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What’s on your Christmas Wish List?

What are you looking forward to at Christmas this year? What gets you most excited – seeing family and friends, the fun of festivities, the sparkle and glitter of decorations, presents or seasonal, Christmas food? If we are able to continue as we have so far, these last few months,…

Do you know all there is to know about ‘gluten’?

It has become more common over the last few years to hear people say they are gluten-free, when talking about food. Some people choose to be gluten-free, feeling it has many health benefits, and others don’t have a choice, but have to eat a gluten-free diet, due to intolerance or…

How to plan food at an allergy free wedding

Most weddings are likely to have at least one guest who has food allergies or intolerances considering 20% of people suffer from them. Often this may mean that one person has a meal which avoids certain things which are allergens for them. However for some allergy sufferers that’s not enough,…

Switch Witch

Switch Witch sounds as though you should be switching places with the wicked witch of the north, or perhaps changing places with Maleficent, Ursula, Shakata, Razili, or Farida from your favourite Disney film. But, no, what it is in fact, is a newer holiday tradition, started by two entrepreneurs from…

We Love Halloween

We love Halloween here at Creative Nature. We have always embraced it and gone for it. We all enjoy dressing up, and also creating some scary decorated cakes!  The origins of Halloween are hard to pin down however they seem to come from a mix of ancient traditions both Celtic…

Natasha’s Law

As you may know from reading our previous blogs, we support Natasha’s Law, which is about to come into effect in October.  This UK Food Information Amendment, known as Natasha’s Law will require food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods pre-packaged for direct sale on…

ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK

Food allergy awareness week in the US, is from May 10th to May 15th this year. It is an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education).   What is FARE?    It is one of the largest not for profit organisations in the world, which aims to raise…

ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK IS APPROACHING…

  Allergy Awareness Week UK is coming up on the 26th - 30th April – it’s actually one of a few such weeks during April & May around allergies – this one relates to the organisation Allergy UK.   Understanding Allergies Most of us know what the word ‘allergy’ means,…

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ALLERGIES?

Starting school this year – and your child has allergies… This week, many parents have confirmation of their child’s school place for the start of school in September. As a parent with your child starting school for the first time, this can be a stressful event – as much for…

Preparing for Natasha’s Law

By the end of this summer, new allergen regulations are expected to be in force, called Natasha’s Law. As a challenger free-from snack brand, we welcome and embrace this change – and we urge the food & drink sector to do the same. The new legislation has been named Natasha’s…

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

Anyone for Chocolate?  Did you know that December 16th is dubbed National Chocolate Covered Anything Day? For most people this would be heaven. Being able to eat anything you like and think would taste good, completely covered in chocolate! The list for most of us is endless. Chocolate figures:  We…

A Personal Challenge when it comes to Halloween:

Our last blog talked about how those with allergies can feel about Halloween.  This week we share some of the personal challenges faced by our own CEO Julianne, who has always had challenges with this seasonal celebration, even though Halloween is one of her favourite traditions. She is of the…

Halloween – the 2020 story

We may be  a whole month ahead however we’re looking forward to one of our favourite moments of the year - Halloween. Halloween is a time for fun, parties,treats and eating – however this year is going to be different – yet not that different for children and adults with…

What about a parent’s lunchbox?

Have you, as a parent, prepared lunchboxes for your children and then got to work and realised you have nothing to eat yourself? You will now have to spend money buying lunch? Or go to the work canteen and buy lunch? What if you have allergies and there’s little choice…

Vegetable-Orientated Cakes and Bakes

  In mid-July, we introduced our two new baking products, Simply Spiced Carrot Cake Loaf Mix, and our Pancake and Waffle Mix. We’ve had some amazing feedback from our social media followers and customers, for which we’d like to thank you. Here are some of their words:   Pancake and…

Q&A with Lindiwe Lewis

Hello, I am Lindiwe Lewis, 28. You can call me Lindi. I was born in London, England but grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and Monterey, California. I have had anaphylaxis since I was 10 months old. I am allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas, kiwi, pineapple,…

National Ice Cream Month

What’s your favourite ice cream? We’ve taken a small poll in the office, and our top three flavours are: Vanilla Cookie Dough Mint Choc-Chip   Why are we talking about this? Well, July is National Ice Cream Month! Also in the US, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is on July…

Your Picnic Must-Haves!

When the weather is amazing and the sun is shining... there is nothing better than a British picnic! Here are some picnic essentials that you've got to have with you on the day! Blankets- Don't risk getting yourself dirty on the grass in case it's misty or if you're wearing…

Summer Must-Try Recipes!

With the summer just around the corner, some of you may be looking for some quick and easy summer recipes to try out this year. We have quite a lot of recipes you can choose from on our recipe page of our website (click here to check it out!), but…

It’s Time For Easter!

As we're sure you're aware... Easter is rapidly approaching. It's time to enjoy the lovely weather outside and go on a fun little Easter Egg hunt so we thought we would share a few fun options of activities you could do for the occasion if you have any little kiddos…

Allergy Labelling

As a result of the announcement on Friday (25th January 2019) that food labelling is to become much stricter in order to protect food allergy sufferers there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.  The government is looking to impose stricter rules around labelling of sandwiches…