Gluten Alternatives

“Gluten free Alternatives” or I like to call them “money syphoning food” has something that I have had to look into over the past few months.  Most of this type of food is found in a ¼ of an Aisle in the supermarket; normally beside the bread that you can’t eat (yeah rub my nose in it).  The gluten free bread is probably the biggest rip-off I can imagine.  I know that bread pretty much increases every month and now costs about £1.25 a loaf.  For this you can choose white, brown, multigrain, crust less, the list goes on and you will get about 18 decent slices of bread.  I wish I had that choice, for my £2+ I can get white or brown, tiny sized loafs of bread.  It all tastes like it has made 2 weeks ago.  I know that the only real difference in the making is the flour as has made me a loaf in the bread maker only using Gluten free flour.  So as you can imagine Bread is not something that I am taking any pleasure in eating.  Pasta on the other hand is different.  Supermarkets seem to have actually cared about this.  Ok its twice the price but at least it tastes, looks and cooks like pasta.  However the main thing that I was missing in my diet was sausages.  Yeah you know those things that are made of meat.  Ok we know they have some “padding” but even the 100% beef seem not to be gluten free, does that make these sausages over 100% are they super-sausages?  Well anyway I have managed to find a couple of alternatives.  Asda do both a fresh and Frozen selection of Gluten free sausages, these are displayed as exactly that.  Sainsbury’s are a little different.  I have managed to find them but that is only through picking up every packet and looking at their allergy advice. No this doesn’t make me a sausage handler. Finally are my good friends at M&S.  They maybe have the best selection of all because they try and use non gluten products in as much of their food as they can.  I compliment them for this

So anyway that about sums it up.  There are alternatives out there; the problem is trying to find them.  I wish supermarkets had more food available, I wish food manufactures didn’t load there food with crap but at least some try.

If anyone stubbles over this and want to know what I have found in my list of alternatives then please leave a comment



  1. Yeah I can vouch for that, the bread doesn't look appertising in the slightest. Other than the 1 I made, even I ate it :) x

  2. "Sausage handler" :-) Listen to Chipolata Charlie!