Gluten-free shoppers finally have access to an iPhone app that let you scan a product barcode in the supermarket to find out if contains gluten.
The free app, dubbed GS1 GoScan, was launched a couple of week ago and is available for download from the iTunes store. The Coeliac Society was involved in the development along with a handful of other health organisations.
Once you download the GoScan app – plus a barcode reading app – you just scan the barcode with your phone during shopping. Alternatively, you can manually type in the bar code number, or do a text search based on a product description or brand – but that sounds like a lot more trouble. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in New products, Product reviews | Posted on 14-12-2012
Soft bread that folds instead of breaking. Surely that ranks up there with puff pastry as one of the most-missed items among the gluten free? Now I have two gluten free loaves in my fridge that do just that.
Their maker is a company called Purebred – and I reviewed their rolls in my most recent product roundup – but at the time could not afford to stretch the budget to their loaves as well.
Well the company has sent me a few to try out and I am happy to report that the bread is everything you’d want in terms of texture and taste. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, it is that time of year again – when festive food takes a starring role in the gluten-free-food aisles of the supermarkets.
Just yesterday, while scouting Coles shelves for some Yuletide inspiration, I spotted a gorgeous little packet of gluten-free mince pies from Eskal, and sitting right next to it was a small Christmas pudding from SimplyWize.
As we’re going away for Christmas this year, I couldn’t justify splashing out on either item, so I’m hoping a reader out there who does get to try them will let me know how yummy they are.
I don’t remember Eskal’s mince pies from last year, so they’re either a new product, or they didn’t make it to my local supermarket last year. Instead, a brand called Jon-Jon dominated the turf with their Gluten Free Fruit Mince Bites. They were rather delicious so I’ll be looking out for those again this year. Read the rest of this entry »
I feel like I just won lotto – a gluten-free bakery has opened up in my neck of the woods!
It’s Imperial in Rydalmere and it sells direct to the public from its shop-front as well as selling wholesale to cafes and restaurants – and we here at GFF want you to tell us whether you think this is part of a growing trend.
Imperial had a stand at the recent Sydney Gluten Free Expo which we attended – and as we did our rounds we noticed lots of new specialist bakeries spruiking their wares – so let us know if you have a GF bakery near you so we can list it on our site. Read the rest of this entry »
Just a few years ago, gluten free muesli was a dried cardboard affair with a hodge-podge of odd tasting grains – some of which were so crunchy you could lose a tooth or two if you chewed with too much enthusiasm.
Oh how the times have changed! Now there is a smorgasbord of yummy brands to pick from – offering fabulous texture and taste in what is one of my favourite breakfast staples.
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I consider the humble lunch wrap to be one of the final frontiers of the gluten-free food space. There have been many valiant efforts to create a wheat-free version of this handy picnic item in recent years – but none, alas, have proved satisfactory.
The gluten free wraps given prominence in the bread section of supermarkets tend to be tough and frisbee-like which counts them out in the school lunchbox stakes. Though Mountain Bread is textured to perfection, even the rice and corn varieties contain wheat. And Woollies has some gluten-free tortillas which are popular at dinner time – but they don’t really cut it in the wrap department.
So with all this in mind, I decided give the recipe on Laucke’s bread mix a whirl – and I have to say I got some pretty good results. Read the rest of this entry »
Hey Aldi fans, it’s that time again. The discount supermarket’s popular Has no… gluten free range is back on the shelves. If you’re not familiar with the range, Aldi annually releases a range of gluten, wheat and dairy free products under this brand.
We describe them as popular, not because we’re on the Aldi payroll, but because our posts on this topic tend to go off. It’s not just the price that’s appealing, according to our readers. Apparently the products are pretty decent quality too. Read the rest of this entry »
As Easter approaches, most people have smartie-filled bunnies or boxes of assorted Lindt on their minds. Not me, I think about hot cross buns — or rather about hot cross bun deprivation.
But Simply Wize has once again come to the rescue with their gluten free variety which can already be found in the freezer section at Coles supermarkets. We tried them last year and loved them!
On the topic of things soft and spongy, in the last few months we have happened upon quite a few new products that we liked and wanted to spread the word on: Read the rest of this entry »
It’s often said that you shouldn’t remove gluten from your diet unless you really have to. But where does that leave you in a household where half of you react to gluten and half of you don’t?
On one hand, you don’t want to deprive everyone of the flavour, texture, nutrition and fibre content of gluteny grains, (the latter’s a risk if you stick to unadventurous alternatives like rice and spuds—and I’ll own up to this).
On the other hand, if you’re not into a la carte-style meal prep, and want to avoid gluten envy, you’ll need to find some common ground at the dining table. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in kids, Product reviews, treats | Posted on 05-10-2011
Gingerbread minimen from Dragonfly foods.
Our gluten free family has got used to doing without certain things when we are out and about. We mainly take it in our stride, but every now and then I have to explain to my four-year-old son why can’t have one of those delicious looking gingerbread men lurking temptingly at eye level when we visit certain food outlets.
I make a yummy gluten free version of these at home, and he always just assumes gingerbread is one of those things he is allowed to have. Read the rest of this entry »