Gluten Free Product Reviews
There are companies popping up all the time who manufacture gluten free food products. There are also those foods that are not labelled gluten free, however by reading the ingredients on the labels you will find that they are in fact gluten free friendly.
Want to know what brand of baked beans are gluten free, which is the best flour mix or which gluten free bread tastes the least like cardboard?
Then look no further as below you will find a number of reviews of gluten free food products. Be sure to let me know if you agree or not and if you have found a great product you want to share.
While in New Zealand recently for a friends wedding I tried a number of local products. Here are my reviews of the stand-out ones:
My aunt bought some mixed berry Piako gourmet yoghurt which I decided to have for breakfast one morning.
The yoghurt was very tasty and I had to control myself from eating the whole container in one go!
When choosing a tub of ice-cream for dessert, I decided to try a local brand and flavour, Killinchy Gold’s manuka honey and almond ice cream.
The icecream was delicious, full of flavour with lots of almond More >
I have always been told by those in New Zealand that are coeliac and gluten intolerant that they cannot get any good gluten free breads – not having brands such as Country Life. However when back in NZ I noticed that Burgen now have a range of gluten free breads (white, ground linseed, spicy fruit, corn and poppysed and ancient grain & seeds) so I decided to try the ancient grain & seeds loaf. Before buying gluten free bread I always make sure it doesn’t feel solid as a rock and the Burgen loaf passed the test.
Before going gluten free I was never a big beer drinker and therefore it didn’t bother me that much that I couldn’t have it anymore. However there are a couple of companies around now that produce gluten free beers and I had been meaning to have a try.
We recently had a brainstorm at work for a beer company and decided to try some of their beer for inspiration. Because I couldn’t drink the beer my work was kind enough to buy me a gluten free beer to trial, a bottle of O’Brien Premium Lager.
Having not drunk beer for 15 months More >
I was so excited when I found out that Well & Good, a company who make gluten free baking mixes, had a packet mix to make bagels. I used to love bagels and it was one of the foods I have missed since going gluten free. You can make a number of different types of bread from Well & Good’s Crusty Bread Mix including ciabatta, Vienna, baguettes, challah bread and of course bagels!
They are very easy to make, all you do is add oil and water to the provided yeast and bread mix. You then mix either by hand or More >
Now I know this may not seem post worthy, however I have always loved baked beans, especially in a toasted sandwich with cheese mmmmmmm.
For some unknown reason, when I was diagnosed with coeliac disease, I thought that I couldn’t eat baked beans. The other day though, when I was in the supermarket I thought I’d check the health food isle to see if there was such thing as gluten free baked beans. All I could see was gluten free spaghetti in a tin. Which then got me thinking, surely someone would make gluten free baked beans, right? So I walked More >
In the foreword of Sue Shepherds recipe book ‘The Gluten-free Kitchen,’ it notes that Japanese grocery stores are a great place for sourcing gluten free ingredients. When I worked in Chatswood in Sydney I was lucky enough to have two Japanese grocery stores nearby which stocked some amazingly cheap gluten free ingredients including spices and gluten free flours (one of them stocked 500g bags of rice flour for 95 cents!).