Saturday 1 November 2014

Report on 2014 Gluten Free Expo & Conference

We were one of the many that attended the Gluten Free Expo and Conference in Melbourne on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September, 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeffs' Shed).

Dr Rupert Hinds, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, was one of the many specialist speakers making up the conference.
GF Precinct  Artisan breads hand made in a gluten-free bakery in Melbourne.
The stand for Shepherd Works, Sue Shepherds organisation, was a hive of activity as many people were excited to meet her & have Sue sign their books and taste test her yummy lollies.

It took us quite a while to get passed the O'Brien Beer display as we tested many of their fine gluten free beers.  Our favorites will now be in the fridge at the ready.  I especially liked the Brown Ale.
The friendly chefs from Helgas Bread were busily preparing gourmet sandwiches using their latest gluten free breads for all to try.
A regular at the gluten free expos and one of our favorites is Well & Good.

Our review of their Crusty Bread Mix.

At the Coles stage, Masterchef contestants Courtney Roulston and Michael Weldon, demonstrated some of their skills.

Here are just some of the goodies, both free samples and purchases that we returned home with.

It was a great show with heaps of yummy things to try, buy and talk to the manufacturers about. That is the real benefit of the event.

Keep an eye on for details of the next expo

GF Expo is presented by The Coeliac Society of Victoria & Tasmania

Tuesday 7 October 2014

2014 Gluten Free Expo & Conference

The Gluten Free Expo and Conference is on again in Melbourne on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September, 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeffs' Shed).

As always, we look forward to discovering new gluten free products and tasting them all!
We'll be on the lookout for:

Major sponsor this year is Coles

Full details of the show at

GF Expo is presented by The Coeliac Society of Victoria & Tasmania

Sunday 15 June 2014

Gluten Free 4U - Bakery in Moorabbin, Victoria

When Gluten Free 4U first opened in 2012, I was very pleased to see a gluten free related business open up in my area of the South Eastern suburbs.

I soon became a regular customer and these are are a few of the gluten & dairy free items that I regularly buy.

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins
I buy these in a pack of six and freeze them so that  I always have some on hand. A great staple for me with a cup of tea.
(There are other muffin flavours like chocolate, orange & poppy, but these contain dairy)

Brownie slab

This is a very nice, light chocolate brownie which I buy as a slab and then cut up and freeze.

Bread rolls

Bread Rolls
The plain dinner rolls, and long rolls have a great texture & flavour. (Not crumbly)  I often have one of these as my work lunch.


These are delicious, with a nice flavour & not crumbly.
I like mine with avocado, chicken & salad. Be sure not to over stuff your wrap.

Jam roll

A "sometimes" treat. A "real" Jam Roll.

Sausage rolls with carrot

If you are like me and also need to avoid fructose, these onion free sausage roles are very tasty.
Party size for me.

Meat pie

They also have a fructose free meat pie which is delicious & also dairy free.


Another special treat are the donuts they make. I understand that they are very popular with many customers. These are better than many non-gluten free donuts!

There is a large range of goods that are gluten free (but not dairy free) so I can't be trying, but you might. Check out their website, which is excellent, as it has full ingredients lists.  Online shopping with delivery is available.

They must be doing something right as the shop can be very busy at times.
I highly recommend that you give Gluten Free 4U a try, if you haven't already.

Gluten Free 4U

5 / 1-3 Bignell Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Phone: 03 9555 5175
Fax: 03 9555 5739