As much as I grumble about how rare it is for me to serve a meal that is received enthusiastically by all three of my kids, don’t think for a minute that I don’t appreciate the fact that my kids have no food allergies, aversions or sensitivities. I bow to the mothers who plan and serve meals around special diets for all the reasons that special diets exist. These mothers often can’t fall back on my quick stop at the grocery store for a head start on dinner because everything has to be homemade so that all ingredients are considered.

Gluten-free has become a much more mainstream diet for a variety of reasons. Gluten-free diets are followed by the 1 in 133 Canadians who suffer from Celiac disease. Gluten-free products are also sought by people with wheat allergies, autism and other non-celiac related sensitivities. Traditionally, Canadians have had to shop at (often expensive) specialty food stores to find gluten-free products. 

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Metro has recently expanded its Irresistibles brand to include 15 gluten-free products, becoming the only private label to have a gluten-free line in Canada.
My family tried a variety of products, including pasta, potato chips, pancake mix and chewy nut bars. We didn’t notice a difference in taste; pancakes tasted like regular pancakes, and granola bars were popular. I can only imagine how welcome it must be for families to find the foods they need in regular grocery stores, accessible and affordable.
Check out Metro’s Irresistibles line for these products at Metro stores across the country now.
In the interest of full disclosure, Trend Watch is written by me; all opinions are my own. It is not sponsored. Sometimes I am given free products to review and sometimes I purchase the products all on my own. I was given a free sample of the Irresistibles Gluten-Free products, but I was not compensated for my review. 

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