The other day as I was walking through the Sobey’s grocery store, I couldn’t help but notice the large gluten-free section that had popped up there since my last shopping trip. So, I decided that next time, I would take my camera along and take you along with me.
We’ve actually got 2 large shelving units that are clearly labeled “Gluten Free” now! How neat is that?
Getting gluten-free items in the grocery store here was pretty much unheard of when I went gluten-free just over 3 years ago. Now, take a look.
Now, if people would only stop putting “normal” things on the shelves empty spaces when they decide to not purchase them. (I love those Rice Works…yum!)
These are new! Just added in July, I believe. Ouch… $6.59 for one 9″ round cake. Little expensive when you compare it to two 9-inch cakes for $1.25 (on sale). Wonder why the chocolate cost more…$0.10 for the cocoa powder perhaps?
Has anyone tried these? I have no idea what it is, but the package says “Gluten Free”.
Mmm…these, I like! Price is a little high, but it is an organic cereal, which will raise the price higher than being ‘just’ a gluten-free cereal. I usually buy the large bags of cereal though (the Mesa Sunrise is one of my favorites, unless I feel like a kid, then the Gorilla Munch it is).
I have never tried these, but I’ve heard really good things. I’m pretty sure that making a batch of my waffles cost less though. Any thoughts on this product?
On the way out of the store, I swing by the freezer case, and find a gluten-free section there too! Wow, I’m impressed. And look at this…premade waffles are cheaper than the mix!
Here’s some premade cakes, breads and the waffles again (3 varieties, not too shabby). All are rather, well, expensive! So is the gluten-free “ready-made” lifestyle though.
These, these pizzas have my name on them. One day, I will treat myself to pizza while I buy my family a ready-made, take & bake pizza from the deli. $5.50 for a BBQ chicken pizza, um, YES PLEASE!
I remember tasting these at a gluten-free food expo I went to last year. They tasted really, really good. But again, ouch on the price tag. But, someone’s buying them, that one box is getting empty.
So, there you have it. We’ve had an explosion of gluten-free foods, available in our regular grocery store. I love that they are getting items in, and I love that they are keeping (most of) them separate from the ‘normal’ stuff.
How are things in your grocery stores? Have you noticed an increase in products & visibility of those products?