Additive Free Blog
The Additive Free Kids Blog provides you with product reviews, tips and advice from our extensive research, and the latest Additive Free news.
Are you planning for your child's next additive free birthday party? Your little one’s birthday is soon approaching and you are starting to think about hosting a party. It can fill you with dread sometimes, all the organisation required, choosing who to invite (just a...read more
I always get excited when I see a new product advertised on TV or on billboards outside corner stores / delis. I often wonder, will they get it right this time? Will this manufacturer be true to its marketing and really deliver on its promise of natural real food? ...read more
Ski Di'Lite is it practically perfect? Nestlé's Ski has just relaunched its Ski Di'Lite range with 25% less sugar, jumping on the anti sugar bandwagon. The new campaign is very clever and endearing focusing on Australian mums trying to do their best in raising their...read more
Frozen Cereal This morning I visited the local supermarket with twins in tow. This is a very rare occurrence. I normally avoid taking any children with me to the supermarket. However, I needed to pick up a few last minute items for the weekend for a special...read more
Can food colouring be asborbed through skin? Have you ever wondered can food colouring be absorbed through skin? For those children that are sensitive to colouring it can definitely be a problem. Think about all the fun activities that kids do, bright colourful and...read more
Brownes has been busy getting back into the kitchen for the last 18 months working on the new range of Natural, Greek and fruited yoghurt, and launched its new range of yoghurts this month. I was requested to review some of the new range of yoghurts. I am always on...read more
Sausage, sausage, sausage! I don't know about you, but sausages are every where we go! It seems that being an Aussie, every social occasion will have the good old sausage thrown on the barbie. At every soccer and football match, hotdogs are served afterwards. Please...read more
There has been a lot of discussion in social media recently regarding food colour! I applaud Sistermixin for getting the conversation started! Most people do not realise that they are consuming artificial food colours in a wide range of foods, everyday. What do you...read more
One of my youngest children has suffered on and off since birth with eczema. As a baby it was very mild. Very infrequent. However, as he grew, it became worse, and constant. Initially, I followed the usual medical advice, using the topical creams and remedies. We...read more
I had heard the news that Cadbury had decided to release a new block of chocolate - Dairy milk chocolate with 'smooth flowing caramel and VEGEMITE"! Initially I thought it was a joke! I was at my local Coles supermarket today and there were EVERYWHERE! I am not a fan...read more
PRODUCT REVIEW - ARNOTT'S LIGHT & CRISPY Has anyone seen the new Arnott's Light and Crispy Shapes? If not, have a look one of their latest ads here The marketing spiel "Shapes Light & Crispy are a brand new snack from Arnott’s Shapes – they have the Shapes...read more
PRODUCT REVIEW - FRESH GUACAMOLE DIPS I was in the supermarket the other day and I was interested to see what the ingredients of packaged Guacamole dips would look like. My kids are a huge fan of Guacamole. I make it regularly. I picked up a couple of different...read more
PRODUCT REVIEW - EASTER EGGS We had lots of lovely feedback from the Additive Free Kids community that our Easter Egg Review really helped them! Additive Free Kids was able to do the hard work to make it easier for you! So today we are going to look at some mini eggs...read more
PRODUCT REVIEW - EASTER EGGS I am running very behind in my Easter preparation. I'm just pulling up for air after all our birthday celebrations this month! Whilst I was at the shops this week I saw a huge array of Easter egg options available and thought I would share...read more
It is with great excitement and joy that I can finally announce our wonderful news! Francine and I have spent the past couple of weeks feeling like we may actually burst! As of today I am officially stepping down as the director and healthy lifestyle consultant of...read more
With summer and the party season well under way in Australia right now I thought this would be a great time to give you some hints, tips and reminders of how to reduce the consumption of nasty food additives at parties without having to stress out!
Here are the top 8 BBQ foods to look out for when it comes to additives:read more
Why are flavour enhancers used in our foods?
Put in the simplest way possible, the flavour enhancer’s job is to make stale, flavourless and poor quality “foods” taste nice. It is a colourless, odourless powder that is very cheap and easy for chefs, cooks and food manufacturers to replace real ingredients with. Doesn’t that seem gross? How about putting FOOD in our food?read more