Greggs have announced they plan to release some gluten free options into their bakeries, hopefully we get something more exciting than a brownie.
Back in January there were reports that Greggs were releasing gluten free products which we reported on this blog
and Greggs confirmed to us on twitter that they were looking into it and would offer gluten free if they could do it safely.
Back in May Gregg's Chief Executive Roger Whiteside announced to Insider
"We are working away at it and we are currently looking at different options. There are a lot of regulations and constraints around this type of product.
"Regulations had changed halfway through our developments but we are still definitely looking into a gluten-free range and the first product will be a sweet one. We will start with that."
And in recent days this news has come to light again via Mr Whiteside,
"There will be new soups and we're going to revamp our snack range, going own-label on crisps and introducing nuts and fruits packets. We'll also see the first gluten-free products launch in the second half of the year"
Since it has been the second half of the year for over a month now hopefully we will be seeing Gregg's release gluten free products soon, according to this Chronicle Live article
, Mr Whiteside also said that "The gluten-free offerings will be sweet options. Gluten-free is a complicated area but we'll have wrapped products as part of the sweet catalogue"
so hopefully they are suitable for Coeliacs as well as gluten intolerant, fingers crossed for that.
Despite Chronicle Live stating Mr Whiteside said Gluten Free will be sweet offerings this article from the telegraph
also states some that they are,
"also toying with selling sushi, which it says fits with customers' changing tastes, and introducing a gluten-free range of wrap options."
With the launch of new soups and snacks too, Coeliacs might finally be able to eat at a regular high street bakery safely.
Hopefully we don't get offered just the regular brownie in the way of cakes either and we get something different for a change! Watch this space, we will update you with more info when we have it!