[REVIEW] Warburtons New Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Dairy Free Bread

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received a large parcel from Warbutons which contained their new loaf of bread and their soft white bread rolls! Being a fan of Warburtons for a long time, I was pleased to have been asked to try their new range and give you my verdict!

Gone are the days when you would have to either ‘refresh’ your gluten free bread in the microwave or toast the bread before eating it as now we’re pretty much spoilt for choice. Little coeliac me can’t believe that I can now eat a sandwich using fresh gluten free bread and choose what type of bread I want; from seeded to brown to bread rolls to wraps – and I have a good feeling the range and choice will get bigger!

As of Monday 29th September Warbutons will be releasing their new bread range, which you will find in Sainsburys and Asda. Their new white, brown and seeded Farmhouse Loaves will replace their existing loaves. Whats more, from the 13th October you’ll also be able to purchase the new products from Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose!



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One of the things I noticed about the new loaves was how much larger they are and how ‘normal’ it looked! It wasn’t in that horrible hard plastic case which most gluten free bread is in nor was it plasticy looking – it looked normal and would food anyone into thinking it wasn’t gluten free!

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The slices have a lovely dark crust around the edges and the rest of the bread is soft and fluffy – perfect for making sandwiches with! I decided to toast my slices and have it with my morning coffee and they tasted like ‘real’ slices of bread. I even gave some to Mike to try who confessed that he wouldn’t have known it was gluten free if I hadn’t told it was before!

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I also tried their new Soft White bread rolls which have replaced their Sub Rolls!. Although I quite liked their gluten free sub rolls, I sometimes found it difficult to slice in half where as with the new bread rolls it’s a doddle and so easy to slice! Plus you get four rolls as opposed to 3 sub rolls like before, and they fit perfectly in lunch boxes, go well with soup etc.

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I really like the soft white bread rolls and I can see myself purchasing these on a regular basis, especially as they taste lovely fresh! My only concern (which is a slight, minuscule’ concern) is the rolls are quite ‘floury’ on top. This gives the rolls a lovely freshly baked feeling but I found myself with flour all over my mouth and hands – but as I said, this is such a little annoyance and won’t stop me buying it!

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Verdict:

I just love, love, LOVE the new gluten free, wheat free and dairy free range from Warbutons and I know I will become obsessed with their Soft White bread rolls! Don’t forget to keep a look out for the new range in major supermarkets and let me know what you think!

 

[Blog] The #WeBlogMCR Blogger Meet Up

So I was super lucky to be invited along to the first ever #WeBlogMCR meet up at the uber cool The Whim Wham Cafe in Manchester. It was organised by the fabulous and lovely Holly aka Holly Goes Lightly who had the hard task of getting us bloggers together – and she did it, with great success!

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I went with my favourite wheat free girl pal, the gorgeous SpamellaB who I had the pleasure of meeting again when we went for our impromptu double date at the Tea42 Launch Party.

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I don’t know if it was perfect timing or a brilliant coincidence but the meet up began on The Whim Wha Cafes happy hour which meant all their funky cocktails were buy 1 get one free! So naturally me and Pam (and the rest of the ladies) took advantage of this offer and got ourselves some cocktails. Everyone loved the Whambles – which I heard went down a treat, but I wanted something different and went for the cheeky Cherry Lips – which was delicious!

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I had such an amazing time at the WeBlogMCR meet up! It was so nice to meet all the lovely ladies and get to know what inspired them to start blogging! I was too busy having fun and chin wagging with the girls that I didn’t really take that many pictures – which is a shame!

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When it got to ordering food at The Whim Wham Cafe, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this….

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That’s right my coeliac pals, there at the bottom of their menu was a little note to state that Gluten Free Bread is available on request! I couldn’t believe it and the more I looked at their menu I saw there was so many dishes that were clearly labelled gluten free that I had to tweet about it!

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And what I didn’t realise was that Holly and The Whim Wham Cafe had a little competition going and my tweet won me a free meal for two – which now I know they do gluten free food I can’t wait to try it!

Again I can’t thank Holly enough for organising such an amazing event, for The Whim Wham Cafe for hosting the event and providing the cocktails, for Pam being my super hot date and for the lovely ladies for being such great fun! I had such an awesome night and can’t wait for the next WeBlogMCR meet up!

  • For more photos, check out Hollys post on the WeBlogMCR meet up [click here]
  • For more information on The Whim Wham Cafe  [click here]
  • For The Whim Wham Cafes Menu [click here]
  • To see who my super hot date was  [click here]

And for the rest of the awesome girlies, see the list below:

@SpamellaB

@HappyLilPlaces

@jessatkinsonxo

@catgirlblogs

@SeeingSpots_

@Andreasmua1

@fashiondough

@missdanielleeex

@amyconlock

@greedysisters

@katieafox

@misspond

@smileatstyle

@FasionMusicAB

@LilacGhosts1990

[Recipe] Healthy Lemon Flavoured Quinoa

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Ah Quinoa – which before I knew how to pronounce it, called it Quin-noa! (FYI it’s pronounced ‘keen-nwa’), It’s such a super healthy grain. Totally gluten free, full of benefits and is bursting with protein and vitamins! It’s no wonder it’s hailed a super food and for those who are sticking to a healthy diet have replaced rice with this funny sounding grain!

Now I’m always wanting to embark on a healthy eating regime but I do so well for a few days then stuff my face with the delightful bad stuff like… pizza, pasta, take away (all gluten free of course) but since I’m due to go on holiday to Florida in a couple of weeks, I was worried I’d look like Shamu the killer whale and get harpooned out of the pool! [fun fact: I'm actually terrified of Whales!]

For the first time ever, I have introduced Quinoa to my diet and I absolutely love it! I’ve had it alongside my curry and with my salads in the evening. Although some people may argue that it’s actually quite boring and tasteless, I have started to cook with a little hint of lemon, which makes it perfect for summer!

So if you fancy trying Quinoa, then here is my super easy recipe for Lemon Flavoured Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dried Quinoa
  • 2 cups of Boiling Water
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 Lemon

 

Method:

  1. Measure out your dried Quinoa photo 1
  2. Rinse the dried Quinoa in a sieve under cold water. Make sure you do this as the Quinoa can taste quite bitter photo 2
  3. Add the 2 cups of Boiling Water and bring to the boil photo 3
  4. Add the salt and reduce the heat until the water simmers. Continue to simmer until all the water has absorbed photo 4
  5. Carefully pour the cooked Quinoa into a bowl, squeeze the 1/2 lemon into the Quinoa and mix to combine photo 5