Back to School freefrom tea time treats
We found a few treats when we were rifling through the freefrom section in Waitrose, and we wanted to share this information with you just in case your children needed a little wet weather post-school pick-'em-up during the Autumn term...
Kelkin's gluten free Jaffa cakes are a quite acceptable replacement for ordinary Jaffa cakes. The orange jelly is fine, as is the dark chocolate coating, and the whole experience is only very slightly let down by the not- quite-moist-enough cake base. However the base was tasty enough that the whole packet got polished off at our tasting, so they cannot be too bad! £1.89 for a 150g box.
Baker's Delight have brought out Enjoy, a packet of 5 gluten free KitKat-like wafer fingers. They are sadly not dairy free, but they are a very good alternative for those who cannot tolerate gluten. They also contain egg and soya, and interestingly, teff flour (see here for our recent review on Ethiopa's teff grain) Enjoy costs £2.24 for five pairs of chocolate wafer fingers.
Rivington Foods have capitalised on the Pink Panther cartoons of old, and brought out a gluten and wheat free pink vanilla flavoured filled wafer. We felt the vanilla 'cream' filling was a little thick, and we could have done with a little more wafer, but other wise these brightly coloured snacks might just brighten up a gloomy Autumn afternoon. Coloured pink with beetroot, these contain soya, maize and potato starch, and may contains traces of milk. They cost 99p for 100g packet.
Also available at Waitrose is the Celtic Chocolates' Choices range. We selected these two, the Choc 'n' Crispie Bar and the Choc Bar. The chocolate is good, with 36% and 38% cocoa content respectively. There could be a few more 'crispies' in the Choc 'n' Crispie Bar, but otherwise these are a great alternative for those who cannot eat dairy milk chocolate. The chocolate is dairy free, and the bars are also free from gluten, egg, wheat and are suitable for vegans. These cost 70p for a 30g bar.