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LIDL: A Gluten-free Guide

Lidl is not an obvious place to find gluten-free food. There is no Freefrom aisle and no stocking of the typical gluten-free brands, but if you look closely there is a surprising amount of gluten-free choice. It is also very, very cheap. Here is a breakdown of my coeliac-friendly finds thus far. Fruit & Veg Bargain avocados. Bags of organic shallots and punnets of plum tomatoes for under a pound. Albert Rooster potatoes and sweet potatoes in bulk. Surprising items like starfruit and physalis. Apples, bananas, clementines, root vegetables at super cheap per kg prices, resulting in a double take (in a good way) when you get to the till. Dairy Greek Yoghurt – Lidl do a good, thick greek yoghurt. Not as good as Total, but a decent budget version. You can get a 1kg tub for about £1. 24 Month aged parmesan – I read about this on the Skint Foodie blog, and had to try it for myself. It is now one of my regular buys, and at £2something half the price and just as good as the one …

GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE – TOP 5

Chocolate has become a somewhat difficult area for coeliacs recently. Since the gluten-free food regulations were changed, I have had to rule out a lot of my favourites (Green & Blacks, *sob* – see NB). The choc world has become a minefield of ‘may contain’, ‘possible traces of’ and ‘made in a factory with’. I love chocolate. I love eating chocolate. Here are some of my safe to eat gluten-free favourites. 1. Montezuma’s – Giant Milk Chocolate Buttons and Space Hopper Bar. If I could only choose one brand to keep buying from it would be Montezuma. The chocolate buttons are hard to find (I have only ever seen them in Wholefoods, the Kew Gardens gift shop and the Montezuma shop in Brighton) but are amazing (and addictive), and the space hopper is like a slightly posher and creamier version of Terry’s chocolate orange. Not too outrageously expensive either. Yum.         2. Hotel Chocolat – Frankly, anything. Here is a link to all their gluten-free options.  Yes, it is quite pricey, but their chocolate is …