Cafe Life – Trafford Centre

Along with about 40,000 other people, we decided to visit the Trafford Centre yesterday. (Yes, the car parks, which hold 10,000 cars, were full – luckily we’d got up early to catch the first showing of Flushed Away).

Film was very entertaining, thanks – but at the end, we were hungry, and I had refused to allow the children to have sweets and popcorn for the film, so we called in at Muffin Break. On our last trip, the advertised gluten free muffins weren’t available, but they did have gluten free muffins this time, and we collected two different flavours: banana and blueberry, and chocolate chip and blackberry.

The muffins were good enough – denser in texture than the standard muffins, and the flavours are odd (chocolate chip and blackberry?) – the banana and blueberry was the better of the two. I’m not a huge muffin fan anyway, finding even the ones with gluten in rather heavy and uninteresting. And for some reason, muffins are always twice as big as they need be, and are big enough for two children. However, as muffins go, these were good, and it is great to find food that a coeliac can eat when we’re out.

Next time we’ll visit again, and see if there are different flavours to try. There are apparently a wide range of flavours available.

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Lucy is the mother of a coeliac, and has been managing a gluten free diet for her daughter for 20 years - though, to be fair, she does do most of it herself now...

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