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[REVIEW] GLUTEN FREE WRAP BATTLES

Since it’s Coeliac Awareness Week, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start blogging again – my last blog post was in December!

To be perfectly honest, I’ve not been very well. I’ve blogged about it on a few occasions, and don’t really want to go in great detail in this particular blog post, but I will explain all in another post really soon. To cut the long story very short. I have been diagnosed with Endometriosis. It’s a debilitating disease which affects women and causes me unbearable chronic pain which at times leaves me so exhausted that I don’t have the energy to do anything, let alone blog!

Like I said, I’ll go into more details at a later date. I feel talking about it may help other women who suffer as well as help spread awareness. If you’re reading this and you too have endometriosis, please feel free to contact me. I’m more than happy to offer advice and support!

So back to the blog post….

Gluten Free Wraps!

This week I have been so excited to come across so many places offering us pre packed gluten free wrap sandwiches, that I thought I would review them! Bear in mind that there are plenty more wraps out there – I just haven’t had the chance to find them all! You’ll find most of them in places like Tesco, Sainsburys, Costa, Starbucks, Boots and WH Smiths!

COSTA COFFEE: British Chicken & Basil Salad (4/5)

Roast chicken breast and basil mayonnaise with tomato and wild rocket 

Costa Coffee: British Chicken and Basil Salad

This was very, very tasty! Usually I’m not a huge fan of rocket but this wasn’t overbearing and I found it really complimented the chicken and the basil mayo! You had a good, decent amount of chicken which wasn’t swamped by the dressing. What’ s more, you can also buy their gluten free brownie to go with it which is amazing!

URBAN EAT BETTER: Lemon Chicken Wrap / Egg and Slow Roast Tomato Wrap (5/5) 

WRAPS

I found these wraps in WH Smiths and Sainsburys! They’re my absolute favourites, especially the Egg and Slow Roast Tomato wrap! The Egg wrap is like a posh ‘egg mayo’ sandwich and tastes amazing with the tomato and rocket. The Chicken wrap is also delicious and comes with a delicious lemon mayo dressing!

On another note, I’m so glad WH Smiths are now selling gluten free wraps in their shops! I couldn’t believe it when I went in to buy my Eat Natural Breakfast Bar to eat on the train journey home that I actually, and rather embarrassingly, squealed with delight! – much to Mikes embarrassment

STARBUCKS: Gluten Free Falafel (5/5) 

Sweet potato falafel, houmous, carrot, spinach, harrisa chickpeas, pomegranate kernels and yoghurt and mint dressing 

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This was another favourite of mine! I absolutely adore falafel and because of the other ingredients in the wrap, this seemed like the healthiest of the wraps! Unlike the other wraps, this wrap was a fully packed wrap! Plus I would never think to add pomegranate kernels in anything but a fruit salad, but it tasted amazing when you got a burst of pomegranate! It’s inspired me to add it to other things like salads and rice dishes!

But the one thing that all these wraps had in common was that they all used the same seeded wrap which in my opinion stole the show. And what wrap did they use I hear you say? *cue drum roll*

WARBURTONS SEEDED GLUTEN FREE WRAPS!

WRAPS GF

 

They are simply the greatest things ever! Unlike some gluten free bread, these wraps don’t go soggy if you pre roll them which is perfect if you fancy making some wraps for lunch to take to school, college, uni or work! They aren’t ‘stale’ tasting and taste just like a ‘normal’ wraps! They don’t have to be ‘refreshed’ either and can be eaten straight out of the pack. What’s more, not only are they gluten free they’re also egg free too!

Best News Ever – Gluten Free Wraps!

Since I’ve not been blogging/tweeting lately, it seems like I miss out on all the news in coeliac world!

And it was only this morning when going through my tweets that I saw something that actually made me scream with delight – GLUTEN FREE WRAPS!

warbatons wraps

 

Yes, that’s right. Warbutons have brought out their own range of gluten free wraps and I’m pretty excited to try them!

gluten free wrap

Us coeliacs have not been lucky when it comes to gluten free wraps. Firstly we had those horrid, dry as leather, wraps from LoveMore (you can read my review here).

I even had a try at making my own gluten free wraps (recipe here) and although they were quite tasty – I missed the convenience of having already made ones.

Then Caliegh from Gluten Free[k] came to the rescue and showed us where we could order authentic Mexican gluten free corn tortillas from Mex Grocer.

 

But now, instead of ordering out gluten free wraps online, we can pick them up at our usual supermarket chains when we do our weekly shop! – HURRAY

 

For a more indepth review of the new gluten free wraps by Warbutons (and also have a nosey at their other gluten free products) check out the fabulous website: Gluten Free[k]

 

 

Love more Gluten Free Tortilla Wrap Review

Sometimes, whilst shopping in Asda, I can come across  a gluten free product that will make me literally yell in glee. This was the case when I was eyeing up the free from asile when I came across these gluten free tortilla wraps!

I was pleasantly surprised at how much these looked like normal wheat ‘old el peso’ tortillas. I suddenly imagined all the things I could have again, like wrap sandwiches, fajitas etc. Before I could finish my imaginary list in my head – I put them in basket and ran to the check out!

That night, me, Mike, ‘wheat Pete’ and his girlfriend, Cassie, decided to make some enchiladas for dinner. I obviously had to pop my own gluten free enchiladas in their own roasting dish as to not contaminate my wraps with their wheat ones. I was so excited for these enchiladas. They were going to be my first ‘Mexican’ inspired dish since being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. I was literally staring at them excitedly from the other side of the oven and patiently waiting for them to be done.

So while I waited, I thought I’d try one of the gluten free wraps I hadn’t used and see whether they were like the real thing [Don’t ask why I didn’t do this before, I was just far too excited to have some enchiladas that I threw myself into making them as quickly as I could!]. To my horror the wrap was dry, bland and as tough as old boots! I looked at Mike in shock who quickly reassured me that they’ll taste much better once cooked in the oven. However, when the enchiladas did come out of the oven , I took one bite and to my horror again, the wraps tasted just like they did before; bland and as tough as leather! I took another bite and yep – same issues. Mike and others also took a bite and agreed, it didn’t taste nice.

So I took the internet and tried to look up other reviews and more information about the wraps. Maybe I wasn’t cooking them properly. There’s no instructions on the pack so you don’t know whether you should ‘refresh’ them with a little water and heat them, but I did try this again with a leftover wrap and there was no difference. Sadly, it seemed like I wasn’t the only one as I came across a review by Gluten-Free in Edinburgh who fond they were terrible at wrapping anything as they broke easily!

I feel sad writing such a bad review about what could have been an awesome gluten free product. However, I’m holding on to hope that maybe I wasn’t cooking it right, maybe there’s a way of making them soft and pliable but for now I give these two thumbs down.

EDIT:

Looks like I’m not the only one who’s had a bad experience with these tortilla wraps, which is a huge shame! But, Caleigh from the amazing Gluten Free[k] site has shown me these gluten free tortilla wraps from Mex Grocer!