There are some products you just naturally swerve away from in the supermarket because you think they won’t be gluten free. You don’t even bother picking them up because surely wheat flour is lurking in the ingredients, right?
Well, you might be surprised to learn some of these beauties in the ‘normal’ aisle are actually gluten free, despite not being labelled as such! Have you tried any of these before? You might be surprised by some of them!
Cookies and cream ice-cream from Tesco
Cookies and cream ice-cream? Gluten free? Madness, I hear you cry! I didn’t believe it myself when I saw someone post it into a Facebook group, so I went and checked it out. Despite not being labelled as gluten free, there are no gluten-containing ingredients in this Tesco Cookies and Cream ice-cream (the cookie dough is made with rice and potato flour) and no warning of cross contamination. I wouldn’t be surprised if this sells out fast!
Crispy chilli beef from Sainsbury’s
Again, this is another product I would normally just walk by and ignore in the supermarket. But Sainsbury’s crispy chilli beef is in fact gluten free! It’s sits in the usual-gluten-filled Chinese chilled aisle. It’s delicious and crispy and the perfect naughty treat.
Marks and Spencer tapas
Tapas selection with toasts? Surely not gluten free? Well, M&S has pulled it out of the bag with this gluten free tapas selection. It contains Serrano ham, manchengo cheese, tomato chutney and crunchy gluten free toasts for the perfect summery lunch.
Tesco’s ‘takeaway’ onion bhajis
It might be a natural assumption that these onion bhajis from the Tesco ‘takeaway’ counter contain gluten. Let’s face it, most supermarket bhajis do. But no, these onion bhajis are gluten free! As are most of the curries – which means you can enjoy a full Indian feast, completely gluten free. And they are pretty good as well.
Twix spread with biscuit bits
The fact this says ‘biscuit bits’ would be enough for me to not even bother. But this Twix spread is actually gluten free! The biscuits are made with rice and potato flour, meaning this can be spread on gluten free bread – now if only they would make a gluten free Twix!
Tesco Finest fishcakes
These sweet potato fishcakes are delicious – and made with a gluten free crumb. It’s nice to see gluten free fishcakes mixing it up with the normal ones, but be warned – only one of these Finest fishcakes is gluten free, so make sure you check the packaging before throwing them in your trolley.
Tesco vegetable bake
I’d normally assume anything with a cheesy or white sauce would not be gluten free, but this doesn’t always seem to be the case. Tesco has a few gluten free vegetable bakes, including this one with red quinoa, which I thought looked pretty tasty.