Review of Newburn Bakehouse Gluten Free Crumpets

It can be very difficult to find a dairy free food to have as a light snack. A snack that I do enjoy as an occasional treat is crumpets. They are a quick and easy warm snack that can have a nice topping to add that little extra to tide you over until dinner. Sadly most crumpets contain milk and are therefore not suitable for dairy free me. So when I popped into a local supermarket I headed straight to the free from section to see if there were any I could try. Sure enough I found crumpets by Newburn Bakehouse which are made by Warburtons. They were both gluten free and milk free. So I decided to give them a try for lunch and save the rest later for a snack.
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I liked the simple clear packaging to the top allowing you to see the crumpets inside. I also liked the bright orange colour scheme with the blue section clearly highlighting that they are gluten free. Onto the ingredients list egg is highlighted as an allergen and there is no may contain warning. They are also suitable for a vegetarian diet.
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On opening the packet I wasn’t really greeted by an aroma and this didn’t change on my close up sniff test. If I’m honest it’s hard to describe the aroma of a crumpet. What I was surprised by was the size of the crumpets. They were monsters much bigger than other crumpets that I have previously tried. I would only need one of these for my lunch. Onto the texture of these crumpets they looked slightly stodgy on the top and crunchy and slightly blackened to the bottom. On touching the crumpet they were springy to touch from the top and firm and slightly hard to touch underneath.
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I placed my crumpet in the toaster and toasted it for 2 minutes. The texture of the crumpet hadn’t really changed on touching compared to it untoasted. The aroma hadn’t changed either. I choose to have a little jam on mine as a naughty treat. On biting into the crumpet I initially experienced two different textures. Initially it was light and slightly springy followed by a slight crunch from underneath. On further bites the crumpet was slightly gooey and stodgy in texture. It reminded me of rice that is a little over cooked and goes a little gooey. This wasn’t s negative for me as I quiet like this. On checking the inside of the crumpet the texture was actually quiet similar to this. Onto the flavour it tasted just like a regular crumpet. So that’s a big thumbs up to Newburn Bakehouse.
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So would I recommend these crumpets? Yes I would. The larger size is a big bonus as it meant I only needed to eat one. The combinations of the two textures worked really well together. The fact that they taste like a regular crumpet is a big plus. So if you follow a dairy free and or gluten free diet why not give these crumpets a try. So thank you Newburn Bakehouse for making a crumpet that I can enjoy.

49 Comments

  1. March 24, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Oh I love crumpets so great they are doing some delicious ones for those who cannot eat dairy or gluten xx #thatfridaylinky

    • March 24, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Hi, it sure is and a nice treat that I hope to have again soon. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  2. March 24, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Ooo! I love crumpets, but haven’t had one for years! These look so tasty! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • March 24, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Hi, they were very tasty and will be becoming a treat for me that I can grab from the freezer.

  3. March 24, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I really need to try these! I only tried the Genius ones so far, which were ok, although they didn’t taste much like crumpets haha πŸ˜‚ thanks for your review!

    • March 24, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Hi, these seem to be very popular I shall be getting some more soon for an emergency truck. I hope you find some to try.

  4. Le Coin de Mel
    March 24, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    They sound perfect! Such a shame they’re not egg-free though. I haven’t managed to find GF vegan crumpets for my little girl. Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • March 24, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Yes it’s a shame hopefully someone will make some soon. They are such a great snack.

  5. March 24, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I love these! I like them really well done and crispy πŸ™‚ #thatfridaylinky

    • March 24, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      That’s exactly how I like mine especially with a little jam on 😊.

  6. hijackedbytwins
    March 24, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    The hubby loves these crumpets! They are so good! x #FreeFromFridays

    • March 24, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      They sure area. A great discovery I will be getting some more for the freezer.

  7. diynige
    March 26, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I love crumpets and these look yummy great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • March 26, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      They sure were yummy. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  8. March 27, 2017 / 5:44 am

    It must be so tricky avoiding dairy at times. I’ve considered it whilst breastfeeding in case my LO has an intolerance (thankfully not) and I had no idea how many products have dairy in. I’m glad these are a great alternative you can enjoy. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Hi. It is amazing how many items contain dairy. Luckily it’s getting easier and I have some nice crumpets to enjoy as well, happy days 😊.

  9. March 27, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Glad you enjoyed them, I love a hot buttery crumpet so glad you found some gluten free ones to enjoy! Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays x

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Hi, I have my spread free but opt for peanut butter or jam instead. I shall be buying these again soon.

  10. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    March 27, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I love these crumpets! And I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only person that has jam on them πŸ˜²πŸ’–

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Hi, yes it’s jam of peanut butter for me on mine. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  11. March 27, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I’ve never had a crumpet personally but they do sound and look like a tasty treat. ONE DAY I’ll indulge!!!

    E

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Hi, these were indeed nice. You should give them a try. They make s great snack.

  12. March 27, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    This is awesome! Crumpets are one of my favourite things but I’m trying to cut down on dairy. Will definitely keep and eye out for these!

    -amy
    http://www.scarielsgrotto.com πŸ–€βœ¨

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi, these would be definitely worth trying. I think they are in most supermarkets, Chloe.

  13. March 27, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I haven’t had a crumpet in years! You’ve really made me want some! My sister is dairy free so I’ll definitely tell her about these!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Hi, oh I hope this post has made you want to try them again. I hope your sister gets to try these in the near future.

  14. Sophia Whitham
    March 27, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I’m gluten and dairy free and love these crumpets. They aren’t as chewy as I remember the original being but they’re a great dupe! xx

    Sophia xx http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Hi, these are the best free ones I’ve tried do far. Are there any that you can recommend? Thanks.

  15. March 27, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    I have a love/hate relationship with crumpets but definitely will be willing o give these a try! Adding these to my shopping list since I haven’t had them in ages!x

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Oh sounds interesting a love hate relationship. I hope you find these to try.

    • March 27, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Yes the bigger size was a nice touch. I’m sorry if you want a crumpet now 😊.

  16. March 27, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Haven’t had crumpets in forever but weirdly enough I was going to get them yesterday but changed my mind. Will go back for them now

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

    • March 28, 2017 / 5:39 am

      Hi, I hope you get some now and enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by Chloe.

  17. March 27, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Crumpets are my WEAKNESS. I’m not much of a jam person, gotta be butter or Nutella for men

    • March 28, 2017 / 5:38 am

      Hi, I’m not surprised. They are a great snack to have. I don’t like any butter style spreadsheet in mine but chocolate now you’re talking 😊.

  18. March 30, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I love crumpets! Great to hear these taste just like normal ones. #freefromfridays

    • March 30, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Yes they a great snack. I’m getting an emergency stash for the freezer.

  19. March 30, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I am having to eat dairy free at the moment because I’m breastfeeding my five month old who is allergic to dairy so I’m always looking for new things to try. Thanks for the review, I’m going to hunt these down! #MarvMondays

    • March 30, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Hi, I hope you can find these I got mine in Morrisions but I think they are in most supermarkets. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  20. kimberly
    April 4, 2017 / 7:41 am

    I still think I’d manage two – haha! Friends are gluten free so I’ll recommend #DreamTeam

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Hi, yes it wouldn’t be difficult to enjoy two 😊.

  21. April 11, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I LOVE Warburton’s crumpets – they are so big and fluffy. Crumpetty goodness πŸ™‚ Fab review lovely and thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

    • April 11, 2017 / 9:38 am

      They are the biggest crumpets I have tried and we’re the perfect size as I only needed one. I love the crumpetty goodness very true 😊.

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