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Being wheat intolerant and lactose intolerant, I'm always on the look out for new products I can try, so when I spotted these digestive biscuits in Tesco I had to grab a pack.
TruFree Digestive biscuits are just like the original classic digestive biscuit, except these ones are wheat free and gluten free. While the packaging doesn't say anything about being lactose free, I can't find any sign of lactose or milk within the ingredients.
I think these digestive biscuits are a little smaller than normal digestive biscuits (but don't hold me to that as it's been such a long time since I've eaten normal digestive biscuits), but I find them just as tasty. I find that some "free from" products can lack taste, be dry and generally not nice, but I have come across some that are perfect and that includes these TruFree Digestive Biscuits. If somebody had handed me a couple of these and I'd not seen the packaging, I don't think I'd have known any different. They taste just like normal digestive biscuits and that's the most important thing!
These digestive biscuits aren't wrapped up like biscuits usually are (e.g. just with a plastic wrapping around them). Instead, 5 biscuits are wrapped in a plastic wrapper and there are 3 lots of these, making a total of 15 biscuits in a box. While there seems to be more packaging than there needs to be (e.g. a cardboard box and plastic wrappers), it is handy to be able to just grab a pack of 5 biscuits and put them in my lunch box to take to work with me.
The upside to these TruFree Digestive Biscuits - I can eat digestive biscuits again! They're good for dunking in hot drinks (my hot drink of choice is hot chocolate, lactose free of course) and they taste just like any normal digestive biscuit and can be quite moreish. I can easily go through a pack of 5 biscuits during my morning break at work.
Now to the downside of these TruFree Digestive Biscuits - The price. As with other "free from" products, us food intolerant people seem to have to pay the price when it comes to eating "free from" products as they are nearly always priced higher than the normal equivalent. I buy the TruFree Digestive Biscuits (which weigh approx 150g) from my local Tesco for £1.40, where as a pack of McVities Digestives (250g) from Tesco costs just 75p and you're getting more for your money there.
Recommended to those suffering from wheat, gluten and lactose intolerance!