Review: Moma Almond Butter & Salted Caramel porridge

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Breakfast on the go is the stuff of nightmares for coeliacs.

Grabbing something quickly, or needing to pack something. There’s not a great deal of options.

I’ve tried a few instant porridges that are both gluten and dairy free, and have so far not been hugely impressed.

Moma have released a couple of flavours, the first one I decided to try was the Almond Butter and Salted caramel.

I will hold my hands up and admit I have a sweet tooth (excessively so) I’ve tried a few things lately that were salted caramel flavoured and I hated them.

Therefore I was not sure what to expect with this porridge.

The porridge comes in a handy little pot, all that’s needed is some boiling water, and to let it sit for a while.

Looks wise….. it doesn’t look particularly appetising. It also takes quite a while to firm up and become less watery.

However once it’s been sat for a while, although it doesn’t look particularly pretty. It does taste good.

It is not excessively sweet, and I actually enjoyed this.

There are caramel pieces as well as bits of dates which contrasted each other well.

Whilst it won’t win any awards for its looks, it does taste good.

It’s a very quick and easy meal to make, and would make an ideal emergency food item to take on holiday etc.

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Review: Planet Organic- Paleo Granola – Caramel Apple Pie

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Browsing Ocado for new products I came across the Planet Organic granola options.

At £6.99 they are not a cheap option, and definitely a treat as opposed to something you want a full bowl of each morning.

I decided to go for the Caramel Apple Pie flavour, a lot of the reviews on Ocado stated that there was too much cinnamon in this.

Me being such a huge cinnamon lover, I naturally had to buy some.

Completely grain and dairy free, this was a great option to try. It’s full of other good ingredients

The box is a simple, clean design. Showing clearly what it is free from.

The granola smells delicious, and there are lots of apple pieces running through it.

As it’s not a cheap granola I’ve been mixing it with another granola I have from Tesco (Deliciously Ella Nutty Granola) this has meant both have lasted much longer.

This also means the cinnamon is not as overpowering.

The cinnamon is quite strong in this, and if you are not a fan of the stuff then this granola is probably not for you.

The Apple pieces contrast deliciously with the cinnamon, and it is quite a filling granola.

There’s not meany ‘crunchy’ pieces like in normal gluten containing granolas.

But this is a delicious free from, paleo alternative.

Well worth the money but only if mixed with another granola, so it lasts longer.

I will try the other flavour alternatives, but probably not every shop and that is purely because of the steep price.

Tesco Extra – Pitsea – New finds

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So last night on the way home I needed to stop off at Tescos to use the loo’s. Whilst there I thought I would grab a box of cereal.

Unfortunately I came across lots of new items….. as well as a few bits I know I love.

I was hugely excited to see Paxo are now offering a stuffing mix. This will normally be £2 but is on offer for £1 currently.

Aah! bisto also have a new gluten free offering, which I thought I would grab to try.

I also grabbed the box of lucky charms which is marked up as gluten free!

To top all of this off I went down the Xmas aisle and spotted this:

A nice selection of free from bits for

Xmas. All easily marked up as to what they’re free from.

Tesco’s continue to improve, but Tesco Pitsea has one of the best offerings by far.

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.

Tesco Free From Porridge Pot

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Breakfast is pretty much my favourite meal of the day.

Being a coeliac makes it a little harder, as I can’t have quite as many things. This is worse when it comes to needing to get something ‘on the go’

There have been a number of porridge pots that have come out recently that are ‘gluten free’ unfortunately they had milk powder in. Meaning they were still  not suitable for me.

Whilst browsing the latest additions in Tesco. I came across this delightful find….


Yes, that’s right!!! 

An instant porridge that is free from gluten, wheat and dairy!!!

After a moment of utter excitement I filled my basket up with these, and other new finds I had spotted.

The labelling on Tesco’s free from range is nice and clear. To make it easy to spot what products contain.

I have since tried two pots of this porridge. It doesn’t beat porridge made at home, but it’s a quick and easy alternative that can be taken for breakfast on the go.

The syrup flavour is not too strong, it gives the porridge just enough sweetness that it doesn’t need any extra sugar.

It does need to be stirred properly and I found that leaving it for slightly longer once water was added before opening the lid again, gave a much better texture.

Definitely worth grabbing a few as an emergency food source when out.