Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

I went to Pizza Delight for my birthday this evening and discovered that they now have a gluten free dessert … a Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Cheesecake.  It was delicious!!  The waitress even put a candle on it for me.  ? Enjoy! … GlutenFreeSuzieQ



“The Gluten Free Diet” blog is great for those Celiacs or Gluten Intolerants who live in Quebec.  Check it out.  It has information, recipes, and a list of gluten free restaurants in Quebec … also good for those of us travelling in Quebec.  Click on the link below to check out the site.

Gluten free – Product list – Foods – Recipes – RestaurantsThe Gluten Free Diet.



Congratulations Jane’s Gluten-Free Foods upon being chosen as a finalist in The Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year and/or Canadian Master Merchandiser Award.  Good Luck at The Award of Merit Reception in Toronto on October 1, 2013.  Just being choosen as one of the finalists, out of 32 stores, is a great accomplisment.  So happy for you.  😀




Tim Hortons Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons

Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons

Indulge in our new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons – the perfect complement to your Tims coffee.*

*Certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program. Used under license. Product is pre-packaged and not prepared at restaurant. At participating restaurants for a limited time.

Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons

Tim Hortons Introduces First Certified Gluten-Free Menu Item


New Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon offers celiac and gluten-intolerant guests a tasty treat to enjoy with Canada’s Favourite Coffee


OAKVILLE, ON – July 10, 2013 – For the estimated one in 133 Canadians affected with celiac disease, grabbing a quick prepared snack when they’re on-the-go is not a simple task, as hidden sources of gluten in product ingredients are always top-of-mind. To help make that choice easier, Tim Hortons is now offering a new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon – the first menu item in a Canadian quick service restaurant to be certified gluten-free through the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) Gluten-Free Certification Program.


“We’ve made a commitment to our guests to provide balanced menu choices, and the new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is an example of that,” says Donna Finelli, Vice President Marketing, Food and Merchandise, Tim Hortons. “Given the growing number of people who have celiac disease and gluten intolerance, we’re making it just a little bit easier for friends and families to enjoy eating together at our restaurants. And the new macaroon tastes fantastic, which makes it a great snacking option for everyone, not just those with gluten intolerance.”


The Tim Hortons Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is certified through the Canadian Celiac Association Gluten-Free Certification Program, Canada’s only voluntary certification program designed for manufacturers of gluten-free products. The CCA’s Gluten-Free Certification Program trademark assures Canadians with celiac disease and gluten intolerance that products are safe to consume.


“Living gluten-free can be challenging, especially when it comes to dining out,” says Peter Taylor, Executive Director, Canadian Celiac Association. “The new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is a clear example of Tim Hortons’ leadership in the quick service restaurant industry for offering a high quality, high value product to a growing segment of the population.”


The new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is a meringue-style cookie made with real coconut and drizzled with milk chocolate, and is sold in a pre-wrapped two-piece package to avoid cross-contamination. It’s available at Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada for $1.29.


About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31st, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,288 systemwide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada, 808 in the United States and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at Follow Tim Hortons on


About the Canadian Celiac Association
The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. Based in Mississauga, Ontario with 28 Chapters across the country, its mission includes advocacy, education, research and community support. More information about the Association is available at Follow the CCA on Twitter:
About the Gluten-Free Certification Program


The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) is a voluntary certification program designed to help brand owners differentiate their gluten-free products from the increasing clutter of gluten-free claims, by displaying the GFCP trademark. Based on a robust third-party audit certification process at the manufacturing facility, the GFCP verifies their ability to regularly meet stringent requirements when managing gluten as part of their food safety programs.
The GFCP is endorsed by the Canadian Celiac Association and was developed so consumers can shop with confidence by selecting safe, reliable and gluten-free products displaying the GFCP trademark.


For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Michelle Robichaud








All But Gluten™ – Rekindle your love of baked goods..

All But Gluten™ Cinnamon Raisin Loaf


New ALL BUT GLUTEN™ Baked Goods Launches During Celiac Awareness Month for Canadians on a Gluten-Free Diet.

Follow the link above to read all about the new Gluten-Free baked goods now available in Canada from Weston Foods.  ?



Jane's Gluten-Free Foods

Jane’s GLuten-Free Foods in Moncton is celebrating its 1st birthday today.

Happy Birthday and Congratulations Lisa!

You are doing a great service for those of us who are gluten-free.

Thank you!

Click on the birthday cake and it will take you to Jane’s Gluten-Free Foods Facebook page.  😀




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