Gluten free food fairs, should you get the chance to go to one, are well worth the trip. Even after 11 years, we still find new products.
We went across country, to Teesside, to a food fair we’d not been to before, because coeliac daughter has been asking for a chance to go to one for a while now. They don’t come up very often, and we usually have to travel.
This food fair, organised by the Cleveland Coeliac Group, was great. Not huge probably about 15 suppliers of gluten free products, together with a few other stalls but very well organised. The small coffee bar was stocked with home made gluten free scones (fruit or cheese), and they’d arranged a colouring table for the children who weren’t wandering around tasting all the samples.
My daughter tasted a lot of different things. Not all she couldn’t bring herself to taste the fish cakes, and she’d run out of enthusiasm for cake after a while but we discovered new things, which is what we went for. Plus, as always, the wonderful thing about these events is that she can eat anything in the room without worrying!
We tried lots of free samples, were given some samples to take away, and bought rather more things than I’d been planning to.
The Dough balls mix from Isabel’s Naturally Free From (Brazilian Flavours),
which makes up into delicious light cheese breads, they are naturally gluten free. Daughter went back several times to sample more of these!
I just love finding new things that my daughter actively enjoys eating, rather than just eating because she needs to eat.
By Lucy Nixon
I tried the Brazilian Flavours pizza base mix for the first time last week. It actually made a thin and crispy base that was really easy to roll out the best gluten free pizza I’ve tasted!
My kids love the cheesebreads too and the younger 2 aren’t coeliac so that is definitely a good recommendation as it is often difficult to get anything gluten free past their lips!
Hi Helen, I think the cheesebreads are yummy too. We haven’t tried the pizza base yet. Will you be stocking these?
Helen Pengelly Posted
Yes we already do stock the pizza base mix. I am just off to make some now for my hungry 19 year old!