Gluten Free

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Hi. This is my 1st post as have just joined and haven't found this subject elsewhere.
My daughter is on a gluten free diet, so is restricted somewhat with her food intake.
We live in the central highlands of Scotland and have a Co-op and a Tescos express in our village and both, commendably have a modest g/f section. The nearest large town Stirling, is 15 miles away. We have only found a g/f section in two supermarkets there. Morrisons and Sainsburys.
With the former, by far, offering the best value! About the most ridiculous price we saw, I think, was a small loaf of bread. About 10 slices for £3.00. Morrisons appear to have taken this on board with the greatest enthusiasm and now after a recent refurbishment, have one side of an entire eisle stocked with G/F
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  • PennyForThem_2
    PennyForThem_2 Posts: 1,036 Forumite
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    Do you have a Marks & Spencer? A celiac colleague says that M&S have embraced GF and that they have a wide range. If you do have M&S then I suggest contacting them via email to check
  • Goldfynche
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    Thankyou. There are a couple of accessible M&S not too far away. The food hall in Stirling didn't have a lot of choice.
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  • foxyloxy11
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    I have the same problem. my local Tesco sell sandwich thins in white, wholemeal and seeded at £1.60. they are really nice. M and S also sell these.
    It's a bit of trial and error. I've written a list of all the nice products that I've found and although some of the good breads are a bit pricier they have a long shelf life and I always freeze some too.

    if you have a home bargains near by and scour the shelves they often have nakd bars and other gluten free goodies on sale.

    as a treat every now and again there is a website called the gluten free kitchen which sell amazing bakery products but you do have to make an order of £20.
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  • Owain_Moneysaver
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    Tesco Stirling certainly have Free From foods, and you may find a larger range in the Alloa superstore. Alloa also has good yellow sticker reductions on bakery from about 5 pm.
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  • Gnocchi
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    M&S stuff is wheat free but that's not as strict as gluten free IIRC
  • DRFC1879
    DRFC1879 Posts: 101 Forumite
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    Mrs 1879 is coeliac and missed her weekend pizza treats with the range of gluten free alternatives being pretty rank but she recently discovered the Goodfella's range and they're delicious. Usually priced about £3 and they actually taste like proper pizza!
  • soolin
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    Gnocchi wrote: »
    M&S stuff is wheat free but that's not as strict as gluten free IIRC

    M and S do a huge amount of gluten free goods, labelled as such amongst their normal products. All of which are suitable for someone with coeliac disease. Look for gluten free not wheat fee, they are entirely different things.

    Virtually all the M and S sausages and burgers are now gf, they do fish cakes, chicken nuggets, fish in batter the lot. At Christmas they even have mini party sausage toads which are lovely.

    If you look at their dedicated gf range they now have a fair assortment from lasagne to chicken in black bean sauce with rice, various pasta dishes, apples pies, cheesecake etc.
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  • Owain_Moneysaver
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    DRFC1879 wrote: »
    Mrs 1879 is coeliac and missed her weekend pizza treats with the range of gluten free alternatives being pretty rank

    Pizza Express do gluten-free pizza; I don't know how they compare on taste, but at least you'd get the eating-in-a-pizza-restaurant experience.
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  • soolin
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    Pizza Express do gluten-free pizza; I don't know how they compare on taste, but at least you'd get the eating-in-a-pizza-restaurant experience.

    Pizza express gf pizza is gorgeous .
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  • DCFC79
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    There's also items that maybe you wouldn't think they are GF because they aren't located in the GF section for example Aunt Bessies frozen roast potatoes are, in fact theres a Gluten Free section on the AB website.
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