Tesco #GlutenFreeHelps

Monday, 7 December 2015

Tesco #GlutenFreeHelps


Christmas is a crazy time of year and there is always so much to do; wrapping presents; sending out Christmas cards; visiting family and cooking Christmas dinner, to name but a few.

This year, Tesco are making the latter easier. 

Christmas dinner is hard enough to get right without catering for different dietary requirements. Now, Tesco have a whole range of Gluten Free Christmas items so no one has to miss out.

They are  the only major retailer where you can buy your whole traditional Gluten Free Christmas dinner. Not only do they have their own Tesco Free From range, all their Finest Christmas stuffings, Finest pigs in blankets and Finest stuffed joints are Gluten Free.

GLUTEN FREE

You may have already seen their Gluten Free advert on TV, but for those that haven't, here it is:




I was lucky enough to try a hamper full of gluten free goodies specially designed for Christmas and the holiday period.



Tesco Finest Free From Wheat and Gluten
Christmas Pudding for 1

Tesco Finest Free From Wheat and Gluten
Christmas Pudding for 1

Tesco Finest Free From Wheat & Gluten
All Butter Chocolate Millionaire & Belgian Chocolate Brownie

Tesco Free From
Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free 4 Cherry Bakewell Tarts

Tesco Finest Free From Wheat & Gluten
Rich Fruit Cake

St Peter's Gluten Free Beer

Tesco Free From
Wheat and Gluten Free Mini Breadsticks

Tesco Free From
Wheat , Dairy and Gluten Free 4 Deep Filled Mince Pies

Tesco Finest Free From Wheat & Gluten
Carrot Cake

Tesco Finest Free From Wheat & Gluten
Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies & Triple Chocolate Cookies

Over the past week, my family and I have been taste-testing these yummy treats. As I'm new to eating gluten free, I was a little worried at how they would taste, but I didn't need to. Everything tasted lovely!

If I hadn't have been told, I don't think that I would have known the difference. Just to be sure though, I tried some of the products out on my husband, who has no allergies. He too was shocked. The beer definitely got a thumbs up!

My favourite would have to be the "Tesco Finest Free From Wheat & Gluten All Butter Chocolate Millionaire". When I could eat gluten, I wasn't a fan of millionaire shortbread, but this was delicious. The base is made of fine polenta which gives it something a little bit different. Very moreish!


TESCO FREE FROM


Tesco don't only sell Gluten Free products for Christmas 2015. They are really proud to have one of the best gluten free ranges, and have over 350 Free From products with something for everyone.

I was also lucky enough to try some of their frozen range, including a market first Gluten Free profiterole, which has just won the Good Housekeeping Award.


Tesco Free From
Gluten & Wheat Free Cream Filled Profiteroles with Belgian Sauce


Tesco Free From
Gluten & Wheat Free 20 Succulent Chicken Nuggets


Tesco Free From
Gluten, Wheat & Dairy Free 4 Strawberry & Vanilla Cones


Tesco Free From
Gluten & Wheat Free Southern Fried Mini Chicken Breast Fillets

Tesco Free From
Gluten & Wheat Free 10 Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls

Again, my family and I tried the products and again were delighted with them. Just because they are Gluten and Wheat free hasn't meant that the products are free from taste. Far from it.


Tesco are not new to Free From food. They have been working hard on their Free From range since 2003, when a customer phoned up for help with her son’s dietary challenges. The son’s mother actually went on to become the Tesco Free From Brand Manager for a period of time and Tesco continued to develop the Free From range as a result of this.

#GlutenFreeHelps


Tesco know that we may need help when it comes to cooking gluten free at Christmas, so to lend a hand, on Monday 14th December, the Tesco Free-From team will be taking over the @Tesco Twitter channel with #GlutenFreeHelps.

The team will Tweet recipes, tips and product ideas to help those with gluten allergies (and their families) over the festive period. This service is all part of Tesco’s Christmas campaign to help customers enjoy the festivities.

To get involved, all you need to do is Tweet your questions with #GlutenFreeHelps to @Tesco  I will be :)

Christmas should be a time of relaxing with your family and your friends, and with a little help from Tesco, it can be!


Disclosure: I was given a hamper and a voucher in return for my honest opinion.

All photos are my own :)

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12 comments:

  1. Such a useful post for those with a gluten allergy. It is great to see the selection becoming more comprehensive! #KCACOLS

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    1. I thought the same! It's great to see such a selection :)

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  2. Always useful when major retailers back certain diets. We try to avoid refined sugar, which is a minefield. Pretty much all of the food we eat is in as close to it's natural form as possible. Very difficult when you have an 8-month-old! #KCACOLS

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    1. It's definitely good that allergies are being catered for more!Wow! That must be really difficult, bless you!

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  3. So happy tesco have increased there free from range, 6 years ago when my nephew was starting on solid food there wasn't a right lot of selection, brilliant they've incorporated Christmas too #KCACOLS

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    1. I thought the same. When Mikey was a baby, there wasn't much of a selection anywhere, so we cooked everything from scratch. Now it's great to see that he can join in :)

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  4. I was really interested in this post. I have a son with autism and whilst he hasn't shown any obvious signs of having intolerances, it was only through talking to a continence specialist about potty training and about his toilet activities that the thought crossed our minds that actually he may have a slight gluten intolerance. We have only changed his bread so far and the change in everything surrounding potty training is crazy! I haven't explored taking gluten away completely but it is nice to know where we can go if that is the case in the future! #KCACOLS xx

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  5. Wow what a great selection of gluten free food. It is really nice to see all the things that you can find in the supermarkets which is actually a relief for all the parents that have kids with food intolerance. Tesco is definitely having a great and varied selection and especially great for this season so now you don't to worry about Christmas food. Great and useful post Laura. Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I'm very happy to have you again this week

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  6. That's a really fantastic range. I think it's brilliant how to supermarkets are all expanding their range and catering for everyone. As you say it's brilliant for everyone, those catering for those with dietary preferences and those who have them as well. Thanks for sharing with #kcacols and hope you can join next time with @withfranca KCACOLS

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  7. This all looks great. And it's great that they are catering for everyone's needs. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  8. It's really good that they are catering for everyones needs now days. Great post
    Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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  9. I used to shop in the free from aisle when Fin was younger and dairy brought up awful eczema and there was no where near as much choice as there is these days. Glad there's more out there to make it easier for you lovely,

    Stevie xx

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