Chronic Illness

Free From Easter Treats

Easter is exceptionally late this year but it’s finally coming into view, and it’s time to get in the treats! This year there are more options than ever for those of us who require gluten and dairy free, although if you only need your easter eggs to be gluten free, a lot of the Cadbury’s ones should still be just fine, make sure you double check all of the ingredients though, just incase.

  • Hot Cross Buns – M&S do the best gluten free hot cross buns, I’ve been eating at least one of these every single day since they appeared in stores in March… I think my body might actually shut down when they stop being sold. They are so tasty! Not at all dry, which I often find bread type products are when they’re gluten free, they’re full of fruit, and flavour, I just love them. They’re currently £2.40 a pack or 2 packs for £2.50. Bargain! Every big name supermarket is selling hot cross buns but I personally think M&S do the best.
  • Chocolate Hot Cross Buns – Sainsbury’s brought these out this year and despite it taking me 3 attempts over 5 weeks to get hold of a pack, I definitely enjoyed them. They weren’t quite up to the standard of my beloved M&S buns, they were a little dry and crumbly, but still stood up well and I didn’t feel like they needed to be toasted in order to make them edible, one of my ‘ticky boxes’ when it comes to gf products. £2 a pack, as are the Sainsbury’s hot cross buns.
  • White chocolate easter egg with chocolate buttons – Asda’s own offering this Easter is gluten, wheat, and dairy free, and vegan, and will cost you £3.
  • Moo Free Easter Bunnycomb Egg – I have a huge affection for this brand simply because I often call our cat Moo, and I get a bit of a giggle when I see this brand. The bunnycomb bars are great so this egg definitely looks promising. It’s gluten, dairy, and soya free, and vegan. I’ve seen it both in Waitrose for £4 and Sainsbury’s for £3.95.
  • Tesco Finest Free From Salted Caramel Egg – This easter egg looks super pretty, like the ‘normal’ Easter eggs that Tesco would sell, I love that, it also comes with raspberry white chocolate truffles, and caramel truffles. These are all free from gluten, wheat, and dairy. It’s a little pricier than the above 2, costing £6.50,  but it’s about 90g heavier.
  • Divine Flight of Flavours – vegan, and gluten, soya, and dairy free, being sold in Waitrose for £7.50. This is a selection of 5 different dark chocolate eggs: plain 70% cocoa; tangy raspberry; ginger and orange; pink himalayan salt, and smooth hazelnut praline.
  • Asda Extra Special Free From Easter Egg Selection – another nice selection of eggs, that are gluten, wheat, and dairy free. It contains: one chocolate egg with raspberry pieces, one white chocolate egg with vanilla, and one dark chocolate egg with cocoa nibs. Available in Asda… obviously… and costs £4.50.
  • Asda Free From Chocolate Easter Bunny – this is the only fun free from Easter chocolate that I’ve found. There are eggs everywhere but this is the only quirky chocolate I could find. This cute bunny is gluten, wheat, and dairy free, and is suitable for vegans. Again, available in Asda for £3.

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These are some of the products that stood out to me the most when I’ve been shopping online and in stores, there are a lot of others around. Every supermarket seems to be making their own milk chocolate free from eggs, and the brand Moo Free has several different eggs available too. Hopefully you don’t have to go without this Easter!

Now, if you’re not looking for dairy free or vegan, and only require gluten free products, here are a couple of Easter chocolates you can dive right into:

  1. Cadbury dairy milk minis
  2. Mini eggs
  3. Smarties mini eggs (why are these GF but smarties aren’t?!)
  4. Milkybar mini eggs
  5. Creme eggs, including the minis.

Good luck finding the Easter egg you’re wanting guys! Have a great time.

Amie xxx

 

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