Monday, August 14, 2006

Success at Budgens!

I recently had a very successful shopping trip at 'Budgens'. I found a range of products suitable for people following the anti-candida diet (see photograph), some of which - like the chappattis - I've previously, but most I haven't come across before. Perhaps things are looking up!

1. 'Sacla' Char-grilled Aubergine Pesto - ingredients:

  • aubergine
  • sunflower seed oil
  • water
  • basil
  • tomato
  • cashew nuts
  • sea salt
  • fresh garlic
  • crushed pine kernels
  • lactic acid (preservative)
  • hot chilli pepper

2. Tzatziki (Budgens)

  • yoghurt
  • cucumber
  • salt
  • garlic granules
  • mint

3. 'Glutano' Tri-Colour Pasta

  • maize starch and flour
  • spinach powder
  • tomato powder
  • beetroot powder

(v. tasty with the aubergine pesto!)

N.B. 'Orgran' produce a similar corn-based pasta, available from Holland & Barrett.

4. Patak's Plain Chappattis (six)

  • wholemeal flour
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • fruit juice (guess this is okay in small quantities!)
  • emulsifiers*
  • raising agents #
  • calcium propionate (preservative)

* Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids, mono and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid esters of Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids (no idea what this is - if anyone out there knows, and it's nasty, please let me know!).

# Disodium Diphosphate Sodium Hydrogen carbonate (ditto!).

- and finally

5. 'Delamere' goats yoghurt

Same company produces a fresh goats milk available from the Co-op.

Other 'new' products:

('New', because I haven't seen them before!)

  • hard goat's cheese
  • UHT (longlife) goats milk

Both manufactured by 'St Helen's Farm' and available from Tescos.

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