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McVitie's announce Gluten Free Hobnobs!

From 1st July 2016 McVities will have gluten free hobnobs on the free from shelves. Exciting times! Hobnobs have to be one the top biscuits that people have wanted gluten free.

Added 6th June 2016
Updated 10th November 2020

McVitie's announce Gluten Free Hobnobs!
From the 1st of July McVitie's are releasing some gluten free biscuits.... Hobnobs! In both Milk Chocolate and their regular forms, but 100% Gluten Free!

Even though they are advertised to be released on the 1st July, some UK Supermarkets are apparently rolling out the new products out from next week, so keep a look out! We hope they aren't outrageously priced either, so we can all afford a good biccie.

Unfortunately though for those of you that can't tolerate oats, this isn't the best news, since hobnobs are traditionally oat based, we presume these will be the same as regular Hobnobs, but replacing the recipe with gluten free oats, so no escaping those pesky oats unfortunately

McVitie's Director Kerry Owens said "The free-from sweet biscuit segment is one that continues to expand, with 55% of UK consumers now open to buying gluten-free products. As the market leader in the main biscuit aisle, free-from is an important sector for us to expand into, to ensure McVitie's moments are open to all of our consumers with specific dietary requirements"

Hopefully this will mean McVitie's will start doing more gluten free biscuits and the hobnobs are just the beginning, maybe from this we will get a proper digestive biscuit in the future!

EDIT: Find out where to get the hobonbs in this blog post!

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