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We're all suffering the heat right now, but there are definitely some things you can relate to more when you're gluten free!
From summer BBQ invites to gluten free ice-cream cones, we're all in this heatwave together as coeliacs.
I know it's hot so I'll keep this one brief, but I had to have a little chuckle about some of these things.
How many of these can you relate to!?
Because you know you're a coeliac in a heatwave when...
You've had these in the cupboard since January
People laughed when you excitedly picked up a box of gluten free ice-cream cones when they appeared on the shelves in January.
But who's laughing now when the sun's out and you're scooping yourself a delicious treat!?
Thank you gluten free stockpiling - I know these would come in handy!
And cones at ice-cream shops are just as exciting!
Yes, I know *everyone* gets excited about eating ice-cream in a heatwave.
But there's something about the words "gluten free cones available" which is EXTRA exciting for a gluten free person.
Eating ice-cream from a cone is just so much better than from a tub, am I right!?
You secretly dread BBQs
Don't get me wrong - a gluten free BBQ is possible and it's a thing of beauty.
But you know those spur-of-the-moment barbecue invites where you just know it'll be cheap, gluten-filled burgers and beers all round?
Dealing with cross contamination is tough at the best of times without adding super hot temperatures to the mix.
I think I'll just bring my own burger...
Your 'just in case' snacks just melt
I always bring a snack (or lunch) with me when planning a day trip but it's one thing that's a bit trickier on a hot day.
Chocolate bar in your bag? Make that a fondue.
Banana for emergencies? It's now basically been BBQ'd in your rucksack.
Gluten free sandwich just in case you can't find lunch options? Yep, that's gonna be one warm packed lunch. Eurgh.
It's the ONLY time you want fruit salad for pudding...
There are only two times fruit salad is an acceptable dessert: on holiday or in a heatwave.
Something about the heat just makes me crave fresh fruit, but give me a plate of it in a restaurant and it's a different matter.
The same goes for sorbet (and ice-cream) too!
It sucks when this is the only gluten free option but honestly, in this heat I want a bath of the stuff.
You weep at the sight of empty freezers
An empty free from shelf is always a gut-wrenching sight at the best of times, and it seems to be getting worse and worse lately.
But is there anything more devastating than heading out for a gluten free Cornetto and discovering THIS?
Yes, I know scoop-able ice-cream is still on the cards (thank goodness for those cones!) but I'd love some easy-to-grab treats too.
You can't find any ice-creams so you buy a paddling pool instead
Oh, wait, just me? Trust me - spending £25 on an 8ft paddling pool instead of £25 in ice-cream was best decision I ever made!
And it's completely gluten free... winner.
Anything I've missed!?
I'd love to know if you can relate to these - or if there is anything else I've missed!?
Let me know in the comments below if so!
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