My husband has been Gluten Intolerant for over 7 years now. He had a lot of severe health issues and this pushed him to make the change. He is not diagnosed Coeliac, as he didn’t want to go through the pain and illness or eating Gluten again to get the tests. The doctors have said they think he will be anyway. However, the Gluten and Wheat free diet has done wonders, truly for his health and never would he go back. Yes, there are times where he would love to just eat whatever he wants, but the pain and sickness change his mind. Being diagnosed with Coeliac is life changing, but for most it is for the better. From 8th to 14th May, it is “Coeliac Awareness Week”, which is now in it’s second year of running. I am supporting this and for those who are Coeliac or Gluten Intolerant, it doesn’t mean you have to scrimp of taste and texture of the treats you yearn for. Mr Kipling has done an exceedingly good job of making these Wheat and Gluten Free range of cakes.
With my husband being Gluten Intolerant, we also eat a fair amount of Gluten Free foods, however, when it comes to things like cake, I usually shy away. I have made a few gluten free cakes, but never quite mastered it. When I tried the little cute Mr Kipling mini cherry bakewells, I was actually blown away with how good they tasted and the texture. I have always found that gluten free foods tend to have a different texture, the baked goods, somewhat dry and stodgy. These, were as good as the ones I know and love from the bakery aisle in the supermarket and not only did that please and surprise me, it put a big smile on Robert’s face.
No longer will you crave the taste of an apple loaf, that is moist and fluffy, Mr Kipling has this covered. We were so impressed by the range of their Gluten and Wheat free cakes, we all loved them. My little girl Aria adored the Apple Loaf cake. I was a big fan of the Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake and the boys enjoyed the Ginger and Lemon loaf cake. Each cake tasted exceedingly good and it sliced well. I’ve found in the past that these types of cakes crumble, but no it looked as good on the plate as it tasted. Just look at the Lemon and Ginger cake loaf above.
All the cakes are made in a special dedicated wheat and gluten free bakery within the uk, so you can be confident there is no cross contamination and that your cakes will indeed be a treat you can trust. The packaging even carries the Crossed Grain symbol, so you know they have been verified with the important Gluten Free certification. This informs you that their products are tested annually in a laboratory to make sure they conform to the standards required to be given the status of being gluten free and importantly, suitable for those with Coeliac disease.
The cakes are so good, I honestly, don’t think you could tell the difference. It means that everyone can enjoy one of the nation’s favourite Cherry Bakewell tarts. They have a favourite, with their pastry cases filled with a layer of fruit jam, almond sponge and soft icing finished with a cherry on the top. If you love them, then you’ll love the delicious cherry bakewell loaf cake. It is delicious with it’s moist rice flour sponge with a sweet raspberry centre, soft fondant and topped with cherries.
Just look at that Apple loaf cake, doesn’t it look good? There is no reason to fear you are going to miss out being diagnosed Coeliac or making the leap to a Gluten Free diet, these fill in the gaps to what you will feel you are missing. Over the last few years there have been many changes in the Gluten free aisle, but not as tasty as Mr Kipling cakes.
The new Mr Kipling gluten-free range, is currently exclusive to Tesco, features Mini Cherry Bakewells, Lemon and Ginger Loaf, Apple Loaf and Cherry Bakewell Loaf. We have really enjoyed tasting and trying these cakes out, I know it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it. The only thing that was missing and I am still holding out hope, would be for a Gluten Free French Fancy. These are my husband’s ultimate favourite. We can but hope. We will definitely be buying these again. If you have recently been diagnosed Coeliac, these will be a little light at the end of the tunnel. Things will get easier. So which one would you like to try first?
This post has been written in collaboration with Mr Kipling, however the opinions expressed in this post are our own and let’s face it, who doesn’t love cake