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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

New Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars That Are Also Gluten-Free..


It's just over a week until I take my Daughter to the City Hospital, where she will see a specialist Doctor. We will finally get to the bottom of her recently diagnosed Coeliac Disease. I am counting down the days as I have so many questions to ask them. Hopefully, we will get some good advice on her new Gluten free diet.

It has been over a month now since we found out  My Daughter Has Coeliac Disease. Time sometimes flies even when not having fun. We have spent hours learning about her new Gluten-Free lifestyle and searching the shops for Gluten-free products.

All our lives have been turned upside down. For example, a simple day out usually involved a pit stop somewhere for pizza or chips or a burger. Now it is like a military operation, working out meals in advance and searching the internet for anywhere on our journey that may have a gluten-free menu. My Daughter has remained positive throughout it all. The innocence of youth! I have been fretting like a mother Hen...

You can't just nip to the local shop for food when you run out now. They do not sell anything gluten-free. Also going out for a breakfast is a definite no-no. We have to eat before we go out. Making sure to take something gluten free in case we get delayed. My Daughter still has a big appetite!!

Read on to find out about a new gluten-free lunchbox snack.
Last week we were introduced to the new Fruit Shoot Fruit Bar that has just hit the shops. Finally, we have found a lunch box treat that is gluten-free. They fit nicely into her school bag for lunch, whilst also fitting nicely into her handbag at the weekend. "Double bonus," my Daughter says!

One thing we had been struggling with is school lunch boxes. My Daughter has only just found a gluten-free bread she enjoys. She does like a little treat too, I have tried homemade gluten-free buns. The trouble is they do tend to crumble in her bag. Something pre-packed which stays firm is spot on. The Fruit Shoot bars are primarily made from Dates with some extra natural goodness. The sugar content essentially comes from the fruit. This is obviously a natural source of sugar and is part of your 5 a day.


Regular blog readers know that when the weekend hits we like to go out-out. So having a go-to treat for my Daughter is good news. We of course like our normal fruit or carrot sticks. Sometimes though, especially if we have been on a hike and have mucky hands, a sealed treat is perfect... 

Overall then we give these bars a thumbs up. The Hubby who loves a chocolate bar in his work lunchbox enjoyed them too. If he gets in the London Marathon cutting out the chocolate will be a good thing I think!!
Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars The Natural Choice For Lunch Boxes:

New Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars offer a deliciously fruity, no mess snack option, that school-aged kids can enjoy on the go, or as a perfect addition to lunchboxes.

About The Fruit Shot Bars:

Packed with over 99% fruit, the bars are high in fibre, free from added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners and they also count as one of your ‘five a day’.
The Different Flavours:

The bars are available in a rainbow of five fruity flavours; Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant, Summer Fruits, Peach & Mango and Tropical Fruit.

Each flavour comes in a pack of five and the good news for parents is that Fruit Shoot Fruit bars have all been certified by Sugar Wise and every bar counts as a serving of fruit.
Also Gluten-Free:

The Fruit Shoot Fruit bars are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free diet.

Where To Buy:

Available in Tesco stores and online from Amazon from 18th September (RRP: 5 x 25g for £2.29).

I am also impressed with Tesco's Gluten-Free range. Every week we have been in they keep adding more and more gluten-free foods to their range.

The first week we went in they had a row with a few shelves full. Now they have a whole section and a Gluten free range in the freezers too. This past month their range has improved drastically. Imagine how many different foods they will have in by Christmas.!!

As Tesco is my number 1 stop and shop for Gluten Free food. I will now be able to pick up these new Fruit Shoot Fruit Bars up for my Daughter when we do the "Big Shop"...

About this post: This is a commission post with Fruit Shoot. All thoughts are my own.


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34 comments

  1. We LOVE Fruit Shoots in our house. They are absolutely ideal for lunchboxes!!!

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  2. Glad she is adjusting! I think you'll be surprised how much is naturally GF!

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    1. Thanks Tamar, I just wish more foods stated they were. We don't like risking it when foods don't say incase they are made in a factory that contains gluten :(

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  3. I think my girls would love these. They love the Fruit Shoot drinks.
    Good luck with the hospital appointment. It sounds like your girl is adjusting well x

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  4. These sound tasty. Your daughter has a great attitude. I know it's a big adjustment. My kids aren't big sandwich eaters so I always made them salads or something hot in a thermos for their school lunches.

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    1. Thanks Heather :) My Daughter likes to rush around eating something quickly.

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  5. I'm so pleased you are starting to find goodies for your daughter, we dabbled with this when my daughter had a few problems, I remember what a difficult time it was for us! It's also great that you are blogging about it, others will benefit from what you find - well done Claire. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  6. Such a good idea. One of my best friend's boy is gluten free, I'll pass on this for her, she'll be pleased to see someone is catering for him at last!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I am pleased to see more and more things coming out gluten free. I can't imagain how hard it was a few years ago.

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  7. It must be so tough adapting to being gluten-free, your daughter is a trooper, I can't even imagine :( Still, I had no idea Fruit Shoots were branching out into bars - how exciting!!

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  8. That's great to hear! You guys must be having a hard time. Nice that USA has a variety of options. I stay in India and my friend has major issues in finding gluten free products.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I find it hard work keep looking at ingredients but getting there :)

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  9. Ooooh this look fab I'm always on the look out for gluten free snacking options for the fam so will definitely be picking some of these up in the next shop!

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  10. I have never heard of these before, what a great idea x

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  11. Awww bless her but at least she is optimistic about the disease and glad you have been introduced to some lovely gluten-free products

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  12. I hadn't realized they have decided to branch out into snacks! Your daughter is very brave and it's good to know there are options available food-wise to adapt!

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  13. OH wow I haven't heard of these, and would have never realised they were introducing snacks as well as drinks!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I have only just heard of these :)

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  14. Ah Fruit Shoot Bars. My kids would love these am sure. They look yummy.

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  15. My four year old is peering over my shoulder and is very excited by these - added to the shopping list

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's health issues. It changes things a lot doesn't it and it's good to find gluten free options she will enjoy like this

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  17. I will have to look out for my granddaughter. Thanks.

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