This month quite a gluten free products have caught my eye, from new bread rolls, some old favourite frozen items and unexpected gluten free by ingredient chocolates. Before we start on the finds for this month I thought I’d quickly mention the greatest new gluten free find for Melbourne residents. I am, of course, talking about the newly accredited Mediterraneo restaurant in Albert Park. I had the chance to dine there over the weekend and my review will be live next Monday, however, if you just can’t wait then head on over to facebook or Instagram and check out my delicious photos.
Lindt – White Chocolate and Mango Balls
While Lindt isn’t always a friend to those with Coeliac Disease, there are a few exceptions to their barley malt ingredient. Their new White Chocolate and Mango flavour is thankfully gluten free by ingredient so we can enjoy it with glee. To me, it tastes creamy and refreshing and Brody agrees. They can be quite dangerous as it is easy to eat the entire pack.
Helga’s – Gluten Free Rolls
Causing a bit of a stir in the gluten free community this month are the new Helga’s gluten free rolls. The rolls are available in both seeded and white and definitely look like your traditional burger bun.
Brody and I tried the white bun over the weekend when we had burgers, his verdict was that they were soft and tasted good however were a bit dense/dry. He helped this by adding a little bit of oil to the bun.
I’m going to be doing a comparison for size, price and taste between the Coles buns and Helga’s next month, I hope you look forward to that.
Amy’s Kitchen – Vegetable Lasagne
For all those vegetarians with Coeliac Disease, this month I’m enjoying the Amy’s Kitchen vegetable Lasagne. Not a new product to myself or the shelves however it may be to some of you. I get mine from the Coles frozen aisle and use them in emergency cases at work. This one is destined for my lunch on Thursday.
Piranha – Potato Grills
It is a surprised that I haven’t actually tried these before. They aren’t a new product and I’ve talked about the Piranha Snaps before however never have I actually eaten a potato grill. They are halfway between a prawn cracker and a potato chip and extremely addictive. Available in a wide range of gluten free flavours. If you are curious then you should just try some for yourself.
Always Fresh Crackers
Finally, the Always Fresh Crackers have also been shared around recently with their gluten free crackers. I tried both the plain sea salt and the sea salt and cracked pepper but there is another flavour I’ve seen people sharing photos of so do keep an eye out.
The gluten free flavours are all marked with the circle on the top right-hand side of the box. The fact that the crackers include lentil flavour definitely impacts a unique flavour. A flavour I expect not everyone would enjoy, the plain ones were a little too overpowering for me, however, Brody and I did down a box of the cracked pepper with camembert and wine.
That’s the lot for this months gluten free finds, I am excited to share our date night at Mediterraneo next week. If you are curious about the coeliac society accreditation program, head on over to their website for more information. Are there any new products that have caught your eye this month? I love hearing all about your finds and what you are enjoying.
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Until next time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac