A Gluten Free Giveaway!

29 Dec

Well for Christmas my wife surprised me with some new branding for Gluten Free by the Sea, including business cards and mugs.  I absolutely love it and I hope you do to.  Thanks Abby!

Here’s my new Facebook banner:


And business card:


To celebrate this I’m running Gluten Free by the Sea’s first competition.  Two lucky winners will win a beautiful Gluten Free by the Sea mug, and as I’m feeling festive I’ll throw in a pack of Pigs in Blankets flavour Pom Bears.  These are gluten and dairy free, but do contain soya according to the allergy advice.


To enter simply follow me on Twitter or ‘Like’ the Gluten Free by the Sea Facebook page, and then use the comment facility below this post to tell me what was your favourite gluten free discovery of 2012.  For the record, my favourite was finding gluten free pasties from Baked to Taste at Plymouth Greengrocer.

The competition is open to UK residents only due to postage, and the winners will be pulled from a hat by my glamorous assistant.  No cash alternative offered.  Competition closes at midnight on January 15th.  Good luck and a very Happy New Year to all!

UPDATE: The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Louise Brixey and Chloe who are the winners. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter!

Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea


24 Responses to “A Gluten Free Giveaway!”

  1. rachael gocher December 29, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    mine was dominos pizza do gluten free pizza, dont have to feel left out no more 🙂

  2. Louise Brixey December 29, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Already following you on both. My favourite discovery was ‘let them eat cake’ wonderful jaffa slice, ginger slice, pasties and pork pies!all thanks to your blog and facebook! second best discovery pizza hut and dominos offering gluten free oh how I’ve missed pizza!

  3. scarletrosita December 29, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Just found you, how wonderful 🙂

  4. Maria Brannigan December 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Maybe it’s something about the West Country but I was really impressed by the gluten-free food on offer whilst on holiday this year in Boscastle, Cornwall. Not only did the town’s National Trust cafe have various gluten-free treats but there was even a sign advertising gluten-free options outside one cafe. It made being gluten-free on holiday so much easier!

    • Tina Hurford December 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      My find is frozen yorkshire puddings by DS, a dumpling mix by Mrs Crimble

  5. Stephanie Anderson December 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Good luck with your comp, I love your branding. I am not coeliac myself but have been amazed by the number of people who have asked if my chutney is gluten free, most of which is. Have a look at inapicklefoodco.co.uk cheers.

  6. Freshney1 December 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Sakata Crackers the best GF cracker ever! so tasty and easy to carry for those emergency hunger pangs : )

  7. 77charlotte December 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    M&S chocolate & cherry cake lush

  8. Tracey Kisbee December 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    2012 has found me finally getting to grips with living a gluten free life… The highs have been gf fish and chips at deep blue, Maidstone, Kent and a fabulous pub in barming called The Bull with coeliac uk accreditation and a huge menu of GF goodies!! Not to mention support and advice from the GF twitter network… Looking forward to 2013!!!

  9. kim baines December 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    ours was Pizza Hut – finally my 13yo son is able to eat out socially with his mates without a massive fuss. Love your blogs x

  10. fluffywelshsheep December 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    thank for the giveaway, i have a couple of ‘best’ things , I have discovered i can tolerate Mr’s Crimbles goodies even with a ‘milk warning’ on them. Lazy day products for the treats moments, and the internet /twitter for the intolerance advice i have discovered.

  11. Stephen Barrett December 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Bravo K for an amazing offer! My best GF moment was discovering A Piece of Cake who provides Bistro One with Cake for Two baked in a contamination-free environment.

  12. Kevin Gollop December 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks everyone for the great comments so far! 🙂

  13. Molly Todd December 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    My best discovery was bells Italia, had a lovely visit from the family while at uni and enjoyed my first gluten free pizza from a restaurant 🙂 x

  14. Abigail McQuatters-Gollop December 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    As the glamorous assistant I know I’m ineligible but my best discoveries of 2012 have been:
    1. Gluten free Mexican food is cheap, healthy, easy to make at home and totally delicious
    2. Gluten free cooking is actually the same as regular cooking, just with slightly different ingredients
    3. Otto Pizza at Notting Hill Gate in London is the best pizza this side of the pond (and is gluten free)

  15. Plymouth Greengrocer (@PlymGreengrocer) December 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ve discovered two fantastic gluten free savoury products in 2012.

    The first being a gluten free steak and potato pasty made in Devon by a company called Baked to Taste, with fabulous melt in the mouth pastry and locally sourced meat .

    The second a pork pie made by Foodamentalists,again made with the best pastry I have tasted on a pork pie,you definately would not know this pork pie was gluten free.

  16. Catherine January 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I already follow you on both Twitter and Facebook 🙂 My favourite gluten free discovery of 2012 has to be Honest Burgers in Soho…thanks you in fact! Tasty gf burgers AND chips…what more could a girl ask for?! Traditional lemonade too? Oh go on then.

  17. Emma Jackson January 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    As my first GF Christmas approached I began to dread not bring sble to enjoy my usual favourites….especially stuffing and mince pies! For some reason, whilst at the 1 and only supermarket I know that sells GF products…my eyes suddenly came to rest on an ORGRAN packet I must have overlooked…..FALAFEL. Something rang a bell deep in my psyche …something from the states….but I had no idea ehat this stuff was. Stuff being the appropriate word! I read the description and heard the angels sing….’can be used as stuffing’…. I could have wept: Oh joy. Oh how the other customers must have made a wide berth around me as I gleefully grasped the packet to my chest and raced to pay for it. And it was PERFECT! If not better than normal stuffing. I added brown rice, chestnuts and cranberries. I even got my Malaysian family hooked. Though it was tough having to share….it was Christmas after all and gold, frankinsence and myrrh have nothing on my precious FALAFEL ♥♥♥

  18. Chloe January 5, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    I follow you on twitter! My favourite gluten free discovery of 2012 was finding out how easy it is to eat gluten free in Rome – and then finding a gluten free restaurant with the yummiest gluten free pizza!- =)

  19. Lucy Rose January 9, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    Have only just discovered GF by the sea and think it’s fab! 2012 was a great year for GF discoveries, I have narrowed it down to the two best from my own seaside; Falmouth, Cornwall.

    1. The Courtyard Deli have a whole bundle of gluten free treats on offer. My favourite by a long way: Gluten Free Egg Custard Tarts. Dee-lish!

    2. Bo’s Fish and Chip Shop in Boslowick. Once a month they scrub down their kitchens and mix up a batter for a totally GF fish and chip night. They’ll even text you to let you know it’s on so you don’t miss it!

  20. Vivien Johnson January 15, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    My best GF discovery of 2012 was having gluten free pizza at Pizza Hut for the first time in 8 years!

  21. Kirsty January 15, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    I’ve had two best GF discoveries this year. The first was @spongecakesltd, I received their apple crumble cake for my birthday and their Elizabeth cake for the Jubilee celebrations – both of which were delicious. My second discovery was Waitrose GF Spaghetti which tasted so “real” I had to checked the packet again!

  22. Emma Dallos January 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Three GF discoveries of the year… 1) Rebel Bakery cupcakes in London. Their salted caramel & gingerbread cupcakes are simply the best thing I have ever tasted, ever, ever, ever! 2) Perk!er porridges, make me wish it was cold winter morning every day and 3) Pizzaface in Brighton. It’s great that all the chains are starting to sell GF pizza, but I keep going back to Pizzaface – unrivalled! PS OH is from Plymouth so now seen all manner of treats available from your Twitter feed, looking fwd to our next visit south westwards!

  23. Nicola Spacey January 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Perkier porridges are definitely a great find! Took some to Spain on holiday in case I couldn’t get any suitable food but there was lots I could buy over there. But I still atelier porridge ;). Asda gf flour is also great for baking. Made a crumble which even my very fussy Dad couldn’t tell was gf! Zizzi’s for their gf chocolate pudding, expensive but so yummy!

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