Yes, that’s right, gluten free Cornish pasties by Ginsters are OUT NOW! Here’s everything you need to know about them, including where to find them, price and ingredients etc.
Who’d have thought? Gluten free Cornish pasties in supermarkets?! I mean… I’ve only been waiting 10 years 😂 Here’s everything you need to know about them, including where to buy them, the price etc. Also… will I be able to actually eat them?! (not looking likely)
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1. The price.
One of these little beauties will set you back £2.50. What do you think of the price? Too much? Or affordable every once in a while?
But how does it compare to a gluten-filled pasty? Is it more expensive? They usually are!
This gluten free Cornish pasty will be £2.50 for a 200g product. Whereas a regular, gluten-containing Ginsters Cornish pasty is currently £1.70 for 227g. So we’re essentially paying more for a slightly smaller product.
Does that make your blood boil, or do you just accept that gf products cost more? I’d love to know what camp you’re in so leave me a comment below this post with your thoughts 👇🏻
2. Where to find them.
For the time being, these will be only available in Sainsbury’s and that’s exactly where I found mine this morning. I found them down the aisle with all the chilled gluten-filled pasties, sausage rolls and pork pies etc.
I was slightly surprised to find them here as my Sainsbury’s actually has a free from chilled section… which also contains gluten free sausage rolls and pies. So I’m not sure if they’re meant to be there, or not really!
But either way, if you can’t find them in one place, definitely have a check in both places just to be sure. And of course, make sure you buy the one with the big purple gluten free logo on it!!
3. The ingredients.
But of course – the most important thing of all here is the ingredients, so here’s a photo of them! If you don’t have your magnifying glass handy, here’s what it says in the photo:
Ingredients: Gluten Free Pastry (Deglutinated Wheat Starch, Water, Butter, Fat (Milk), Corn Starch, Rapeseed Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Sugar, Vegetable Fibre, Glucose Syrup, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Salt, Thickener: Guar Gum, Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Natural Flavour), Potato, British Beef (15%), Onion, Swede, Beef Fat, Seasoning (Cornflour, Spices, Salt, Onion, Sugar, Mustard, Leek, Coriander, Sunflower Oil), Egg.
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.
First of all, you might have noticed ‘deglutinated wheat starch’, which I’m assuming is the same as ‘gluten free wheat starch’, commonly listed in gluten free products. But my question here is why is wheat not listed in bold?
Even if the wheat is suitable for gluten free people, shouldn’t wheat be highlighted as an allergen for wheat allergy sufferers? Both of these products (this one and this one) contain gluten free wheat starch… and both have wheat in bold on the ingredients.
I just wanted to highlight this in case there were any wheat allergy sufferers out there who might have otherwise missed this. I’d love to know your view on this so leave me a comment below this post 👇🏻
4. What’s inside them.
Now we’ve seen the ingredients, we know for certain that this is a proper Cornish pasty filling as we were promised. Ginsters said the the filling would contain 100% British minced beef, potato, onion and swede, all inside gluten free shortcrust pastry.
And that’s exactly what we’ve got! But sadly, that makes this product totally out of the window for me. Why? I can’t tolerate onion!
(anyone else in the same boat as me on that one? Bloody IBS issues!)
I know I’m in a minority of people there on that, so of course, I thought I’d post this for the TONS of you guys who can eat this. You lucky so and sos! I did try the pastry though and it is seriously awesome – lovely and buttery!
5. When they’re available.
They’re available right now! Technically from yesterday, but I only found them in my local Sainsbury’s this morning.
So now you know the price, the ingredients, where to find them and what’s inside them… all that’s left to do is hunt for them yourself!
What are your other options for a gluten free pasty?
And if all else fails and you can’t find Ginsters gluten free Cornish pasty yet, there are gf pasties already available elsewhere right now!
You can happily head over to…
- West Cornwall Pasty Company (you can actually get them in-store believe it or not but you need to order them 60 mins in advance)
- Made Marion Gluten Free (order them online)
- Voakes (order them online)
- Baked to Taste (order them online)
Who here’s gonna put in an order straight away?! Did you know about these places already, or not?
Most importantly, what are YOUR thoughts on Ginsters new gluten free Cornish pasty?
What do you think of the price? And the ingredients? Have you found them in your local Sainsbury’s yet? What Ginsters products would you like to see made gluten free next?
Do you eat products containing gluten free wheat starch? Do you wish it was dairy free?
I’d love to hear your thoughts as you never know if Ginsters might come over and read the comments section of this post or not… who knows!
Stranger things have happened! So keep scrolling down until you see the comments section and let us know your thoughts down there 👇🏻
What I want to know most of all though is this: will you be giving them a try? Will you be first in line to buy them? Or is this one that you’ll pass on?
I think it’s a great idea! Any time where a new product launches that didn’t already exist in supermarkets, I think that, despite often being slightly more expensive, we win in the long run.
For years and years, we had so little choice, but finally… we’re starting to see a little more choice in the products that are safe for us. Sadly, I won’t be able to enjoy it because of onion, but I know there’s lots of you guys out there who will love this – hence why I had to post about it anyway.
I’m still a little skeptical about why wheat isn’t bolded in the ‘deglutinated wheat starch’ but I’ll ask Ginsters and hopefully update this post when they reply.
Plus, lots of you guys have been messaging me saying there’s waaaay too many sweet, sugary gluten free products and not enough savoury products… so here you go! Got any more questions for me about Ginsters new gluten free Cornish pasties? Want to know any more info about it? Is there anything else you’d like to know?
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Thanks for reading,