Monday, 29 October 2007

Winning gluten-free muesli!

The days of powdery, plastic-tasting gluten-free muesli are over - hooray! A Scottish company (who are extremely friendly) called Spoff sent me some samples recently and they were winning.
They do a range of normal mueslis, as well as wheat-free and gluten-free ones and the ones I tried (all g-f, of course) were really good.
I am a particular fan of the Gluten-Free Highland Muesli with Date, Walnut and Sunflower Seed - there is no added sugar but there is a natural sweetness due to the spices they add - I think this one had some cinnamon in, but I may be wrong... I also made porridge out of one of the other samples, which, instead of having that slightly strange taste I've noticed when I've tried heating up other g-f mueslis, had a really subtle (but NOT bland!) hint of spice and all the ingredients just melted into each other to make a really warming and delicious breakfast.
They also do rice flakes for making plain porridge and, joy of all joys, a chocolate version - again no added sugar which is a bonus - just rice flakes and cocoa - perfect for the wintry days ahead...
You can order online, a few independent shops stock their products - and, even more convenient, some Waitrose stores have just got some in so make sure you get hold of a bag somehow - I would say this is the best gluten-free muesli I've ever had - and, believe me, I've tried a few, and even made my own! I'll be leaving it to the experts from now on...

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Hi lizzie, thanks so much for your blog! i am relatively new to london and have had so much trouble finding food i can eat, especially on my lunch break, so i'm very excited about trying all of these restaurants you've listed!
also, in response to your post about g-f pizzas around the world - if you ever find yourself in melbourne, there is a fantasic restaurant on chapel st, pizza piazza, which makes brilliant g-f pizza and pasta.

Lizzie said...

Thanks Melanie! Glad you're finding it useful...! Just wondering how you found it? Hopefully I'll make it to Melbourne one day and be able to try the g-f pizza you mentioned...
Lizzie

Melanie said...

i just did a search for gluten free eating soho or something like that... i've done similar searches in the past but hadn't found anything as useful as yours, so thanks again!

Lizzie said...

Hooray - am glad it came up in a search - and very glad you've found it useful! If you live near the Camden Fresh & Wild, last time I went in they had these amazing g-f cupcakes - not hard to make but so much more fun to be able to buy...!