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#1 Mango04

 
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:35 AM

I notice they label allergens, but I just want to make sure this is a trustworthy brand. I just bought some Tesco sweet and sour sauce and I don't see any obvious sources of gluten. It doesn't list gluten on the label under the allergens section either.

I assume it's safe, but since I'm currently so surrounded by Tescos I want to make sure. :) Thanks.
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:05 AM

I notice they label allergens, but I just want to make sure this is a trustworthy brand. I just bought some Tesco sweet and sour sauce and I don't see any obvious sources of gluten. It doesn't list gluten on the label under the allergens section either.

I assume it's safe, but since I'm currently so surrounded by Tescos I want to make sure. :) Thanks.



Hi Mango!! :D .... I take it you're in Britain somewhere......

I do nearly ALL my food shopping @ Tesco's, they ARE pretty good for labelling

My advice is to (just to make sure) always read the ingredient list AS well as the allergen box

Enjoy!! :D
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:35 AM

Hi Mango!! :D .... I take it you're in Britain somewhere......

I do nearly ALL my food shopping @ Tesco's, they ARE pretty good for labelling

My advice is to (just to make sure) always read the ingredient list AS well as the allergen box

Enjoy!! :D


Hi Nikki! I'm in Prague...but I think the Tesco products here are the same (at least that's my guess since the ingredients are in English - often covered up with a Czech sticker - which drives me nuts) - but anyhow..thanks for the info! :D I like their organic stuff - mainly because the labels are easy to read and it's really inexpensive. :)
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:16 AM

Hi I'm Katy and I've just recently found out my boyfriend can't eat gluten. We live in norfolk in the UK.
I'm vegetarian and I'm finding it really hard not to cook two seperate meals every night. I'm finding it especially hard not having real pasta, as I used to live on it. The gluten free stuff at Tesco and Sainsburys is awful. Where can I get a fairly nice substitute?
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

Hi I'm Katy and I've just recently found out my boyfriend can't eat gluten. We live in norfolk in the UK.
I'm vegetarian and I'm finding it really hard not to cook two seperate meals every night. I'm finding it especially hard not having real pasta, as I used to live on it. The gluten free stuff at Tesco and Sainsburys is awful. Where can I get a fairly nice substitute?


Actually I find the Tesco pasta one of my favourites!! :huh:

If you can get hold of the Italian make 'Schar' that is supposed to be the best (maybe Holland & Barrett??)

......I must admit I don't tend to bother with spaghetti anymore (sticks together :rolleyes: ) - but have good success' with spirals (fusilli)
I also rinse it with boiling water which cuts down on its 'stickyness'


I have found that after many years gluten free your tastes do change - and things that I also thought were 'disgusting' now don't taste too bad to me :lol: (but also you get better at making your food taste good ;) )
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:49 AM

I would assume that Tesco products are the same (almost) everywhere and if I am abroad I definitely rather shop for the brand that I know are safe. Of course a double check on the ingredients list is a must!
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:32 AM

Hello to my UK Friends
I returned from the UK after a month long trip all of it in England the southern parts Cotswold to Ipswich. The UK celiac society puts out a book every year listing the gluten free food brands that are safe and it updates it on their website. They also have an email address where your can ask them questions. I think they also have a phone number.

Their website will also lead you to local groups. They will give you any information on meetings or other activities and they sometimes have recommendations from people in the area about eating establishments.

I found them quite useful. There was a great tearoom in Morton in Marsh that served gluten-free food. I stayed mostly in places where I did my own cooking or just had the vegetables at restaurants or pubs.

I must say you folks are a lot further ahead in Celiac awareness than we are in the US. I ran into many people who were Celiacs or knew of one. Most restaurants were very aware of food issues.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:37 AM

Hello to my UK Friends
I returned from the UK after a month long trip all of it in England the southern parts Cotswold to Ipswich. The UK celiac society puts out a book every year listing the gluten free food brands that are safe and it updates it on their website. They also have an email address where your can ask them questions. I think they also have a phone number.

Their website will also lead you to local groups. They will give you any information on meetings or other activities and they sometimes have recommendations from people in the area about eating establishments.

I found them quite useful. There was a great tearoom in Morton in Marsh that served gluten-free food. I stayed mostly in places where I did my own cooking or just had the vegetables at restaurants or pubs.

I must say you folks are a lot further ahead in Celiac awareness than we are in the US. I ran into many people who were Celiacs or knew of one. Most restaurants were very aware of food issues.

Starsong

Actually the directory lists products from companies that PAY which the companies say are gluten-free.
CUK does no checking ... or verification however they have trademarked the gluten-free symbol so that companies can't use it without paying.


oops forgot to say.....
You need to check labels at ALL levels.... don't rely on one.. check all the small print.
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