Top five gluten-free buys for Christmas 2014

Over five weeks, the BBC Good Food team blind-tasted hundreds of supermarket products to create the ultimate best buys collection. Here we pick our top five gluten-free buys...

Best… Dessert

Tesco Free From mince pies


With a fairly thick and cake-like pastry, these mince pies work well as a dessert with cream. They taste even better once heated up.

£2 for four, from Tesco


Best… Mince pies

Booths gluten-free mince pies
Booths gluten-free mince pies

These gluten-free pies had a really crisp pastry with a lovely sticky, rich filling. These pies are a good, chunky shape and will appeal to most tastes.

£2.29, from Booths

Best… Christmas cake

M&S Made Without Gluten Christmas cake

This cake was the most attractive gluten-free cake we tried. It has a sticky middle with an added hit of booze plus the elegant decoration would look beautiful on any table.

£12, from M&S


Best… Canapé

Ocado No.G mini cheese & onion pastryless quiche

We like the whole range of No.G gluten-free canapés – these look really pretty, wrapped up in paper.

£3.99, from Ocado

Best… Christmas pudding

Sainsbury’s gluten-free Christmas pudding

This gluten-free offering is a sweet, mild pudding, with a good coarse texture and fruity flavours. This has more citrus notes than other puds we tried.

£3.99, from Sainsbury’s


For more taste-tested products, equipment rundowns and buying advice, visit our review section, plus our Christmas kitchen contains everything you’ll ever need for perfect festive feasting.