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When my daughter was diagnosed (age 6) with Coeliac Disease, our world of eating changed overnight. From breads, pastry and pasta to cakes, biscuits and puddings.......... suddenly most of what we knew was 'off the menu'. I think I must have tested every available gluten free product on the market, seeking out replacements to try and keep things as normal as possible. I was disappointed to find that what was available was often dry, crumbly and flavourless.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to turn my kitchen into a laboratory, turn all I knew about cooking on its head and start creating!
Saturday, 25 June 2016
New Gluten Free Wonderfully Nutty Granola from Delicious Alchemy
There's a new gluten free breakfast kid on the block..... Delicious Alchemy have launched their Wonderfully Nutty Granola to fill your breakfast bowl and get you ready for the day ahead.
I've tested a fair few Delicious Alchemy products before now (check out some of the links below) and I have been pretty impressed with the quality of each and every one. But this granola stands out as being particularly yummy.
I'll be honest..... although Mr GF eats it every morning without fail, I am not generally a granola for breakfast sort of girl (lunch or late snack is more granola hour in my head). This Wonderfully Nutty bag though is going to be a different matter...... Mr GF has no chance of snaffling it into his bowl...... In fact it's so yummy, he's going to have to wrestle me to get near it. It's gluten free and it's MINE (although Miss GF can share if she's very very good...)!
I like my granola to be chock-full of tasty extras, but most gluten free granola's I've tried have been pretty nondescript. Overpriced style over substance with way too little fruit or nuts and too much sawdusty, often gritty 'filler'.
Not this bag! I am truly impressed with how much good stuff they have packed in. The first and every spoon after is loaded with crunchy nuts, seeds and chewy sweet unadulterated fruit, in amongst clusters of gluten free oats, leaving you feeling happy as well as satisfied.
The Delicious Alchemy team describe their new breakfast as "a blissful bowl of honey-toasted gluten free oats, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and raisins"..... high fibre and full of vitamins and minerals. It's a good description.... blissful indeed.
And if you have any worries about whether the oats are truly GF-friendly, rest assured that Delicious Alchemy use only their own specifically sourced oats, grown by farmers they know well and work closely with to ensure they are as safe as possible. At every stage of the process, from growing, harvesting and milling to reaching their final package, the oats are tracked and the process is controlled, to make sure as best they can, that they are free from risk.
I love too that the granola is only sweetened with natural honey and grape juice, which makes it taste extra virtuous and even more delicious. When you load your spoon, you know you are delivering a tasty shot of great nutrition and energy filled goodness.
If you want to get your hands on a bag of this Wonderfully Nutty Granola, you will find it in selected Sainsbury's stores or direct from Delicious Alchemy retailing at £3 (for 312g). Whilst slightly more expensive than non-glutenfree higher-end granola, it compares favourably on price with other gluten free brands and for quality, is up there with the best.
Delicious Alchemy have also offered free delivery if you order your granola direct from them for my readers until July 31st 2016 (UK mainland) using the following code : GFADA16
So thanks guys...... looking forward to seeing what will be added next to the product line up.....
I am linking this lovely granola to Free From Fridays with Emma at the Free From Farmhouse to get the message out there.
Other Delicious Alchemy products tried and tested on The Gluten Free Alchemist :
Walnut & Sultana Rolls using Delicious Alchemy's Brown Bread Mix
Vanilla-Blueberry Cake with Meringue Cream using the Vanilla Sponge Mix
Oat, Peanut & Chocolate Chip Cookies using Delicious Alchemy Oat Cookie Mix
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Brownies with Whipped Peanut Butter Mousse made using Delicious Alchemy Brownie Mix
Christmas Cake using their Christmas Fruit Cake Mix
With thanks to Delicious Alchemy for sending me their Wonderfully Nutty Granola to try. I was not paid to write the post and as always, all views expressed here are my own.
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