury’s but haven’t seen them for a long while. Their other cookies look delicious too http://www.byronbaycookies.co.uk/

Asda– Asda do a good range and were advertising that they are bring lots more in this year. I had a nice taste of the pizza which was lovely and I took a jam tart too… I’ve had these many times but they are lovely! http://www.asda-feelgood.co.uk/products/ourbrands/free-from.aspx

Newburn Bakehouse– Love their wraps and muffins! Just bought out new seeded wraps and baguettes . Great to see a mainstream bakery (Warburtons) doing GF http://www.newburnbakehouse.com/

Goodness Direct– a great place to buy all this http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/script/home.html

If you live in or near Liverpool, there will be an Allergy and Free From show there in October! http://allergyshow.co.uk/

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