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19 July 2016

How to Create Tasty Gluten Free Hampers

How to Create a Tasty Gluten-Free Gift

There’s a lot of buzz around gluten-free diets, so it is very likely that you will, at some point, want to create a gluten free hampers for someone who follows this diet.

Whether it be for medical reasons or simply out of consciousness for their health, more and more people are going gluten-free. Before we get into the gift hamper ideas, we’ll start with a quick overview of what exactly this diet entails so you can better understand how to buy for your GF buddies.

The Basics

Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley and rye. While oats do not contain gluten, many people with gluten sensitivities also react negatively to oats, so they are often excluded from gluten-free diets as well. The most common reason for following this type of diet is a medical one.

Those with celiac disease or with gluten allergies or sensitivities must refrain from eating any foods containing the protein. Otherwise, they may suffer adverse reactions, like bloating, abdominal discomfort, headaches or muscular disturbances, among many other reported symptoms.

In recent years, the diet has become popular even among those who do not suffer from any medical condition that prohibits eating gluten. Gluten-free-lovers say that the diet gives them more energy and makes them feel healthier. Whatever the reason for your intended gift recipient following the diet, there are a variety of delicious options you can include in a gift hamper for them.

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It’s a No Grainer Gluten Free Hamper

Gluten-Free Gift Hamper Guide

Food Items

With the growing prevalence of the gluten-free diet, you can find a wide variety of baked goods that are created without the use of wheat flour. While, in the past, these types of items often lacked the flavour and texture of those made using gluten, many modern incarnations are so tasty that many non-gluten-free eaters can’t even tell the difference, and even sometimes prefer the gluten-free versions.

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Cornucopia Toffee & Sea Salt Gluten Free Popcorn

Fruit-based desserts are always a great option for folks eating gluten-free, as fruit contains no gluten. Chocolate, nuts and flavoured popcorn are tasty as well. Gourmet cheeses and cured meats tend to go over well, particularly at parties, as they can easily be shared with all of the guests.

Whether you’re after fudge, condiments, nougat, chocolate or nuts, we have gluten free products to suit all taste buds.

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Latasha’s Kitchen Gluten Free Butter Chicken Sauce

Alcohol

Every Aussie likes a drink now and then, and there’s no reason for your gluten-free friend to be any different. Most wines are considered a safe option for those who are gluten-free, and most spirits are OK as well.

Be careful with vodka, though, as it is sometimes made from wheat. Choose an option that is made from potatoes instead. As for beer, there are a number of gluten-free beer options available nowadays, so you should have no trouble finding a good one if beer is your friend’s libation of choice.

Non-Food Gifts

The saying goes, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for life.” The same holds true in this situation as well. Rather than giving your friend a gift of food, give the gift of a cooking class that specialises in gluten-free foods so that your friend can pick up some new kitchen skills. Throw in some unique gluten-free recipes as well to provide ample opportunities to practice those new skills.

An annual subscription to a gluten-free magazine can be a good option as well. Your friend will be able to reap the benefits of your gift all year long.

Plus of course, there are all the fun little extras you can add to a gift like wine quote coasters, mugs and more awesome gift basket extras that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Wine Quote Coaster

Wine Quote Coaster

Just in Time Gourmet Can Help

With the ideas given here, you should be well on your way to putting together a gluten-free hamper for a special someone. However, if you decide that you would prefer someone else to handle all of the details for you, saving you shopping time, give us a call today or order online.

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Celiac Aphrodisiac Gluten Free Hamper

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