I went a little bit nuts the other day on the Holland and Barrett website when I discovered you can search by filtering out dairy and gluten – or whatever ingredient you don’t want. Perfect if your cupboards are bare and you really haven’t got the energy to shlep around different shops, reading the ingredients on everything and then dragging numerous bags onto a bus.
I deliberately avoided anything that I could get from local shops, mine being a small-ish Co-op and Tesco Metro and I got multiples of things I knew I already liked.
Clockwise (if a your clock is rectangular):
Proper Corn Worcester Sauce and Sun-dried Tomato Flavour
The best savoury pop corn you will ever eat. Ever so slightly sweet, savoury and very tangy.
Le Venezane Potato Gnochi
I absolutely love dumplings, pasta and ravioli, basically anything chunky and a little doughy that you cover in sauce, so to find this naturally gluten and dairy free gnochi was fantastic!
GranoVita Organic Mushroom Pate
Lovely and thick with lots of little chunks of mushroom, this tastes savoury and earthy but not too salty.
Dry Roasted Garbanzo (Chickpeas) Tomato, Garlic & Herb
A lot of the flavouring had gone to the bottom of the bag and hadn’t remained on the chickpeas so they didn’t really taste of much. They were also incredibly dry and so was my mouth after eating them, which was really unpleasant!
Mini Moos Bunny Comb Bars
Really nice vegan choccy and the honey comb pieces add a some sweetness. I just wish the bar were coated on both sides.
nakd Banana Crunch
Solid, sweet (but not sickly) and crunchy. One of my favourite snacks.
nakd Pecan Pie
I’ve never eaten pecan pie so I can only judge this bar off it’s own merits. This is a lot softer than the banana crunch thanks to the dates in it. It has a slightly bitter sweetness to it which I think I like….
Goody Good Stuff Sour Fruit Salad
I don’t like most sour sweets as they make me break out into a sweat but these were really nice.
Goody Good Stuff Summer Peaches
I absolutely love these! I used to get them in pick n’mix from the cinema as a kid.
GranoVita Vegetable Pate with onions, herbs and spices
I haven’t tried this yet as I don’t want two pates on the go at once. The bloke has had this in the past and said it was ‘perfectly nice’.
Free and Easy soups
All of the flavours this brand does are wonderful. Medium – thick, tasty comfort food.
Biona Organic Spiced Pumpkin Soup
This is one of the best soups I’ve ever eaten, out of a jar, tin or at a restaurant. Medium consistency, some onion and carrot so it’s not totally smooth and subtle spices.
Have you tried any of these? Which one’s would most want to?