I hope I’m painting a clear picture for you of my experience at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo I attended in Phoenix. The Chicago Expo is coming up soon and I heard it’s even better. Today I’ll share a few of my favorite Sweet Treats from the Expo. I can’t possible mention all of the great vendors, and while all of them were gluten-free many contained other allergens that I can’t give to my son with multiple food allergies. As always carefully read labels to make sure any food recommended is appropriate for you and your family.
Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Sweet Treats
Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate
One of the first booths I visited was for Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate. Let me tell you why I love Pascha!
- In addition to be organic Pascha’s ingredients are non-GMO and fair trade
- Made in a dedicated allergen-free facility (free from peanuts, nuts, dairy, soy, wheat, gluten, and egg)
- They taste great!
I sampled two products, the 55% cacao and 70% cacao; the 55% didn’t taste like dark chocolate, it tasted like milk chocolate. The 70% taste like perfect dark chocolate, not too sweet or bitter. I’m a dark chocolate light-weight but I could eat this regularly. I didn’t taste the other varieties but I’m sure they are fantastic.
I brought a sample of HomeFree Chocolate Chip cookies home for my kids to try, they loved them. Many HomeFree products are vegan and organic. They use a dedicated facility so their products are free from peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, wheat and gluten; additionally they use non-GMO ingredients.
I mentioned Enjoy Life in yesterday’s Savory Snacks recap but they are probably better known (and loved) for their Sweet Treats. They have a lot to offer in the Sweets category. We enjoyed their Crisp Sugar Cookies and Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies on our last road trip. I haven’t tried their Soft Baked Cookies yet.
All Enjoy Life Foods products are certified gluten-free and are non-GMO. I easily find their products in most stores but they can also be found on Amazon.
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There were many other wonderful companies at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo. Coming up, I’ll share some of my new favorite pastas, my favorite lipstick and more.I used Amazon affiliate links in this post.