GFAF Expo San Fran 2013 Wrap-Up

I just got back from one of the best, if not the best, weekend of my blogging life. Yes, I had a great time at last year’s Chicago GFAF Expo. But, being an official blogger and in the thick of it all at this year’s expo couldn’t have been beat!

First, a huge thank you needs to go to Jen, Maureen, and GFAF Expo team for getting the whole thing to run so smooth – like butter! I don’t know how in the world you organized that many vendors, bloggers, authors, and attendees but you did and it was awesome.

We had a great set-up at the bloggers and authors table – in-between amazing ladies like FrannyCakes (Mary Fran Wiley) and The Allergy-Friendly Cook (Cybele Pascal). Non-GFBF rocked the table and put up some amazing decor. He’s so talented (and also a great shirt-slinger and critical part of Celiac and the Beast). We had a giant bag full of our merch and were ready to meet our CATB family!(Special thanks to Ashley Mattinson Reed for some of these paparazzi shots!)

Our table got SLAMMED! Which, is awesome. I love the fact that everyone wanted to meet the bloggers and authors behind my favorite blogs and books. I was even starstruck! An extra thanks to the CATB loyal readers who stopped by, took pictures with me, and bought some of our merch. You guys made my weekend!

Now, let’s get into what you’ve been waiting for – what was at the expo? I’ve divided this post into three categories: favorite new products, favorite GF companies, and favorite people (because who could leave out the blogger lovin’?).

Favorite new product finds!

Woodchuck’s new RESERVE Cider

This is aged in bourbon barrels (looking back at when I wrote this I don’t know if it’s true or if I just wanted it to be true – have to fact check this little number)  to have a finish that’s just like bourbon. This is a great mix for someone who loves the hard stuff like myself, but wants to have a sparkly drink like a carbonated cider. This has to be my favorite Woodchuck, hands down! Just look at this face.

Earth Balance PB Popps

Earth Balance PB Popps are vegan, GF, DF and an interesting mix. It’s popcorn with peanut butter and oats. Sounds weird because it is, but this is just the kind of snack that I crave watching TV late at night.

Way Fare Snacks

I’ve never been a fan of vegan cheese, or faux cheese. However, I was very impressed with a company callled WayFare that makes vegan GF cheese spread and pudding and ice cream. Although I didn’t sample the ice cream myself, I heard people rave about it. All of their products are made from oats (yes, certified). I really don’t know how they made oats taste like cheese but I’m not asking questions. I just like that I found a vegan cheese! I just saw on their website that they’re certified by the GIG. Cool!

Against the Grain Pizza

I finally could try Against the Grain pizza and I was NOT disappointed. Oh man, y’all were right when you told me that this pizza was awesome. So happy I could try the flavors, but I’m bummed that I don’t get all the flavors at my Whole Foods!

Taste Guru

You know how much I love subscription boxes – I’m a big fan. Loving that there’s another player in the market – Taste Guru. They have a (HUGE) gluten-free box-of-the-month for only $24.99 and they offered a great deal at the expo. If you didn’t take advantage of it – you were missing out!

Zest Bakery

If you saw my Instagram, you clearly saw how much I fell in love with Zest Bakery. They delivered donuts and sandwiches – how could I not love them! The quality of their sandwiches were so awesome. I felt like I am missing out by not living in the Bay Area, because I’d be there eating lunch every day!

Favorite GF companies!

But the expo wasn’t all unfamiliar faces – we got to rendezvous with some of our favorites too!

Bakery on Main

Their new instant oatmeal is a hit in our house, along with their walnut cappuchino bars! Plus, Whitney is a great team member and we love working with her!

Red Apple Lipstick

RAL is one of my favorite gluten-free brands out there. Just when I thought I had it all, I bought more, that’s just how good their product is! I rocked Red Apple Lipstick products all weekend long. I love love love these guys. Look for more cool stuff from them in the future.

Enjoy Life Foods

Not only do I love Enjoy Life Foods’ products, they were so great and sponsored a cocktail night for the vendors and bloggers. I can certainly back a company that does that! Thank you!

Schar

Who can forget Schar? I’m attributing my 10lb. post-expo weight gain to the fact that I finally got my hands on several boxes of their gluten-free graham crackers that might be the best thing in the universe. I may or may not have eaten a whole box during the expo – you decide. Schar was so lovely and got us all cool Schar shirts and sponsored the blogger lounge for us. Anne gave great presentations on Celiac disease and even Lauren-Lucille Vasser (The Celiac Diva) was there to share the Schar love. Go team Schar!

Crave Bake Shop

Remember when I poured over Crave Bake Shop in Lake O my last visit to Portland? Well, I got another taste (literally) of one of my favorite brands when Crave came to the expo. Kyra was showcasing her new boxed cake mixes and we might have eaten enough of her samples to equal a cake or two (every time I turned my head Non-GFBF was in the corner eating one). Find them on Facebook here and yes, I finally got my Crave shirt.

Favorite people!

I think my favorite part about being an expo blogger is meeting all of the other bloggers! The internet is a strange place – you interact with faceless people all day long and you don’t really know who they are. Expos bring bloggers together and we actually can stand in the same room, face-to-face, and talk to each other without using our keyboard. I am thankful to all the amazing people I had a chance to meet. Here’s only a collection of them that I had a chance for a photo-op with!

Here’s an adorable pic of the CATB team with the Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats team! Love them! Find her on Facebook here and her website here.

Angela Lunt (on Facebook at Celiac Hashi Girl) hanging out with the CATB gang! Loving our hoodie posse! We are looking good!Thank you for all the great photos throughout the event, Angela! You rock!

Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats, The Celiac Diva, FrannyCakes, Mrs. Northwest Brandy Wendler (yes yes yes THE Brandy Wendler from Gluten Free Calendar), and Celiac and the Beast! Together in one awesome picture. I almost can’t handle all the awesomeness! Although I never got a pic with Brandy’s crown, she is one beautiful lady with the brains of a scholar, the heart of a nurse, and the advocacy that our GF community needs!

And just a couple of de-floured girls, hanging out with Miss Alison of A Girl Defloured. We adore these two ladies (Frannycakes far right) so much! Seriously, mwah mwah mwah these girls rock.

After the expo was all over and we had a chance to enjoy the company of fellow bloggers, we had the time of our lives. One of my favorite pics of the expo was taken by Frannycakes and features myself and Kyra from Crave. This lady – whooooo – has done it all. Not only does she have her own shop (that clearly we adored long before we even met her), has won reality TV shows about baking (not even just GF baking, “normal” bakers were beat by GF cupcakes), but she has to be one of the sweetest humans on the planet. People like this make me happy to be a part of the GF community.

Another beautiful group shot including KC (possibly the most hilarious human on the planet) from GFree Foodie. 

Do I feel incredibly lucky to be standing next to these ladies and all of the other amazing bloggers that were part of the expo? Yes. Yes I do! It was such a pleasure to meet all of you, and I can’t wait to see you soon!

WHEW! That was a lot, but I hope you enjoyed it! I got so much swag from this expo, I’d love to share it with some loyal readers. Below is the contest for THREE GOODIE BAGS filled with treats and coupons from the expo. Please read below to enter to win, but remember, you have to read the blog post first!

HOW TO WIN A SWAG PRIZE PACK:

PRIZE: 

Enter to win one of three swag packs from the GFAF Expo in San Fran.

WINNER:

3 winners, each picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries.

HOW IT WORKS:

Each person can be entered into this contest ONCE!

  • YOUR ONE ENTRY: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us what product you were most interested in trying from this post, or – for those who attended the expo – tell us what product from the expo you were most interested in.

CONTEST ENDS:

Thursday, February 28th at 5pm PST

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Comments: 128

  1. charissa (zest bakery) February 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm Reply

    It was super fun meeting and hanging with you this weekend! Glad you enjoyed our treats. We are cozied-up in our fashionable GF gear! xxoo!

    p.s. I thought way-fare was pretty darn tasty too. :)

  2. Katie February 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Anything from Craves Bake Shop! I have heard so much about them, but haven’t been able to try any yet!

  3. Jennifer Mathews February 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm Reply

    Woodchuck!!!!! They do not have them where I live and would LOVE to try them

  4. Theresa February 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm Reply

    I would love to try anything from the Crave Bake Shop and Against The Grain Pizza. I’m still trying to find one that I really like.

  5. Jennifer Mathews February 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    I posted but I don’t know if it worked so trying again. Woodchuck! They do not have them where I live and would love to try them

  6. Jenny @ Creative Cooking Gluten Free February 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm Reply

    would LOVE to try some RAL!!

  7. Kyra Bussanich February 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm Reply

    It was SO MUCH FUN meeting you this weekend! (Yes, I’m so excited that I’m shouting). Can’t wait to stir things up again in Anaheim (3 weeks!)
    <3

  8. Brandy Wendler February 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm Reply

    I made the favorite people list?!! Yay!! I feel so loved! Definitely sharing this. :D xoxo

    • Erica Dermer February 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm Reply

      Of course you did! Thanks for the share, lady! See you in a few weeks!

  9. Andrew February 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Great Post! Amazing weekend meeting you and all the blogger peeps!

  10. Kayla February 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm Reply

    So wanted to go, but only heard about it a few weeks before! Haven’t heard of Against the Grain Pizza, but have to try it if it’s available at Whole Foods!

  11. James February 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Great read and I am glad I now know of this blog.
    Great meeting you as well Erica.

    Regards,

    James Dorsey
    Gluten Free Cutie

  12. Laura Russell February 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    It was great playing that rousing game of cards with you Saturday night. Laughed so hard!!

  13. Alison | a girl defloured February 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Love. Love. Love.

  14. Margaret Clegg February 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    I would like to try the Crave products as this is a company i have not heard about. Also, our Celiac group in Lansing, MI will be holding their 6th annual Gluten Free Expo and it would be great to try some new companies who may be interested in attending our event. http://www.facebook.com/LansingGlutenFreeFair.

  15. Adina | Gluten Free Travelette February 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm Reply

    And now I’m wishing I had gone to both this and the one that was in Seattle last year! This sounds like a fantastic weekend! I’m quite intrigued by that new woodchuck cider! Hoping I’ll be able to find in the PNW soon!

  16. Christin Holt February 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm Reply

    So many things to try (and fall in love with)! If I have to pick one, the WayFare vegan “cheese” spread was incredible…but then there was the pizza, the sourdough bread, ravioli, ice cream, and let’s not forget Kyra’s fabulous cupcakes! Can’t wait for another Expo!

  17. Christin Holt February 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm Reply

    Forgot to add that the best part absolutely was meeting such great people!!!!!

  18. Angie February 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Wow that blog was really inspiring! I hope I get to make it to one of the GF expo’s someday. :)
    I would really like to try something from Crave. :)

  19. Nikki H. February 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Loved this blog post–there are SO many new products from this blog post that I’d love to try! Topping that list are the WayFare vegan cheese and the sparkling Woodchuck Reserve cider–they both sound amazing! Thank you for giving such a great heads-up about all these new gluten-free products. :)

  20. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa February 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm Reply

    So wish I could have been there! Looks like you had an absolute blast. Maybe next time :)

    ps – LOVE those sweatshirts!!!

  21. Glutenfreemomo February 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Fabulous review!!!

    Since I have lots of family in SF, I must try out Zest bakery on my next trip. I find I get asked the most by newly diagnosed people is how do they get some good donuts. Lets be honest my next run to the store needs to include that new flavor of woodchuck. You face is priceless.

    Best,

    Moraya

  22. Mark Berger - The Goods February 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Great to meet you at the EXPO I love my new jacket. i was wearing at day while Making deliveries, people kept commenting on how great it was !!!

  23. Melissa M. Heeres February 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Oh, there are so many things that I want to try:

    The Crave mixes because it would be nice to have some of Kyra’s stuff in Chicago at times other than the expo

    The Woodchuck Reserve. Because, who wouldn’t??

    And the RAL eyeshadows. I love my lipcolor, but haven’t tried the eye yet.

  24. V February 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to get my hands on those Enjoy Life snacks! Thanks for the report! :)

  25. Paige Hill February 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply

    I am very interested in the snacking foods, agains the grain pizza, and the lipstick!! I am not a celiac but my 4 yr old daughter was last year. We have completely changed our lifestyle for our daughter. I am sooo looking forward to the expo at the end of this year in Dallas, tx. So excited, I may even have to come to San Francisco next year!! Eeekk!!

    • Erica Dermer February 15, 2013 at 9:01 am Reply

      So awesome! I hope that I can attend the expo in Dallas! :)

  26. cybele pascal February 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm Reply

    This is not an entry. I’m just leaving a comment. I had so much fun with you all this past weekend! I hope for at least a cocktail hour over the weekend at Expo West.

    xo
    Cybele

  27. Kari Frazier February 13, 2013 at 3:59 am Reply

    Schar graham crackers?! Those definitely make my must-try list! Glad you had such a great experience :)

  28. Cecilia @ My Life Sans Gluten February 13, 2013 at 6:03 am Reply

    Thabks for the giveaway!
    I’d love to try Crave Bake Shop mixes, Woodchuck’s new cider, and Against the Grain mixes!
    I can’t wait until the Gf expo in October :)
    I’ll be checking out all the blogs you mentioned..

    • Erica Dermer February 15, 2013 at 9:02 am Reply

      Awesome! I hope to be at that expo and hopefully we can meet!

  29. Melinda Kraus-Perrotta February 13, 2013 at 6:45 am Reply

    I wold love to try the Crave mixes and any other cakes and baked goods. I have a huge sweet tooth!

  30. Karin Weakley February 13, 2013 at 8:04 am Reply

    I had a great time meeting everyone and really liked the Schar Ciabatta bread roll they were heating up and handing out. Those were quite tasty!

  31. Deborah Hinojosa February 13, 2013 at 10:31 am Reply

    LOVED the Woodchuck New Reserve hard cider! Super tasty! Loved the whole expo, actually…..

  32. Mackenzie February 13, 2013 at 10:39 am Reply

    Crave cake was BOMB!! Kyra was great at giving me multiple samples to take home :)

    And the Woodchuck Reserve. Oh my gosh, fantastic. Can’t really get any Woodchuck besides Amber over here in the Valley, but would love to have the Reserve again!

    Oh!! The infrared sauna felt so damn good. I would have sat inside of it all day if I could have!

    • Erica Dermer February 14, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply

      I didn’t try the sauna and I’m totally regretting it now!

  33. Merissa Anadon February 13, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply

    My husband and I attended the expo with our 3 kids. We loved the brownie sample from Zest Bakery, delicious! Can’t wait to visit their bakery. And we came home with the book The Gluten Glitch signed by the author, it’s a great book for kids!

  34. Ami Frrank February 13, 2013 at 11:24 am Reply

    I am very excited to try Red Apple Lipstick! I tried to get them to come to a state meeting in Iowa, but I hope that they are coming to the GFAF expo in Des Moines this April. My two little girls will be quite excited to see make-up at the event…

    Are you going to the Des Moines Expo? I will be a vendor there as well. check out my website for Ami’s Cakes and Confections: http://www.amiscakesandconfections.com

    Very excited!!!

  35. Cheryl Mobley February 13, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

    I attended and loved everything! My husband, who isn’t GF, thought that the Woodchuck Cider made in old whiskey barrels was pretty darn good! It would be good over ice so it’s super cold.

  36. Jordan T February 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply

    I am just dying to try the Crave goodies!

  37. Cara February 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm Reply

    We had a great time at the Expo! My daughter loves her new GF T-shirt, thank you very much. I am now in love with Against the Grains bread. Their baguette was to die for.

  38. Sassy Celiac February 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

    I’m not sure any of the foodstuffs could be mailed to Canada, but I definitely would love to try Red Apple Lipstick, any of your merch (does that count?), and if possible, Schar ciabatta buns!

  39. RobinN February 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I had a great time at the Expo, and met so many wonderful people. It was great to meet some of my favorite bloggers! Like you, I am a huge fan of Zest Bakery. I live here in the Bay Area and could hardly wait for them to open their doors. I was one of their very first customers! Meeting Kyra and Mrs. Northwest were a special treat for me. They are not only beautiful, but warm, wise, intelligent and LOADS of FUN! And, of course, I was just flabbergasted to taste a gluten-free cider that was like bourbon with bubbles. OMG! That was SOOOO good! It was a wonderful expo, and I look forward to future ones! Thanks for posting the recap!

    • Erica Dermer February 15, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

      Thank you for all the compliments to me and my friends! :) I love expos – trying new things, meeting new people, and hearing that everyone else had such great fun!

  40. Brittany Wold February 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm Reply

    Aside from wanting to try everything on the list, I’m really interested in trying out the taste guru boxes. Things that people have tried that are GF, and good? I’m down. :)

  41. Tammy Credicott February 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm Reply

    What a great re-cap of the event! I had a fantastic time at the event, and meeting all of you!! Honestly one of the best expos I’ve been to in a while. We love our t-shirts! :-)

    • Erica Dermer February 14, 2013 at 9:29 am Reply

      You are awesome Tammy! We loved sharing tables with you guys! Thank you for supporting us!

  42. Jen Cafferty February 14, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply

    Erica – you rock! I am so happy you had such a great time. It is worth all the work to see so many happy people:)

    Hope to see you at all of the Gluten & Allergen Free Expos! Thanks again for being part of our team. Jen

    • Erica Dermer February 14, 2013 at 9:29 am Reply

      Thank YOU Jen! These expos are my favorite part of the year. It’s like Disneyland for celiacs! <3

  43. Venessa F. February 14, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    I am most interested in trying against the grain products, and red apple lipstick, also crave cakes sound amazing! Thanks for this giveaway. :-)

  44. Sarah Mayhew February 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I’m curious about the earth balance pb popps! I’m still trying to find an or make good tasting gf snacks and of course alot of is alley experiment! I love peanut butter and would be awesome to find a snack that taste good and had my fav in them :)

  45. Joanne Harp February 15, 2013 at 7:24 am Reply

    I wasn’t at the expo but just picked up that same Woodchuck over the weekend. It was delicious! I do want to try Against the Grain after reading this.

  46. Mark Berger - The Goods February 15, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    hi this is Mark from TE GOODS-Gluten Free Treats.
    I would love to win a giveaway bag. being that this was my first event I did not leave my booth except for a bathroom break. It would be great to try some of the GF options being that i’m GF and all for over 2 1/2 years and always looking for something good to treat myself with

    ;-)

    • Erica Dermer February 15, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

      I’ll put you in the drawing Mark! I know, I barely got to visit all the booths! I’m going to try to do better next go ‘around!

  47. Nantucketdaffodil February 15, 2013 at 8:39 am Reply

    Would love to win this for our 9 year old with celiac!

  48. Dana Romeo February 15, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

    Schar anything Schar!!!!!

  49. Nicole Morgan February 15, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply

    I was most interested in the baked goods from Zest bakery! Every time you posted a picture of one of their items on Instagram I started drooling!

  50. emily February 15, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply

    I would LOVE to try the Crave Bake Shop desserts!

  51. kathleen February 15, 2013 at 10:40 am Reply

    Would like to try the against the grain pizza and schar items

  52. Chandice February 15, 2013 at 10:55 am Reply

    The Earth Balance PB Popps look great!! Thanks for sharing your fun pics and experience girl! :)

  53. Tamara Abrio February 15, 2013 at 11:04 am Reply

    I am a pizza freak! So naturally “against the grain pizza” would be my #1 choice :-)

  54. Heather February 15, 2013 at 11:07 am Reply

    I’d love to try the Against the Grain pizza and red apple. :)

  55. Nadine Lovelady February 15, 2013 at 11:41 am Reply

    All of the vendors were great! Just being able to sample ANY of the samples was awesome as I have really wanted to try many of the products when I find them on the web but don’t want to pay and then not like it.
    What made me HAPPY was the HOT chocolate chip cookies in the foyer I think it was decadence ???????

  56. Shannon McClure February 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm Reply

    I just got my first orders of Red Apple Lipstick and glosses and I am just over the moon for them. I Love them.

  57. Meredith Soranno February 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm Reply

    I would love the Taste Guru! We love surprises.

  58. Karol February 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm Reply

    I would love to try the Schar graham crackers…have not found them in stores yet. And I’ve been wanting to try Red Apple Lipstick for a while now. Wish they would have an expo nearer to me someday :) Thanks so much for this great contest.

  59. Jewel's Cupcake Shop February 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

    I want to try RP Popps. I am all about sweet popcorn and love oats!

  60. Susan Martin February 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Against the Grain Pizza (ZA is the hardest for me to find good gf!) and the Taste Guru box sounds awesome too! So glad you had such a great time!

  61. Juli February 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply

    I definitely need to move going to the expo to the top of my “to do” list. Looks like so much fun!!! I would love to try Woodchuck Cider and Earth Balance PB Popps.

  62. Cathy Brereton February 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I’ve heard good things about the against the grain pizza, looking forward to trying. The Crave bake shop items are calling my name.

  63. Marissa February 16, 2013 at 1:11 am Reply

    My first choice would be the graham crackers! Then I would love to try the against the grain pizza.

  64. Eli G February 16, 2013 at 7:46 am Reply

    Schar by far! Chocolate covered hazelnut wafers…
    Enough said! Woodchuck cider is always on my list.

  65. Andrea Harper February 16, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

    Erica you are so much fun!! I’m so happy you thought we were cool enough to include in your post :) It was so great to meet you in person, I can’t wait for Phoenix!! Have a great time in Anaheim! Cheers!

  66. Melody O'Donnell February 16, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply

    wish i could have had the chance to talk to you at the expo- I was helping out 1-2-3 Gluten Free and never left the table! I do love woodchuck cider though, and your reviews were great!

  67. Angela Lunt February 16, 2013 at 10:52 am Reply

    Thank you so much for the mention! I was super excited to meet you Friday night, and the weekend only got better when I got my hoodie, tshirt, card games (thank you MaryFran, that’s probably the best card game ever!). I learned so much (from you and nonGFBF) at this event, and I’m soooo glad you got to rock my new favorite shades/blends of RAL! I’m super hoping you all (and all the other totally amazing bloggers and bakers: MaryFran, Brandy, Kyra-Crave, Sarah and Kevin, Alison-AGirlDefloured, and James-Gluten Free Cutie) will be at the Dallas Expo in October!

  68. Cat Norris February 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm Reply

    That Woodchuck Reserve sounds DIVINE! I don’t know what I wouldn’t want to try from this post, really..

  69. Jay Harper February 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply

    How about hosting the “The Great Beast Red Apple Lipstick Giveaway”? :)

  70. Dora J Crow February 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm Reply

    I think I am most interested in trying the Way Fare cheese & snacks. I would love to try their ice cream but that would be impossible since I am in Alabama. I have problems w a lot of different foods- egg yolks, yellow cheeses, ice cream, cow milk, tomatoes, red meat, pork and the list grows. Raw Onions & green bell peppers are the devil! Lol. I would love to try anything you listed. I have recently bought my 1st RAL and I LOVE it! It doesn’t burn or break out my lips. I would be grateful for any gift of ur choosing. Thanks for opportunity.

  71. Lisa Crosby February 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply

    I miss graham crackers! I would love to try them!

  72. Cortnie Chase February 17, 2013 at 7:51 am Reply

    Woodchuck’s new RESERVE Cider sounds delightful and so do Against the Grain Pizza. Yummy! Can’t wait to meet you at the Phx Chapter GF Expo :)

  73. Andrea Mays February 17, 2013 at 8:39 am Reply

    I am very interested in trying the WayFare cheese spread and other DF products. I like you have not found any non-dairy (casein free) cheese product that tastes good. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  74. Stephanie Ann Ferguson February 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply

    I am intrigued (to say the least) by the Woodchuck Bourbon Cider and the Way Fare Cheese snacks. Beer and Cheese….yes, my husband would be one happy man!

  75. Shauna February 19, 2013 at 10:52 am Reply

    I love finding out about new GF products. I’d like to try the earth balance PB Snacks.

  76. Maureen February 22, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply

    You were an amazing part of the Expo! Thanks for all that you did as a GFAF Blogger. It was so great meeting you (btw Emma LOVES her t-shirt).

  77. toni February 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

    I want to try out Zest, LOVE Crave (went to her shop last summer), LOVE Bobs Red Mill (went there last summer as well). Super great to meet Naomi form Better Batter and Silvana Nardone, those were some awesome cookies!

  78. Michelle Poston February 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm Reply

    Wish I was there. I would love to try the Against the Grain Pizza.

  79. Kristi Lake February 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Hello, I am a newly diagnosed celiac. I have been slowly figuring out how to keep myself healthy and happy. I would be lucky and blessed to try any of these products. I have not tried any of the above. Honestly I would love to try Crave I have herd many good things about the cupcakes. Who does not love or in my case miss a good cupcake. I would also love to try the GF cosmetic line. I never considered the effect that my cosmetic’s were having on my health. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and humor with the celiac community.

  80. Diana C February 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm Reply

    All of the products sound amazing ! Would love to try the Against the Grain Pizza and anything Cake Bake Shop would have to offer!!!

  81. Sherry Nance February 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I really love your blog and would love to try anything from Crave. I have tried lots of cake mixes but have yet to find my favorite.

  82. Katrina February 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply

    I would love to try anything from Zest or the Crave bakeries.

  83. Courtney February 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Oh man, everything looks so good but I think those P.B. Popps would be pretty awesome! Since going gf for some reason I just can’t get enough peanut butter…. :)

  84. Amy Shelly February 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I am new to this life style and to be frank somedays are better than others. I would like to try everything. I am having such a hard time find gluten free items that don’t taste gluten free. But even with these hurdles I get up everyday and try something new and keep in my mind that avoiding gluten means today I won’t be sick

  85. Amanda Milinski February 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm Reply

    I would LOVE to try Red Apple Lipstick!! I haven’t been able to find it ANYWHERE within an hr of where I live. I have gotten the chance to try the woodchuck and YUM!!! It is so good!

  86. Tina Hall February 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Oh Hard to say what one I want to try most I want to try all of them but I haven’t had a gran cracker in 13 years so I’ll go with Schar, I really miss cheese cake and I cheat and eat the top, I only cheat on two things and it’s not often.

  87. cynthia wood February 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

    First let me say thanks for all your good info. I have wanted to
    try the Red Apple Lipstick products. Just having the info in hand
    when this disease kicks your butt is a blessing.

  88. Rebecca Horton February 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Would love to try PB popps

  89. April Pope February 26, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    How to choose which I want to try? Hhhmmm how about Crave and Schar and Bakery on Main and and and

  90. Kyle Berryman February 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    I would love to try stuff from Crave bakery or Zest Bakery!

  91. Charmaine S February 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm Reply

    Would love to try something from Crave Bake Shop!

  92. Cindy Beasley February 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm Reply

    My daughter has been gf for two years, last summer two of her three children tested positive for celiac. Her family went to the expo in San Francisco and loved it. It was nice for the kids to be able to sample lots of stuff. I’ve had joint pain for the last three years and she has tried to get me to get tested. I finally had the blood test yesterday and went gf yesterday. Incredibly after one day gluten free I woke up with 80% less pain this morning. I should have my results back by Friday. This is probably the only time in my life I’m hoping for a positive result, so I’ll finally have the answers to what’s wrong with me. I haven’t tried many gf products yet, so I’m open to any samples. Thanks!

  93. Alissa ellis February 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I missed the expo in san fran and if i had to choose only one of the products i would say: the against the grain pizza for sure.
    I’m dying to have pizza again.
    18, gluten free, loving it

  94. Sarah Connelly February 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm Reply

    I would like to try Against the Grain Pizza and I really like the things I have tried from Enjoy Life Foods.

  95. Ann P February 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm Reply

    If your shirts counted as a product I would definitely say them. They are adorable! I will be ordering one pronto.

    I think the product I am most interested in is the Against the Grain pizza. I have yet to find a great frozen pizza, hoping it is as good as I’ve heard.

  96. Jennifer Barrett February 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm Reply

    I’ve tried products from Enjoy Life and Bakery on Main. I’d love to check out Against the Grain! I’ve got a soft spot for a good pizza.

    Jennifer

  97. Stephanie February 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm Reply

    I would love to try Against the Grain and the Schar products. It’s so hard to find Schar products in my area.

  98. Stina Ry February 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    Sounds like it was amazing! I’m officialy jealous. :)

    Do your hoodies count as a product I’m most interested in trying? If not, then definitely the Against the Grain pizza.

  99. Megan S February 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply

    I would like to try more Schar products just recently tried their bread and pizza crust and like them :) also if it counts as product… yalls shirts are awesome cant wait to be able to get one :)

  100. Lori Williams February 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Walnut Cappachino Bars from Bakery on Main. The name sounds delish!

  101. Lismaxwell February 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Our family of 5 has gluten & dairy allergies, so finding safe and delicious snacks is really important to us! I hope we can make it to the next gf expo!!

  102. Mike Milinski February 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Love your site and fb page. Hope to get to an expo one of these days. Keep up the great with work

  103. cathryn February 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm Reply

    I started eating gluten free about a year ago and take photos and would love Red apple lipstick because I use lipstick in photos and I don’t know if it is gluten free

  104. Meredith Soranno February 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm Reply

    I would love to try the Taste Guru!

  105. Ariel February 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Oh man, the taste guru boxes sound amazing. I definitely want to (and will now) try them out! AND CAN I JUST SAY HOW MUCH I WANT THAT CRAVE SHIRT/FOOD? I can’t wait for the LA expo!!

  106. Debra J. Gowlland February 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm Reply

    I would absolutely love to try the Against the Grain Pizza!!!

  107. Mary Harris February 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I don’t know if we qualify in Canada. I would love to try Against the grain pizza. Really miss good pizza.

  108. Suzanne Dombkowski February 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm Reply

    I would like to try the Way Fare Snacks vegan gfree pudding and ice cream. Seems like forever since I’ve had ice cream.

  109. debi white February 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm Reply

    would love to try the against the grain pizza and the red apple lipstick.. there are so many products that I would love to try!!

  110. melinda March 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

    I want to go to the Dallas expo!! It looks so fun!! :) I love how you call your BF non GFBF. bahahaa!!

    • Erica Dermer March 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm Reply

      Yes, please come to the Dallas GFAF! It’s so much fun!

  111. Ami Frank April 14, 2013 at 10:35 am Reply

    I am most excited about Red Apple Lipstick products. I can’t wait to make it to an expo where they come. They need to expand beyond the West Coast market!

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