In the last year since having to introduce gluten, dairy and soya free food to Chloe we have had to learn a lot about the various free from brands on offer. As hard as it has been to adapt to this way of cooking and shopping for her we are actually lucky that she was diagnosed at a time when there is so much awareness of Coeliac disease and also gluten intolerance. In fact there has never been a better time to be looking for free from foods. Here are some of our favourite gluten free brands and products.
First up is Feel Free, this is a fairly new brand to us. They are currently stocked in Sainsburys, Budgens and Holland And Barrett and are priced reasonably. We have tried the suet, pasta, battered fish products and fish nuggets. I must say we have been impressed with everything we have tried, in particular the fish which we all enjoyed as a family meal.
Next is Orgran, a brand which is great for anyone with allergies, all of their products are gluten, dairy, nut and egg free with the vast majority also being soya free. Chloe loves their animal biscuits and cereals. Unfortunately we don’t seem to have any local stockists so we often buy online, they are often on sites such as Approved Foods so you can get a bit of a bargain!
Sainsburys have the best free from range we have found out of all of the supermarkets. The bread is the only one Chloe enjoys and she also enjoys the brownies the have which are gluten, dairy and soya free. I believe all of the supermarkets are increasing their ranges so we look forward to getting more of a variety for her.
The Cool Chile Co have the most incredible corn tortillas, we have fajita nights here quite often and Chloe loves being a part of it. These wraps are perfect for all of us. They also have so many other goodies on their site including the flour you can buy to make your own tortillas too.
Glorious Soups have a great selection of gluten free soups, full of flavour and filling too. We love them in our house!
The Coconut Collaborative yoghurts and desserts are a great dairy free alternative but some of their products are also gluten free, I love their chocolate pots ( which do contain soya ) and Chloe loves the rice puddings!