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.

103 Comments

  1. September 7, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    My son loves garlic bread. I would definitely try your suggestions !

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      It is my guilty treat, please let me know what your son thinks, thanks.

  2. September 7, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Have you tried the flat bread and pizza Base from their fridge free from range? Very good

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Hi, no I haven’t I shall have to look out for it. Thank you 😊.

  3. Monica
    September 7, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Looks very tasty and I believe in the amazing health benefits of garlic. Thanks for the great review!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Hi, it sure is tasty. I shall use the health benefits of garlic as an excuse to eat an extra slice next time 😊.

      • Monica
        September 7, 2017 / 9:32 pm

        😊Who says healthy can’t be tasty!

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 7, 2017 / 9:33 pm

          Very true 😊

  4. September 7, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    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.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Hi, there must be an American equivalent as sadly I don’t think that it would travel well. Thanks for taking the time to comment, C.

  5. September 7, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Looks great. Unfortunately for me, I am allergic to garlic! 🙁 That is a tough one to deal with, too. I’m always happy when someone comes up with a nice alternative for all my gluten-free, dairy-free friends.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Oh no this clearly no good for you then. Is this the only allergy you have?

  6. September 7, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    Yum thank you for sharing!! I haven’t been able to eat garlic bread since going dairy-free– need to try this soon!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      I hope that you can try this one, if you do please let me know what you think.

      • September 8, 2017 / 9:02 pm

        I don’t think they sell Tesco’s in America unfortunately😭

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 9, 2017 / 9:44 am

          I’m afraid not.

          • September 9, 2017 / 11:52 pm

            I’m sorry I commented twice!! My phone was acting up.

          • pinkiebag
            Author
            September 10, 2017 / 6:29 pm

            Don’t worry I’ve done the same before, at least you took the time to comment 😊

      • September 9, 2017 / 3:51 am

        I think Tesco’s is unavailable in America, unfortunately!

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 9, 2017 / 9:43 am

          I don’t think that it is, sorry.

  7. September 8, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Oh boy does that look yummy! I haven’t had garlic bread in seven years. Wish it was here, but enjoy it for me too please!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 8, 2017 / 6:16 am

      Gosh 7 years with no garlic bread. I guess you have to make your own instead. I will have an extra piece for you next time 😊.

  8. September 8, 2017 / 7:57 am

    I tried this too! I really didn’t like the fact it was gluten free though, I could definitely tell. The garlic flavour was great though. Fab post.
    http://www.jennyrosee.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 8, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Hi, the flavour was definitely spot on. Interesting that you could tell it was gluten free, thanks for stopping by, C.

  9. September 8, 2017 / 8:51 am

    I flipping love garlic bread! I’m not veggie or vegan and I don’t necessarily need any free-from food but I’d definitely be willing to try as I assume it’s healthier than the normal version xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 8, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Hi, sadly I don’t think that it will be healthier. Who cares though it is a delicious naughty treat.

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  11. diynige
    September 10, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Look very tasty great review Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      It sure is tasty 😊

  12. September 10, 2017 / 11:10 am

    I’ve been gluten free for two years but haven’t tried this yet so it was interesting to read your review! I’ll definitely buy it! #thatfridaylinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Hi, if you try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  13. September 10, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I did not know this was a thing! I know that a lot of supermarkets do dairy free garlic bread (im a vegan with a love of garlic bread so always on the lookout) but I’ve never seen this, will deffo check it out!

    The Quirky Queer

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Hi, this is well worth trying I would be interested to know what you think and if you could tell it was gluten free.

  14. Rachel
    September 10, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I love garlic bread, I’ll eat any from any brand really! Great post x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      I like your style I wish that I could, I shouldn’t moan sorry I loved this one.

  15. Corinne & Kirsty 🍂 (@corinnekirsty)
    September 10, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    OMG, I should not have read this post! You are making me hungry! I love anything garlic and I looooove garlic bred! fav food xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Sorry its food review time. I hope the craving has gone and you found something else to eat 😊.

  16. September 10, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Even I am partial to garlic bread! Actually, I am partial to any kind of bread. Lol.
    Food is such a favorite topic of mine that I actually look forward to your reviews 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments. Garlic bread seems to be a popular choice tonight. I to like any bread so long as its dairy free of course.

  17. September 10, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Hi, yes maybe they should advertise it more as it seems to very popular. Their Value version is also suitable for vegans and much cheaper if you don’t need it gluten free.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Hi, it sure is and its not that expensive and proving to be very popular.

  18. September 10, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Hi, please let me know what you think after you have tried it. So glad you can try this free from bread 😊.

  19. September 10, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Ahh this is amazing I really need to try this I’m vegan and would love to have an easy to cook garlic bread just to shove in the oven! Also I’ve heard that Ben and Jerrys are releasing a dairy free ice cream at the end of the month so that’s a win too

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Oh yes, white rabbit pizza from Sainsbury’s, garlic bread from Tesco’s and Ben and Jerrys and a film the perfect night in.

  20. September 10, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I’m a coeliac and I’m gonna have to try this! (Infact tbh I may have before!) I love tesco gluten free range. Great blog post hun! Over from littleowlblogs.wordpress.com x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      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.

  21. abbeylouisarose
    September 10, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Yummy, I’m a sucker for a tasty garlic bread! Sometimes I find gluten free breads can be a bit disappointing in terms of texture but to learn that this one is just right is brilliant – I’ll definitely be picking one up when I’m next in Tesco – it’d be rude not to hehe 😉

    Abbey 🚲 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Hi, it sure would be rude not to give it a try, please let me know what your think especially in terms of its texture, thanks.

  22. September 10, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    garlic bread is such a good treat – I always have it at the weekends! Need to try this as it sounds soooo good!

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Gosh I couldn’t wait to the weekend for mine. If I have a craving I just have to have some 😊.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Hi, glad that you found my review helpful, please let me know what you think once you have tried it, thanks.

  23. September 10, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I do love garlic bread! I have actually had this one from Tesco and I so agree that it’s really nice x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Oh nice to know that you agree. I need to get some more to have in the freezer, it never seems to last long 😊.

  24. Amy
    September 10, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I love garlic bread! Reading this is making me want some haha. I’m glad you were able to find some that is tasty too! 🙂 x

    https://allaboutamy.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 10, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Hi, yes me to I have had a few 😊.

  25. September 10, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I will have to keep this garlic bread in mind when I am planning the meals at work for our children will allergies.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Hi, yes I am sure that they would love it.

  26. September 11, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Thank you for sharing this post, This garlic bread sounds perfect for me too. I’ll look out for it when I’m next in Tesco :o)

    #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      No problem I hope that you find it to give it a try.

  27. September 11, 2017 / 11:45 am

    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.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      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.

  28. September 11, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    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.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Hi, yes Tesco’s are leading the way with way with regards to their free from range. If you give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  29. September 11, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    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.

    #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      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.

  30. September 11, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I shall recommend this to my brother. He now has to follow a gluten free diet and is having trouble finding any bread products that don’t taste awful. Thanks for sharing #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Oh I hope that he can give this one a try, finding nice gluten free products can be tough.

  31. September 11, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      Hi, it is a good vegan version to try, their own value range one is also vegan if you have no allergies or intolerances.

  32. September 11, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I love me some garlic bread! I’ve seen this one in the shop before and from what you’ve said I’ll definitely be trying it out!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Hi, it is worth trying, please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Enjoy your garlic bread tonight 😊. If you do try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  33. kimberleykphoto
    September 11, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    This is my go to garlic bread in Tesco I honestly think it’s so much nicer than normal garlic bread!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Hi, that is interesting, just shows how far free from products have come in the last few years.

  34. September 11, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    This is really interesting thank you for sharing! I love it when free from foods taste just as nice as the original it must be such a pain when they don’t!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Hi, it is a real bonus when they do.

  35. September 11, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Garlic bread is one of my favourite foods I really ant get enough of it! Im so glad you managed to find one suitable for you, which may make it a bit easier than having to make it from scratch!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Hi, it sure does anything -remade as a naughty treat is always good in my books. I have a few in my freezer now.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      It sure is. i had now idea how popular garlic bread was until I did this review.

  36. corinneandkirsty
    September 11, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    This sounds interesting! Will have to give it a go next time I buy garlic bread 🙂 thanks for sharing x

    Kirsty
    http://www.corinneandkirsty.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      If you do give it a try I would love to know what you think, thanks.

  37. September 11, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    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!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 11, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Oh this is the perfect excuse to give this baguette a try then 😊.

  38. September 11, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Reading this has made me really badly want garlic bread, I must pop into Tesco and get some! X #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 12, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      I hope that you have managed to have some garlic bread.

  39. September 11, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I LOVE garlic bread, and if it’s free-from, all the better! Must try it out – thank you.
    #GlobalBlogging

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 12, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Hi, if you do give it a try, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  40. September 12, 2017 / 2:48 am

    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!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 12, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Hi, it sure is and saves me from having to making it from scratch.

  41. September 14, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I love garlic bread baguettes!! #ThatFridayLinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 14, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Me to 😊

  42. September 15, 2017 / 3:58 am

    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.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 15, 2017 / 5:53 am

      Hi, it sure is a bit of a treat and you are right sometimes a meal does need tarting up with a bit of garlic bread.

  43. September 17, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I literally love garlic bread. Thankfully I have no allergies but I can imagine this is super exciting for those with dietary needs. Thanks for joining #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 17, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Hi, it sure is exciting when you find something new that you can enjoy 😊.

  44. November 15, 2017 / 8:03 am

    you making me hungry. i have a sudden crave for garlic bread now.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 16, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Sorry 🙈

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