Coeliac Awareness week takes place annually in the UK and this year it is from the 8-14th May. The 2017 aim? To campaign for better gluten-free food whether it’s eating out or a quick on-the-move snack. There are many instances where gluten-free options are either very limited or are very uninspiring. The team here at Paramount, along with other members of Coeliac UK, are keen to play a part in changing this in bars and restaurants across the country!
Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease which is caused by the immune system reacting to gluten and provoking mild or severe symptoms. To make matters worse, coeliac disease is common and affects as many as 1 in 100 people1.
For someone with coeliac disease, eating out with friends or family isn’t straightforward. 80% of people with coeliac disease are the decision makers when eating outith others and have the final vote on where to dine2.
Our gluten-free products are certified by Coeliac UK
We are working hard to develop gluten-free products to help meet the growing consumer demand, without compromising on appearance or taste. For example, we’ve reinvented the on-trend favourite Mac ‘n’ Cheese by using a gluten-free pasta with a rich and creamy cheddar cheese sauce, butternut squash, sage and chilli – delicious!
Or, if you’re into seafood, there’s our fantastic new Fish and Chip Shop Bites: cod, potato and peas seasoned with salt and vinegar and then lightly coated in crispy cyder vinegar batter – mouth-wateringly tasty. It also contains MSC cod.
We have also put a delicious vegetarian twist on the classic chilli – we’ve created a rich earthy red pepper, bean and aubergine chilli which not only ticks the veggie box but is also gluten-free and suitable for vegans.
These three dishes and our other enticing gluten-free products have all been certified by Coeliac UK. So look out for new gluten-free products, be aware and get involved!
- Coeliac UK member research (July 2014)