Melbourne Gluten Free Expo – This weekend!


We will be sampling our new product Gojo’s this weekend at the Melbourne Gluten Free expo, so make sure you drop by and say hi!. There will be lots of our other yummy samples to taste too!

The Expo is on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014,  at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf.

Times are Saturday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
 & Sunday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

For more information visit

Rum Balls Available in Woolworths Stores

Leda’s new Rum Balls are available now only in Woolworths stores.

Other supermarkets and independent grocers will still stock the original Chocolate Rum Balls until further notice. Leda’s online shop will also stock the original Chocolate Rum Ball.

Should you wish to purchase the Rum Balls as a gift and would like the new packaging/product, we suggest Woolworths Christmas isle.

If you have any questions regarding the availability of our Rum Balls please contact customer service

Food aversion, intolerance or allergy?

Some information written by Carol Ballard outlining the differences between aversion, intolerance and allergy.

Food aversions

People with a food aversion may feel sick just a the thought of eating a particular food, they might find it practically impossible to force themselves to take a mouthful of it , believing it will make them sick – they might even break out in a rash. However, the problem is psychological: the belief that food will make them ill brings out physical symptoms. There are dieticians that specialise in treating people with food aversions and can help them to overcome them.

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Food Intolerances

A person with a food intolerance may feel very unwell several hours after eating a particular food. The symptom ms often include sickness, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, and their severity depends on the amount of food eaten- the more a person eats of that food, the worse the symptom will be. Food intolerances occur when s persons body cannot process a food in the normal way.

The most common intolerances are to dairy and wheat. People with an intolerance to a particular food are usually advised to avoid eating it if possible.

Food Allergies

A food allergy involves the body’s defence mechanisms. These usually protect the body from dirt, germs and diseases. However, when there is a food allergy, they react to the food as if it is harmful to the body. They spring into action to protect the body from danger – but intact it is this reaction that can be dangerous, not the food! The reaction usually begins very quickly after the person has touched or eaten the food. The symptoms can be more serious tun those of a food intolerance, and involve more body systems. There are various ways in which food allergies can be treated, but most people with an allergy to a particular food need to avoid eating it.

Source: Ballard. C (2008) Explaining Food Allergy. Sydney NSW. Franklin Watts Australia

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Name It & Win! Competition

This competition is closed

Would you like to be in the running for a Leda prize pack containing 2 of each products in our Leda complete range? Then make sure you take part in our “Name it and Win” Competition.

We are looking to name our new cream filled chocolate biscuit that lets people know just how delicious and fun the new line will be! Take a look at the front of the packaging, image below, and see where your imagination takes you!


We are giving our our Leda fans the opportunity to put forward your suggestions. If you come up with a super fantastic name, that we adore, then you will have the pleasure in knowing you named a product of ours, and of course you get to taste everything we bake!


You have until the end of this weekend to come up with the best name, so head on over to our facebook page and get those entries in now…!



“Name It & Win” Competition Rules and Guidelines

February 6, 2014 at 7:18am
Official rules:

  1. The winner will be advised on the 20th February via email.
  2. Contest ends at 12 pm (midnight) on February 9th 2014 (AEST).
  3. All entries become the Intellectual property of Leda Nutrition.
  4. Only Leda Nutrition facebook fan entries will be considered.
  5. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Leda Nutrition and not to Facebook
  6. Winner will be selected from those fans who have made their submissions at
  7. Winners must be 18 to be eligible to receive the prize. Prize will be sent to parent or guardian for winners under 18.
  8. Each entrant may submit more than one suggested product name.
  9. If more than one person has submitted the winning entry, the entry with the earliest time stamp will be selected.
  10. If there is no winner declared in February due to lack of suitable entries (or for any other reason), Leda maintain the right to cancel or postpone the contest to rerun in another month.
  11. Decision of the judges is final.
  12. This competition is for Australian entrants only.

Welcome to our new site!

Hello, and welcome to the new Leda Nutrition website.

We started producing gluten & dairy-free health food bars in 1995, and have continued introducing new product lines ever since.

We’re thrilled to offer our gluten-free products throughout Australia and New Zealand, available in major supermarkets, independant and health food stores, and of course, online via our website.

Our focus remains committed to product innovation and to continue improving the quality and taste of Gluten Free and Healthier alternative Foods