Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

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During the Holiday Season, it’s great to relax with friends and family and enjoy a nice cold beer. Hard or Dry Ciders are another great GF option I discovered recently.  I actually like to mix beer and cider together about half and half, it kills the bitterness and/or strong taste of most GF beer, giving it a nice sweet malty flavor.  New Brunswick has a few GF products, but don’t forget we have neighboring provinces and states that offer plenty more options.

I’ve tried most of the beers and ciders listed below. 😉 I’m not going to post reviews but if you have any questions please post them in the comments.

New Brunswick (ANBL)

Glutenberg American Pale Ale
Glutenberg Blonde Ale
La Messagere Blonde Ale
Schnitzer Brau
Strongbow Dry Cider
Blackthorn Cider
Magners Original Irish Cider

Nova Scotia (NSLC)

Glutenberg Blonde
Bard’s Beer
Schnitzer Brau
La Messagere Blonde Ale
ShipBuilders Cider
Stutz Hard Apple Cider
Bulwark Ciders
Strongbow Dry Cider


Bard’s Beer
New Grist
Green’s – Amber Ale
Green’s – Dubbel Dark Ale (My personal favourite)
Green’s – Tripel Blonde Ale
New Planet Beer
Fox Tail Gluten Free Ale
Woodchuck Cider
Strongbow Dry Cider
Angry Orchard Cider
Michelob Ultra Cider

For the brave at heart, the following beers do contain small amounts of gluten as they are brewed with barley.  I did try Omission and it does taste pretty good, I didn’t get a reaction but I only had one.  I do have the Estrella Damm Daura at home as well, but I haven’t had the heart to try it yet.  Is it worth it for a beer?

*Omission – Made with Barley – LESS THAN 10 PPM OF GLUTEN
*Estrella Damm Daura – Made with Barley – LESS THAN 3 PPM OF GLUTEN


We all know that Gluten Free foods are expensive, no news there, but here are a few coupons I’ve found that can help save a few bucks over the Holiday Season.  If you know of any more that are not listed, please post them in the comments and I’ll add them to the main post.

Piller’s Simply Free Deli Meats – Save 75¢ – must register to receive coupon.

GlutinoSave 55¢ Any Product – must register to receive coupon.

GlutinoSave $1.00 Genius Bread – must register to receive coupon.

ChexSave $1.00 – must register with .

Bulk BarnSave $3.00 – Purchase of $10.00 or more.

Zevia Zero Calorie SodaSave $2.00 off 10 cans of Zevia any flavour.

Zevia Zero Calorie SodaSave $1.00 off a six pack of Zevia any flavour.

Zevia Zero Calorie SodaSave 25¢ off a can of Zevia any flavour.

Maple Lodge FarmsSave 75¢ of pre-packaged Chicken Deli Meats.


Our friends at have done it again.  Here’s the current list of Gluten Free Halloween candy available in Canada.

Happy Trick ‘r Treating 2012 Halloween Candy List (Canada) 2012 Halloween Candy List (US)



The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released this Allergy alert.  Click link below for more details.


WellbeingCounsellor has posted this in our forum.  Visit the forum for more.


Sobeys Dietitians and Sobeys Wellness Counsellor are offering a NEW FREE class Cooking with Gluten Free Flours!

This session will be offered on Wednesday, September 5th from 10am to 1130am at the Sobeys Elmwood Drive.

Come learn about different gluten free flours and sample new products!

Confused about the new regulations? Would you like to learn how to read food labels to make healthier choices? Come to our Gluten Free Label Tour on Tuesday, September 18th from 130pm to 330pm at the Riverview Sobeys.

Sign up for one of these classes by calling Nicole Arsenault at 854-0993 or email her at


Taken from Health Canada’s Web Site

“With new food labels for priority allergens now on most foods sold in Canada, Canadians with food allergens may be asking themselves what changes have been made and how they can use the new labels to protect themselves and their families.

The new labeling rules apply to the list of “priority allergens”, which have been identified as most likely to cause serious allergic reactions for Canadians.

Here are some of the biggest changes and how you can use the new information:

  1. Labelling of “hidden” priority allergensUp until now, food labels did not have to declare when a priority allergen was used to make an ingredient like spices or flavours. Now, labels on products will have to let consumers know when these allergens are in the product, either in the ingredient list or in a “contains” statement.Parents and consumers should look for the allergen in the ingredient list as usual (components of an ingredient like spices may be in brackets) or look for a “contains” statement after the ingredients, like “Contains: XXXXX”.
  2. Plain language names of ingredientsWith the new food labels, companies will have to use commonly understood names for the priority allergens. This will make it easier to identify when a food contains a specific allergen.These names, such as “wheat” or “milk,” will have to be used either in the ingredient list or the “contains” statement.
  3. New priority allergen – MustardBased on a scientific assessment, Health Canada has added mustard to the list of priority allergens that require additional labelling under the new regulations.Canadians with mustard allergies will now be able to look for greater information on food labels to help them identify foods they can safely eat.The list of priority allergens is now:
    • Peanuts
    • Tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts)
    • Milk
    • Eggs
    • Seafood (fish, crustaceans, shellfish)
    • Soy
    • Wheat
    • Sesame seeds
    • Mustard
    • Sulphite
  4. Gluten-Free LabellingThe latest science shows that people with celiac disease only react to the protein fraction of certain cereals like wheat or barley. They can also tolerate very small amounts of gluten protein in their diets without having negative reactions. As a result, Health Canada has updated its regulatory requirements and guidance around gluten-free labelling to clarify when a gluten-free label can be used.These updated measures will make it easier for industry to understand the requirements, while also allowing Canadians with celiac disease to have confidence in food labels and greater choice in the foods they buy.”

It’s finally here, Canada’s new Allergen Labelling Rules are now in affect, this is a great day for Celiacs.

OTTAWA – New allergen labelling regulations for most foods sold in Canada will take effect today. The new regulations, which were announced on February 14, 2011 by The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will help parents and Canadians who suffer from food allergies make more informed choices about the foods they buy.

“Our government is committed to supporting parents and all Canadians by providing the tools they need when shopping for themselves and their families,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “Today, we take another important step by providing Canadians who live with allergies and celiac disease with clearer labels so they can identify foods they can safely eat”.

The new regulations will benefit Canadians in a number of ways. They will provide clearer ingredient labels so that consumers can better avoid foods that contain the ingredient to which they are allergic or sensitive. The department has also refined its definition of gluten-free, which will increase food choices available to Canadians dealing with celiac disease.

As well, the strengthened regulations will provide manufacturers with clear requirements so that allergens, gluten sources, and sulphites are labeled in a consistent manner. These new requirements are aimed at reducing the number of food recalls and adverse reactions.”

Read more of Health Canada’s Press Release.


Here is a quote from an email I received from Mark at the Cackling Goose Market in Sackville. Head on over to 38 York St. Sackville, NB or give them a call at 506-536-2303.  I can’t wait to go take a look, Mmmm Lasagna, Cinnamon Buns and coffee.  Click Continue Reading to see their Menu.

I am sending a copy of our current menu which shows our Main Bakery Products (but not all) and our lunch and coffee/espresso menu. Our dedicated kitchen is exclusively Gluten-Free. Everything we make is Gluten-Free and Vegetarian. Most is also dairy, soy and corn free. We use healthy Organic ingredients in everything.

On the retail side, we offer a good selection of GF packaged products and nearly all GF Flours for those making their own mixes and doing their own baking. We also specialize in high quality dietary supplements, enzymes, and probiotics.

We are definitely foodies and we love helping people with recipe consultation for those who are new to GF cooking or want to convert their favourite recipes.

Click Continue Reading to see their menu. continue reading…


Jane has posted a partial product list in our forum, please go to the forum for the latest news and updates.

Jane’s Gluten Free Store Forum

The list was Last Updated August 14, 2012

The following list was compiled from her posts in the forum. Items may not always be in stock, please call ahead if you are traveling a long distance. 506-874-6725


Go Go Quinoa 3 Grain Pancake Mix
Bob’s Red Mill mixes, flours and oats.
Kinnikinnik mixes
Glutino mixes
Duinkerken mixes
Purest all-purpose flour, hot chocolate, baking powder, baking soda and gravy mixes
Pamela’s baking mixes
Duinkerken Chocolate, Lemon & Vanilla cake mixes
Pea Flour
Flax milk
Amaranth Flour
El Peto Millet Flour
El Peto Sweet Rice Flour
El Peto All Purpose Flour
El Peto Yeast
El Peto Guar Gum
Coconut aminos
Coconut oil
Coconut milk

continue reading…


You have to try this delicious Gluten Free Pizza crust.  Not only is it Gluten Free, but it’s also very low in carbs because it’s made with chicken…yeah you read that right, chicken.  The crust is simply two ingredients, Chicken and Cheese, you can spice it up if you like, that is totally up to you.

I’ve made it twice so far and we loved it.  All you need is a 1:1 ratio of minced cooked chicken or turkey breast and shredded mozzarella cheese.  One packed cup of chicken and one cup of cheese easily makes a 12 inch pizza, so if you wanted to make yourself a personal sized pizza a half cup of each would be fine.

The Recipe can be found at , take a look around she has a lot of interesting Gluten Free recipes.

I’ll take a picture the next time I make one and post it here.