Coeliac Awareness Week – The Low Down From Mrs Crimble

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One of the leading gluten-free brands of the day is Mrs Crimble’s and their food is incredible, they really know their stuff.  So, we decided to grab a few minutes with the fabulous team over at Mrs Crimble’s and find out more about them and Coeliac Disease.

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What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten. 1 in 100 people have the condition.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms include bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, constipation, tiredness, sudden or unexpected weight loss (but not in all cases), hair loss and anaemia.

What can you do to get help if you think you have Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac is best diagnosed by doctors therefore it is best to talk to your GP if you think you have the condition.

How does Mrs Crimble’s fit into the diet of a Coeliac?

With four in 10 people in the UK living in households where someone is avoiding specific foods or ingredients, it is no surprise the UK free from market has doubled in size since 2009. This trend is set to continue with Mintel forecasting growth of over 50% between 2014 and 2019 (Mintel – Free From Foods, UK, November 2014).

Mrs Crimble’s is well placed to meet this growing demand with a great tasting product range including flapjacks, cake slices, coconut rings and of course the best-selling Choc and Coconut Macaroons. Mrs Crimble’s is trusted by consumers and has become a signpost brand within free from for quality, great tasting gluten-free products. In response to a growing number of free from consumers demanding convenience and products that are both gluten-free and offer additional health benefits, Mrs Crimble’s have created a new sub brand called Mrs Crimble’s Gluten Free…and Good For Me which launches May 2015. The brand will initially launch with two product ranges; Cereal Bars and Pasta with Sauce.  

Tell us about the range?

Mrs Crimble’s core range includes a great tasting selection of flapjacks, cake slices, coconut rings and of course the bestselling Choc and Coconut Macaroons. We also produce a delicious savoury range of Cheese Crackers and Potato Bites. Included in the new Gluten Free…and Good For Me sub brand, there are Cereal Bars and Pasta with Sauce. The Cereal Bars come in three tasty flavours; Berries & Cherries, Sultana & Apricot and Banana. The convenient bars are calorie counted to 150 calories, low in fat and packed with 50% oats, fruit and honey.  The Pasta with Sauce is also available in three delicious flavours; Gourmet Mushroom and Cream, Rich Tomato and Mediterranean Herbs and Cheese with White Wine Sauce. The Pasta with Sauce made with real Italian corn fusilli, is low-fat and can made be made up in 10 minutes on the hob or in the microwave.

Do you have a favourite product?

Our bestsellers are the Choc and Coconut Macaroons however there’s something in the range for everyone – sweet or savoury!

Where could our readers find out more?

We have a wealth of information on our website at www.mrscrimbles.com. Alternatively, we have very active social media on both Facebook and Twitter.

Mrs Crimble’s make the most delicious gluten-free treats, here are a few of our favourites so you know to look out for them in the shops next time you are out! 

PrintMrs Crimble’s Cheese Crackers

Eating a cracker that’s gluten-free is often akin to eating a piece of cardboard, but no longer because Mrs Crimble’s Cheese Cracker are about as moorish as you can get.  Coming in Original, Hot Chilli and Rosemary & Onion, they are perfect for cheese and crackers, as an accompaniment to lunch, afternoon tea or straight out of the box.

Mrs Crimble’s Country Fruit Slice

With just the right amount of moisture, these fruit slices are deliciously gooey and packed full of goodness and flavour.

Mrs Crimble’s Lemon Slices

Cakes can be very hit and miss when you are talking gluten-free, many of them are dry, crumble if you loo at them and stick in your throat.  These lemon slices are yummy and go down extremely well.  The cake is gently flavoured with the lemon so that it is not overpowering at all, sweet but not to the extent of being sickly and the icing is delectable.  They look fabulous too! 

Mrs Crimble’s Stuffing Mix

This is a life saver, until this is discovered and sits in your kitchen cupboard you have to make gluten-free stuffing from scratch, which while tasty is very time-consuming.  This mix is brilliant, just add water and cook like any other stuffing mix and you have a sumptuous addition to Sunday lunch.

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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