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Gluten free food

Posted by Mian - Created: 6 years ago
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Posted by pennychanteuse - 3 years ago

Hi - I'm a coeliac living in Nice and I mainly use Le Marchant de Bio & La Vie Claire shops but I have found that my local Casino sells some gluten free products - there's a make called Schär - and they have a wide range of nice stuff. I've also seen Gerblé products in Casino. In my local U store I can get Bjorg Maïs extra fins crackers  (that taste better than they look!) and some Monoprix stock a range but I must admit in Carrefour I haven't found many products. The only GF product I have found in carrefour is the Maïs spaghetti - I prefer it to the one in La Vie Claire - but it's hard to find. 

I wish you patience and luck - it's not easy but it is possible. If I can help any further then please contact me.

 

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Posted by ekendall - 3 years ago

I'm really excited to have found this new site for all my GF products (incl baking ingredients), for direct home delivery in France: Freego.com

There's lots of choice and it's competitively priced. I ordered online on Thurs and received my box of deliveries already this morning.

Lis

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Posted by supertramp-315597 - 6 years ago

I'm also gluten free, and i shop at the larger Le Clerc supermarkets where there is a really good range of GF foods.(I live near Le Cannet de Maures, rather a long way for you to go,). Schar is definitely the best brand. Their ciabatta and Ertha bread is really good. Alternatively, I use an online shop www.sansallergene.com
Good luck!


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Posted by crumblies - 6 years ago

Senza glutine.

I found a good (I think) gluten-free pizza recipe by Googling, and am still working on the translation!

Mrs Crumbly

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Posted by JenWren-293161 - 6 years ago

I think you have to go to the Pharmacy in Italy to get the Gluten free products.......my relatives live there and buy me loads of stuff there when I visit, I think they said it was all from the local pharmacy.

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Posted by Mian - 6 years ago

Anyone know what type of pasta to look for in Italy to get it glutenfree, or what gluten is called in Italian? Heard that they should have lots of glutenfree, cheap!, pasta.

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Posted by crumblies - 6 years ago

I've been eating gluten-free and dairy-free for six years now, and it's certainly not easy in France.

I sometimes buy on-line from Parallerg. They are no cheaper than the supermarket but you can at least get shopping over with in one go. Postage is not cheap either. I think your pasta price was quite high. I've bought 500g of rigati from Parallerg for 3,75, but maybe that is a different brand. They also do pizza bases. And I REALLY miss pizza. Mr Crumbly recently bought Casino-brand pasta in Géant Mandelieu. That's a new initiative for them.

I'm always disappointed to find that most English supermarkets do loads of gluten-free cakes, biscuits and other (very)sweet things which I don't like anyway.

I buy 'Tartines craquantes Sarrasin' made by Céréal Bio from LeClerc. I don't bother with 4 euro loaves, built like house bricks!

Bon courage!

Mrs Crumbly

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Posted by Mian - 6 years ago

I've found a few brands now which are gluten free. Geant in Villeneuve Loubet has a clearly marked up section with gluten free food. However, the price!! 4 euros for 250g pasta. Seriously!?

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Posted by J366 - 6 years ago

There is a brand that is sold in supermarkets that is "sans gluten". I can't remember what it's called but they definitely sell the products at the Leclerc supermarket in Grasse (just next to the "Moulin de Brun" roundabout). Go to the healthfood section and you will find it there. I'd be surprised if they didn't have it in other Leclerc supermarkets but I can't be sure...however, Grasse is a definite :)

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Posted by Ayla Bridgman - 6 years ago

If you're in Antibes there is a natural health food shop just down the road from Carrefour, that should have everything you need.