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Don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I love the Holland & Barrett website as you can un-tick everything you don’t want like ‘crustation’, ‘dairy’, ‘gluten’ etc. This makes shopping so much quicker that I actually look forward to it! I wish supermarkets  would follow suit, although Ocado also do this.

The Foods of Athenry Cookie Shots – These taste exactly like those big round yellow biscuits you used to get in school with desert. Sweet and slightly salty, very crunchy with a mild vanilla flavour.

Meridian Organic Wild Blueberry Fruit Spread – This is not jam or jelly. It is incredibly thin, so thin I could actually drink it! More pectin (jelling agent) needed in my opinion. Not as sweet as I was hoping either, slightly tart even.

Sweet Mandarin Satay Sauce (peanut free) – I didn’t realise this was free from nuts when I bought it – which I’m a little gutted about. Pleasant taste, sort of like an Asian version of HP sauce. Not similar enough to a traditional Satay source to stop me ordering my usual take-away though.

Perry Court Farm Air Dried Apple Crisps – I don’t recommend eating these when you are actually hungry as the thin slices and sweet slightly peppery flavour makes you won’t more and more of them!

Clearspring Organic Tamari Roasted Sicilian Almonds – Incredible flavour, good value for money and full of protein.

Nakd Apple Pie Bar (not shown) This, like the Banana Bread bar contains gluten because of the oat content. Chewy apple pieces surrounded by a soft biscuity texture. This would be amazing broken up into ice cream!


2 responses to “Veggie, Dairy and Gluten Free Snacks from Holland & Barrett”

  1. Nafisah Atcha (@Bamblingsofnafy) Avatar

    I love the Merdian fruit spread! so delicious ❤

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      It is incredibly tasty! Unusual to find blueberry also 😋


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