Posts Tagged ‘Gluten Free Expo West 2012’

 


Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Continuing with part three of my favorite gluten-free products from Expo West, here are my picks for: cheese, granola and snacks.  There were many contenders in these categories, so I limited my list to the top contenders.  All of these products should start arriving on store shelves over the next couple of months.

Cheese

  • Daiya Foods – launched their wedges in three flavors: jack, cheddar, and jalapeno garlic havarti.  If you are looking for a plant-based ‘cheese’ that is free of dairy and soy then you have come to the right place.  Daiya already makes shredded cheese that is great to bake with, but isn’t meant for eating out of the package.  These wedge cheeses can be sliced and eaten right out of the package. They are much softer than I had anticipated, so I could easily press it down with my finger.  The cheese is creamy and would be great to spread on crackers, or to use as spread on sandwiches.  I really liked the spicy kick of the Havarti, the Cheddar had great flavor, and the Jack was just OK. (more…)

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free products dominated the new products category at Expo West this year, which saw record attendance in both the number of attendees and exhibiting vendors.  Here is my second installment of my favorite picks for gluten-free candy, cookies, and mixes.

 

Candy

  • Justin’s – has turned their line of squeezable peanut/nut butters into three candy bars: Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut, and Milk Chocolate Almond.  They taste like a healthy version of a snickers made with quality ingredients and packed with protein. (more…)

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Finds at Expo West 2012

This was my second time attending Expo West and this time I attended as a member of the press for Examiner.com.  I have been writing for Examiner.com as their Atlanta Gluten-free Examiner since 2009, so it was very exciting to receive press credentials and attend.

Attending as a member of the press means I had access to the press room to review materials, I was able to talk with the public relations specialist for companies and I got to chat with other journalist to see what they thought of the show.  Overwhelmingly they all commented on the increased number of gluten-free products at this year’s event.

Last year I was completely overwhelmed by the experience, so this year I was more prepared.  I spent the majority of my time in Room E, which housed those vendors with new products.  The room was full of gluten-free products and after four hours of combing the room I still had not seen all of them.  The best part was a large percentage of the new gluten-free products had (more…)