Monday, October 1, 2012

Gluten Free Expo Toronto

On Sunday we made our way to the Gluten Free Expo held in Toronto.  There were literally thousands of people there; so many people that many vendors had already run out of product to sell, only two hours after the expo opened.  I was thrilled to see so many people and products, and I made an effort to pick up business cards and information from every vendor that called my attention. 

We made this visit a family affair, and my three year old was in heaven.  For the first time, he was able to eat everything that crossed his path!  This happens so rarely that I didn't ration his intake, and I let him try anything that looked good.  He was on a sugar high for the rest of the day, but it was completely worth it to see him happily munching away on the types of treats that are usually off limits.

 For me personally, I was excited to learn about new products and meet the people behind them, particularly the smaller bakeries who dedicate themselves to filling a void in the marketplace.  I can't wait to check out some of the businesses in person and share my experiences here.  I know that for many gluten free is a fad, but for people like my son, this will be his reality even once the fad has passed.  Knowing that there are increasingly delicious and affordable options out there for him and others to enjoy makes me happy.

If you missed the Expo this year, I highly recommend trying to catch it the next time around.  It was well worth it.

Display at the Gluten Free Expo

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