If yourself, or you tot has Coeliac Disease or suffers from a gluten intolerance, you’ll know how expensive gluten-free food can be. This is set to change as supermarket giant Aldi releases the news of its first gluten-free range, thought to cost 30% less than more expensive rivals.
Gluten-free fans get ready to drool at the selection of gluten-free pastas on offer, including red lentil penne and green pea fusilli pasta, all priced at £1.69. Any mum will know coloured food is often a hit at dinnertime, so these an exciting development for those with gluten-fee tots.
The range also includes Indian curry kits priced at £1.99, gluten-free chocolate brownies at £1.59 and quinoa bars at £1.69 for four. Although gluten-free food is widely available at other rival supermarkets, these prices are much lower.
Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK said on this development: ‘Whether it’s out of choice of necessity, buying and eating gluten-free foods shouldn’t come at an increased cost to families. With the ever-changing dietary needs of our customers, it’s our ambition to always meet those needs with a full range of products, at unbeatable prices.’
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