Disclaimer: I was provided admittance to the Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois at no cost to me to facilitate this post on The Eclectic Element and the giveaway prize was provided free of charge from several different companies. All opinions and expressions below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated.
Another year another Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo come and gone. This was my third year attending the expo (my first expo in 2014 and my second expo in 2015) and my third year lucky enough to be chosen as an expo blogger yet again. Even though there is a span of about 2 months in between it still amazes me how fast the time goes between being chosen as a blogger and the event itself.
Of course my GF bestie, Hannah of The Wholey Trinity, was with me for the third year in a row as well, this time as a legitimate full fledged registered dietician!
I don't know if it was my imagination but it seemed like they had a lot more vendors this year than the past, including quite a few newbies that I haven't seen before, but as always there was plenty of food samples and products to go around.
Hannah, her boyfriend, and myself left extra early in the morning Saturday to be able to go out to breakfast before the expo opened it's doors to the bloggers at 9:30am. We made it just as the big line was forming outside the door; thankfully we three didn't have to wait in it!