What a great name for a pudding company.......just brilliant! I feel as though I should go and hang out with the university students and wait to be asked what I'm studying just so that I can say 'Pudology' - it's the science of puddings, didn't ya know?
These are delicious puds, they are gluten free, dairy free and suitable for vegans. Now when you first look at them, like me you may think they are very small. It depends on how you like your pudding, yep I'm a bit of a pudding lover so I did wonder where the rest of this pudding was. When you try them though, oh wow, you then realise that it's not the size of pudding that's important it's the quality. These are very rich and so decadent that you don't need a lot or have to rush eating them. You need to take your time like some supermodel on a pudding advert. Go for a bit of 'slo mo' and take in the beautiful chocolatey taste.
I purchased these chocolate beauties and the Orange Chocolate Puds which are also part of the curriculum in Pudology. Other subjects included are:
Mango and Passionfruit Coconut Yogurt
and a Natural Pudology Yogurt
I found these in Sainsbury's but for more information on the range and stockists take a look at their website at:
For me it is lovely to be able to buy a nice dessert which is gluten free and just enjoy chocolate heaven without having to worry. If you feel the need you can pop some ice cream with it or as I did, pop one of these puds on a meringue nest with some satsuma segments on and it was super!
However you eat them I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Go for your degree in Pudology and work your way through all of the flavours. The best qualification on offer I think......Enjoy!
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I do talk about it quite a bit, the fact there is limited choice for gluten free food at some tearooms and cafes. Some are better than others but what about a place which was totally gluten free, would it work? I'm feeling a bit passionate about this subject at the moment because I do visit a lot of places for refreshments and just get a little disappointed when the only thing on offer is a chocolate brownie. I think it shows a lack of imagination but then it is difficult if you are trying to cater for everyone.
It's so lovely to see all the cakes laid out but torture when you realise you can't eat any of them. My dream would be to walk into a place and the situation reversed, so all the cakes would be gluten free and maybe just offer one choice of 'fully leaded' as I call it. the thing is that anyone can eat gluten free, it's not anything awful, it's edible and tasty but us gluten free'ers can't eat anything when we go into an 'all round' establishment especially if you're diagnosed with coeliac's disease.
There is a lovely Gluten Free Cafe in Norwich that pops up on my google a lot and it's just stunning and exactly what we need more of. Take a look at their website at norfolkglutenfree.co.uk
Beautiful eh? I would just feel like I was in heaven and probably struggle to leave. It's like walking into a food paradise for me and just to have all that choice and even pick up a few products while there would be amazing.
I'm having one of those 'build it and they will come' moments. if you have seen the film 'Field of Dreams' you will know what that means. Kevin Costner gets messages from baseball legends who have passed away and they tell him to build a baseball field on his property and then they will come and play. Brilliant film, everyone thinks he's mad and it will be too much, it will all lead to ruin and financial suicide but he builds it and they do in fact come, and so do people from miles and miles to see this magical game of baseball.
So that's how I feel about a tea shop that is totally gluten free, some products dairy free and vegan too but I'd be interested what you think. Leave a comment as it would be interesting to see if it would work. Please someone build it and I will come along, definitely!!
For now though I'll keep doing a bit of research which obviously involves eating cake and drinking tea but someone has to do it. Thank you to all those lovely people in cafe's around the country who do bring us some wonderful choices and fantastic food because there are those who do push the boat out big style and I can tell you we do appreciate it.
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I was so happy here and as the name suggests, very cosy at The Cosy Club in Derby. The surroundings were amazing, fabulously decorated venue and plenty of space. They had separate menus for different tastes and needs! I was in some kind of Free From Heavenly place. There is a good little mix when us girls get together (no not that little mix), one of us is gluten free, one vegan and one, well how shall we describe her? A non free from foodie?
It was just great to have our own menus. I wanted to show mine off and show it to the world, saying 'look at me, I have my own menu, to myself, MINE!! I felt sorry for the girl who wanted to take our order as we were so wrapped up in the excitement of menu proudness we were then spoilt for choice and took ages to decide. Well you can take your time when you have a choice. Great selection of food and the menus are available to view online, I will pop the link on at the end of this post and you can also view the venue, it really is beautiful.
After another millennium had passed I opted for a classic burger and upgraded my fries to sweet potato fries. That got me thinking, do sweet potatoes have a better status over conventional potatoes? Are they more important? Special in some way? I don't know but I had them anyway. Everything tasted sensational. A burger with a gluten free cob, YES!!! Great tasting sweet potato fries and a lovely coleslaw on the side. I also went for the extra slice of cheese on my burger, I know.......pushed the boat out in big style.
Get a look at that dessert though eh? A warm gluten free chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and yes it tasted as good as it looked. I accompanied it with a latte coffee including a dash of Bailey's too, talk about a treat. I then wondered on the Monday morning why I hadn't lost any weight that week. I looked at the scales in dismay, thinking about how many miles I'd walked with the new Fitbit. I felt as though I had walked to China and back and with no result and then I remembered that I had overloaded the calories slightly for which I am not going to feel any guilt. Not one bit!
So can I recommend the Cosy Club? Oh yes and I think you should try it if you haven't already. It's the kind of place you could throw on a vintage style dress and dance like you have won Strictly but that's just my fantasy. I was just dressed in my cropped jeans and t shirt, no dancing took place, only in my head obviously. The staff are so friendly, very patient and if you have a restricted diet I am sure you will find something to please. They are situated at Royal Building, Victoria St, Derby DE1 1ES and the website is:
they also have a Facebook page at:
Take a look and see what you think. I would advise to book as it can get busy which doesn't surprise me. Thank you for reading today. Please join me again tomorrow as I will be having a little chat about Autism on Autism Support Saturday.
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I was just walking past my local shops and oh there it was a basket outside one shop with cake and delights in with a big label on saying 'Gluten Free' so how could I resist. I had just had my haircut so I thought 'well I weigh a little less so there's room for cake now' (a 1000 excuses that don't make sense).
Riverbank Bakery are a family bakery based in Kings Lynn in Norfolk and have been producing a range of vegan loaf cakes for over 15 years they have added more flapjack and gluten free products recently building up to fifty individual product lines. Their cakes are all baked with the finest ingredients and it certainly tastes like it, this orange cake was absolutely gorgeous, very moist, tasty and doesn't fall apart, hurrah!!
Just to name a few other cakes in their range, there are:
Cherry and Sultana
Date and Walnut
Cherry and Almond
Mango and Papaya
Pineapple and Banana
So plenty there to try eh? I purchased my cake from Greedy Pig Butchers at Park Farm in Allestree, (Derby). I think a butchers is a funny place to stock vegan cakes but hey ho. If you are vegan and can brave going into a butchers all good otherwise you may have to seek a meat eating friend to get you some supplies.
Riverbank Bakery do have a Facebook page at
and they are also on Twitter too @RiverbankBakery
so have a look and give them a try
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How many times do you walk into a cafe or teashop and there is only one or two cakes available and limited dishes on the menu? Well at 'Because I like it' in Bakewell you experience the complete opposite. Most of the cakes displayed are gluten free and there are so many dishes available on the menu, yes apart from the jacket potato!!! There are a lot of cake and food options for the vegetarian, vegan and dairy free lovers amongst us as well. It's just fabulous. I tend to look at places from a gluten free aspect as that is my diet but my niece visited this place a while ago and she had a very good vegan experience.
Get this as well, this establishment are also a gift shop and bistro too. It is certainly THE place to visit. Tucked away in a side street in Bakewell, there it is a cute little courtyard and plenty of seating inside too. The staff are very friendly and service is super. I went for a Tuna Melt Toasted Sandwich which was just gorgeous, it oozed tuna and mozzarella cheese, served with a salad and I ordered some coleslaw on the side. I ordered a mahooooosive pot of Yorkshire tea, well ok I shared it with my parents but that's ok because I love them.
I can't believe I could actually walk into a place and just have anything I wanted to choose. I'm so used to being restricted on what I can select and eat at some places. I just wish this place was nearer. I can definitely see myself returning.
They have a Facebook page which can be found at
and they can be found at Water Street, Bakewell DE45 1EW
As I said they are tucked away slightly but there is a little sign out on Water Street itself and if you've got a handy gadget with a map facility you'll find it easy peasy. If you have a restricted diet you will love this place and even if you are not you will also love it as they do offer food with 'everything' in as well so they cater for everyone.
Let me know what you think if you visit, leave a comment as I would love to hear your views too.
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Take care for now........