Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes: All GLUTEN FREE!
A busy packed hall with lots of stalls, colourful displays and stands full of product to try and sample. Arranged with some geographic cohesion, I had no strategy but made a clockwise review of the Hall. My Gluten Free Chocolate finds have been reviewed on a separate post.
Made in Devon by Portlebay Popcorn, I enjoy regularly the Crispy Bacon and Maple syrup Popcorn from Wholefoods and have tried Sweet & Salty, Worcestershire Sauce with Tomatoes and Cheese Popcorn before. This Popcorn is all such a lovely rich flavour to clean popped corn. New flavours which were amazingly zingy included Lemon Sherbert, Very Berry and Cinnamon Swirl. I really loved the Very Berry and will have to try more of this (for research purposes).
Made by Darling Snacks, I like and tried the Corn Snacks which are all very crunchy and flavoursome.
Made by Ten Acres Crisps, the I love as every crisp is really crunchy and they are generous with the flavouring which has a strong and deep taste. I do like the branding and the rather querky flavour titles:
The Secret of Mr Salt, When Bombay got spicy and particularlly love the flavour and the title: “How Chicken Soup Saved the Day”.
These fruity snack bars made by NAKD are a regular eat for me. These are now in such a wide flavour although they largely taste of dried dates. I tried the Rhubarb and Custard Bar which had a nice creminess to it with the sweet fruit filling. And a new crunch bar added to my sampling.
Joe and Sephs’s
A modern brand of Popcorn Joe and Seph’s which has grown with a good range of sweet and savoury popcorns. I tried the Mince Pie popcorn which was devine. It did what it said on the label and tasted just like mulled fruits with the sweetness of pastry and Gluten Free. And another flavour which I havent seen before was “Cheese on Toast” which was delightful. A nice savoury cheesey flavour which would just be so moorish. I will have to see what new ones I can try. (The staff were well informed and advised that Peanut Satay Popcorn was not Gluten Free).
Brown Bag Crisps:
Brown Bag are a catering brand so not in the shops but very tasty and a good selection of flavours: all Gluten Free.
Mr Filbert’s has been reviewed on my blog (Sweet Chilli Peanuts ) and noticed they have completely changed their packaging. The brand image of the old man has disappeared with a new font and different look. Some of the bags are now resealable which is a step change: makes them easy to travel with.
A new Biscuit maker Angelic from Scotland who has a complete range of beautiful crunchy biscuits with bite Gluten Free.
Popcorn Kitchen were just around the corner, another Popcorn maker with a good lively brand. I tried the hand made popcorn: Sweet flavoured and light. The Sea salt and Olive Oil was refreshing and not greasy.
Scrubby’s Vegetable Crisps
At Scrubby’s stand they were tasting two new flavours: “Parsnip Crisps with chilli and lime zing” and “Beetroot Sweet Potato Parsnip & Carrot with Sea Salt”. I only tried the later and loved them. They were fresh tasting and tasty.
Tyrrell’s are another Gluten Free Crisp producer. They were tasting their Sweet Chilli and Red Pepper crisps which were very tasty but a little hot for me!
These look like another famous crisp. I asked whether Hip Pops were Gluten Free and she advised that only two of the flavours were and handed me two to take away and try: “Cheese and Onion” and “Salt & Vinegar”. I will have to eat them and let you know how they taste.
A great Trade Fair with quite a lot of GLUTEN FREE Options, even if they all seem to be crisps and Chocolate!