Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Coles Gluten Free Food & Healthy Living Expo - Perth

Seeing as though Abbey was firing on all four cylinders we decided to go to the expo and partake in a little gluten free activity and merriment.  Only days before, we had thought that it was just bad timing so soon after Abb's surgery and that we were certainly going to miss it but you just never know what's going to happen do you..

As expected, the place was buzzing. So many people and so much gluten free food... arrrggghh where to start where to start??  It's a little bit of a novelty when you don't have to think about what you are eating or deliver the old "do you have any gluten free options?"  EVERYTHING is gluten free baby.. GO CRAZY!  So we did

Stalls included.. Bodhi's Bakehouse, Zehnder, Slim Pasta, Well & Good, Schar, F.G. Roberts, The Coeliac Society of Western Australia, Genetic Support Council WA, Coles, Billabong Brewing, just to name a few...


There were cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, gluten free beer, organic wine AND COFFEE

So if you are Coeliac, gluten intolerant or just curious don't miss it next year.  Great stuff to see, there are always new products about and loads of free samples plus it's just nice to talk to others that deal with your kind of stuff on a daily basis too.

Slim Pasta

The kids also had a supervised craft and face-painting area so it was a great opportunity for the big kids to fly be free if you follow..

Oh and just a word of advice.. it may pay to calm yourself a little before entry and actually pay attention to the signage.. or maybe just don't have one of your family members partake in open heart surgery beforehand - I paid full price for entry for both myself and Garrick when Coeliac Members of WA had an admission of just $5.00 (Doh!)

Oh well, consider it a donation :)

The Booty
See you next year!

Coles Gluten Free Food & Healthy Living Expo
March 17 - 18
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 2012