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Need a gluten-free Christmas? Try these.

Mince pies. Fruit cakes. Puddings. Yes, it’s that time of year. But if you need to give gluten a miss, it doesn’t mean you need to forego on the yumminess – we have goodies that’ll make your Christmas deliciously gluten-free without anyone being the wiser.


We particularly love this gluten-free fruit cake from Mandy’s. Gluten-free goodies are usually filled with rubbishy processed starches and soy, but not this cake. It’s mostly fruit, with a bit of sugar. And the main gluten-free flour used – buckwheat  – is high in protein. It’s a deliciously moist beauty too.

Next on our favourite list are these gluten-free GF Precinct mince pies. If you’ve eaten GF Precinct’s gluten-free breads before, then you’ll know of their second-to-none quality and taste – and these pies do not disappoint. The ingredients, as with Mandy’s fruit cake, are clean and tasty to boot. Think currant, apple, raisins, sultanas, orange peel, lemon zest, lemon juice, brandy, mixed spice and nutmeg. Need we say more?

Last, but not least, is this pretty innovative plum pudding ice cream from the folks at Gundowring. Using chestnuts and almonds from the Murray Valley, fruit from South Australia, and the fresh creamy Gundowring milk, this ice cream makes for a delicious and cool – not to mention, gluten-free – treat. Perfect for the summery Aussie Christmas, it'll happily sit next to any traditional plum pudding and fruit salads.

All these gluten-free options are perfect for your Christmas table, or to give as a ‘no-brainer’ gift to friends you'll be seeing over the Christmas season. Or simply keep a secret stash in your pantry – not the ice cream, though!

These products are available in store now. Shall we see soon, then?

Merry Christmas,

The Apples and Sage Team xx