The Gluten Free and Allergen Expo took place in Glendale, AZ this pass weekend and Travel Far Gluten Free was in attendance as an official blogger of the expo. We ate our way through the entire expo looking for the latest and greatest gluten free foods. Here was our top picks from the expo…
Coolest Food Innovation
Delicious isn't the first thing you would associate with freeze dried food. When I first approached the Thrive Food booth I was put off by the concept. They offered me samples of the mango, strawberry, green bean, broccoli, and vanilla bean yogurt. I tried the green bean and was pleasantly surprised of how "fresh" the taste was once it hit the saliva in my mouth. The strawberry was the same way. I tried the rest of the sample offerings and was hooked. I couldn't believe it. It was not just good, but delicious. The booth lady told me that it's great for quickly cooking meals. You can take the chicken and green beans , throw it into a sauce pan with water and seasoning and dinner is done. Once the cans are opened, the shelf life is about a year, and it sits in your pantry instead of taking up precious space in your already way too small and stuffed freezer. With the convenience and the fact that this process locks in the flavor, freshness, and nutrition, I think this is really the future of food.