Whether you’re gluten-free or new to veganism, following a specialist diet can be tricky. The good news is that new products are hitting the shelves every week. Jenna Farmer brings you all the developments in the free-from world and her favourite finds to pop in your basket this month.
MUMMY MEAGZ’ GLUTEN FREE ROCKY ROAD BARS
New to Holland and Barrett’s are a range of sweet treats from Mummy Meagz. These rocky road bars are free from 13 of the 14 major allergens, making them a great snack if you’re gluten-free or vegan.
Mummy Meagz Rocky Road Minty Bar: £1.49, available at Holland and Barrett’s.
DOISY AND DAM BRINGS OUT THREE NEW LAUNCHES
Vegan chocolate range Doisy and Dam have three new launches exclusive to Holland and Barrett’s: buttons, ballers and D&Ds (a great free from alternative to smarties).
Doisy and Dam Impulse bags [30g] £1.35 and share pouches [75g / 80g] £2.50, Holland and Barrett’s
PROMISE RANGE NEW TO OCADO
Gluten free bakery brand Promise are new to Ocado this month; with products including gluten-free sandwich rolls to gluten-free brioche soft loaf.
Promise launches in Ocado from the end of February.
FREEE’S ORGANIC CEREALS ARE NOW VEGAN CERTIFIED
Gluten-free brand FREEE has a range of tasty options for coeliacs that are also organic ( soil association accredited) but now they’ve gone for the triple whammy and have been vegan certified too. Options include organic chocolate stars (which uses natural cocoa powder; making it great option for little ones with allergies) and crunchy fibre flakes (made with brown rice and maize flour).
FREEE Organic Chocolate Stars RRP £2.75 (Ocado, Sainsbury’s), FREEE Organic Fibre Flakes 375g, RRP £3.33 (Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s) and FREEE Organic Cereal Flakes 375g, RRP £3.49 (Ocado, Sainsbury’s).
SQUIRREL SISTERS PEANUT CARAMEL BAR
Squirrel Sister’s are known for their healthy yet indulgent tasting snacks and their new peanut caramel bar, new to Waitrose, is no exception. These bars (which come in 2-finger sized packets) are packed full of healthy ingredients such as dates, peanuts, sultanas and seeds.
Squirrel Sisters Peanut Caramel Bar: £1.50, Waitrose.
INTRODUCING MANDIRA’S KITCHEN
Ordering a takeaway is impossible with dietary restrictions, so that’s why Mandira’s kitchen deserves a very special mention. With everything from vegan samosas to a whole host of gluten-free curry dishes, these ready meals come with fully biodegradable packaging and all ingredients come within a 50 mile radius.
With flavours such as chicken xacuti (a zesty dish with grated coconut) to classics such as chicken biryani, these meals offer excellent value for money; serving two plentiful portions (these come in two individual pots so can work just as well for singletons). The quality of the ingredients are exceptional, with the emphasis on traditional spices making these much healthier than your regular takeaway too.
Mandira’s Kitchen offers a range of indian dishes, from £6.50
SANISSIMO SALMAS CORN CRACKERS
Bored of rice cakes? These mexican corn cakes, which come in original flavour or chia and flax, are perfect for snacking and make a great sandwich alternative.
Sanissimo Salmas Corn Crackers: £1.00, Sainsbury’s
Chatting Food Contributor: Jenna Farmer
Jenna Farmer is a blogger and freelance writer who is passionate about gut health and gluten-free eating.
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