The Gluten Free Supermarket Treasure Hunt

 Our Favourite (Gluten Free) Foods

One of the best ways to find the hidden gluten free secrets in the supermarket is to take the Supermarket Tour offered by your State Coeliac Society.  My tour was a two way sharing of knowledge of gluten free products.

The transition to a gluten free lifestyle is chaotic. Before gluten free, supermarket shopping was quick as not only did you know what you wanted to buy, you also knew where to find it.  With 10 or 20 or 40 years of shopping this way, changing shopping behaviour almost overnight is quite daunting.

Suddenly, post diagnosis, you have to start afresh and amass a new knowledge base about products.  You can often tell those shopping gluten free: they are the ones who have to get their reading glasses out, who turn over the packet and study intently the back of the product.

The other frustration was that I would read about all these wonderful new gluten free products as advertised in the Coeliac Society Newsletters. Unfortunately, knowing they exist and buying them are two different things.  I would have my husband, once again on a mission to scour the supermarkets within a 15 km radius of home. Often this was a “Mission Impossible”.

So here are a few of our favourite (gluten free) products that we have found scattered throughout the Coles, Woolworths and IGA supermarkets.  I hope that the list opens up a few more options for you and your family.

Bakery Section

Leda Biscuits: Chocolate Chip, Golden Crunch, Rum Balls

Cakemark products : Chocolate Brownies, Coconut Macaroons

Pavlova Nests

Mini Pavlovas

Old Time Bakery Pizza Bases

Biscuit Aisle

Sakata Rice Crackers : Packet and single serve packets BBQ, Chicken and Paws

Fantastic Rice Crackers

Peckish Rice Crackers: 100 g packets and Snack Packs in four flavours (I have found the snack packs at an IGA supermarket – one of our Independent Supermarkets)

Delites Rice Crackers : Packet and single serve packets. ( I am yet to find the single serve packets but I am told that they are available in the Independent Supermarkets.)

Sunrice Rice Cakes, Corn Cakes (be careful to check those varieties that are flavoured)

Canned Vegetable.Canned Fish Aisle

St Dalfours French Bistro

Sirena : Tuna and Rice

Cereal Aisle

Sanitarium Gluten Free Weetbix – made with Sorghum

Confectionary Aisle

Darryl Lea Coconut Roughs

Darryl Lea Caramel Snows

Select Jungle Buddies (Woolworths)

Toblerone

Woolworths Homebrand Chocolate coated almonds, peanuts and sultans

Cooking Aisle

Adriano Zumbo’s Macaron Packet Mixes

Harvest Box Fruit and Nut Mixes

Angus Park Chocolate Coated Sultanas and Yoghurt Coated Fruit Pieces

Dessert Aisle

Jelly

Nourish Cheesecakes (Woolworths)

Chef’s Kitchen: Coconut Parfait, Butterscotch Mousse (Coles)

Fruit and Jelly Cups

Diced Fruits

Foster Clarke Custard Cups

Snack Pack Puddings

Smooze Fruit Ice

Freezer Section

Zehnder Breads and Brownies (at IGAs)

The Good Meal – gluten free meals (at Woolworths)

Jasse’s Gluten Free Pizza and Garlic Bread (at Woolworths)

Gourmet Meals – gluten free meals (at IGAs)

Fridge Section

Gotzinger Smallgoods: Hungarian Beef Sausage and Cheese Kranskies (Woolworths only)

Dips and Pestos (always check ingredient list)

OMG Puddings : Crème Caramel, Chocolate Mousse (Woolworths)

Birch and Waite: mayonnaise and salad dressings (Woolworths Vege fridge but check as some do contain gluten)

Pauls Custard Snack Pack

 International Food  Aisle

Passage to… meal bases and marinades

Old El Paso:  Salsas, Taco mix, burrito mix

Old El Paso: Mexican Rice Kit

Pandaroo Jelly Fruit Mini Cups

Five Tastes : Curry and Pad Thai Meal Bases

Mission: Corn Chips, Corn Rounds, Corn Tortillas

Meat Fridge

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork  (Woolworths)

Slow Cooked Shredded Chicken (Woolworths)

Museli Bar, Snack, Cereal Aisle

Iddy Biddy Fruit Bites : Single serve packs from Scooby Doo and Sponge Bob

Nice and Natural : Fruit Strings

Fruit Tails: Scooby Doo

Carmans: Deluxe Gluten Free Museli Bars, Nut Bars, Deluxe Gluten Free Museli

Select Fruit Wibbles

Rice Aisle

SunRice Microwavable Meals

Snack Food Aisle

The Gourmet Nut Co. Flavoured Nuts

Tom Clark’s Popcorn Clusters

Salsas

Cornchips (always check as some varities contain gluten)

Select  Popcorn: Salty, Sweet and Salty (Woolworths)

Coles Popcorn: Sweet and Salty, Salty

Popcorn.. a number of products have single serve packs

Flaves: Chips in a tube (Woolworths)

Smiths Popped Sour Cream and Chives Single Serve

Smiths : Original Single Serve

Kettle: Sea Salt Single Serve

Sunbites : Popcorn Single Serve

Naturals Poppled Crispies Single Serve

Bhuja:  Nut Mix, Original Mix

Sauces

Fountain: Tomato Sauce, BBQ Sauce

Maleny Range

Mackenzie Range

Outback Spirit Range

Beerenberg Range

Ayam Range

Soup Aisle

La Zuppa Soups

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