November has come to an end and we enter the silly season. This month the AGFL gluten free box was a little delayed due to the seasonal post but we finally got it. As always I purchase the box from my own money and am not affiliated with the company. If you have any questions about the box itself head over to their website. If you are curious about the previous months content you can check out my prior reviews on the AGFL page. Each month there are about six items in the box so let’s dive into this months.
Pukka Green Collection Tea
We have received a lot of Pukka teas in the gluten free subscription box. What makes this one different is that it is a variety of green teas rather than a single type. The Green Collection features five blends of green tea and other ingredients for a relaxing cup of tea. Pukka tea varieties can be bought online for around $7.95.
From global organics, we received a tin of black beans. Black beans are great in mince, soups or to make refried beans. The black beans themselves are rich in anti-oxidants and high in fibre. If you are looking for the brand, the global organics range is stocked at my local IGA. However, you can also find it online. The regular retail price for these black beans is around $2.20.
You may recognize the little packet from my November gluten free finds. If you do then you’ll know that we received a Free & Naked cookie from Kez’s Kitchen. Both my co-worker and I received the peanut raw cookie so I’m not sure if there were any others sent out. This new product should be coming to a Woolworth’s health food aisle near you soon. The 5 pack retails for $5.99 which prices our individual serve at around $1.20.
Cholula Hot Sauce
The Cholula hot sauce is probably one of my favourites. Between the medium spice and beautiful flavour, it is my everyday sauce. I am definitely not disappointed to find it featured in our gluten free box again. You can find Cholula at lots of supermarkets. The 150ml bottle retails for $5 which puts our 60ml at about $2.20.
While not a product Coeliacs typically have to be wary of – you need to ingest gluten to have a coeliac reaction. If you have a topical allergy to gluten grains including wheat then sunscreen is something you need to be wary of. This Sunsational sunscreen is suited to sensitive skin. It retails on the Soap It Up website for $3.95 and we received 2 of them putting out total at $7.90.
The last product is from Bioxyne which, unfortunately, states No Added Gluten. If you aren’t aware a no added gluten statement is seen as the same as a may contain statement. This means that until we receive written confirmation that the medication is safe for those with Coeliac Disease. You can read the position statement from Coeliac Aus below.
I’ll get in touch with the company to discuss the product but I’d probably pass it on to someone else just in case. I will keep you up to date on their response. For reference, the bottle is worth $29.70 on the website. That is more than I paid for the entire box.
In total despite me not being about to use the Bioxyne yet the boxes estimated value is at; $49.35 in total. As previously mentioned that is already well above the price of the box. I hope you enjoyed this review, I’ll post the update to the Bioxyne debacle to social media so keep an eye out there.
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.