Gluten free – it’s easier than you think thanks to Mrs Crimble’s

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The much loved bakery brand proves that there’s no need for a child to miss out on life’s little pleasures just because they’re gluten intolerant.  As well as being absolutely delicious, all Mrs Crimble’s products happen to be gluten free as well!  Getting rid of all the boring old wheat flour helps to make their products taste better than any mainstream alternatives.

The Cheese Bites, for example, contain a whopping 48% real cheese and because they are baked and not fried they have a totally natural super-cheesy taste and are still light as a feather.  Jam Coconut Rings, Double Choc Brownies and Britain’s best-selling macaroons are just a few of Mrs Crimble’s other gluten free goodies to make lunchtime far more fun!

A recent survey* commissioned by the much loved British bakery brand, Mrs Crimble’s, has shown:

  • While times may be tough, nearly nine out of ten of us would still rather experience an act of kindness than win £10 on the lottery
  • 84% of people feel guilty about not being in touch as much as they’d like with the people they most care about
  • When asked about the kindest person they know, people were almost twice as likely to choose a woman over a man
  • See national results at the bottom of this page!

As a result of the survey, Mrs Crimble’s, has launched the ‘Share the Love’ campaign to spread some kindness nationwide.   Every month, Mrs Crimble’s will send out 1,000 free packs of goodies to those who deserve a bit of kindness.  Anyone can nominate a deserving friend or relative by visiting

Other great gluten free goodies for kids and adults alike.

Mariani soft beef jerky is made from selected free roaming grass fed cattle; the beef is hand cut to ensure the right thickness and to enhance the authentic meaty flavour.  £1.99 from Tesco or Costco.

If you like a subtle minty flavour, unlike traditional sugary mints, which feed the nasty Streptococcus Mutan bacteria in the mouth (which cause plaque and bad breath), Peppersmith Mints products kill this bacteria, helping keep breath fresh and teeth clean. They have even been accredited by the British Dental Health Foundation.  All products are also free from artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, aspartame and animal derivatives.   Waitrose, Sainsbury’s Locals, Selfridges, Holland & Barrett are some of the stockists.
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Or for those with a sweet tooth Gourmet Jelly Beans from The Jelly Bean Factory® are made using natural flavours and no artificial colours, so they are the obvious choice for mums, children, and sweet-loving adults who want a more natural choice. They are also gelatine free, gluten free, GMO free, nut free, Kosher certified, Halal compliant and are suitable for Coeliacs and Vegetarians.  UK retailers include Asda, Morrisons, Debenhams, TK Maxx, Julian Graves, Blockbuster Video, Boyes, Factory Shop, Booths, WH Smith Travel, Welcome Break and Roadchef.    Keep up to date with news from The Jelly Bean Factory® via Facebook and Twitter.


Some gluten free recipes;

Easy Mango and Coconut Dessert

It’s the start of summer so why not make a recipe that can be enjoyed outside, and takes no time at all to prepare.  You can also choose whether to use either Mrs Crimble’s Chocolate macaroons or the Plain macaroons.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus freezing time

You will need:
2 ripe mangos
284ml pot of double cream
250g tub of fresh vanilla custard
4 x Mrs Crimble’s Plain or Chocolate Macaroons, chopped into small pieces
1tsp vanilla extract
2tbsp rum

  1. Peel and stone the mangoes and place the flesh in an electric blender together with the double cream.  Blend to a smooth consistency.
  2. Tip the pureed mango mixture into a bowl with the vanilla custard, then fold in the macaroons together with the vanilla extract and rum.
  3. Put the mixture into a freezer proof container and leave to set in the freezer for about 1 hour.  Stir in the ice-cream bringing in the sides of the mixture as it freezes.  Replace in the freezer and continue to mix every half hour or so until it is almost solid.
  4. Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving to allow it to soften a little.

Mrs Crimbles Olympics Cupcakes

These fool-proof cupcakes take only 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. If you don’t mind the results not looking too perfect, children will love creating designs using the red, white and blue butter icing on top of each cupcake.


Makes approx. 10–12 cupcakes to decorate


You will need:

12 muffin cases and a muffin tin

Mrs Crimble’s Muffin & Sponge Cake mix

1 egg

70g (2½ oz ) butter – melted, or dairy free margarine

100ml  water

Strawberry Fruit Flakes – 2 small 20g bags of fruit flakes (optional)

Olympics theme paper muffin cases & muffin baking tray


For the Butter Icing:

50g (2oz) softened butter or dairy free margarine

100g (4oz) icing sugar

2 tsp hot water

Few drops (¼ tsp) vanilla essence

Few drops (¼ tsp) of red & blue food colouring – to complement the ‘white’ butter icing


Baking instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C  (170°C for fan assisted ovens) / 375°F / Gas Mark 5.
  2. Lightly whisk the egg, melted butter or margarine, and water together in a large bowl. Add the Muffin & Sponge Cake mix and whisk again to give a smooth batter. Gently stir in the fruit flakes, if using, and spoon into the muffin cases, placed in a muffin tin
  3. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre of the muffins comes out clean. Remove from the oven, gently place on a cooling rack while you make the butter icing.

Butter Icing

  1. Beat the butter until soft, gradually beat in the icing sugar and hot water. Divide into three and beat in the food colour so you end up with some red, some white and some blue icing.
  2. Pipe your design over the cooled cupcakes before adding a British flag or some other fun decoration and allow to set.



  • Welsh – Too busy to be kind
    More than two-thirds (67%) of people living in Wales say that a lack of time prevents them from being kinder. That figure is even higher than the number of Londoners (60%) who blame a shortage of time for not being kind more often.
  • South West – People appreciate kindness more than anywhere else in the UK
    91% of people would rather experience an act of kindness rather than win £10 on the lottery.
  • Scotland – Kinder than English and Welsh
    When British people were asked, ‘Who is the kindest person you know?’ 14% more Scots were chosen proportionately than English or Welsh.
  • Northern Ireland – The only place in the UK where men are seen as being as kind as women
    When people across the UK were asked, ‘Who is the kindest person you know?’, they were almost twice as likely to choose a woman over a man. However, in Northern Ireland 50% of people thought that a man was the kindest person they knew against 46% saying it was a woman (4% ‘didn’t know’ or couldn’t decide).
  • North West – Home to Britain’s kindest women
    When the British were asked, ‘Who is the kindest person they know?’, they were almost twice as likely to choose a woman over a man. However, in the North West of England 74% of people chose women as the kindest person in their lives over a meagre 19% who chose men.
  • North East – Lack of money takes a toll on the North East’s kindness
    45% of people in the North East (compared with only 29% in the North West) feel that a lack of money prevents them from being kinder – a significantly higher percentage than in any other part of the UK.
  • London – Kinder than we think 
    Only 9% of Londoners would rather win £10 on the lottery than experience an act of kindness.  That compares with 15% preferring to take the cash in Wales, for example.

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