Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could go to a shop and know that you could eat anything on the shelves?
Most of us, of course, can go to any supermarket any day, and don’t even notice the extraordinary range of choice available. We pick up the same old things, and toss them into the basket, without a second thought.
But what if, when you go to the supermarket, there isn’t a choice?
This is the way it is for coeliacs. There may be a shelf or two with gluten free products on – and, of course, many things are naturally gluten free – but there isn’t the vast cornucopia of food that is available to the Normals.
My coeliac daughter had the Normal experience this weekend – or very nearly!
We travelled to Brighton for a family wedding – about six hours drive south of us. Just off our route was Johnsons Dietary Provisions, a company which sells gluten free food. I’ve bought from them before online, and exchanged emails with Helen on various topics – as well as chatted on the gluten free messageboard.
Johnson’s is primarily a web business, but Helen does open up to retail customers for a few hours four days a week. This was one of them.
We detoured – much to the alarm of my mother, also driving south but in a different car. “You’re going the wrong way!”
Which we were – but also, we so weren’t.
Hot and sticky, after 6 hours in the car, we unloaded our three children and headed into the shop. It was great to meet […]