I don't know about you, but I definitely can get stuck in a rut when it comes to shopping for gluten free food. I tend to only pick up the brands I'm familiar with and become reluctant to experiment with new ones that come on the market. So while grocery shopping the other day, I decided to make a concerted effort to look for new gluten free food products. I was recommended a brand called Dietary Specials. I've always been wary of cereal and bread products that claim to be delicious and gluten free, as sometimes it is not the case. You can end up buying a product that is merely gluten free, but not palatable. However, upon tasting I have to say that their cornflakes actually taste like corn flakes - crunchy and full of flavour and their brown ciabatta rolls are soft, fresh and not at all gritty or stale in taste! What a discovery! Further investigation was warranted.
I hit the internet to look them up. My initial search took me to their UK site, so I had a quick look on Google to see if they had an Irish website and they did http://www.dietaryspecials.ie/ The website itself is pretty easy to navigate. There is an absolutely great section on coeliac disease with advice and help. Really, really informative. There's a blog and forum on there too. They also provide a list of products that they have available here in Ireland and each is listed with a convenient ingredients guide, so you know what you're eating. They have a pretty exceptional range of breads and pastas. I am looking forward to picking up some more of their products and cooking with them.
I think my favourite thing is that you can get a free goody box with some of their samples posted to you if you register with them online here http://www.dietaryspecials.ie/register/?welcomebox
I heartily recommend giving the Dietary Specials products a try. Their website lists Dunnes, SuperValu, Superquinn and Tesco as stockists. I have to say I am happy to enjoy a decent bowl of cornflakes in the morning again.