This week I received a fabulous package full of Sainsbury’s Free From Christmas goodies!
One in five Britons now claims to have a food allergy or intolerance, with most stating wheat as the problem. That is an increase of 400 per cent in the past 20 years.
Years ago, sufferers of food allergies had to go to specialist shops and forgo meals out, but most supermarkets now have aisles dedicated to restricted diets, and packaging is carefully labelled. ’Free from’ food has been going from strength to strength.
Sainsbury’s were the first major supermarket to introduce their own label free from range back in 2002 and they haven’t looked back since.
Christmas is a time where food plays a major part in our social occasions and if you have an intolerance or allergy, it can be quite difficult.
So, here is my She Who Bakes review on the Christmas free from range from Sainsbury’s!
Mini Chocolate Logs;
These were lovely. Very rich and chocolatey, perfect for a dessert. You would never know it was wheat, dairy and gluten free.
Iced Rich Fruit Cake Slices;
Fruit cake, to me IS Christmas. Topped with marzipan and icing too! These were VERY nice. Packed with fruit and great flavour!
Gingerbread men are one of my favourite parts of Christmas. They’re everywhere! This was super tasty, very gingery and had a fab crunch.
Chocolate Santa Bar & Chocolate Coins;
Imagine not being able to eat chocolate at Christmas? It should be illegal. These tasty treats are perfect and very chocolatey!
Iced & Plain Mince Pies;
Gotta love a mince pie. Especially with some hot custard. Mmmm. These were packed with filling, sweet pastry, very impressed!
All in all, you would never know any of these products were made especially for food intolerances. Sainsbury’s have done really well. Make sure you give them a try this festive season!
Until next time,