Posted by glutenfr | Posted in New products, News, nutrition | Posted on 11-05-2013
Hot on the heels of the new GoScan app we have another food industry mobile application that lets you scan barcodes for info on the gluten-free status of Australian products.
This one is called GlutenSwitch and it’s actually a new filter for the label scanning app FoodSwitch that was launched last year by Bupa and The George Institute of Global Health.
GlutenSwitch only rolled out a couple of weeks ago. When you use it to scan a product, the app indicates whether the product is gluten-free or contains gluten. If a product is not gluten free, it automatically provides suggestions for similar, but gluten-free options, when they are available.
I haven’t given it a try yet, but I thought I’d put it on the blog and so that you would have the opportunity to do so, so let us know how you go. Read the rest of this entry »
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 Events, New products | Posted on 26-06-2012
Sydney’s annual foodie fest hit Darling Harbour this weekend and in proper form we munched our way though as many gluten-free biscuit and bread samples as possible.
We’ve never attended the Good Food and Wine show on behalf of our readers before – but this was the year that the Irresistable Gluten Free Expo merged with its larger cousin so we felt obliged to fork out a combined $83 for our tickets – which allowed two adults and one junior food sampler though the doors.
So how did it stack up against a dedicated gluten free show? 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 »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in Events, parties | Posted on 06-12-2011
Yes the yummy Christmas season is here again and we at GFF love the festive ambience — but the relentless parade of parties does make it a tricky time of year for the gluten-free.
I’m hoping this year will be a little different, though, because I will be hosting the festive dinner in my home for for the first time in years. That means I get to banish all things gluten from the Christmas menu.
This does not mean, however, that I will be skimping on the good bits. No indeed, we are doing the whole festive, cold-climate affair — right down to the steamed Christmas pudding and fake snowflakes on the windows. Even Santa will be munching on gluten free shortbread once he heaves his way through the catflap. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in Lifestyle, News | Posted on 21-11-2011
Coles pops up frequently on this blog as a strong player in the gluten free market — so I was disappointed when it recently went missing in action on another food issue that is close to my heart.
In the gluten free market, we applaud Coles for resisting the path taken by other retailers who push their own self-branded merchandise — potentially stifling innovative new products — in a bid to corner the market. As a result, its shelves, in our view, contain the best selection of products. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in kids, New products, Pastry | Posted on 31-10-2011
I’ve been working my way through some of Coles new freezer range of gluten free products. A while back I reported on the new Bellyhoo pies which come in fruit varieties as well as beef with veg or beef burgundy. And more recently I have had a couple of tries of the Tutto Pasta meat lasagne (I haven’t tried their vegetarian lasagne or cannelloni yet).
Now it turned out that a few of our readers were not as enthusaistic about the Bellyhoo pie range as I was. Some said the filling was a little sparse and dry for their taste. So I recently gave them another go (this time the beef burgundy instead of beef and veg) and I still rather liked them.
Even more important is that my little boy likes them – I think it’s because the pastry is quite tender and tasty. Read the rest of this entry »
From the Coles freezer - one is gluten free and one is not!
I am always on the hunt for something new to add variety and colour to our family table – so I was delighted to see some of those new products we found at the recent Gluten Free Food expo in my local Coles freezer section. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in GFCF, New products, Pastry | Posted on 28-06-2011
Some of my pastry pantry creations
It has been a bit of a bumpy ride for Pastry Pantry since I wrote with such glee a few years ago about finding gluten free pastry in my local supermarket.
Several months ago it suddenly vanished from the shelves in Coles, and when it failed to show up again a month or two later, I decided to get in touch, first with the wholesaler (unsuccessfully), and then with the company direct.
I was told there were some supply issues but we would see it back in store soon. Then a little later I got an update saying perhaps we would not see it back in Coles after all. Read the rest of this entry »