A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly LeDonni, the founder of Gluten Free Labels. Kelly lives fairly close to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) office, so she dropped by to share her celiac story with me and leave a sample of the new labels.
The gluten-free labels are exactly what they sound like. Anyone sharing a kitchen at home with people who eat gluten knows that it can be difficult to keep gluten-free utensils and cooking equipment safe from cross-contamination. To tackle to the problem in her own home, Kelly searched the internet for special labels she could use. When she wasn’t pleased with the designs she found, she decided to create her own and share them with other people living with celiac disease.
I’m an advocate of anything that works to keep people a little bit safer from cross-contamination, so naturally I think the labels are a great idea. What I like most about these labels is that while they are obviously calling out that something is gluten-free, they’re still easy on the eyes. They come in a few different sizes; one of the round labels is about the size of a half dollar and the other is roughly the size of a quarter. They do come in larger rectangular versions with sayings like “No grain, no pain” and “Respect, don’t infect.” They leave space for you to write things like the date it was made, what it is, etc. Convenient, right?
The hanging label was my favorite. It’s a circular tag that can be hung from pot handles, serving spoons, cutting boards, cabinet handles…the possibilities are endless. The bonus? It is oven safe, so you don’t have to worry about it melting if you want to attach it to your baking pans.
You can check out all the designs and label varieties at www.GlutenFreeLabels.com. They’re running an Easter special, so if you’re on the hunt for labels of your own, be sure to check it out soon!