May 17, 2014

Gluten & Allergen Free Expo: Recap & Swag Bag Giveaway

This weekend, M's "Leading Ladies" took Atlanta's Gluten-Free & Allergen-Free Expo by storm! 

  My first RED CARPET photo op!


Left to Right: M's ""Nonni," "Mommy," "Memaw" & "TT"

We sampled tons of gluten-free products, met some amazing people and lined up exciting product reviews for Puzzled Palate readers! There were so many products it would be impossible to share all of them with you in one post. I did make a list of my favorite companies. You will be hearing more about these companies in the upcoming weeks!

The Puzzled Palate's
GFAF Expo '14 
Top 10 List




My sister and mother-in-law enjoying a GF juice box after 2 hours of taste testing.


The expo had something for everyone, even Rachel- the queen of food allergies!


I fell in love with this adorable expo-goer! Jordan was workin' that red carpet!


What was the best part of the expo? The swag bags!


 Luckily for you, we have more than our fair share. The Puzzled Palate is sending one lucky reader a swag bag packed with GF samples and over $25 in coupons!





Good luck! 


44 comments:

  1. Fancy - that's a HUGE swag bag. And I'm glad you met some cute little Allergen Free expo goers!

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  3. I loved the expo! It was amazing not to have to read every single label--or really, any of them! Everything was clearly marked with of the common allergens it had, and I could bypass a product or a table without any confusion or guilt. I stopped at Ingles on the way home and hunted down some of those brand new products I had seen, and found a few! Can't wait to crack open those boxes and enjoy some delicious GF snacks!

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    1. It was so great to have a gluten-free geek out with you!

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  4. I just got back from BlogHer and sampled some great GF foods- I can't wait to try more. Hopefully I'll win the giveaway!

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  5. That is an awesome bag giveaway. Lots of goodies. Would love to win.

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  6. Looks like it was an awesome time! Yay for swag!

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  7. This is awesome! I love that there are so many great GF options coming out lately. I'd love to hear more about The Kale Factory, I love kale!

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  8. I have not seen those juice boxes! I need to keep an eye out for them.

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  9. That is a killer swag bag! I have been to events with really good swag, too, but for some reason I am always surprised after an awesome event to get even more.

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  10. I am going to share this with a friend- great swag!

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  11. Looks like you had a fabulous expo! I love the focus for folks with allergies

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  12. This looked awesome, I'm in Canada so the giveaway probably doesn't work for me but it looked like fun in the photos, and the swag bag looks amazing!

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  13. I LOVE that all these companies are FINALLY making some really smart choices!!! I also love the swag! How awesome!

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  14. How awesome. Didn't know that there was an expo for gluten and allergen free food. I'll have to share with a few friends of mine.

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  15. Looks interesting, and I'm gld you had a good time. Though, as a wheat farmer, I have to say there seem to be way too many people choosing Gluten-free who don't actually need it for Celiac disease...and it makes it difficult for those of us who rely on the crops we grow to make ends meet.

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    1. Understood. Those people who are in it for the fad-diet concept will give it up soon! However, my daughter has Aspergers and this is making a huge difference for her.

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  16. I went to this on Sunday! Everybody was super nice...and I think I found a cake place for my daughter's baptism!

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    1. I am bummed that I only went on one day! Did you meet Gluten-Free Cutie? We set it up a visit for M to go there for a taste test!

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  17. I love that there are so many GF products available now. It used to be that you'd have to make everything if you wanted GF!

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  18. Well, I can say that I am shellfish free but not by choice. I'm totally allergic and my husband loves it so we're at a standstill there. It looks like you guys really enjoyed the expo though!

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  19. You got lots of great photos! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I love their cookies. OMG I am so jealous about this. I would have loved to go. They really do make the best gluten free cookies.

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  21. This is my kind of expo! We're gluten free in our house due to an intolerance, and I love seeing and tasting new gluten free products!

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  22. wow, that's pretty awesome. i hope they start going other places. i have friends who would benefit greatly from this event!

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  23. What a great way to find new gluten free products. And, holy swag!! Hope you found some good products to help your daughter on her gluten free journey.

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  24. This looks like a really fun expo! I think that is so awesome to see all of these gluten-free products in one place.

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  25. Awesome giveaway! The Expo looked fantastic too!!

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  26. What a neat expo. I bet you sampled some tasty foods! That is a great swag bag!

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  27. That's an awesome expo! I'm sure you found lots of great new products!

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  28. That looks like so much fun. Plus the swag bag is a great treat!

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  29. what a fun day this must have been! And getting to sample to delicious gluten free stuff sounds great

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  30. I was lucky enough to attend the Chicago Expo back mid April and BOY was it such an amazing, informative experience! Plus eating your way through the expo didn't hurt either ;)

    Glad you guys had such a great time!

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  31. What a great event! Looks like you had a great time. I'm sure the samples didn't hurt. ;) Yum!

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  32. Now you have all kinds of things to taste and try. What a great expo event!

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  33. Love the top 10 list that you shared. I'm sharing with friends

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  34. Wow what an awesome expo! And that swag! You are one lucky girl!

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  35. I love that there are so many GF products on the market now. Even better that they are so yummy!
    ~Amanda

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  36. Holy moly...that's some swag! The best kind too because it's all healthy!

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  37. You got a lot of swag. I'm impressed. I'd love to win a gmo free, gf bag of goodies.

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  38. I'm slowly trying out gluten free options. What's best is the non GMO picks!

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  39. So many products I've never heard or seen.

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