I want to tell the world about the best event ever (if you've got food allergies)
I'm talking about the Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo! Coming to a city near you, this year's expo's start in Glendale, AZ and end in San Mateo, CA. (Dates and ticket links at the end of this post!)
Do you like snacks? Do you like being informed about allergen free foods and cutting edge trends within our community? Do you want to eat safer? Do you like free samples? Do you like not feeling like that weirdo with the food issues? Then you should be there!!
Something that comes up a lot, especially with gluten free foods, is the fear that something that costs as much as our food does won't taste good. This happens more than we are willing to accept, and it totally sucks when a $6 box of crackers is so nasty you can't even handle it. This expo is your shot to try some brands you may have been wanting to try and for you to hear about up and coming items that are on the way! I think the sampling aspect of the expo is the greatest value – you can save your money and spend it wisely by not buying things that you'll end up throwing away! Plus you're going to go home with a fat wad of coupons, not to mention samples that are perfect for on the go snacking.
This is also a great opportunity to meet some of the people behind the brands. It may be hard to believe but a lot of the vendors that come out for this expo are small businesses that rely on our support for their products. You might meet someone like the guy who created the Find Me Gluten Free app, and last time, I fell in love with Aleia's Gluten Free Foods! I had never tried their products before, and am really excited to see what brands catch my eye this year.
I have attended the GFAF Expo for three years and I am attending as a blogger once again this year! Stay tuned for more news about the expo!
2017 GFAF Event dates:
Glendale, AZ – June 24th and 25th (I'll be there!- buy tickets here)
Worcester, MA – July 22nd and 23rd
Secaucus, NJ – October 14th and 15th
Dallas, TX – October 28th and 29th
San Mateo, CA – November 18th and 19th (I'll be there!)