The Allergy & Free From Show 2013

The Allergy & Free From Show 2013
It's my favourite time of the year, no not summer, I am talking about The Allergy & Free From ShowAs a consumer with allergies it is a great opportunity to discover newly launched products plus stock up on favourites which are not easy for me to get a hold of. This year a section of the show was dedicated to Vegetarian and Vegan produce (Vdelicious). Unfortunately, I noticed once again it attracts some negativity. People think the dividing line should have been clearer or in fact held in a different hall. As a non meat eater with milk and egg allergy, I have an interest in Vegan products. It would seem that many people with more complex allergies obviously find it not a suitable diet option. I think it's impossible to decide what should or should not be present at the show. Those tissues they hand out at the door, I'm allergic to those! I have to say I did find the show dominated by the Gluten Free market. That comes as no surprise to me since there is definitely a trend making it a 'fashionable' diet, but that's a debate for another day. Dairy free seems widely available but as always egg free is harder to find. When it comes to egg free you have to ask the question. I've complain before on my blog how companies do not prominently display they are egg free, ilumi were guilty of this amongst others.

Here's my haul from the show. I was also on the hunt for products for my sister who is Coeliac.     

Beauty Products
Essential Care Gentle Herb Shampoo*
Fresh Therapies Nail Polish Remover
Bathing Beauty*

Free From Food**
Nakd - Gluten, Wheat & Dairy Free
Clive Pies - I buy the Vegan varieties, they are also Gluten Free
 Freedom Mallows - Vegetarian (Gelatine Free), Dairy Free, Nut Free
Dell'Ugo Fresh Penne Pasta - Gluten free, Egg free, Vegan
Smooze Ice Lollies - Dairy free, Gluten Free
Frank Honest Snacking - Nut Free, Gluten Free & Dairy Free
B Free Wraps - Gluten & Wheat Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free
Venice Bakery Pizza Bases - Gluten Free & Vegan
ilumi - limited Vegetarian choices but Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

Aside from Bathing Beauty I did not discover any new beauty brands, most of them I am already familiar with. To be honest my main focus for the day was on the food, typical me always thinking about where my next meal is coming from.

Did you visit the show? Anything from my haul catch your attention? Let me know in the comment section below.

Sarah x

*PR Samples
** Please check with companies for specific allergy advice to ensure suitability for your diet.
I am referring to the products I purchased which are pictured above.