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Gluten-free crumpets

November 23, 2013

Genius Gluten-Free Crumpets

There’s something very comforting about a hot cuppa and a toasted crumpet with a thick layer of butter and loads of honey that melts and seeps through the spongey centre making a syrupy mess. So now we’re delighted to have a few gluten-free choices available that I can strongly recommend to you.

Marks and Spencer gluten free crumpets

A friend with a 9 year old daughter with coeliac disease discovered M&S’s made without wheat crumpets and raved to us about how good they are. We rushed out to try some and can vouch for the fact that they are really tasty. They do need to be toasted for quite a while longer than you’d usually except. Their website advertises them at an eye watering £6.99 but I’m sure we haven’t paid that much in store. (Update*: yep, they’re £1.79 in store making them cheaper than Genius at £2.19).

Genius Gluten Free Crumpet packshot

Last week I was also lucky enough to stumble across a stall handing out Genius bread. I raced up to try their toasted fruit loaf and told the lady that my boyfriend had coeliacs. I asked if they had any samples to give out and she gave me two huge loaves of bread and a packet of crumpets to try because they’re new to the range (Thank you SO MUCH, Genius!). We think the crumpets are delicious and probably pip the M&S crumpets at the post. At £2.19, they’re a tad more expensive than M&S*. All this talk is making me hungry so I’m going to have one now.

The Genius crumpets are now available at Sainsbury’s and Asda stores. M&S crumpets are available at selected stores or can be ordered online and delivered to your nearest store.

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NEW Genius sandwich at Starbucks

January 9, 2011

It’s a new year so out with the old and in with the new flavours.

From the 6th of January Starbucks will replace their current gluten-free Tuna sandwich with a new Roast Chicken and Pesto sandwich. The new sandwich still features Genius brown bread and will be made with slices of roast chicken, slow roasted tomatoes, baby spinach and pesto mayonnaise.

Genius has been stocking their gluten-free sandwiches in Starbucks cafes for around 8 months now. In that time we have noticed that some smaller Starbucks cafes stopped stocking Genius sandwiches due to poor demand which has been disappointing when we’ve been after a quick and tasty snack. Hopefully the new sandwiches will prove popular and Starbucks will continue their partnership with Genius because other sandwich chains and the supermarkets have been slow to cater for the gluten-free sandwich market.

Related posts: Genius Sandwiches at Starbucks and M&S now stocking gluten-free sandwiches


Genius sandwiches at Starbucks!

April 7, 2010

More good news from the clever clogs at Genius. Starbucks in the UK have just replaced their boring, dry old bread with Genius brown bread and launched the new Tuna Mayo sandwich. This is excellent news for coeliac’s who are out and about and overcome by sudden hunger pangs. It will mean we don’t have to plan our outings around meals or take a packed lunch every time we go out.

The filling is “pole and line-caught Skipjack tuna with roasted tomatoes and basil mayo, topped with rocket leaves served on Genius gluten-free™ bread.”

They really are clever bunnies. Well done, Genius! I just hope the prices haven’t gone up too much. I’ll find out when I’m back in the UK and let you know what it tastes like.

Alternative GF options at Starbucks include fruit salad and Tuna, Three Bean and Potato Salad.

Source: Genius newsletter and Starbucks’ website.

Other posts on Genius bread: Genius at Sainsbury’s and More good news for Genius lovers


More good news for Genius lovers

February 11, 2010

News in The Grocer (grocery industry mag) this week announced that Genius is celebrating its first birthday by dabbling in a little new product development. Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Genius founder, told The Grocer that she is working on gluten-free croissants, tea cakes and scones which should by launched by the end of 2010. This is wonderful news for gluten-free tummies and taste buds.

The article also said that Genius is now stocked in Asda and Waitrose as well as Sainsbury’s and Tesco as I’ve previously posted. 

Happy Birthday Genius!

Source: The Grocer, 6 February 2010


Genius at Sainsbury’s!

February 1, 2010

Sainsbury’s have revamped their FreeFrom range and added new products that I am dying to try. The new range includes lemon squares, freefrom oats, ginger cake slices, and banofee squares. I can’t wait to try baking with the GF oats!

Also, the Sainsbury’s website provides information on every Sainsbury’s product that is free of allergens so you can do a little research at home and make a beeline for your shopping when you’re in the store instead of reading the back of every label.

Sainsbury’s are also now stocking Genius gluten-free bread which has been exclusive to Tesco since it was launched. Genius is half-price as an introductory offer until the 9th of February. That’s GBP 1.44! Both the white and brown loaves were sold out in my local store so it’s popular already.

More information on the FreeFrom range is available from

Sainsbury’s product guidance list is here.

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