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Member Since 12 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 17 2014 11:45 PM

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In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

17 December 2014 - 12:52 AM

I think that some of the Crabbies ones are and are labeled so. Haven't had them for a awhile though so it may not be gluten-free anymore. There is also a brand who's name I can't think of but it has a dragon on the label. Just check the packaging though as I think only certain ones are. It's also really expensive- around $9 for 500ml bottle. 

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

27 November 2014 - 03:59 AM

Some of Weis ones used to be and were labeled so- I haven't looked for ages so not sure if they still are. Blue Ribbon used to have some that were ok- not lableled gluten-free but were ok by ingredient-but this was about seven years ago. I'm not sure if it's just me, but unlike most things I find it harder to buy icecream than a few years ago. Coles do a very strange thing with their own brand and in the contains section it will state: Contains Wheat Glucose syrup (gluten) I recently found some of their own version magnum things that were ok, I THINK it was the maple ones. I think some magnums are ok- again not labeled gluten-free but they are ok by ingredient and have no shared equipment statement. 

In Topic: Share Your Salsa Recipe!

21 October 2014 - 04:12 AM

I'm sure everyone knows this already but it's my favourite so I'll post it anyway, 

Tomatoes ( I always use the big ones but it is just personal taste.)

Red onion




Lime Juice


Basically cut up the tomatoes into small pieces and then dice the onion and chop coriander. Mix them in a bowl with the other ingredients and a bit of olive oil. Sometimes I use lemon juice instead of lime or add a bit of crushed garlic. 

No real quantities of each it depends on personal taste, I always add loads of coriander but that might not be to everyones taste. 

Also it can be fairly watery but if you don't use the tomato pulp it is a bit "drier" 

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

18 October 2014 - 05:10 AM

I never realised that they were gluten-free by ingredient, I have avoided them for years thinking they have gluten in them. Obviously that is irrelevant now. I think that if a product has been free of an allergen and a company changes the recipe, I think they should have to put at least a new recipe sign on the front of the packet, regardless of it was advertised as free from or not.  I think I posted a while ago about weight watchers adding wheat to one of their frozen meals and me nearly eating it.


 If it is helpful Woolworths used to do a gluten-free cheese tubes, which were like cheezels, I haven't bought them in awhile but I'm failry sure they still do them. Also both Coles and Woolies under their own gluten-free brand have versions of Twisties in chicken and cheese flavour. 


I saw an ad for Natural chip company chips today that says they are gluten free- I think this might be new as I think I have checked packaging before only to find they contained gluten. 


On another note had a frustrating experience with someone recently who suggested we get a bbq chicken for dinner. I politely explained that I can not eat that due to the seasoning/basting. Their reply was "oh it will be fine, we can take the seasoning/basting off for you" Me: Unfortunately all the flavouring goes through, so it doesn't work like that. Them: But surely if you take off the seasoning it is ok? There won't be much gluten left? Me: No . What I really wanted to say was No it is not OK. If it was ok I would have said so, because I would actually really like to have a store bought bbq chicken.


I tried the coles Blueberry rice porridge this morning- I love it. Tomorrow I will try the honey one. I usually hate breakfast and have to force something down but between the porridge, gluten-free weetbix and Genius Pan Aui Chocolates I just might look forward to it, at least on the weekend. 

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

17 October 2014 - 04:01 AM

Me again. 

Just thought I'd let everyone know that Coles has expanded their own brand range. They now include wraps- someone bought these for me, I was a bit worried as they have that plastic look, but I found them really soft and tasty if heated slightly. They also didn't fall to bits, although I didn't stuff them. 

I also found rice noodle cups in beef and Mi goreng flavour. I've only tried the Mi goreng ones,  they are bit spicy, the flavouring tastes like the one from the noodles you buy in the Asian section with the red and yellow packaging. The noodles that Coles use are thick brown rice ones. Much nicer that the glass ones in the Fantastic version and they don't clump as much. 

The third thing I found is the most exciting for me. A box of individual packets of flavoured rice porridge! The flavours are vanilla, blueberry, honey. I haven't tried them yet. 


As much as I feel a bit sorry for some of the gluten-free companies that Coles has stopped stocking since bringing out there own range, I have to say that it is fast becoming one of my favourites. I really like the way they have some different things like Banana bread and quinoa cups. Even of the things they have that other companies do like sweet biscuits, I sometimes find I prefer Coles brand. All personal taste of course but makes me a happy little English Marmite.