Review of Genius Gluten Free Sliced Loaf

Well, it was decided that we would have breakfast at work this week. The plan was that we would bring treats in to enjoy. On the day that it was my turn, the request was for scones with clotted cream and jam. So I popped into my local Tesco’s the night before to get the goodies. I found the scones easily as they on a central display due to being on offer, the jam and butter was no problem either. However, I had to ask an assistant for help to find the clotted cream as my dairy free shopping radar was little help to me. I then had to find something suitable for me. So I zipped straight to the free from section to find a suitable sweet treat for me to enjoy. I thought about Genius’s pain au chocolate or crossiants as they would have been perfect for breakfast. Sadly, they were out of stock. I didn’t fancy cereal and the fruit loaf caught my attention. It was gluten, wheat and dairy free, the only allergen highlighted was egg. So as it ticked the boxes for my dairy and lactose free diet and it seemed to be the perfect breakfast choice. The packaging is see through so you can see the fruit loaf inside. To me it looked like a cinamon loaf with pieces of fruit in it. Each slice contains 85 calories, 2.3g of fat, 4.8g of sugar and 0.15g of salt.
The following day it was time for our breakfast courtesy of me. Well the scones with all the trimmings went down a storm. But what about my fruit loaf ? Well I popped round to the kitchen and placed 2 slices in the toaster. However, I couldn’t wait, there was a lovely fruity aroma coming from the packet that was so inviting. I was starving so took a slice of loaf out of the bag and ate it dry whilst I was waiting. On doing so I couldn’t wait for the loaf to toast quick enough. The slice was light and fluffy and bouncy in texture, with a good scattering of sultanas, currants and raisins noted. On biting into the slice the texture remained. It had a slight sweet taste coming from the fruit and this combined with the aroma were spot on. I personally found it hard to believe that it was gluten free. So what about it toated, the slight aroma remained and it became slightly crunchy both in appearance and texture, with the fruit remaining the same. I tried the loaf both with a dairy free spread and plain. I enjoyed both. I ended up having 4 slices in one serving, 3 toasted and 1 straight from the packet. I really enjoyed this loaf in all aspects, from the subtle aroma, through to its texture and flavour. I am going to stock up and put some in the freezer for emergency snacks. So thank you Genius for producing a highly enjoyable fruit loaf. I would recommend that anyone who follows a dairy, lactose, gluten or a wheat free diet gives this a try.


  1. May 29, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Glad you were able to find something nice! It seems the allergy-friendly market has really improved in recent years 🙂

    • May 29, 2015 / 7:04 pm

      Indeed, it’s definitely on my favourites list now. You are indeed right the expansion of the free from market is brilliant. I am trying foods I never thought possible. Have a lovely weekend.

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