Marks and Spencer's - Gluten and Dairy Free Finds

So I visited Marks and Spencers yesterday, on Birmingham High Street, and I was amazed at the free from range! I couldn’t believe how many items were both free from gluten and dairy! Usually in M&S I find that a lot of their products are either one or the other. But I think they have started to realise there is a demand for multi allergen free products.

I actually went in trying to find hot cross buns, but I had no luck! So if anyone knows where I can get a hold of these in either Coventry or Birmingham, please let me know!  

 Mini Coconut Macaroons.

These look amazing. I have only ever been able to find Mrs Crimbles versions of these, so it’s nice to have another choice! I know my friend who doesn’t like chocolate but loves coconut really wants to have some macaroons, so these would be perfect. 

Oaty Crumble Topping.

This is perfect to make a fruity crumble with some apples, rhubarb or cherries, And great if you are short of time or don’t want to buy all of the ingredients. I’m going to use this over Easter when we have our family Easter Sunday meal (Tradition in our house), I’m on pudding duty! 

 Pancake and Yorkshire Pudding Batter
Yorkshire puddings are always the hardest to make, in my opinion. Every time I make some from scratch, they either don’t rise, or they become so dense and stodgy at the bottom that I’m not sure if they are cooked properly! These are great for convenience though!

Sage and Onion Stuffing Mix.

Many different brands now offer a sage and onion mix, some great and taste exactly the same, but some are so crumbly and don’t bind together at all. This is also vegan, so is great to cater for all! 

Chocolate Brownie Mix.
 I love a chocolate brownie and have tried most supermarkets brownie making kits.

Nutrition wise, there is a high level of sugar in there. However, I am all for a balanced lifestyle, so more 80/20 approach, so if you want to eat the brownie, then eat the god damn brownie. Why would you not eat the brownie? 

Coconut and Raspberry Cake Mix.
I have bought this and am going to make it at the weekend. It’s nice to be able to find a different flavour cake, that’s not a Victoria sponge (I have nothing against a Victoria sponge, but sometimes a bit of variety is necessary). Will let you know how the cake goes! 

Orange and Poppy Seed Cake Mix.

Another really exciting cake mix flavouring! Orange is a great flavour for a cake, but it is usually mixed with chocolate, so it is refreshing that there is a different spin on it! Will definitely test this one out (I’m determined to try all the cakes!) 

 Sticky Fig and Balsamic Chutney 

It’s coming to summer season, which means lighter lunches, BBQ's, and lots more snacky foods! I always have a packet of Schar crisp breads in the cupboard, and a slice of vegan cheese and a teaspoon on this will be perfect when enjoying the sunshine!

Beetroot and Horseradish Chutney.

Now I love beetroot, but I have never been a fan of horseradish, so this might not be the chutney for me, but I bet it will be perfect for some! 

Sweet and Sour Stir Fry Sauce.

Stir fry sauces are always my frustration. Tesco have lead the way and the majority of their sauces are now gluten free, however, if you go to the standard supermarket aisle and try to find a gluten free stir fry sauce, you are usually met with disappointment. So it's nice that they are with the 'normal' sauces and we actually have an option! 

Coconut and Lemongrass Stir Fry Sauce

This is also in the same fridge and would be perfect to make a thai curry! 

Rice Noodles

I love that Marks and Spencer are now selling not only rice noodles, but a pad thai version for a different kind of flavour! 

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