Hoping to be of help to all those living gluten free in the United Arab Emirates – نأمل أن نكون عوناً لكل من يعيش حياته خالية من الجلوتين في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Coffee and a Chat with Gluten Free Supermarket
Gluten Free UAE had the fantastic opportunity to chat with Katinka Socrat co-owner of Gluten Free Supermarket to find out what’s new and developing in their business.
Katinka has one of the more distressing celiac diagnosis stories. After 20 years of general un-wellness, including stomach pain and migraines, Katinka’s back pain turned out to be caused by having a broken back! (due to low bone density). Following a rigid GF diet and discovering that the UAE has limited options available for celiacs Katinka worked on her own recipes and set about sourcing the tastiest products she could find. Years later Gluten Free Supermarket was launched to offer tried and tested GF products that met Katinka’s high standards both in quality and taste.
Everything offered by Gluten Free Supermarket is 100% GF and locally made products are produced in a 100% GF kitchen where Katinka and her team bake to order. The wide range of products includes breads, pizza, pasta, cakes, cookies, baking staples, cereal, sweets, and snacks. To meet the needs of families on a budget the Best Price Guarantee Range has been introduced with a pack of bread rolls starting at 17:50aed and a loaf of bread at 29aed. There is also a GF Baby Skincare range to ensure that any product absorbed or ingested does not contaminate your little one!
In addition to the full range of products the website has a host of recipes to try out and once a week there is an on-line promotion – THE BIG FIND MONDAY – where either a product is discounted, a Buy 1 Get 1 Free or other promotions. Visit their web-page http://www.gluten-free-supermarket.ae on or after 10am on Mondays to see the weekly deal that lasts for 24hrs (or until the item sells out).
At the end of the meeting Katinka kindly gave me a box of baked goodies to take home which included croissants (which actually looked and tasted like real croissants), bread rolls and cookies. Every product tested got a huge thumbs up from my boys and it was the first time they got to take a roll in their lunch box to school as were so soft the kids could eat them without toasting!
Gluten Free UAE followers can get an extra 10% off their online order when they quote GFUAE in the comments section at the checkout (one time use code per person). All orders can be placed online and delivered to your door within 48hours anywhere in the UAE. http://www.gluten-free-supermarket.ae