Missing the Muffins

Back in November, I was invited up to Newcastle by Warburtons to visit their gluten free bakery. We were also given the opportunity to taste their newest products: muffins.

These were still secret at that time, so I couldn’t tell you about them, but we were delighted by them at the tasting; they have now been launched onto what should be a grateful gluten-free market.

I couldn’t go to the launch event at the end of January, but they kindly sent me a sample of the blueberry and cranberry muffins as a reminder. They’re just as good now as they were then. I especially love the lemon and poppy seed ones, but they are quite grown-up and lemony, so your gluten free child might prefer the blueberry ones. There’s also a fruit loaf, which is good hot and buttery, but I’m a big fan of the muffins.

These are little loaf-shaped cakes. I usually think that muffins are too large and dry, but these are fab: moist, with a good quantity of ‘bits’ to cake. Not too large, and delicious.

I know there are plenty of gluten free cake offerings on the market, but these are special, and I’d love them to ‘take’, and be a success. They could be offered to non-GF eaters, and they wouldn’t know… However, I haven’t spotted them anywhere in the wild yet, and I have looked.

Round here, there are a range of supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Co-Op and Aldi. Yet I haven’t seen these fab new products anywhere. I’ve looked on the Warburtons stockist locator, and despite there being plenty of places apparently stocking the bread products—including the community shop 3 miles away— there’s no listing of muffins near me.

I think I must live in a Warburtons Muffin desert, despite being a northerner! I’m going to have to make a nuisance of myself at the supermarket Customer Services again…

Have you seen them? When you do, buy a pack—they come in packs of two—and let me know what you think.

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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...

5 thoughts on “Missing the Muffins”

  1. When Warburtons first brought out their gluten free bread I had a look at it in Waitrose but having seen all the additives in their food I’m giving it a wide berth!

  2. I’ve seen the muffins and the fruit loaf (love that loaf) in Asda near to me, but no where else. Do you have an Asda close by?

  3. No Asda near us, sadly – my sister sometimes sends us ‘food parcels’ with Asda’s GF caramel wafers in (which my daughter really likes). I’ll have to ask her to look for the Warburton’s products

  4. The muffins are in our local asda also. However they are about £2 for 2 muffins and they are only small so i cant say ive bought any yet!!

  5. I love the muffins they are really moist (even though I don’t like Warburtons gluten free bread). I’ve seen the muffins in a few branches of Waitrose.

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