Annie’s Larder Christmas Hampers

18 Nov

Those who have been following Gluten Free by the Sea since the beginning may remember me visiting Annie’s Supperclub during a trip to London in August.  Such fantastic food and Annie has recently branched out to form Annie’s Larder, providing lunch deliveries in London, supplying gluten free pizza bases to some London pubs and cakes to local cafes.  I have seen great reviews about the gluten free lunch service from my London based coeliac friends.

Those of us outside of London can now have a chance to sample Annie’s great food as she is currently taking orders for gluten free Christmas Hampers, and offering UK delivery.  See here for more information.  Choose between such goodies as Christmas Cake, Christmas Pud, Mince Pies, shortbread and an array of local produce such as cheeses and chutneys.  I particularly have my eye on a gluten free Yule Log!


This week I was lucky enough to be asked to do some taste testing for Annie.  A hard job but someone has got to do it!  I received a generous sample of brownie, shortbread and fruit cake.  I am annoyingly fussy and don’t like fruit cake as I don’t like currants or raisins, so I roped my parents in to assist with the sampling.

The brownie was amazingly light and moist, with beautiful chocolate flavour.  I really loved this as did my mum.  Despite dad not liking brownie he still gave this a “very nice” verdict.  The shortbread came out as the real winner though.  All three of us thought these were brilliant.  Best summed up with a quote by dad; “The shortbreads were amazing, light, good texture very tasty.  To die for!!!!”.  I couldn’t disagree with that, and I quickly packed away the leftover shortbread to take home before my parents could get their hands on the rest!  I left my parents to taste the fruit cake, and they both agreed this was “very tasty” and had great flavour.

Finally I asked my gluten eating parents the all important question; “would you know it was gluten free?” and in stereo they both answered a resounding “no”.  So there we have it, good enough for everyone to eat which I know is Annie’s mission.  I am sure if you get a chance to sample Annie’s food you will be equally impressed.

Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea

One Response to “Annie’s Larder Christmas Hampers”

  1. kelly cross (@gfcakelover) December 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Great Post Kevin, I cant wait for my Yule Log I have ordered, yum yum

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