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Gluten Free Weekly Special at Coles and Woolworths

July 16, 2013 4 comments

Coles Weekly Gluten Free Specials

Coles Gluten Free Specials

Finally the Coles Gluten Free Range has come on special, hopefully we all get the chance to try something new.

Coles Simply Gluten Free Range Specials

  • Cornflakes – $3
  • Museli – $2.90
  • Spaghetti – $2
  • Anzac Biscuits – 2 for $5
  • Beef Stronganoff – 2 for $2.80
  • Corn Chips – $2
  • Beef Pies – $7

Coles Specials 17th July 3

  • Hot Shot Fruit Tails or Iddy Biddy Fruity Bits – $3
  • Twinings – $6
  • SPC Fruit – $3
  • Nescafe Gold Freeze Dried Coffee – $7
  • Nescafe Blend 43 – $6.80

Coles Specials 17th July 9

  • Smith’s Chips Multipack – $2

Coles Specials 17th July 11

  • Moro Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $20
  • Coles Red Salmon – 2 for $5
  • Capriccio Tomatoes – 69 cents
  • Sirena Tuna, Leggo’s Pasta Bake – 2 for $5

Check out the Coles Weekly Specials online here

Woolies Weekly Gluten Free Specials

Woolies 17th July 6

  • Danone Epic Yoghurt Pouches – 5 for $5
  • Australian Grown Juice – $4.99
  • Babybel Mini Cheese – $2.50
  • Flora pro-activ – $8
  • Coon Slices – $9
  • Farmers Union Greek Strained Yoghurt – Buy One Get One Free – 2 for $1.99

Woolies Specials 17th July 1

  • Smith’s Chips or Doritos Corn Chips (original flavour is gluten free by ingredient) 2 for $5

Woolies Specials 17th July 2

  • La Zuppa Soup – $3
  • Sunrice – $4
  • Annalisa Tomatoes or Beans – $1
  • Edgell Sweet Corn – $1.60
  • Leggo’s Pasta Bake – $3
  • Crisco Vegetable or Canola Oil – $3
  • John West Tuna – $4.50

Woolies Specials 17th July 3

  • Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus 4 Cheese Bake or Prefect Bake – $6
  • Bornhoffen, Yoplait or Yoplait for Me Yoghurt – 2 for $8
  • Perfect Italiano Parmesan – $4

Woolies Specials 17th July 4

  • Nutella – $6
  • Twinings – $3.24
  • Golden Circle Fruit Squeeze – $1.40

Woolies Specials 17th July 5

  • Sirena Tuna – $1.90 or 3 for $4.98

Woolies Specials 17th July 7

  • Cardonell Spanish Olive Oil – $20
  • Riviana Basmati Rice – $8
  • Moccona Coffee – $18

Woolies Specials 17th July 8

  • Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Nutri-Grain Liquid Breakfast – $3
  • Bega Tasty Cheese – $8

Woolies Specials 17th July 10

  • Country Ladle Soup – the Butternut Pumpkin flavour is gluten free by ingredient – $1.64

Check out Woolworths Weekly Specials Online Here

Please be sure that the products I have mentioned are suitable for you.

This will be the last Weekly Specials I do for the next month or so as I am going overseas and won’t be around to do the Australian supermarket specials.

Have you see any good gluten free specials this week?


Tasty Bite Cole’s Exclusive Competition – Shop@Coles

June 20, 2013 2 comments

As a coeliac, I have very limited ‘easy’ options when it comes to quick, fast food. For that reason I don’t eat take away, I just don’t as I cannot guarantee the safety of it being gluten free. This is one of the reason’s I love the Tasty Bite range. Tasty Bite are a range of Indian packet foods and they are gluten free as well as vegetarian. A few of these as a staple in the cupboard and you are set for an easy night of not having to cook something for dinner.

It also helps they are very tasty, I like everything in the range, it lasts for a long time in the cupboard and you can easily have it by itself or with rice. Different varieties have different levels of heat, so they aren’t all spicy or too hot.

Tasty Bite have an awesome competition in conjunction with Coles for the next 5 weeks. You head to your closest Coles supermarket, buy 2 of the vast Tasty Bite Indian varieties, head to facebook, like their page, enter your details and you could win one of five $250 Coles gift cards!

There is one $250 giftcard up for grabs every week for 5 weeks so you can enter every week.

The Tasty Bite range is in the International Foods aisle of Coles supermarkets. They have also recently updated the Indian range packaging to a lovely bright yellow colour. But look out for the bone packets as well in case your Coles hasn’t got the yellow ones in yet.

Tasty Bite Facebook Advt

Every giveaway has conditions so here are the ones for Tasty Bite:

Tasty Bite Shop@Coles Competition

  • Promotional Period – 17th June 2013 to 21st July 2013
  • Buy 2 packets of the Tasty Bite Indian Range
  • Head to Tasty Bite’s facebook page here, be sure to like their page
  • Enter your details – keep your proof of purchase as you’ll need this if you win
  • There are 5 prizes of $250 Coles gift cards (or Coles & Myer if you’d prefer)
  • There is one winner per week.
  • Total prize value is $1250
  • Tasty Bite will notify the winners – I am just letting you know about this great competition
  • Click here if you need to see the nitty gritty terms and conditions

Best of luck, I’d love it if one of my readers gets to win one of the Coles gift cards. Be sure to let me know if you do!

{Disclosure: Tasty Bite have sponsored this post and supplied the image. All words and opinions are my own. I love the range and always have ever since I found them on the supermarket shelf many years ago}

Weekly Gluten Free Supermarket Specials at Coles and Woolworths

June 11, 2013 5 comments

Time for the weekly specials.

Coles Gluten Free Specials

Coles Specials 12th June 1

  • Doritos (original flavour gluten free by ingredient) – $1.59

Coles Specials 12th June 2

  • Sakata Rice Crackers (watch the ingredients as some have wheat ingredients) 175g – $1.16
  • Smiths Potato Chip’s (original flavour only) 45g – $1

Coles Specials 12th June 3

  •  Nestle Baking Melts – $3

Coles Specials 12th June 4

  •  Moccona 200g – $12
  • Kraft Peanut Butter – $6.30
  • Nescafe Blend 43 Coffee 150g $6.80

Coles Specials 12th June 5

  • Freshfields Fast and Fruity Pourable Fruit – $2.29

Coles Specials 12th June 6

  • Smith’s Potato Chips and Extra Crunchy Chips (original flavour) – $2.50
  • Sakata Bites Rice Snacks – 94 cents

Coles Specials 12th June 7

  • Sirena Tuna – $2.50
  • Dolmio Pasta Sauce – $2

Coles Specials 12th June 8

  • Mexican Express Nachos to Go – $4
  • Mission Corn Chips – 2 for $4.50

Coles Specials 12th June 9

  • Bega Snacking Cheese Range – 2 for $8
  • Ski D’lite Yoghurt 6 pack – $5
  • Bega Tasty Cheese Slices – $4

Coles Specials 12th June 10

  • Gippsland Twist Yoghurt – $5
  • Pitango Soups – 2 for $10
  • Flora Margarine – $4
  • Original Black Label Juice – $4
  • Tasmania Heritage Blue Label – $3.50

See Coles Weekly Specials in full online here

Woolworths Gluten Free Specials

Woolies Specials 12th June 1

  • Minties or Whittakers Blocks of Chocolate – any 2 for $5

Woolies Specials 12th June 3

  • Robert Timms Granulated Coffee 500g  – $9.49
  • Devondale Longlife Milk 2 litre – $2
  • Moccona Classic Coffee 400g – $18

Woolies Specials 12th June 4

  • Kraft Peanut Butter – $5

Woolies Specials 12th June 5

  • Chris’ Dips – $2.88
  • Ski Yoghurt 12 pack – $5.80

Woolies Specials 12th June 6

  • SPC Baked Beans, Greenseas Tuna or Annalisa Tomatoes – $1 each

Woolies Specials 12th June 7

  • Vaalia Kids Yoghurt Pouches – 3 for $4.98
  • Vaalia Yoghurt – $4
  • Gippsland Yoghurt Twist – 4 for $10
  • Ski Activ 4 packet – $3
  • Devondale Extra Soft – $3.50

Woolies Specials 12th June 8

  • Bega Tasty Cheese Slices – $6
  • Australian Grown Chilled Juice – $4.95
  • Devondale Shredded Cheese – $5
  • Wattle Valley Delish Dips – $3.04
  • Bega Cheese Block – $6
  • Kraft Livefree Shredded or Block Cheese – $2.49

See Woolworths Weekly Catalogue Specials in full online here

Products mentioned are ones I believe are gluten free, please check the product before consuming to ensure they are suitable for you.

No companies asked to be included, I just receive the catalogues in my letter box and share gluten free specials.

Have you found any good gluten free specials this week?

Gluten Free Couscous Recipe using Freelicious Corn Couscous plus Gluten Free Goodies Giveaway!{now closed}

June 6, 2013 15 comments

This is a sponsored post for Freelicious and Digital Parents Collective

I have been diagnosed as a coeliac for almost 10 years and before I was diagnosed I had never heard of couscous let alone try it.

Cous Cous

Thanks to watching many food shows I did get to know about cous cous but of course still yet to try it. I have seen Freelicious Couscous on the supermarket shelves but never had the occasion to buy it and try it. Then thanks to Freelicious the opportunity to try it come by my way.

It amazes me how quick it is to prepare. Literally 5 – 10 minutes and it’s done. Got to love that. As it is made out of gluten free cornflour, has nothing artificial and is 99% fat free it is a healthy accompaniment to any meal.

Gluten Free Couscous with Pine Nuts and Parmesan


Cous Cous Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Freelicious Gluten Free Corn Couscous
  • 1 cup gluten free vegetable stock – I use Massells
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 40 grams pine nuts
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (please use the proper grated parmesan cheese, not the powder stuff)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • handful basil leaves, chopped


  • Bring the vegetable stock and butter to the boil, ensuring the butter is melted.
  • Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts is a separate fry pan with no oil. Only takes a minute, then take off the heat.
  • Take stock and butter off the heat and add the couscous, stir.
  • Leave it for 5 minutes, the liquid will become absorbed.
  • Fluff with a fork and add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix gently.
  • Serve

Gluten Free Cous Cous Recipe

See how easy that is? This dish is so so yummy, perfect for a side dish or as a light lunch. We also tried it with just parmesan cheese and it was so good. The boys loved it.

You can find Freelicious Gluten Free Corn Couscous in the health food aisle of Coles supermarkets.

Freelicious have generously offered some goodies up as a giveaway. Up for grabs is:

  • Freelicious Original Crackers $5.99
  • Freelicious Italian Herb Crackers $5.99
  • Freelicious Tea Biscuits $5.99
  • Freelicious Pizza Nibblers $3.99
  • Freelicious Corn Flakes 400g $5.99
  • Freelicious Crostini 80g $5.49
  • Freelicious Cornflake Crumbs 375g $4.49
  • Freelicious Corn Couscous 375g $4.49
  • Freelicious Fibre Up Flakes 300g $7.49

so all up that’s approximately $50 worth of yummy gluten free goodies! (See how there is gluten free cornflake crumbs? What a great idea!)

Giveaway Details: ** Giveaway now closed , winner is Tat and she has been emailed. Thank you for entering**

  • Prize is as listed above
  • To enter please leave a comment to this post letting me know what Freelicious product you’d love to try the most
  • Australian Postal Addresses only
  • Giveaway ends midnight AEST 20th June 2013
  • Winner announced on this post 21st June 2013 and will be emailed.
  •  This is a game of skill, so get creative and the judge’s decision will be final.

Good Luck!

Aussie Giveaway Linky
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Gluten Free Weekly Specials for Coles and Woolworths 29th May – 4th June 2013

May 28, 2013 2 comments

My weekly catalogues have arrived so it’s time to share with you what gluten free goodies I have found that are on special. There are not too many this week but I thought I’d share them anyway.


Woolworths Specials 29th May 1

  • La Zuppa Pouch Soup – $3.30
  • Edgell Mexi Beans – 4 for $5

Woolworths Specials 29th May 2

This page isn’t weekly specials, but a sample of products that have been reduced permanently (well until they out them up again)

  • Season’s Choice Frozen Blueberries – $5.99
  • Bulla Ice Cream – $3.99

Woolworths Specials 29th May 3

  • Bornhoffen Natural, Farmers Union Greek Style or Yoplait Yoghurt 1 Kg – any 2 for $8
  • Fruche – 2 for $5
  • Farmers Union Greek Strained Yoghurt 170g – Buy One Get One Free $1.99
  • Black Swan Farmers Best Dips 2 for $6
  • Vaalia Kids Yoghurt Pouches 3 for $4.98

Check out Woolworths current catalogue online here


Coles Specials 29 May 1

  • La Zuppa Soup Pouches – $3.30

Coles Specials 29 May 2

  • Raguletto Pasta Sauce or Sirena Tuna – Any 2 for $3
  • John West Tuna, Salmon or Tuna to Go – $4

Coles Specials 29 May 3

  • Kellogg’s Coco Pops or Nutri-Grain Liquid Breakfast – 2 for $6

Coles Specials 29 May 4

  • Twining Tea Bags – $1
  • Strawberry Jam – $3
  • Nutella – $6

Coles Specials 29 May 5

  • Ski D’Lite 1kg – $4
  • Danone Activia Yoghurt 4 pack – $3
  • Yoplait 1 kg – $4

Coles Specials 29 May 6

  • Smith’s Potato Chips Original (blue packet) or Doritos Corn Chips Original (green packet) – $2.50

Check out Coles current catalogue online here

As you can see there are plenty of products that make frequent appearances, would be nice if we get some different specials soon.

Be sure to check the ingredient listing before you consume as product labels change all the time. These are products that I believe are gluten free by ingredient, I can be wrong!

Have you seen any great gluten free specials this week?

Changing Gluten Free Levels in Food

May 27, 2013 4 comments

You may have seen around social media that there are requests to make the gluten level in food products to 20 parts per million in order to declare them gluten free. In Australia they are currently at 5 parts per million (which to me is still too much).

Gluten Free food should be exactly that. GLUTEN FREE.

A coeliac has to eat a gluten free diet for life. Some parties say that once there food contains less than 20 ppm it will not affect a coeliac.

My body would like to tell them they are wrong. I have eaten food that is declared gluten free and has had lower than 5 ppm in it. I got sick. Kept eating. Kept getting sicker. My gastroenterologist told me to stop eating these foods. I did and what a surprise I got better.

I am fortunate is one sense in that I get sick when I have a crumb of wheat or gluten. I get sick when I eat glucose syrup from wheat, I get sick from cross contamination  I am fortunate because my body is telling me when I am eating something that will make me ill.

Some coeliacs are not so fortunate. They do not get symptoms all the time. They could be ingesting gluten and not get ill straight away. Trouble is they are doing internal damage. Their insides could be getting weaker and it may not be discovered until it’s too late.

These are the people that need protecting from the new proposed level of gluten in foods before being made gluten free.

Yes I do know that us coeliac’s have different levels of tolerance. Some of you can eat glucose syrup from wheat, some of you can have the Arnott’s rice cookies. Some of you will be able to eat food that contain ‘may contain traces of wheat or gluten’ on the packet.

My question is… can you really?

One of the ‘reasons’ reported for changing the levels is so they come in line with the UK and European levels. Seriously? If they all jumped off a cliff, would we?

If the levels get changed, we are going to see higher rate of illness and goodness knows what else in the future.

If you are like me and think that the levels should not be changed. Then please sign the petition here.

Thank you!

Bloggers Brunch May 2013 Carmans, Kambrook, Tasty Bite, Mamee, Yumi’s, Wellaby, Higher Living Tea, Brauer, IGA and Mitsubishi

May 22, 2013 3 comments

A few weeks ago I headed to Federation Square in Melbourne City to attend a Blogger’s Brunch event. To attend you need an invite from Kids Business but any blogger can register to get an invite so please sure to do so if you wish. (just head here and fill in your details)

When I received the invite I read the list of companies attending, I knew I had to go, 5 of the companies were those that have gluten free products! It really was made for me.



There is are guest speakers that are invited to speak and this month we heard from Carolyn from Carmen’s. It is very admirable how she has built this company into one of Australia’s best. They had Carmen’s new range Yummo out to show us, which is a range of nut free products designed for the lunch box. They also have a very yummy gluten free muesli that is one of my favourites.

Tasty Bite

Tasty Bite

If you are a coeliac, be sure to check out Tasty Bite. They have a large range of ready meals that you can buy in the International Food section of the supermarket or even online through their website. I love them and almost always have a packet in the pantry. Just watch the red packet ones coming in stores soon as they have a ‘may contain gluten’ warning on the packet.



I enjoyed chatting to the guys from Mamee again, I did see them at a previous brunch. They have an exciting new product coming out in July that we got a sneak peek of. Watch this space as I might be sharing a giveaway with them then.



Yumi’s have such great dips and I had a great chat to them. Did you know that everything is made in Melbourne, Australia? Isn’t that awesome? Everything is completely gluten free? They built their own manufacturing plant and have very strict controls in place. I love hearing that! Check out the dips and all the other products they have. They are very yummy.



I will let you know more about them next week as I may or may not have a giveaway planned! They introduced me too their new Lentil Chips and Hummus Chips. Two words. Oh my.

Higher Living Tea

Higher Living Tea

They have a delicious range of teas, the Cinnamon and Licorice ones are my favourites. Having a Cinnamon cup of tea is liking having a hot cinnamon donut without all the calories or gluten!



It’s always great seeing Kambrook folk and this visit I learned about their recipe blog, A Perfect Pantry. Lots of yummy recipes on there so be sure to give it a visit. They also kindly gave me a cake pop maker but I have yet had the try it but when I do I will share what happens.



They showed me some new products as you can see from the photo. They are made of natural ingredients which is always great I think.

Hallmark Cards

Hallmark Cards

I always love chatting to Hallmark, such nice people. They have bought along a lovely range of cards that I think many people would love to receive.



They bought along a couple of Outlanders for us to check out. Very nice looking cars with some awesome features. One of the models has the 7 seats which is great for getting out and about with the kids and their friends. Beautiful looking cars but sadly I couldn’t talk them into letting me bring one home.


And last but not least for me to visit was IGA.  A great supermarket thaty tries and source from the local area that the IGA store is in. Awesome idea.

Thank you again for Kids Business and companies involved for another great Blogger’s Brunch!