Review: Indian Butter Chicken

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Finding a sauce that makes for a quick, easy meal when a coeliac and/or dairy intolerant can sometimes be difficult.

When I came across these pouches in the co-op store, I grabbed a number of these. 

Perfect for chucking in the pan with some chicken, Vitalite and then putting with rice.

What I did find was, that despite the pouch saying it serves four. One pouch did not leave a great deal of sauce after cooking for a while. Having the two pouches allowed for the chicken to be left simmering for a while in the sauce. 


An easy meal to cook up, and serve. 

The sauce is delicious, a buttery sauce full of rich flavour with a slight hint of a smokey taste that goes really well with the chicken.

Perfect for keeping a couple in the cupboard for a quick, easy meal.

I’ve found these in both co-operative and Tesco stores.

Review: Tesco Brown Bread

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Bread is one of those things that most coeliacs have got used to eating, whilst it crumbles to pieces. 

A number of gluten free options are dry, or weak and fall to pieces. There are certain brands whose bread is so full of holes that you can’t even toast them properly.

Unfortunately most of us do settle for this second rate bread, merely because it’s a relief to get an option of it!

When seeing a new type of loaf, I will of course try it!


Tesco brought out this sliced brown bread, with a crispy looking crust, that actually looks fairly solid.

One of the more noticeable things about this bread from the outset, is it’s a lot more solid and intact than other brands. 

The crust is much crunchier, and when toasted gives an actual decent crunch. 


I’ve tried quite a number of free from loaves, and this is definitely by far one of the best! 

Review: Co-op Chocolate Brownies

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A lot of gluten free brownies on offer in shops are not dairy free.

The Co-operative have quite a range of products that are dairy free as well as being gluten free. Their chocolate brownies are no different.


These brownies are little squares, so no need to cut them up to eat. However I tend to avoid looking at the fat, saturate and sugars bar on the front of the box as despite their small size they’re very high in those.


Whilst not quite the same as gooey, home made brownies. These brownies are rich with a strong chocolate flavour. There are also a number of chocolate chips on them.

They are very tasty.

Unfortunately I’ve only found these brownies at one co-op store. I hope that the co-operative start increasing their free from sections in smaller stores.

If you do find these, then definitely try them! 

Review: Tesco Golden Syrup Pancakes

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Tesco’s free from range is now easily marked up, to show what products are free from.

These pancakes are easy to spot as being gluten, wheat and milk free. 

The pancakes are also freezable, so easy to keep some in the freezer as a handy snack.


The pancakes come in a pack of six. They are thick, and actually hold together well. The golden syrup flavour is not too strong, there is just a hint of it. However I have found they are not too sweet to have with jam.


I love pancakes, and these are definitely no different. Cheaper than other branded versions, Tesco’s have produced a nice tasting product.

I tend to have mine coated in lots of dairy free butter (Vitalite), but have recently tried them with alternative toppings.

An amazing one, was bacon and maple syrup. Not healthy, but amazingly good.

Review: Rule of Crumb Chicken Goujons

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I came across Rule Of Crumb products whilst browsing Ocado. 

They do a range of frozen items, which are great for when you need a quick meal.

I’m not personally a fan of products such as chicken nuggets, as tend to find the meat doesn’t taste great. However I thought I’d give these a go.


Clearly marked up as suitable for Coeliacs, although in a rather later box for what’s in it. I’ve generally had about two-three meals out of one of these boxes.


Cooking wise, I find they tend to take longer than the packet states but then I’m always very wary of chicken.

The batter is crispy and doesn’t burn too easily, so the chicken does cook enough before the batter reaches its over cooked state. 


Overall these are a perfect for keeping in the freezer for a quick and easy meal.

They taste great, and aren’t too expensive for how many you get.

Definitely worth getting if you’re putting in an Ocado order!

Free from aisle’s: Co-opĀ 

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I’ve been taking pictures of free from aisles when I go to places with great selections. 

I thought I would start a new category for this, and potentially it might help people find places that have lots of choice!

Brightlingsea – Essex

This pic I took a while ago, however the range stays fairly similar with occasional new options. 


This Co-Op is not a huge store, but actually has a decent range of items. They have lots of things that aren’t sold in the other supermarkets, from less well known brands. Definitely worth popping into, if you’re that side of Colchester.

Hullbridge – Essex


I just popped into this one, on the off chance as needed to grab some milk on route to somewhere. Unfortunately a very limited selection, although a few useful bits in an emergency!

Review: Kellogg’s Puffed Corn Cereal

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Cornflakes, fibre flakes and special flakes can all get a bit boring after a while.

I came across this offering on Ocado, from Kellogg’s which is puffed corn.


Possibly not for those people who aren’t fans of sweet things, as these are definitely sweet.

Not particularly great value as the box is very small for the cost, unfortunately.

However, I love these!

I treat myself to them occasionally, because they are really good. Being puffed corn, the taste is quite different. They’re quite light, and yet don’t go soggy like cornflakes do once in milk (or milk alternatives)

A brilliant option from Kellogg’s, although I’ve not found them for sale anywhere other than Ocado yet.

Well worth getting for the occasional treat, just wish it was a bigger box!!