The 2015 Allergy and Free From Expo too place in the RDS Dublin 10-11 October this year as well as taking place in Cork this weekend. After spending much of our time sampling all the treats on offer in Dublin, and listening in to the cooking demos, we thought we’d put out some tips of who to check out if you’re headed to the Cork event or if you just want to find out more about some great suppliers for free from foods.
Possibly a surprising one as it’s not often we get to mention big chains but they’re doing fabulous work becoming a supermarket with a difference. Their Food Academy at the expo was super and you can pick up Nobo Ice Cream, Happy Pear pestos and chocolate from Dr. Coys in their stores nationwide. They’re also introducing more and more local producers and their health isle in their Blackrock store is as well stocked as a local health food store and even offers books and magazines on health. supervalu.ie
Allergy Counts offer top class allergy and food intolerance tests and have been operating since 1998. If you’re concerned you might have an intolerance or an allergy, they offer food intolerance tests using Lorisian which we’ve seen with YorkTest also are are big fans of, as well as Skin Prick Tests, Allergy Patch Tests, Sublingual Immunotherapy, Pulmonary Function Tests and Asthma & Allergy Training, all with lovely customer service and care. allergycounts.com
All Round Great Foods
It’s a bold name for a business but they live up to their title! So you get their Organic Activated nuts and you go nuts and you soak them in water! This brings out even more nutrients making them super good for you. Andrew, the man behind the product also throws a little maple syrup on top of the walnuts and what a treat they are. We’re big fans of people who make healthy eating this delicious. allroundgreatfoods.com
Ambermed is an international distributor for some of the safest and most effective health supplement brands. They distribute exclusively to health stores, pharmacies and health professionals, throughout the UK & Ireland and take great pride, satisfaction in ensuring everything is of the highest quality. Check out their Nordic Naturals and Fish Oils in particular. ambermedltd.com
Anu You produce the most beautiful soy candles and skin care products. Run by a pair of best pals, Caitríona Breathnach and Emer Halpenny’s, the girls focus on healthy, natural ways to make life more beautiful and work from year’s of experience trying and testing everything. Caitríona worried about the unnecessary chemicals in the everyday things her children used; things as basic as soap and bubble bath, and she set about learning how to provide a better alternative. The result was beautiful: cold processed soap, handmade balms and moisturisers, all of it safe, natural and what’s more – actually good for skin. anuyou.ie
C & C Gleeson
You’ve probably been warned against fizzy drinks, well C & C Gleeson are suppliers of JWV, a tasty alternative. JWV+ (Juice + Water+ Vitamins) is an award winning healthy, juicy vitamin water which is low in calories and contains 100% of your RI (recommended intake) of seven essential vitamins (C, B1, B3, B5,B6, B7, B12). It contains healthy, energy boosting green teas, is free from preservatives and artificial flavours and even has added functional ingredients that provide antioxidants and boost your energy levels and metabolism. It’s also Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free and if that wasn’t enough, it’s produced right here in Ireland. candcgleeson.com
Koko Dairy Free
Koko Dairy Free is a family owned company specialising in growing coconuts and producing a range of delicious coconut based products. Paul is a big fan of their work and is raving about the cappuccino he had made with their milk alternative the other day in a local cafe. “Gorgeous, and light and with cinnamon thrown it – delicious.” We like your work Koko. kokodairyfree.com
One of our old favourites and a regular contributor to the magazine for delicious vegan recipes, but we love and admire the passion they have for what they do that makes them keep on creating and innovating. They now have their own range of take away products, including juices, healthy salads and dinners. Word on the street is there will be a lot more sugar free treats available soon too. cornucopia.ie
What can we say, simply the best. These boys are brilliant and they know how to create super supplements. Revive Active and their new Joint Complex are both gems that we keep coming back to. Keep an eye on whats next from this crew, as they are always on the up and really have their finger on the supplement pulse.