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On the first day of a gluten free Christmas …mince pies

Christmas is a time of year when we all want to feel a little bit special and indulge when we eat out. Frequently, when eating out over Christmas, I have been left with a very basic meal and yet Christmas food is all about the trimmings. Most major retailers now provide a raft of gluten free Christmas food, in fact this year a few supermarkets have really upped their game! We decided to create a ‘shopping list’ of gluten free Christmas products that are readily available nationally. Caterers can then easily source these products and add them to their Christmas menus to create a meal for us that is just as special as ‘normal’ Christmas meals.

The first day is all about mince pies. So, whether you want to provide gluten free mince pies for your diners to have with coffee or mulled wine, or whether you want to serve them as a dessert, play the video below to see which mince pies came out the best in terms of taste and texture.

All the products have been tested by us and commentary is completely independent. Some products may not have been available at the time of our testing and thus may not be included, but we have tried to provide a full range of food items including mince pies, stuffing, Christmas puddings, bread and so on, basically the generic mainstays of a Christmas meal.

Each product taste testing will be released daily over the next two weeks via the website www.glutenfreetraining.co.uk, so please drop by and read the blogs and play the videos.