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Review: Adagio Teas

If you’re looking for a new tea brand to try, you need to check out Adagio Teas. Their loose leaf teas are amongst the best I’ve tried… even better than my previous favourite – Tea Pigs! Adagio’s hand picked teas, which of course are gluten free, are sourced directly from origin and come in a range of flavours to suit any taste or occasion. I tried a few of their recommended blends, including Earl Grey Moonlight, Caramel, Blood Orange herbal tea and Green Coco Mint tea. My favourite was, beyond a doubt, the delicious Earl Grey Moonlight. I fear I am now addicted to the stuff. Comforting flavours of vanilla and cream combine to soften the citrus notes of traditional Earl Grey. It’s actually incredibly creamy but not sweet. So tasty! I also discovered an amazing invention any tea lover needs! The IngenuiTEA teapot (£16) is the most convenient device for brewing loose leaf tea – take that from a lazy tea bag loving person! All you do is add leaves, pour hot water and let them steep. When ready, …

Schar Launches Gluten Free Panini Rolls

New delicious product alert!! Schar got in touch with me to tell me they’ve launched gluten free panini rolls in the UK, and I was too excited to try them. So, I’m pleased that I can now report…  they did not disappoint! Soft and filling, these low fat, high fibre Panini rolls are perfect for a deli-style lunch, whether at work, school or on a trip. You get three (quite big) Panini Rolls per pack. I grilled mine with ham and cheese inside – so good! If you want to try them, here are a couple of great recipes which are a bit more creative than mine! Panini rolls alla caprese with pesto Panini Rolls with avocado and celery – chutney Panini rolls with lemon hummus They are suitable for people with coeliac disease, the recipe is also free from gluten, wheat, preservatives and lactose. Highly recommended.

The Launch of Gluten Free Nutribix

Hold on to your hats – gluten free weetabix now EXISTS! Nutribix is a brand new cereal which has just launched, it’s 100% gluten free and it looks mysteriously like the good old Weetabix of gluten-eating times gone by. The cereal is made with the latest super grain, Sorghum. The ancient crop that has been growing in Africa for thousands of years, it contains fibre, iron, protein, vitamins and is low in fat. I was always a big weetabix fan, so really like this new gluten free variation! It’s great if you’re looking for something filling that’ll keep you going until lunch, too. Gluten Free Nutribix brings a fresh and exciting taste to people looking to transform their breakfast routine – it’s the perfect way to kick-start your morning. Nutribix is now on supermarket shelves across the UK. Has anyone else tried this brand new gluten free version of weetabix? What did you think? Find out more here: NB: There is another version of Nutrbix called ‘Gold and Grains’ – this flavour is NOT gluten free. 

Hotel Chocolat’s Gluten Free Choccies

Luckily for us, the good people of Hotel Chocolat believe everyone should be able to include top-quality chocolate at the heart of a healthy lifestyle. So, they’ve created the ‘no gluten gift box’ (£35) – a great hamper of gluten free goodies perfect for Christmas.   This gorgeous selection is the perfect gift for any chocolate lover following a gluten-free diet. The box includes wheat free chocolates; Praline H-box, Florentine Isabelles, Salted Caramel Puddles, Strawberries and Cream Puddles, and a Mini Hazelnut Bûche. Not only is this chocolate some of the most delicious around, it’s also packaged beautifully, so it’s great for presents (or as a gift for yourself of course!) You can buy the ‘no gluten gift box’ online here, or you can see all of Hotel Chocolat’s gluten free choccies here (there are a LOT). Warning: Although all the chocolate in the no gluten gift box does not have gluten-containing ingredients, customers are asked to be aware that biscuits are handled in the same factory, so there is a ‘may contain’ warning.

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Europe’s favourite gluten-free range Schär arrives in the UK

Schär, Europe’s number one gluten-free brand, has launched its expansive range in UK stores.   I first tried Schär products while in Italy, where the gluten free offering seems much better than in the UK! I was really impressive by their gluten free cakes so couldn’t wait to try out the new goodies which have just launched. Replacing the popular DS-gluten free range, Schär brings eight new delicious products to those following a gluten-free diet in the UK. In Europe, Schär has spent decades specialising in the development of gluten-free food, producing products that rival their gluten containing equivalents in both quality and taste. Schär will rebrand existing DS-gluten-free favourites such as the Wholesome Loaves, Bontà d’Italia pizzas, Ciabatta Rolls and biscuits, along with a number of new savoury and sweet, authentic tasting products. New to the range – under the Bonta d’Italia sub-brand – are a selection of vegetarian dishes to bring a taste of Italy into your home. The Caserecce Con Pesto consists of long, smooth twists of gluten-free pasta, complemented by a silky pesto sauce …