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Well, isn't it nice when great gluten free news comes along by the bucket load? This week has brought two exciting announcements - gluten free sandwiches in Tesco and gluten free meals at Asda cafes! If you're like me, you're probably squirming with excitement right now (I squealed the news to my colleagues, who thought sandwiches were vastly unamusing). I think 'normal' people don't quite appreciate being able to grab a sandwich on-the-go like we coeliacs do!
But I digress, on to the good stuff:
Tesco launches gluten free sandwich range
That's right, the first supermarket giant is officially on board! From April 28 (Monday) Tesco will be launching these beauties in 'selected' stores. This worries me slightly, because 'selected' normally means 'not in North Devon' - but I shall live in hope!
Made with Genius gluten free bread, the range is set to include four varieties:
- Egg Salad (£2.80) - suitable for vegetarians
- Ham & Cheddar Ploughman’s (£3.00)
- Chicken Salad (£3.00)
- Carrot & Houmous (£3.00) - suitable for dairy free & vegetarians
Personally I am intrigued by this range. The fact that it has your 'standard' fillings, as well as something a bit different, is a bit of a breath of fresh air. Just the idea of being able to nip into Tesco if I'm in a rush and grab a sandwich is amazing news. I think this is a really big step for us 'gluten free-ers' - Sainsbury's take note please!!
Sadly the range launches while I am on holiday, so I'm looking forward to trying these as soon as I get home!
Amy's Kitchen hits Asda cafes
Now for the second bit of good news this week - the gluten free brand Amy's Kitchen will be launching it's (AMAZING) rice mac and cheese (see my review here) and chunky tomato soup in 225 Asda cafes across the country as part of their gluten free options.
This is brilliant news - I certainly will be heading over to Asda more often to do my shopping - and the changes also take effect on April 28. It's starting to look like a great day for coeliacs!
The chunky tomato soup is set to cost £2 and the rice mac and cheese will cost £4. Interesting how Asda will be using ready meals in the cafe - but probably (and I am assuming) not much different to their 'normal' meals....
So there you have it - put April 28 in your diaries and go do the rounds of the supermarkets!! Let me know what you think if you try the new sandwiches - I can't wait!