First of all, we had a great day out at the Free From Festival in East London, Spitalfields Market. Above all, it was a fantastic gathering of inspiring businesses and speakers with a focus on free-from gluten, sugar and dairy food products with a focus on small businesses.
We sampled lots of tasty treats and a few gluten-free beers, but a few stalls stood out for us on the day:
Troo Granola is a homemade toasting kit that you use to produce fresh granola at home. In contrast to Troo Granola shop-bought, granolas are often laced with heavy doses of sugar. The Troo Granola kit let you make your own granola in less than 25 minutes.
The product is gluten-free, uses no refined sugar, and is handmade with natural ingredients. Looks like a winner to us!
Check it out at http://www.troogranola.com/
Sezamee is a London food business for IBS sufferers. We like their mission, their stall and gut-loving foods. We also love their food and can’t wait to see what these guys do next!
Check them out at http://sezamee.com/
In contrast, this company has an allergy-friendly app. Therefore, you filter restaurant menus based your dietary restrictions. This sounds like it could be a pretty helpful for allergy sufferers out there and best of luck with their launch.
Check them out at http://www.eatsafeapp.co.uk/
Protein Ball Co
The colourful Protein Ball Co was a treat for us at the end of the morning. Energy balls and the like are definitely all the rage nowadays, but up until that morning, I hadn’t seen one that catered explicitly for the free from community. Even better the protein balls are gluten free, wheat free, vegetarian and contain no soy, GMO’s or sugars. Protein Ball Co seems like a winner to us.
Have a look at http://theproteinballco.com/
Finally, congratulations to the Free From Festival, and we hope to be exhibitors next year. Furthermore, did you attend the festival? What were your favourite products or stalls? We’d love to know! If you didn’t attend the festival do check out our post on Eating Out with people with food allergies.