Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Weekend at the GFAF Expo in New Jersey

I am back from another wildly successful Gluten-Free & Allergen-Free Expo. This time I only had to travel a hop, skip, and a jump from my hometown to get there – and it was fabulous to have a special foods expo nearby!

I was grateful to be signing books alongside some fabulous authors, and grateful to San-J for sponsoring the author’s booth:

Children’s author Heather Spergel wrote a touching book titled Free to Be Gluten Free!
that is appropriate for children with all kinds of food restrictions and to help other children understand what it means to have celiac disease or food allergies.

While many of the products demo’ed at this event were the same as earlier conferences this year, there is one that truly stood out.

My pick of the show is Wink Frozen Desserts. These tasty frozen treats are a cross between ice cream and ice milk – non-dairy, of course. In fact, they are top-8 allergen-free, vegan, gluten-free, and fat-free. It’s hard to believe that they are just 25 calories per ½ cup and oh-my-gosh they are good!! Chocolate Peppermint is my favorite!

My favorite moment of the show was meet Molly Cavanaugh for the first time!

Molly is an editor at The Experiment Publishing. She helped edit Learning to Bake Allergen-Free and came up with the sub-title “A Crash Course for Busy Parents on Baking without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts.” And she is just as fabulous in person as she is on the phone!

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