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Too Good To Be Gluten Free – Online Shop Review

I’ve been gluten free for a while now. I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease over a year ago and whilst many brands and supermarkets are working towards giving us a better, tastier choice there is still a long way to go.

Too Good To Be Gluten Free are already getting it right. I first discovered them when I was initially diagnosed but it was really difficult to find their products in my local store. They only stocked one or two of the pies and a quiche (they sadly no longer make this amazing garden quiche but I did review it a while ago here. Fortunately for me (and I imagine many others) last year they announced a bit of a rebrand, the opening of their online store and some new products! I was very excited and less than 48 hours after the launch of the online store, I placed my first order.

Ordering online is really simple, products are in categories, the website is clean and simple, prices and ingredients really easy to see. The product pictures are really enticing as well.

Delivery was really speedy. They detail delivery days on the site, order before 12pm on Sunday for delivery on Tuesday and before 12pm on Wednesday for delivery on Friday. My gluten free goodies arrived via courier.

It all arrived in a big polystyrene box, clearly labelled. Unseal the box and you will find your delivery note and an information card. The food (which all needs to be stored in a fridge/freezer) comes packed within ice packs so everything stays fresh and cold.

I ordered so much that I had a job cramming it into my fridge!

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The first thing I tried was the sausage roll. Priced at £2.00 you can eat it hot or cold. I chose to heat mine up and team it up with some caramelised onion chutney!

The pastry is flaky and buttery, some of the nicest gluten free pastry I’ve had. It is CRAMMED with sausage meat too. I really enjoyed the sausage roll and have had more than a few more since.

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I had the Cauliflower, Kale and Stilton Open Top Pie with brocolli and mashed potato which is £3.00. Again, the pastry is wonderful, the filling is generous and the taste is amazing.

I feel I should mention at this point that I didn’t try everything all on the same day.. as much as I would have liked too!

I had a go at a couple of deserts too. First was a Treacle Tart for £2.50, this can be frozen as well, so it’s easy to stock up for cold winter nights.

Seriously though. That pastry! The tart has the perfect amount of filling, it isn’t overly sweet or rich either which treacle sometimes can be. This can also be eaten hot or cold. I went with hot and I am so glad I did!

The second desert I tried was the Tart au Citron. I am a huge fan of lemony flavoured things and I was really pleased with how lemony and light this tart was. I had mine with blackberries and have since tried it with cream and can confirm it is definitely delicious. For £2.00 this is a lovely desert. Or you know, mid morning snack.

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The Steak, Red Wine and Shallot Pie is another treat. With that pastry I may have already mentioned and the super generous filling, this pie is warm and tasty, perfect with some buttery sweet potato mash. Guaranteed to warm your soul after a shitty day at work.

The last thing I tried was the Quiche Lorraine. I never ate quiche before I was gluten free, but since my diagnosis I have tried a few different quiches. This one is particularly tasty. It comes in two sizes, I call them “personal” and “if I have to share”. The smaller is £2.50 and the bigger 400g is £3.50. Filled with smokey maple bacon and both chedder and Emmental cheese, this quiche is a delight!

I’ve sinced tried some of their other products. The pork pie is really nice and I quite often pick one up for lunch on a Saturday when we go shopping.

I can genuinely only say good things about Too Good To Be Gluten Free and the very fact that I can now easily and in a few clicks access their entire product range for delivery is fantastic news for me. I can’t wait to place my next order.

Have you tried any of their products? Let me know below.

 

 

 

 

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