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Keep up to date with our latest news and developments.

  • Yazz’s Sweet Chilli Relish- Local friends and family have enjoyed our amazing Sweet Chilli Relish for the last decade and we’ve had nothing but high praise, and rightly so! This relish is truly awesome. A perfect balance of delicious chilli heat, caramelised onion, mango and sweet red peppers, makes it the perfect accompaniment for cheese, burgers, sandwiches, roast dinners, […]
  • We’re back!- After a MUCH longer break than expected (it was just easier with the arrival of our baby boy, and other work commitments), we are now back and better than ever! What have we been doing since 2015? Improved packaging – now with polystyrene lined boxes to prevent breakages during delivery Tamper-proof perforated seal Clearer labelling […]
  • Happy New Year!- We have had some really valuable time off over the Christmas holidays and are now ready to get the sauces back into action! The online shop is now open 🙂   Have a happy and tomato free 2015! x
  • Out Of Stock!- PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen exceptionally high demand and a change in suppliers (our previous supplier stopped manufacturing the glass jars we use which led to low stock levels), we will unfortunately be unable to fulfill any more orders this year (from the 14th of December). We are sincerely sorry for this inconvenience and thank […]
  • 6 Weeks until Christmas!- Wow! This year has absolutely flown by hasn’t it? I want to give you all a little ‘heads up’ that we will be closing for two weeks over the Christmas period from the 23rd of December until the 5th of January. Our last dispatch of the year will be on Monday the 22nd of December.  […]
  • More wonderful feedback!- We received this wonderful e-mail today via the contact form: “Thank you so much for making this sauce and the recipes too. Pretty much the only vegetable my daughter was eating before we discovered her tomato allergy was baked beans! Now I can make baked beans for her and know that she’s also getting to […]
  • Hurrah! The connection is back- Following the destruction of our main server in a recent electrical storm, the replacement is finally installed and systems are now fully restored. We are back to business as usual.  There is a little catching up to do over the next couple of days, and we are sincerely sorry for any delays experienced in getting […]
  • Delays to orders.- To all our wonderful and loyal customers.  We are extremely sorry for the recent delays in deliveries.  We have had a severe technical breakdown with the server (caused by lightning strike!).  All back-orders over the last two and a half weeks have been recovered and will be processed as soon as possible. On a lighter […]
  • Some lovely feedback- I received an e-mail on Thursday from one of our new customers and I just had to share it with you: “Thank you so much for this sauce!! It has totally changed my diet and I can finally have all the food I’ve missed out on since being diagnosed with a tomato allergy. I’m a […]
  • Tomato Free Ketchup is here!!!-   At last! The Tomato Free Ketchup is now available!  We use this fantastic tasting ketchup almost on a daily basis and the kids love it! We have been planning to get it on the website for many months now, but we just keep eating all the stock! Lol.  Seriously though, we are VERY proud […]
  • Chilly!- Boy oh boy it has been SO cold these last few days.  My car had -7 on the dash this morning.  Brrrrr.  I think tonight I might warm up with a nice hot Chili-con-carne (made with our awesome alternative to Tomatoes of course!) with garlic bread dunkers.  Yummy! I have been doing really well with […]
  • Chrimbo is nearly here!- Wowsers, this year has FLOWN by hasn’t it?!   I didn’t even manage to get to see the switching on of the Rayleigh Christmas lights this year *sob* – Had to work late.  Did any of you get to see the switching on? I’d like to send fondest Christmas Wishes to all our family, friends, and […]
  • Happy Easter!- Wishing all our customers a very happy Easter weekend.  Don’t eat too much chocolate! It’s good to see the sun coming back out.  Maybe it’ll be good enough for a Barbecue (with lashings of Yazz’s Sweet-Chilli-Tastic YUMMY!). Have a good one!
  • A cracking start!- We are off to a cracking start for 2012!  With January being a record month for online sales, and February promising to be the same 😀 We hope to soon bring you some fabulous new Tomato Free recipes and more great allergy advice and freebies. But for now, here is a little joke that I […]
  • Merry Christmas!- Wishing all our customers and visitors a safe and very merry Christmas and happy new year! Best wishes, Conrad, Uzma, Alicia, Yasmin, and tiny bump! 😉 x  
  • New Host- Hi All.  It has been a busy week, and due to the high number of hits we have been receiving, we have had to move the TomatoFree website to a new host today.  Sorry for any disruption during this process, but everything should now be back to normal. I will be giving the site a […]
  • New Cheaper Courier!- We are very pleased to announce a new, less expensive, delivery charge on all of our 4 jar packs of tomato replacement, and Yazz’s Sweet-Chilli-Tastic relish.  Previously you were charged £8.22 (the old Royal Mail First Class rate) for delivery.  However, since they increased their fees to £8.90, we simply couldn’t pass that increase on […]
  • Our New Relish Now Available!- Yazz’s Sweet-Chilli-Tastic Relish is now available from the Online Shop. This sinfully sweet red pepper and onion relish has a kick of chilli and mango that makes it the perfect accompaniment for that summer BBQ.  It is also a real treat for a night in in front of the TV, served warm with a big […]
  • TomatoFree Revamp Ready For The New Products!- Over the next week, we will be overhauling the TomatoFree.co.uk website in readiness for the new products (Ally’s No Tomato Sauce, Ally’s TomatoFree Ketchup and Yazz’s Sweet-Chilli-Tastic relish).   You will still be able to find everything that is currently available on the site (such as the free printables in the downloads section, and the information […]
  • Food Diary- For those people who are unsure whether they even have a food intolerance or allergy, but suffer from symptoms that could be linked to a reaction to food, it is usually a good idea to keep a strict food diary.  Make a record of everything you eat and drink for two weeks, and make notes […]
  • No-Tomato Ketchup- We have some exciting news on the No-Tomato Ketchup front.  We are anticipating a product launch for the end of next month!  Currently the recipe has been finalised (and tastes great!) and bottle selection/design is under way.  Pre-orders will be accepted from the 15th of Feb. We hope you like it as much as we […]
  • Tomatoes and Eczema- I have been hearing a lot about tomatoes and all the nightshade family of vegetables aggravating the symptoms of Eczema. Anyone who suffers with Eczema will know just how debilitating it can be and will be keen to try out different ways to alleviate the symptoms. It might be worth trying a diet without any […]
  • New Australian printables now available!- Visit the downloads page to get your free allergy safety printables for kids.  They now come in three types: American, English and Australian. The only difference is the emergency services telephone number on the cards.
  • Coming Soon!- I’m TOTALLY stoked about this latest development.  We will soon have our own tomato-free ketchup!  …and I have to tell you, it is the best tasting ketchup I have ever tried!  It has such a nice authentic ketchup flavour yet it has absolutely no toms whatsoever.   I’m SO excited!!!  I’m going to have to have […]
  • No Tomato Sauce Lasagne- Love lasagna but can’t eat it because of all the tomatoes? Now you can enjoy your favourite pasta dish tomato free! Here is a fantastic no tomato sauce lasagna recipe. INGREDIENTS: 500g very lean minced beef 1/2 cup beef stock 3 large onions 350g wide lasagna pasta 2 cups bechemal sauce (white/lasagne sauce – one […]
  • So what’s in it?- Alley’s No-Tomato Sauce is made from the following best quality ingredients: Beetroot, Celery, Carrot, Onion, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Fresh Basil, Bayleaves, Unseasoned Rice Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Cider Vinegar, and Water.
  • Tomato Intolerance Symptoms- Here is a list of symptoms that can be caused by Tomato Intolerance (updated): Mouth ulcers, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, intestinal contractions, diarrhoea, flushing of the skin, palpitations, headache, urticaria (hives), and in extreme cases where there is a build up of histamine resulting in a pseudo allergic reaction, even difficulty breathing (in which case, […]
  • Funny Song- This song just about sums it up for me!  Even the bit bit about loving spaghetti sauce and tomato soup (love them, just can’t eat them 🙁 ).  Found this on youtube and just had to share it with my fellow intolerance and allergy sufferers. Enjoy 😀 I’ll post up any vids you think should […]
  • Is Ally’s No Tomato Sauce a unique product?- I have yet to find a similar product available in the UK.  And trust me, I have searched!  Being unable to eat tomatoes without getting ill means I am always looking for tomato alternatives.  There is one product that crops up quite a lot if you do a search on the internet for “tomato free“, […]
  • Calling all retailers…- We have sent some samples off to various retailers over the past couple of weeks.  Really looking forward to seeing what feedback we get (and hopefully a bunch of orders too!). Also thinking about doing a stand at some trade shows with Ally’s No Tomato Sauce. Next week we plan to visit as many suitable […]
  • Trigger Foods to Watch Out For!- Being completely intolerant to tomatoes means the slightest hint of tomato can trigger symptoms and ruin my day.  Take yesterday for example: I ate a packet of Beef flavour Hula Hoops and spent the rest of the night on the loo.  Nice. Who’d have guessed that they contain tomatoes!?!? They are BEEF flavour – NOT […]
  • We Have Downloads!- TomatoFree now has a downloads page! Our first free download comes courtesy of Kori Clark Designs. Allergy Labels and Awareness Cards for kids – free to download and use. Print them out, use them and share them to help raise awareness of food allergy. More free downloads to come. We will soon have our own […]
  • What is Tomato Intolerance?- Tomato intolerance is a type of food intolerance specific to Tomatoes.  It is usually because the body doesn’t produce enough of a particular chemical or enzyme needed for digestion of the salicylates present in tomatoes. Even though eating tomatoes will not cause an immediate life-threatening allergic reaction in people who suffer with tomato intolerance, the […]
  • New Outlet – Lubbards Farm Shop- Excellent news for everyone with tomato allergies:  Lubbards Farm Shop (in Hullbridge, Essex) will be stocking Ally’s No Tomato Sauce from tomorrow (the 1st of September 2010)! You can find all the other outlets via the Store Locator.
  • Order Online- Great news! You can now order our fabulous tomato-free product online (UK Mainland only – for now at least).  Credit/Debit card or Paypal Payments are handled securely via PayPal. You can order from the products pages.
  • Labels labels labels!- The new labels are made!  The jars now have a very groovy rainbow stylee (Ally’s idea). The new labels also have all the regulation stuff on them too – i.e. average product weight (e), ingredients, nutrition info (that took some time to work out I can tell you!) etc. Ally says: “It looks so nice!” […]
  • You can now Contact Us!- The site development is coming along nicely. The Contact Us page is now live, so if you have any comments or suggestions let us know!  Thanks 🙂
  • Giant Baked Beans!- Hehe… we put a fun spin on our baked beans tonight.  Instead of using Haricot Beans, we used huge Butter Beans!  Really simple to make:  Just make a “Blonde Roux” then add water or vegetable stock whilst stirring until you get baked bean sauce consistancy. Add in a jar of Ally’s No Tomato Sauce, and […]
  • Some Allergy Info- A new page has been added today giving some useful information regarding tomato allergy / intolerance.  You can find the page on the navigation bar at the top of the page, or click here.
  • Recipe is perfected and store locator goes live!- Made a minor adjustment to the base no-tomato recipe today to get the flavour even more tomato-like. It is now super-yummy! Was up until silly-o’clock in the morning getting the store location map working.  I am really pleased with the result. Now people will be able to find all the places that stock Ally’s No […]
  • New Outlet- Great news!  Rayleigh Fruit & Veg have agreed to sell Ally’s No Tomato Sauce!  Woohoo!
  • Hello world!- Welcome to TomatoFree.co.uk. If you are allergic or intolerant to Tomatoes then you are in the right place! This site has been built to help promote tomato allergy / intolerance awareness and to promote our range of tomato-free sauces 🙂 Site goes live today!  Woohoo!