Marks and Spencer launches its first gluten-free food box – full list of contents
Marks and Spencer has been joining other supermarkets in creating food delivery boxes for people who are struggling to shop during the coronavirus lockdown. The pandemic has meant that many customers are unable to leave their homes to get their groceries, especially if they’re vulnerable or elderly. But those with dietary needs, such as coeliacs and gluten-intolerant customers have as yet been left out – until now, with Marks and Spencer’s new Made Without Wheat Essentials Box.
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As the country went into lockdown, the initial stockpiling left those who have dietary needs without access to the foods they usually buy, such as gluten-free flour and bread.
It’s thought that customers who have no problem with regular flour were buying the products because all other types had sold out as shelves were left bare.
Flour is still one of the hardest items to find in supermarkets – but those who follow a gluten-free diet will be pleased to see it’s in the new M&S box.
The latest box has arrived just in time for Coeliac Awareness Week, which starts this week.
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The new essentials box contains products from Marks and Spencer’s Made Without Wheat range, a special free-from range that’s popular in store.
The whole box is just £25, with a £3.99 delivery fee so customers can order it straight to their door.
As well as gluten-free flour, the new box includes cereals, pasta, bread and snacks to help those with a gluten or wheat intolerance to get hold of their everyday essentials.
The new box is also suitable for vegetarians, but not for nut or peanut allergy sufferers.
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With eleven products in total, the box is good value and is the first from the range to provide for customers on a gluten- or wheat-free diet.
So far the M&S food boxes have been selling fast, with prices starting at just £15 for a vegetables box.
The new range also includes a meat box, which includes everything from steak and mince to sausages and cured breaded ham for £45.
The seasonal fruit box offers a large fruit selection for £20 so that even those who are stuck at home can get their fresh food fix.
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Here’s the full list of what you get in the new Made Without Wheat box:
Made Without Wheat GF Porridge Oats
Made Without Wheat GF Triple Chocolate Crunch Cereals
Made Without Wheat GF Brown Seeded Loaf
Made Without Wheat GF 4 Super Seeded Sourdough Thins
Made Without Wheat GF 4 Soft White Rolls
Made Without Wheat GF Spaghetti
Made Without Wheat GF Cheese Crackers
Made Without Wheat GF Flour
Made Without Wheat GF All Butter Shortbread Rounds
Made Without Wheat GF Lightly Salted Tortilla
Made Without Wheat GF Cheese Puffs
As well as the new delivery boxes, M&S has been changing its policies for those who shop in store.
Writing on its website, the company said: “For over 135 years M&S, our customers, and the communities we serve, have faced challenges big and small and come through them all by supporting each other and working together.
“Now, as ever, the entire M&S team – across our stores, our support centres, our warehouses and in our supply chain – is working tirelessly to deliver for our customers. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our colleagues for their dedication, and also to you, our customers, for your loyalty and understanding during these exceptional times.
“However events unfold, M&S is here to help and we have already put in place new measures to support our customers and colleagues.”
The new measures include special shopping hours for key workers and the elderly, as well as closing its cafes so that it can stick to social distancing guidelines.
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