- LLANFYLLIN, WALES, August 12, 2007 - Zarena Allan from Zedz handmade wheat free foods in Wales says " It's hard when you are up to your elbows in summer picnic and snack food and gluten free summer wedding cakes to start thinking about wheat free vegan Christmas cake and gluten free mince pies and vegan Christmas puddings. We don't get a choice though, we have started taking orders for Christmas already!"
Zedz Foods make their extensive range of vegetarian, dairy free, egg free, wheat and gluten free foods in the hills of mid Wales in an old railway station converted into a wheat free bakery . All year round they make pasties and muffins and other sweet treats for shops and for mail order. Then Christmas comes along and they have a range of delights to tempt the taste buds, including rich fruit vegan Christmas cake with apricots & brandy, a boozy rum & plum vegan Christmas pudding and mincemeat & brandy muffins, (all are sweetened just with natural fruit & juice).
There is so much to remember and organise for Christmas. The Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas lights and decorations, where to go for the office Christmas party , the Christmas stocking for Christmas morning and searching through all those Christmas recipes to find the perfect recipe for Christmas dinner.
This year Zarena from Zedz foods gluten free bakery is encouraging people to chose dishes that everyone can enjoy. Zarena says "As food intolerance tests are now so easily available and the awareness has been raised about key allergens public awareness has greatly increased. We have developed some delicious vegan gluten free Christmas recipes that we will publish on our website at www.zedzfoods.co.uk
Yvonne Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life Nutritionists, London says "Up to 1 in 3 people now believe they have some form of food intolerance. It's not just small family businesses such as Zedz that are fulfilling the rising demand for gluten free and free from foods"
Arla one of the biggest dairy producers in Europe report that 95% of Asians, 75% of Afro Caribbean and 1 in 7 of people in the UK are likely to be intolerant to dairy and have targeted the free from market with a new milk. "Sales of Dairy free foods have risen dramatically and you can get a range of dairy free milks from rice and hazlenut milk to quinoa and even hemp seed milk." says Yvonne.
However this Christmas, with Zedz Foods gluten free help there will now be no need to panic if all of a sudden you find out one of your Christmas guests is a vegetarian, vegan or has serious food intolerance to wheat or dairy. As with all of Zedz Gluten Free Foods range packaging is kept to a minimum, after all, "you can't eat the box" say the bakers. For details of products, wholesale and mail order delivery have a look at their website www.zedzfoods.co.uk
or call 01691 648029
"The (Christmas)cake and pudding are just out of this world - better than any 'normal' ones I have ever tasted" says one of Zedz Food's satisfied gluten free mail order customers.
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