Gluten Free At Lidl August 2017

Gluten Free At Lidl August 2017

Lidl are having a special gluten free week from 3rd August 2017 with lots of gluten free items up from grabs including Goodfellas pizzas, biscuits, sausages and more.
From 3rd of August Lidl are have a gluten free week. Lidl have been behind all the rest of the supermarkets when it comes to gluten free so they really need to up their game and it looks like this may be the start of great things.

Their main competitor, Aldi, already do a lot of gluten free products, most of which is mixed in with regular products so they are hard to spot, unless they have one of their gluten free weeks with extra products in stock. On a normal week you can find all kinds of things in Aldi including the only gluten free whitebait in the freezers.

It looks like Lidl have finally realised they need to up their game in the free from world too and we have seen rumours that this gluten free week is going to be a trial and if successful it could become a permanent feature.

The magazine for Lidl shows the following products are going to be in stock in UK stores for at least a week from the 3rd August

Pork Sausages 6 pack £1.95
Pork Chipolatas 10 pack £1.95
Goodfellas Gluten Free Margherita Pizza £2.49
Goodfellas Gluten Free Pepperoni, Mushroom and Ham Pizza £2.49
Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Muesli Bars £1.79
Nairns Porridge Oats £1.99
Nairns Oat Muesli £2.49
Bounce Protein Energy Bites £1.99
Bounce Energy Balls £1.49
Sacla Gluten, Dairy and Wheat Free Basil Pest £1.99
Nairns Biscuit Breaks £1.69
Rice Dream Organic and +Calcium Milks £1.19
Seabrooks Lattice Crisps 99p
McVities Gluten Free Hobnobs (Original and Chocolate) £1.49
Yoshoi Snapea Rice Sticks 99p
Lovemore Cherry Bakewells £1.99
Lovemore Apple Pies £1.99
Mrs Crimbles Macaroons 99p
Lovemore Chocolate Brownies £1.99
Lovemore Cherry Bakewells £1.69

Thats a pretty decent range we must say, we can't help but notice most of it is sweet products as usual though! Wheres the bread Lidl? Some nice products in there none the less and pretty good prices too.

If the rumours are true this range could become permanent, or some of it at least which would be great, it is something Lidl is really lacking in. We can't wait to go and raid some of the products next week!

Remember these are in from Thursday the 3rd of August, usually for a week but if it's like Aldi they may linger for up to a month. Fingers crossed they are in a while at those prices!

Your Comments

Great to see your g/f rangemail. If your range is as good as Aldi it is Happy Days. Thank you from all us Coeliacs. Please keep up the good work. X

Sian Parsons - 27th July 2017

finally! lets hope it stays and includes bread im a loyal customer of lidl but end up doing 2 shops as i have a coeliac partner and i have recently thought of shopping else where so save valuable time as a busy working mum if i can do 1 shop all in lidl happy days!

angela betteridge - 27th July 2017

why only 1 week , i will still be coeliac for the other 51 weeks of the year.

martin fleet - 31st July 2017

Hi I've been gluten free all my 45 years I haven't stuck to it for the last 30 years but I was wondering if you could still get the tinned bread. I would love to try this again and the sweet biscuits.

Regina - 31st July 2017
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 4th August 2017

No, tinned bread is no longer available as far as I know. I didn't even know gluten free came in tins many years ago until a few months after being gluten free and was told about it. It is all fresh loaves these days.

There is still no bread or ready cooked meals ,biscuits,beers,scones ,hot cross buns.lasagne,cakes.etc

Mr H B Tattersall - 31st July 2017

I went to local store and asked about this and the manger looked at me as if I had two heads! We don't stock that stuff was his reply!

Barbara Brennan - 2nd August 2017
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 4th August 2017

Unfortunately I've heard a few stores have been like that, yet it was advertised in their offers magazine in all stores. Not very acceptable.

Could you not have a wider range of savoury rather than sweet
Why not cooked and frozen foods as well as dry ingredients
Or this is only a one week wonder.
I have never shopped at Lidl for this reason.

Judie Knight - 8th September 2017

I have mostly shopped at lidl very disappointed there today when I asked about gluten fee looks as if I'll be going back to stores where I know I CAN get gluten free

Jennifer Jones - 13th September 2017

most of it is sweet - as per usual.
All supermarkets and Gregs need to catch up with M&S in regard to having a gluten free lunch option like a wrap or sandwich.
You walk into most and there is a wall of lunch choices for non GF people. In this respect M&S have nailed it. Well done.

paul - 18th September 2017

I walked into the newly opened Lidl store in Halstead, Essex and was so disappointed as I couldn't find any gluten free or dairy free products for my son, who is dairy and gluten intolerant. I will have another look again but, couldn't see anything. Lidl need to seriously up their game. Back to Sainsbury's and M and S I go...

Michelle - 22nd September 2017
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 22nd September 2017

Unfortunately Lidl don't do a permanent range. Some Aldis do (the ones that don't have a section still have a decent range mixed in with regular products) and also getting good with dairy free, stocking dairy free spread and ice creams.

tesco also do a gluten free egg roll as a lunch option although not all branches and boote also do agluten free ploughmans roll but again not in all stores . marks an spencer has a small ready meal range gluten free but if yiu are gluten free veggie not much choice

janet tregonning - 17th December 2017

So far it seems to be permanent, but what worries me is that there is no celiac society mark on any of the packets. Which means the line has not been certified as gluten free.

I'm not sure if they would be safe to eat for those actually allergic or whether they are legally allowed to advertise the range as 'gluten free' due to ingredients not containing gluten, but due to manufacturing processes the line may still contain gluten. Hence why they do not have the certification.

I have emailed repeatedly and they have failed to answer such a simple question:
"Can you assure me that your gluten free range is safe to eat by those who are ALLERGIC to gluten due to the lack of certification by the celiac society on the packaging"

Anyone else have any info on this?

Rowan Saker - 2nd May 2018

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