The Anonymous Widower

Is This The Proof That Coeliacs On A Gluten-Free Diet Don’t Get The Covids?

I took this picture in Marks and Spencer’s food store on Finsbury Pavement this morning,

I know Easter is coming, but it did seem to me that they had over-ordered the gluten-free hot cross buns.

But have their gluten-free sales held up extremely well during the pandemic?

Are their large numbers of gluten-free customers, still well enough to be buying the good things in life?

Certainly, throughout the pandemic, there’s never been a shortage of gluten-free scones!

Or it could be a simple case of a computer saying “Let them eat loadsa buns!” in the City of London!

February 2, 2021 - Posted by | Health | , , , ,


  1. Ocado now have the full M&S gluten free range available, I am very happy indeed. Especially as their carbonara is really hard to get in the shops, and is nearly as good as Carluccios. Neil loves hot cross buns, and I had noticed he was eating a lot of them. When I asked how many dozens he had bought he said that they were in shops generally all the year now. I hadn’t expected to be able to get them GF ones on my Ocado order, but I did order them and they arrived and ver delicious they are too. They now have them all year round as well now. If they start selling mince pies all year as well, Neil will be delighted. They are his two favourite foods, along with shepherds pie and fish.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | February 2, 2021 | Reply

  2. The last is a bit of an odd combination.

    It annoys me that the standard M & S cottage pie is gluten-free, but the shepherds pie and fish pie are not.

    Comment by AnonW | February 2, 2021 | Reply

    • Is that because there is barley with land in shepherds pie but not with the beef in cottage pie I wonder?

      Comment by MauriceGReed | February 2, 2021 | Reply

      • …… with lamb…..

        Comment by MauriceGReed | February 2, 2021

  3. It’s probably the flour in the recipe. They could use cornflour like my mother always did!

    Comment by AnonW | February 2, 2021 | Reply

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