Sadly October is nearly ending, however, it does mean that I get to celebrate 7 years with Brody. I also get to share the gluten free finds for October with you. While October may have been a little quiet on the new product front, to begin with, it ended on a high. Things I haven’t managed to pick up yet include the new Genius Bread bagels and rolls, the Bannisters farm potato skins and the country chef bakery mini eclairs and profiteroles.
Calbee Harvest Snaps
I started eating these back in July, however, Calbee released two new flavours released that prompted me to include them in this finds edition. The Texas BBQ and Chicken baked pea crisps are now available and gluten free. Be sure to look for the gluten free logo though as the wasabi and chilli varieties are not safe. These baked pea crisps are really light and airy, with a satisfying crunch. They are also very moreish and a great little snack to keep in your bag. Currently exclusive to Woolworths, the packs retail for $3.00. Look out for a mini-review next week.
Freedom Foods Crafted Blends Quinoa Chips
Given out in the gluten free expo show bags, it was my first time trying the quinoa chips from freedom foods. Buy them from Woolworths or independent supermarkets for around $5.50 for the 100g serve. There are three varieties available including, smoked chipotle, sea salt and rosemary and sea salt and apple cider vinegar. These are handy snacks and great for parties, I may even have some out on the table at our engagement party on the weekend. Freedom Foods labels them as high fibre, low in sugar, with no artificial colours or flavours and no GM ingredients. The chips do contain garlic and onion but boast no palm oil.
Sunfresh Warm Salad
The Sunfresh, Down to Earth brand has given us the warm quinoa and chicken salad and a roasted vegetable salad that I managed to pick up. These single convenient serves are a great idea for lunch. I simply heated the tub in the microwave for a few seconds, stirred the ingredients and then enjoyed. The meal itself I found quiet filling and a good meal. I do wish the price wasn’t so high but we have to be used to that by now. The Sunfresh brand also have a few more gluten free products in their range including a spiced quinoa and carrot pack and stir and serve layered salads as well. You can find them in the cold section of Coles.
Betty Crocker Frosting
This isn’t a new product to supermarket shelves but the packaging has been updated. The Betty Crocker Vanilla frosting now boasts gluten free in big letters as well as the Coeliac Society endorsement brand. The inclusion of the frosting in this months gluten free finds is just a reminder of what we can buy in terms of frosting. I also used it on my cupcakes I was making for the weekend. Two birds, one stone kind of deal. At Woolworths, you can find the Betty Crocker frosting for $4.
Weis Dairy Free Gluten Free Ice Cream Bars
The final item for this month’s gluten free finds are the dairy and gluten free Weis bars. The two varieties I picked up are the Mango Passionfruit and Coconut and the Dark Chocolate and Coconut. They also have a Pineapple Coconut and Lime one as well. Each box contains 4 bars and they usually retail for around $7.50. While the coconut does, unfortunately, make them unsuitable for those with low fodmap issues it is great that they are dairy free.
That’s it for this month, I’ll be back again next week with the AGFL box review.
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.