[BLOG] ALDI IS NOW STOCKING GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS!

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Great news my gluten free pals! As of today, [12th May 2016] my number one favourite store is now stocking a rather impressive range of gluten free products from bread to biscuits, to cookies to cake mix to name but a few!

And what’s even more amazing, all these products don’t break the bank! For example, in Tesco, Genius white bread is an eye watering £2.30 whereas in Aldi it’s only £1.89! Good on Aldi for not hiking up the price of gluten free products and allowing us gluten free folk to buy fairly priced products without taking out a second mortgage.

If you’re wondering what other products Aldi will be stocking, please see the list below and if that doesn’t sway you I have not only listed the Aldi  prices in blue but also other supermarkets prices in orange. It pretty much speaks for itself! 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – 69p  (£1.35)

Yushoi Multipack Snapea Rice Sticks – 99p  (£1.99)

Bounce Energy Balls – £1.29  (£1.99)

Genius Gluten-Free Crumpets – £1.49  (£2.00)

Genius Seeded Bread – £1.89  (£3.00)

Genius Gluten-Free Pancakes – £1.49  (£2.00)

Has No…Gluten-Free Pasta – 99p  (£1.50)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix – £1.49  (£2.50)

Seabrook Lattice Hand Cooked Crisps – 99p  (£1.50)

Trek Bars – 75p  (90p)

Mrs Crimbles Large Gluten-Free Chocolate Macaroons – 89p  (£1.20)

Nestle Gluten-Free Cornflakes – £1.99  (£1.99)

Gluten-Free Maria Biscuit – 89p  (£1.20)

Has No…Gluten-Free Organic Porridge – £1.89  (£2.50)

Passions Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips – £1.29  (£1.99)


[Please Note] These will be Specialbuy products available in Aldi stores from 12th May 2016, while stocks last.

[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!

 

Tesco’s Free From Choco Nut Pillow Cereal [Review]

Sometimes it’s perfectly acceptable to be a big kid for a while. Well that is what I kept telling myself when I skipped to the check out with Tescos new box of cereal!

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Not only does in contain a rather cute yet manic looking squirrel on the front, it also contains the words ‘choco-nut’ and I love chocolate and I love nuts which sealed the deal for me

If I have time in the morning I will usually have a bowl of cereal and lately I’ve been loving Udi’s Gluten Free Cranberry Granola (which I will blog about soon!) but I wanted something different, something fun, something that was just a little bit naughty and this new cereal from Tesco hits the spot!

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The ‘pillow’ coating is crispy which obviously get’s soggy and loses that crisp as soon as the milks added but the inside chocolate tastes just like nutella! They’re also so nice on their own that I often find myself eating them straight from the box!

The only downside I can find is that after a while these choco nut pillows of joy can get quite sickly and sometimes I can’t finish my bowl. Would I repurchase? Probably not but it’s been fun feeling like a kid every morning!