Monday 11 November 2013

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DS Gluten Free Chicken and Mushroom Pie Review

On my hunt for gluten free pies to try, I came across the chicken and mushroom gluten free pie from DS. This company produced their first gluten free line in 1981 and they now have a variety of gluten free products like bread, biscuits, and pastry. Before trying this pie I must admit I was a little unsure about how it would turn out as gluten free pastry is particularly crumbly!

However, upon opening the box, I was rather shocked to find 2 individually packed immaculate little pies. 
Something which also made me smile was that it wasn't overpackaged with unnecessary plastic trays or really thick plastic wrapping! I followed the instructions and cooked them from frozen for 30 minutes in their cases. When I took them out of the oven, the pies had nicely browned on top, although they weren't evenly browned. See picture below:

Upon cutting into the pie I was a little disappointed at how shallow the pie was, as it only allowed for a few small pieces of chicken. The flavour of the pie was not something to be disappointed about, there was the right amount of sauce and it was nice and flavoursome- rather unexpected for a gluten free frozen pie! The real winner was the pastry. The texture was good and held together really well! Given that a non-coeliac also enjoyed this pie as much as I did I would definitely buy this pie again.

A pack of two pies can be purchased frozen from Sainsburys for £3.29 which I consider to be good value as is gluten free. The pies are also available from Booths, Tesco and online at

Colour = 5
Content = 4.5
Capacity = 3
Cheapness = 6 (Gluten Free weighting)
Chewiness = 5
Consistency = 5
Condition = 6

DS Gluten Free Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Score: 4.93/7

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