Review of Tesco’s Free From Garlic Baguette

Now I am bit partial to garlic bread and frequently make my own. It is often impossible to find ready made garlic bread which is dairy free. So when I heard that Tesco’s had just launched a free from garlic baguette as part their new free from range I had to investigate further. To be honest I didn’t hold up much hope as free from generally means gluten free with other food allergens included if you are lucky. To my surprise it was indeed suitable for me.

I liked the packaging as it is the same style as the rest of the products in their new updated free from range. I liked the pictures of the inviting pieces of garlic baguette on the front. I hoped that mine would look like this when cooked. The front of the packaging it is clearly labelled as being egg, gluten, milk and wheat free. On the back it is labelled as being suitable for vegans. Onto the ingredients list, there are no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I was immediately hit by a pleasant aroma of garlic with a hint of mixed herbs. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the baguette in the oven and cooked the baguette as instructed. Once cooked the aroma of the garlic intensified and seemed to mask the smell of the mixed herbs. I tore the baguette into a couple of sections and undertook my close up sniff test. At this point I was able to smell a faint undertone of the mixed herbs intermingled with the garlic. I couldn’t wait to dive into this baguette. It looked liked a regular garlic baguette nice and crunchy to the outside and light and fluffy inside. On biting into the baguette it was indeed crunchy on the outside and had a lighter fluffy texture inside followed by the slight moistness from the margarine. The texture was perfect, it was just like eating a regular garlic baguette. So a massive thumbs up to Tesco’s because I certainly wouldn’t have been able to tell that it was gluten free. Onto the flavour this the garlic element was definitely the prominent flavour without being too strong. This intermingled with a hint of mixed herbs made for a delicious garlic baguette.

So would I recommend this free from baguette? Yes I certainly would. I was especially surprised by the baguettes texture it was just like a regular garlic baguette. As for the flavour this was also spot on. I will no doubt be having many more of these baguettes in the future. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free, and or a vegan diet give this garlic baguette a try. I’m sure that you will be pleasantly surprised. So thank you Tesco’s for producing a delicious garlic baguette that I can enjoy.

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103 thoughts on “Review of Tesco’s Free From Garlic Baguette

  1. That sounds excellent! Your description has me sold, especially since my little guy can’t have dairy or eggs…. too bad we don’t have Tesco’s around here… it’s probably not worth shipping across the pond. Oh well, maybe there is an American equivalent.

  2. Oh my gosh I could eat a whole garlic baguette right now! Love the stuff. I’m glad to see they have a tasty version that is suitable for vegans. I don’t see why it would be so difficult to make and if it tastes just as good I hope they start advertising it more to the general public xx

  3. Oh my goodness this is going straight to the top of my shopping list this week! I miss garlic bread so much! And like you say things that are free from don’t normally mean free from everything so this is a pleasant surprise! Thanks for introducing me to this!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. You may well have tried this baguette, they also do the dough balls which I wasn’t so keen on. Tesco’s are they leaders art the moment with their free from range.

  4. I have to say as a coeliac I am partial to a bit of Tesco’s garlic bread – it’s one of the better ones as I’m sure you’re aware, many gluten free bread options are not the best. In fact I find Tesco’s Free from range very good for many things. Thx for linking up to #GlobalBlogging.

    • Hi, I have to agree some gluten free bread can be a tad naff, I’m gald that you are partial to this garlic baguette as well. Oh and I agree Tesco’s is great fro free from products.

  5. This looks yummy! I’m lucky not to have a food intolerance, but I might try this next time I’m in the shop anyway. It must be so hard to find suitable food when you have allergies and intolerances so I’m glad Tesco seem to be addressing this.

  6. This looks yummy! I’m lucky not to have a food intolerance, but I might try this next time I’m in the shop anyway. It must be so hard to find suitable food when you have allergies and intolerances so I’m glad Tesco seem to be addressing this.


    • Hi, the free from market is booming mainly from lifestyle choices which is great for me as i have lots more to try. If you try this baguette I would love to know what you think, thanks.

  7. I think it’s great that Tesco and other big companies are making food which everyone can enjoy, regardless of dietary needs, this does look super tasty! Whilst I usually buy the regular type, I can see this being a healthier alternative, I want to try being vegan so this seems like a good thing to add to a basket! x

  8. That looked delicious! I am a sucker for garlic bread/baguettes and this is gonna make me go over the edge! I’m also glad that it’s dairy free as I am trying to cut out dairy from my diet. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oooh, this looks absolutely delicious! I adore garlic bread too. My mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid. But how nice that you can pick this up right in the supermarket and bake it up whenever you feel like it!


  10. Hi Chloe, sometimes a meal needs a bit of tarting up with a slice or two of garlic bread. Finding a ready made one that not only suits dietary needs but tastes good too must be a proper treat!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


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