Allergy and Free From Show – Part 4: Old Friends

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This is the 4th and final part of our series on the 2014 Allergy and Free From Show in London. You can read Part 1Part 2 or Part 3 for 9 other great gluten free brands.

CELIA Beer and Clive’s Pies

CELIA stand

CELIA stand at the Allergy and Free From Show in London

We wrote about the amazing combination that is CELIA Beer and Clive’s Pies a while back. Luckily their stands were near each other at the show, so we swung by to say hello. We really hope CELIA get stocked in one of the major supermarkets soon: it’s the best organic craft beer around. We said hi to Sally at Clive’s Pies and tried their new flavour: Mushroom and Leek and, of course we had to buy our favourite flavour, Aloo Gobi.

Clive's Pies stand

Clive’s Pies stand at the Allergy and Free From Show in London

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Allergy and Free From Show – Part 3: Scotch Eggs, American Pizza and English Crisps

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This is the 3rd part of a four part series on the 2014 Allergy and Free From Show in London. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 for 6 more great GF brands.

Hotch Potch Eggs

Hotch Potch Eggs stand

Hotch Potch Eggs stand at the Allergy and Free From Show in London

Now for something completely different. Hotch Potch Eggs are scotch eggs with a twist.  Made with gluten free pork mixed with a delicious range of locally sourced fresh ingredients including olives, sweet peppers, apricots these were so popular at the show there were none left by the time we got there but everyone else was raving about them. Selfridges have put an order in.

Find out more at www.hotchpotcheggs.co.uk, on Twitter at @HotchPotchEggs or on Facebook. Read the rest of this article »

Allergy and Free From Show – Part 2: Corn Flakes, Welsh Cakes and Chocolate Pud

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This is the 2nd part of a four part series on the 2014 Allergy and Free From Show in London. You can read Part 1 for 3 more great GF brands.

Rebelicious Foods

Rebelicious Foods stand

Rebelicious Foods stand at the Allergy and Free From Show in London

We spoke to the Fran O’Donaghue of Rebelicious Foods from Ireland. They do these lovely gluten free cereals in gorgeous packaging including cornflakes that really taste like corn (not cardboard). They’re cerealy tasty. (That’s their gag not mine!) The range also has puffed rice, buckwheat, museli, granola and porridge.

Priced at between £1.50 and £2.45, Rebelicious is available in Irish stores like Eurospar and Centra but the products are coming to the UK soon.

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Allergy and Free From Show – Part 1: Chips and Crispbreads and Chocolate Chia

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At the beginning of July I checked out the Allergy and Free From Show at London Olympia and I have to say I think it was one of the best shows ever.  So much so, we can’t fit it all in one post. Look out for other posts later in the week.

As usual, we caught up with old friends and some of the brands we’ve featured here on The Gluten Free Blog. But we also got to try some less familiar brands and products. Read the rest of this article »

Rizopia gluten free pasta now available on prescription

Rizopia Gluten Free Pasta

Rizopia Gluten Free Pasta made with Brown Rice

Now I don’t know about you but I always get nervous around brown gluten free pasta. It looks like that stuff in the old days that used to disintegrate into something resembling wallpaper paste the moment it got a sniff of a boiling pan of water.

Well, forget all that. Rizopia gluten free pasta made from organic brown rice and water cooks like a dream. Exactly like the ‘real thing’ in fact. And it feels substantial. So even if you have a small amount there’s a ‘meatiness’ to it that’s filling. Even better, it has a wonderful flavour. Almost nutty. No wonder it’s an award-winner at the Fresh From Food Awards. And as well as being gluten and wheat free it’s egg, milk, corn and nut free too. Read the rest of this article »