The Pie Bakery have created a new bespoke kitchen to make their freefrom range - five pies: 6 Hour BBQ Pulled Pork & Succulent Steak (both DF and GF),
Roast Chicken and Sage Stuffing,
Caramelised Beer & Beef Brisket,
Steak and chorizo &
Moroccan Spiced Vegetable & Falafel (all DF), and
Curried Root Vegetable &
Creamy Garlic mushroom (both GF, DF and vegan).
26th February 2018
New from Pudology are two new puddings with only 60 calories a pot, and free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar (thanks to a clever potato protein)! In Lemon & Yuzu, and Chocolate & Raspberry, available in Sainsbury's, Waitrose & Ocado from April '18.
20th February 2018
The IBS Network, the national charity which supports people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is collaborating with family-run food distributors, Fodmap Easy Ltd to bring its collection of Australian-owned 'FODMAPPED for you!' ready-to-eat food products to the UK - available to buy from the charity's online shop.
22nd January 2018
Prewett's has launched 'Mini's' – a gluten-free cheese biscuit. These savoury baked mini-biscuits are loaded with cheese flavour and are ideal as a lunchbox treat or 'on-the-go' snack. Available as five mini bags within a larger 125g large bag, Mini's are available in Sainsbury's.
11th January 2018
Sacla's new gluten, dairy & egg free mayonnaise is vegan and allergen-free, and can also be used as an egg replacement in vegan cakes! Available from Sainsbury's, Ocado & The Co-op, a 190g jar costs approximately £2.29
9th January 2018
Originally importing from Japan, Clearspring now source the finest products from Europe too, and their new range includes organic individual matcha shots, vegan plant protein powders, gluten-free brown rice chips and wholegrain rice cakes as well as a range of organic Italian pasta sauces & passata. Available nationwide and online.
8th January 2018
IBS: Dietary Advice to Calm Your Gut Excellent advice on low FODMAP diets, among others, from Alex Gazzola and dietitian Julie Thomson.
Tourette Syndrome: Stop your tics by learning what triggers them – a non-drug, environmental, allergy & diet based approach from Sheila Rogers DeMare, editor of ' Latitudes' site and mother of a Tourette's sufferer.
Allergy and Cross-reactivity Sue Killian's ground breaking new book exploring the shared molecules that lead to what would appear to be totally random allergic reactions.
13th December 2017
If you’re a healthcare professional, do you know about histamine intolerance? This condition results in unpleasant symptoms including migraine, flushing and urticaria; it’s also under-diagnosed, even though it’s estimated that 1% of the population suffers from it. This new guide will help you understand and spot this condition in your patients. Buy it here.
12th December 2017
All the fun of the fair! What we got up to and who we met in freefrom, new products, upcoming products and popular favourites from the Allergy & FreeFrom Show North in the lovely city of Liverpool.
ALL D&D Chocolates Limited products are now soya-free! As well as being dairy & gluten-free and made in a nut-free unit. Good news for people with multiple allergies! They also make Advent chocolates, stocking fillers and award-winning mint holly leaves & snow men to adorn your Christmas table!
15th November 2017
St Helen's Farm have been supplying goats milk for over 30 years, and now their whole and semi-skimmed goats' milk is available long-life from Tesco for £1.80 per litre. And their brie and spreadable cheese are available from Waitrose!
1st November 2017
Thinking of going vegan? November is Animal Aid 's #GoVegan month. It’s easier than ever to make the change, as more freefrom foods are going vegan! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up-to-date.
And if you need some tips on going vegan with food allergies and intolerances, GoVegan's Agony Aunt can help.
19th October 2017
Street Monkey Tiffin make fresh gourmet 'on-the-go' meals and salads. All the products are gluten & wheat-free and 90% of the range is dairy free too. They launched a vegan range in July; all meals are free from artificial ingredients and the meat is ethically sourced from local farms. Costing approximately £6 - £7 for the tiffin meals for 2, and £2.50 - £3.00 for salads. Available currently from Tebay Services, Gloucester Services, SPAR Brockley, and Brown & Green Trentham Gardens.
10th October 2017
Juvela's gluten-free fresh white loaves, fresh fibre loaves, white rolls and fresh fibre rolls are now available to buy in Tesco, from £2.20 for 4 x rolls and £2.80 for a 400g loaf.
2nd October 2017
Almond-based, vegan, dairy-free cold-processed drinks from Nutty Drinks in three flavours: cucumber, pineapple & kiwi, mango, carrot & goji and pomegranate, beetroot & raspberry. Available from health food stores nationwide, costing approximately £2.00 for 250ml.
21st September 2017
Baileys Almande, dairy-free, vegan alternative to Baileys Irish Cream, is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Market UK. Blending the luscious, nutty flavours of sweet almond oil & almond essence (extracted from crushed almonds) with a touch of real vanilla.
19th September 2017
After apparently much clamouring from their dairy-free/vegan customers, Ben & Jerry's, the iconic American ice cream makers, have launched three non-dairy flavours in the UK - chocolate fudge brownie, chunky monkey and peanut butter cookies, all available across UK's freezer aisles by the end of September.
14th September 2017
Pure oat bars in three flavours from Juvela's new Good'n'Go range - orange & apple, blackcurrant, and cocoa. These soft oat snack bars are perfect for packed lunches and snacks, and the Good'n'Go range also includes crispbreads and fruit & oat smoothies....
12th September 2017
Delighted to find Champion single soya milk portions on P&O Ferries, manufactured by The Progressive Food Co - not sure if they're still the only ones available in the UK - but very pleased that they're finally available for on-the-go milk allergic and free-from people!
18th August 2017
Delighted to announce that Cicioni vegan milk-free soft cashew cheese that we first spotted at NOPE 2017 is now available to buy from Planet Organic, approximately £8.50 for a 160g box.
31st August 2017
Free & Easy's 14-allergen-free cake mixes, including the FFFA17 gold award-winning carrot cake mix, are now available in Morrisons supermarkets. The range includes a sugar-free chocolate cake mix, and ginger and sponge cake mixes, all priced at approximately £2.70.
22nd August 2017
Just in case you have not been made aware of Aldi's permanent range of gluten-free foods, here are some of the highlights. Specially Selected Gluten Free Quadruple Chocolate Cookies, Gluten Free Tortillas, The Foodie Market Soups, Gluten Free Plain Flour, Pasta (Fusilli and Spagetti), GF Porridge, Specially Selected Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter bar, Sponge Pudding. And look out for their SpecialBuy offers that happen throughout the year - limited, reduced-priced gluten-free foods.
15th August 2017
Once again we bring you the very latest allergenfree foods from the Allergy & FreeFrom Show London, Olympia 2017, the world's largest celebration of ‘freefrom’ food, drink and lifestyle products...
10th July 2017
30 years since it's birth and many coconut macaroons later, gluten-free food makers Mrs Crimble's have transformed themselves with this lovely new package design.
17th July 2017
Get on board the world's first all vegan ocean cruise amongst the Norwegian fjords with Vegan Cruises, 25th Sept - 2nd October 2017, with vegan chefs cooking up some tasty gourmet vegan cuisine such as Molecular Gastronomy or raw-vegan delicacies!
19th July 2017
Canadian company Made Good Foods snackable muesli granola minis are free from the top 8 allergens, are clearly labelled 'school safe' as they are peanut & treenut free. They come in three flavours: strawberry, chocolate banana & apple cinnamon. They also make paleo snack bars - all available from Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic and As Nature Intended..
30th June 2017
WOW Cake Co have now made their Ultimate gluten, wheat & nut-free Sponge Cake, Carrot Cake & Brownie mixes available in 3kg catering packs (£17.95 each). They have also re-packaged their retail mixes and reduced the price to £3.75 a bag!
29th June 2017
New company Holy Moly has launched three vegan, gluten & dairy free avocado dips: 100% pure smashed avocado, saintly original and devilishly hot. Available in Waitrose, Ocado and Whole Foods Market, a 150g pot costs approximately £2.79.
28th June 2017
Made from coconut cream and coconut water, Vita Coco's new milk-free, dairy-free coconut milk alternative can be used in cereal, porridge, smoothies, coffee and drunk cold from a glass. Available nationwide from many stockists, a litre costs approximately £3.00.
27th June 2017
Wooden It Be Crafty have come up with these small, handy tags for your bags and keys - perfect for alerting people to your allergies with details, instructions and phone numbers for emergencies.
26th June 2017
A new vegan, organic buffet has opened in Birmingham's Natural Healthy Food store. Check the sample menu for gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan foods such as chilli kelp & black fungus mushrooms! Food is served & priced by weight.
22nd June 2017
After a short absence, Tesco has brought back gluten and wheatfree Carl the Caterpillar, a children's chocolate party cake, and now Carl is also milkfree meaning he can be enjoyed by children with allergies and intolerances to dairy. Costs £6.
21st June 2017
Allergy Insight visited the Excellence of Italy Show and found an abundance of freefrom, especially vegan foods, including gluten-free filled pasta, lactose-free cheese, & milk-free almond drinks... Stay tuned for UK availability - coming soon we hope!
20th June 2017
Three of Pudology's gluten, dairy, egg and nut-free desserts are now available from 227 Sainsbury's stores nationwide: Deeply Decadent Chocolate, Smooth Chocolate Orange and the delightful Simply Sumptuous Millionaire's twin packs (2x85g) cost approximately £2.99.
7th June 2017
Dough It Yourself gluten-free pizza bases, made from Doves Farm four with gram flour, are now available to buy, along with the Romana, Vesuvio, Bianca & Diablo sauces to make your own pizzas: all now available online and from Ocado.
6th June 2017
Read our review on the gluten, milk, nut, soya and corn free Functional Food Co's Macro-Marz truffles and IBsnacks.
Mr Kipling has launched wheat and gluten-free varieties of its Apple Crumble and Lemon & Ginger loaf cakes (£3) and six-packs of Cherry Bakewells (£2.50) - availble now in Tesco stores nationwide.
26th May 2017
25th May 2017
Dr Will's make gluten free, additive free, preservative free, dairy free and vegan condiments, currently including tomato ketchup, beetroot ketchup and BBQ sauce. Available online and from independent stores nationwide, Revital, Selfridges at the end of June and As Nature Intended in July. They cost between £3.50 and £4.50 for a 250ml bottle.
24th May 2017
Flora has launched a new milk-free spread made with vegetable oils and suitable for vegans. Available from various supermarkets nationwide, costing approximately £1.70 for a 500g tub.
23rd May 2017
Major, the chefs base, manufacture of gluten-free, coeliac society approved, some vegan, vegetarian and Halal stocks, bases, pastes, powders, gravies, international marinades, seasonings, ethnic pastes, jus, Pan-Asian broths and fruit bases. Available online for foodservice and for retail.
22nd May 2017
Angels and Cookies allergen-free gourmet cookie dough in Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip and Ginger Spice comes in ready-to-go tubs. The cookie dough is free from hydrogenated oils, cholesterol, additives, preservatives, artificial ingredients and refined sugar. Available online costing £7.99 for a 350g tub.
17th May 2017
MOR gluten, milk and wheat free sausages are made with British meat, vegetables (lentils, spinach, peppers, onions, peas, tomatoes, cauliflower, chickpeas... more veg than meat...), and fragrant and exotic blends of herbs and spices. Currently available from Tesco at £3.00, on offer for £2.50 for six fat sausages or 10 chipolatas. Also available elsewhere...
12th May 2017
Heavenly Organics' gluten, dairy & soya free chocolate discs filled with raw white honey come in ginger, mint, almond, peanut, pomegranate and original double dark. Available online, from Amazon & Panzers Deli, Mimosa Deli and The Happy Apple.
11th May 2017
The Paleo Foods Co's newest flavour is chia & hemp. Their grain, guten and wheat free granolas are suitable for those on a paleo diet, and are naturally free from dairy & milk. Available from various stockists, including Ocado.
10th May 2017
Troo Granola offer gluten-free granola kits and freshly made granola - delivered to your door - in fruity, seedy and nutty varieties. Prices vary, available online.
9th May 2017
Made from cashews (one flavour is made with macadamia), these milk & dairy free cheases come in jars as creamed chease, in rounds fit for a chease board and include Ethipian spice, Za'atar spice, garlic, pink peppercorn and more - available from various stockists and online, prices vary.
8th May 2017
So-called because you can eat it 5 different ways (granola, porridge, toping, bircher and smothie) Nutri-brex's new gluten-free 5 Ways comes in two varieties: Honey, Almonds & Seeds and Haxelnut, Coconut & Quinoa. Costing £3.49 for 450g, 5 Ways Granola is available online and from various stockists.
4th May 2017
Soupologie introduces two new flavours to its milk and gluten-free range: two new protein soups, Black Bean & Chipotle and Broccoli Pea Basil - and here is a picture of one of their freefrom food-to-go soups complete with tasty sprinkles! Available online, from Ocado and from various stockists nationwide.
2nd May 2017
Oumph! is a gluten, dairy and nut-free soya-based alternative to meat range that is resource efficient, climate conscious, rich in protein, fibre, iron and folic acid. The range of seasoned and plain products is suitable to grill, boil, sauté, deep-fry or heat over an open fire. The Pure Oumph! range comes in three varieties: The Chunk, The Strip and The Filet. Spicy Oumph! is seasoned with Thyme & Garlic, Kebab Spiced, Salty & Smoky and Grill Spiced and more. Oumph! is available from Totally Swedish.
27th April 2017
FreeFrom Food Awards 2017 silver winner The Free From Fairy's rice & gluten free plain flour is an innovative blend of wholegrain teff, buckwheat and sorghum with tapioca & potato starch. Along with the self-raising version the blends can be used to create consistently good results in bread, cakes, biscuits, pastry and even pasta. Available on Amazon and various stockists. £5.99 for 750g.
24th April 2017
Made using Stevia, Candy Shack's old-fashioned sweets such as sherbert lemons, cola cubes, mint humbugs and rhubarb & custard are gluten, milk and nut, sugar-free and vegan friendly. Available online, from Amazon & various health food stores, costing approximately £1.99 for a 120g bag and £4.99 for a 250g Victorian jar.
21st April 2017
Calsway's new snack range includes a mix of healthy options including freeze dried fruits, nuts and berries, fruit strips and fruit crisps, as well as meat and fish jerky. These Rock n' roll balls - are spheres made of raw fruits, nuts and seeds are gluten-free (not GF certified), and suitable for Paleo, Raw and Vegan diets. With no added sugar. Available online and from Amazon.
19th April 2017
Easy Bean has launched two new flavours of their gluten-free chickpea crispbread - Seaweed & Sesame and Cheddar Crunch - find them at various stockists or try them at the Farm Shop & Deli Show next week!
7th April 2017
Now in six glorious flavours, including the FreeFrom Food Awards 2017 bronze winner Lemon Curd; as well as White Chocolate & Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Triple Chocolate, Blueberry and Coffee Caramel: available online & at Selfridges, Wyevale, farm shops & independents across the UK.
17th March 2017
What's hot and new in freefrom - find out in our report on the Allergy & FreeFrom Show in Glasgow 11/12 March! And be sure to get your tickets for the London Show - 7-9th July, Olympia.
14th March 2017
A new category in 2016, 'Best Product from a Start-Up' is designed to encourage small start-up companies. The winner will benefit from mentoring from Tesco's technical and marketing experts: as a result there were lots of entries! See the shortlist for what's new in freefrom.
8th March 2017
When we introduced 'No Top 14' to the FFFA we never dreamed we would get such a wide variety of quite so many excellent, completely allergenfree foods! But we did, so check them out. Sponsored by ilumi, all products entered must be free of all 14 EU-listed allergens.
3rd March 2017
What fantastic creations 2016 has brought! The Innovation Award shortlist, sponsored by Food Matters Live, showcases what is newest in #freefrom - including #glutenfree haggis, black & white pudding, #grainfree flour, and protein noodles!
2nd March 2017
Sponsored by Lucy Bee, we're delighted to announce our shortlist for the FreeFrom Superhero Award: a one-off award to celebrate the FreeFrom Food Awards' 10th birthday. To be give to the person that has done most to develop, expand and popularise freefrom over the last 10 years.
1. Adrian Ling - Plamil Foods
2. Angela Mumby – Mrs Crimbles
3. Chris Hook – Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons
4. Clare Marriage – Doves Farm
5. Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne – Genius Gluten Free
8th February 2016
Bigger, better, with new, exciting categories for 2017, the FreeFrom Food Awards continue to lead the freefrom sector to ever greater heights of excellence! Most products are free of gluten, wheat or dairy (cow's milk) and many are free of many more of the major allergens.
17th January 2017
As well as running the Food and Drink Innovation Network successfully, with 8 seminars a year, Jeffrey Hyman, who died suddenly last week, was an invaluable contributor to the FreeFrom Food Awards over the years, and we will so very much miss his laugh and twinkly eyes at the judging sessions next week. Here, Michelle remembers him.
13th January 2017
Italian cook and recipe creator Anna Del Conte has turned her hand to freefrom - we're very excited to annouce the publication in paperback and kindle editions of her gluten, milk and lactose free recipes! Not just about pasta, the recipes include rice and pulse-based dishes too. Supported by Sacla', some of the recipes include their freefrom sauces and pesto.
12th January 2017
Premier Foods launch new vegetarian and vegan Bisto Gluten Free Gravy in 1.9kg catering tubs making 25litres of gravy! Perfect for chefs catering for freefrom customers, the tubs are available to buy online.
10th January 2017
It's never too soon to look back and assess the highs and lows of the year - here is Alex Gazzola of Allergy Insight's review of the best and worst in freefrom for 2016!