It is almost the end of the year and what a year it has been. 2017 has introduced gluten free innovations like The Gluten Free Meal Co, New Asian Garden and new restaurants like Cafe Henkel. To finish off this year we have our last 2017 gluten free finds edition. Featuring ice creams, chocolates and savoury treats.
Darling Downs Ice Cream
There is nothing better than Batman and Ice Cream and Darling Downs Ice Cream has combined them into a gluten free treat. They have been out for a little while but I finally managed to get my hands on them this week. The six pack of ice creams will cost you about $5 at Woolworths. The ice cream itself is a caramel ice cream with a chocolate Batman logo. They are softer than a paddle pop but perfect to cool down with.
Moira Mac’s Chicken Breast
Walking through my local NQR store a couple months ago, I found a bulk wholesale pack of Moira Mac’s shredded chicken. It was labelled gluten free and really great for sandwiches and salads. Fast forward to this month, I found the Moira Mac’s chicken in the meat section at Coles. Rather than being shredded, these ones were cooked breasts. Furthermore, instead of just one flavour, there were two, a BBQ and an original. The breasts will cost you $7 a pack which might seem expensive, however, I made two pizzas, two chicken salads and a chicken roll out of one breast. The BBQ flavour was subtle but smokey and didn’t need a lot of dressing for my salads.
Asian Concepts Vegetarian Dim Sims
I was really excited when I finally got my hands on the Asian Concepts Meat Dim Sims back in August. However, due to popular demand Asian Concepts decided to create a Vegetarian Dim Sim. These have recently been stocked at my local IGA so I picked them up. The pack of 10 cost me $12.99 and along with being vegetarian, these are vegan and fructose friendly. Just like the meat variety these are also endorsed by Coeliac Australia. I will be sure to put together a full review of both the Asian Concepts Dim Sims in the new year.
Marco Chips/Corn Chips
Corn chips aren’t necessarily the most exciting thing out there. Most are gluten free so it isn’t something new, however Macro have taken corn chips to the next level. There are three varieties new to the shelves including: Split Pea Chips in Hommus, Chickpea corn chips in spicy tomato salsa and lentil corn chips in Tzatziki. Each pack retails for $4 for 175g and since Marco is the Woolworths brand they can only be found in Woolworths. I think the Split Pea Chips are especially intriguing due to their tube shape.
Alter Eco Chocolate
Finally I thought I’d finish on a sweet note with Alter Eco Chocolate. Alter Eco is not a new brand to the shelves, however, I have been enjoying them a lot more lately. I purchase mine for around $5 a block at IGA which definitely makes them a luxury option. Quite a few are gluten free but don’t get caught out with their low gluten ones, always check the label. You’ll also notice Coeliac Australia Endorsed product logo on the backs of some flavours.
That’s it for the December Gluten Free Finds, I hope you enjoyed it. What products did you enjoy this month and what are you looking forward to in the new year?
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.