GlutenFreeNB

Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

Le Veneziane cookies are the best store bought gluten free cookies that I have eaten.  They were purchased from Dolma Foods at 251 St. George St., Moncton … just in case you want to try them.  ㋡

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Duinkerken Bread Mix is the best gluten free bread mix I have tried.  The crust is not like “real bread” but the texture is very close and the taste is great.  It was great with spaghetti and with peanut butter and jam.  Yummy!  I had made it my mission this winter to find the perfect gluten free bread recipe.  I had a few failures and then decided to try this mix.  If you were a home made bread lover before going gluten free I think you will like this one.  I will still try to find the perfect recipe but will defintely make this one again. ㋡

Here is a picture of my bread so you can see the texture.

I am not sure where I purchased this mix but I think it was from Sobeys in Campbellton.  I am quite sure I seen it in Superstore in Bathurst also … don’t think they have it in the Atholville store.

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Kinnikinnick Soft Breads & Buns are now available.

Here is what Kinnikinnick had to say …

“Availability We’ve already started shipping orders to our distributors and the word is spreading in the retail stores but the official launch date is in March. It will take some time for the new breads to hit the stores. You will be able to buy them directly from our website and a limited number of retail stores starting today.
The situation is a bit different with our new Soft Hamburger & Soft Hot Dog Buns. Starting, immediately, these new items will be replacing our existing hot dog & hamburger buns. If your store is currently carrying either bun, you’ll know the new ones are in stock when you see the bright yellow package.”

 

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Relish Gourmet Burgers has gluten free buns available.  I haven’t been to this restaurant but all the hype on the internet says they are very good.  Worth a try! Reminder … please verify that everything else that goes on the bun is gluten free.  At the moment they have locations in Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and Oromocto for the folks in New Brunswick, Halifax and Antigonish in Nova Scotia, and St. John’s Newfoundland. ㋡

UPDATE (March 5, 2012) – I can’t believe it took me this long to give them a try but we finally made it to the Moncton location on Saturday.  It’s confirmed that the Fries are NOT Gluten Free.  When i asked them about the burger toppings I was told that the only Burger NOT GF would be the Big Texas because of the “crispy onion frites”.  I had the L.A. is my Lady™ with Sliced avocado, roasted peppers, basil pesto and creamy goat`s cheese and I really enjoyed it.  My mom had the The Simpleton™ with Lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic mayo and relish (don’t worry, I kept the Simpleton jokes to myself…well until now 😉 Sorry Mom)

 

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Update (May 28th, 2012) – The new Country Naturals Cold Cuts & Deli Meats now indicate Gluten Free on the packaging

Maple Leaf Natural Selections and Schneiders Country Naturals have deli meats that contain no preservatives, artificial or Gluten containing ingredients.  The label does not contain the dreaded “Made in a facility that …”, nor is it labeled as Gluten Free.  Maple Leaf Foods claim that they always list the top 9 allergens if present in a product, and always put “May Contain…” if there is any contact with these allergens.  So don’t forget to always read the labels before purchasing just in case something has changed.

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Good News!

Kellogg’s now has a Gluten Free Rice Krispies cereal.  I am not sure where it is available yet but the link is Canadian.  If you don’t see it on the shelves of your favourite grocery store please ask when it will be available.

 

 

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OCTOBER 19, 2016 … UPDATE:  Yesterday I went shopping for Glucosamine and discovered that Equate brand is now maked as having ‘No Gluten’.  But it is best to read labels before buying because in one store it was not marked.  It is good to see that they have improved their product by not adding gluten.

WARNING … Equate brand Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM

A little reminder for those of you who may be gluten sensitive or Celiac.  Try to avoid  buying products that do not say “Gluten-Free” on the label.  I was sick over Christmas with symptoms of having been in contact with gluten but knew I hadn’t eaten anything containing it.  The only thing I had taken that was new was EQUATE brand Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM.  Finally got a call back from Walmart … it contains gluten and it does not say it on the label. Sometimes you don’t save when you buy cheap…I ended up paying in the end. ㋡

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Glutino have a new Gluten Free Bread in stores and it’s VERY GOOD.  I purchased a loaf at The Atlantic Superstore – Trinity in Moncton.

I’ve been eating alot of the Udi’s bread lately but I may be jumping ship.  Genius by Glutino bread is “fluffier” than Udi’s and the slices are bigger.  I don’t have any “Real Bread” here to compare it with, but it must be close to the same size.  I haven’t tried the Multigrain yet, so I can’t comment on it.

I’m going to give Genius a try for a few weeks and decide which I prefer Udi’s or Genius or maybe I’ll just eat both and encourage the local stores to keep bringing in new Gluten Free Products.

Enjoy!

 

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UPDATE – Now Available in Canada

Betty Crocker have released two of their Gluten Free Mixes in Canada; Devils Food and Golden Cake Mixes.  I’ve seen them at the Co-Op on Mapleton Rd. in  Moncton.  This is great news, General Mills is making great strides in the Canadian market, first GF Chex and now this.

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Please sign this petition to Bring Gluten Free Betty Crocker to Canada.

The mixes are very good and are priced better than the other gluten free mixes that are available.  The Gluten Free Betty Crocker products are made in Canada so why can’t we purchase them here?  Maybe if we get enough signatures on the petition they will realize there is a market for these products here in Canada.

Thank you for signing the petition!  ㋡

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Udi’s products are now available at Atlantic Superstore in Atholville, Bathurst and Moncton in the frozen section.  Sobeys in Bathurst and Moncton has the fresh Udi’s bread, muffins, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, hamburg buns, hotdog buns, and bagels.  At the store in Bathurst I think it may have been frozen before though because it was very cold to the touch when I was there last week.  The best gluten free bread that you can actually eat without toasting….just warm it up a wee bit in the microwave and it is yummy.  Things are looking up for us Celiacs!  ㋡

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