All posts tagged: gluten intolerance

Emily Fruit Crisps – Gluten-Free Snacking!

I’m sure lots of you have tried one of the many ‘dried fruit’ products on the market right now. I’m frequently tempted by them – I sometimes grab some at the supermarket checkout as a panic purchase, thinking I’m being healthier than if I opted for a packet of crisps or some chocolate. But I’m always fairly disappointed and just wish I’d bought some actual fruit instead. I recently came across a great (and rather beautifully designed) product that ticks all the boxes for those snack cravings – Emily Fruit Crisps. I was given some to try and was kind of expecting it to be another dried fruit product, but these really are crispy, like actual potato crisps, without being greasy! It’s quite a strange sensation as you bite into them, as they have the texture of crisps, but sweet, fruit flavours. There are three flavours available – Banana, Apple and Pineapple. The company was set up by (you might have guessed!), a lady named Emily. She and her partner, Alex were travelling in the …

CELIA: Gluten-Free, Organic Lager

You may have read some of my recent posts about gluten-free food products. It’s something I’m trying to learn more about, especially when I discovered just how horrible coeliac disease can be. I’m keen to share my ‘gluten-free finds’ with you, in the hope that they will reach those who suffer with coeliac disease. I hope I managed to do that with my post about Coori foods, bringing staple Italian products back into the lives of those who can’t eat gluten. Now I’m moving over to the alcohol side, with CELIA gluten-free lager.  CELIA is a Czech lager brand, producing an organic and a dark lager (both gluten-free). The organic version is only 136kcal (labelled ‘one of the healthiest beers‘ by Men’s Health) and is brewed in the walls of a 14th century castle, from just three locally sourced ingredients; malted barley, saaz hops and water from the ┼Żatec foothills. They have a patented ‘de-glutenisation’ process which (in technical terms) produces an ELISA tested value of <5 parts per million for a truly light lager, and because of their silicone …