July 13, 2011

Superquinn – A Small Food Allergy Section but with Many Hidden Treasures

Superquinn is known for their quality foods and prices to match. However, they are working hard to inform the public of their many low prices. Supposedly they match Tesco and Dunnes on 100s of "top selling lines", or so the banner says. My personal interpretation of Superquinn is 'like a Marks and Spencers only with a variety of brands to choose from'. They carry mid- to upper-range products with many average prices spotted between some luxury goods. They also have top class fruit and veg with prices to match the quality.

However, not everything is top dollar: Some of the better value spring water in Dublin like the Superquinn Essentials brand is only €1.89 per 5ltrs and the cheapest Dairy Free Rice Dream Rice Milk in the city is only €2 for Organic and €2.49 for Added Calcium. Rathgar is just down the road from me so I make a special trip for these two items every week in my struggle to keep my food bill down.

But that’s not all. Superquinn has a small but dedicated food allergy free section. As per normal, it caters primarily to gluten free and wheat free diets but there are options on the shelves for all of us. And again I will say, that the dairy free Rice Dream Rice Milk is the cheapest in the city!
- Lifeforce Gluten Free & Dairy Free Museli (Irish!)
- McCambridge Gluten Free Fruit Soda
- Juvela Gluten Free White Sliced Loaf
- Juvela Fibre Sliced Loaf
- Juvela Digestive Biscuits
- The Organic Co. Mini Milk Chocolate Rice Cakes
- Kelkin Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes
- Kelkin Gluten Free Chocolate Flavoured Teacakes
- Kelkin Gluten Free Porridge
- Mrs Crimbles Gluten Free & Wheat Free Chocolate Macaroons (These are Dairy Free too but we have experienced some cross contamination issues on more than one occasion)
- Doves Farms Rice Pasta
- Doves Farm Gluten Free & Wheat Free Baking Powder
- Bunalun & Lifeforce Rice Cakes
- Livwell Gluten Free, Wheat Free & Dairy Free Naan Bread
- Livwell Gluten Free, Wheat Free & Dairy Free Sultana Scones
- Livwell Gluten Free, Wheat Free & Dairy FreeWhite Pita Bread
- Sam Mills Corn Pasta (Pasta d’oro)
- Nanny Care Powdered Goats Milk
- Odlums Gluten Free Tritamyl Self Raising Flour
- Odlums Gluten Free Tritamyl Brown Bread Mix
- Hale & Hearty Wheat Free, Gluten Free & Vegan option Chocolate Brownie Mix
- Glebe Farm Gluten Free Cranberry & Blueberry Muffin Mix
- Bacheldre Watermill Organic Stoneground Plain Unbleached White Flour (beware of cross-contamination with the Odlums Tritamyl)
- Alpro Soya Milk (Organic & Original)
- Alpro Soya Custard
- Alpro Soya Vanilla Pudding
- Rice Dream Rice Milk(Added Calcium, Organic & Vanilla)

Elsewhere in the shop...
Like everything in Superquinn there seems to be numerous places where like products reside so have a good look around and you might be surprised with all the different allergy friendly items you will find. Hidden among the other produce you are likely to discover some more dedicated allergy friendly foods as well as many naturally food allergy friendlies like:
- Pure Soya Spread
- Alpro Soya Yoghurt
- Little Dish readymade Chicken Risotto, Fish Pie & Cottage Pie all with no added salt or sugar
- Linwoods Hemp, Flax and seed mixes
- Hodgins Gluten Free White Pudding (also Dairy Free, Soya Free & Egg Free)
- A few different types of Dairy free hummous. Note: Galbert’s contains corn in the form of xanthan gum and Florentin’s is labeled as vegan despite the lactic acid in the ingredients (must be from a non-dairy source)
- Stewed Nourish Your Soul Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free & Soya Free Thai Green Chicken, Hungarian Goulash & Chorizo Chickpea & Pork Stew (contains celery) stews.
- Cauldron Firm Tofu at €2.99 for 396g
- Bombay Pantry Readymade meals which are gluten free with dairy free options
- Heinz Gluten Free Farley’s Rusks Baby biscuits
- Organix Gluten Free & Dairy Free Fruit Baby Pots which only contain the fruits listed and Asorbic Acid
- Cow & Gate no added milk, egg, soya, Gluten free & Vegetarian baby foods
- Rol Pesto for €3.99 which is one of the few naturally dairy free, vegan Pesto on the market containing only extra virgin olive oil, basil, pine seeds (tree nuts), salt & garlic
- Aíne Zesty Lime & Aíne Seville Orange Dairy Free & Gluten Free chocolate bars
- Celtic Dairy Free Fine Dark Chocolate
- As well as Lindt 70% & Butlers 70% dark chocolate
- Naturally Gluten & Wheat Free Don Antonio Polenta & Porcini Mushrooms mix at €3.89 for 450g containing only maize meal, mushrooms, parsley, chives & garlic

Recently I’ve been indulging in some of their beautiful fresh apricots. Apricots can are so often mealy and yuck when you bite into them that I think the extra €€ is worthwhile for that juice soft flesh... yum

Superquinn
web: www.superquinn.ie

Ballinteer Avenue
Ballinteer, Dublin 16
tel: (01) 298 9131
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00; Sat 08:00 - 21:00; Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Balckrock Shopping Centre
Blackrock, Co. Dublin
tel: (01) 283 1511
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Main Street, Blanchardstown
Dublin 15
tel: (01) 821 0611
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Castle Street, Bray
Co. Wicklow
tel: \901) 286 7779
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Kennedy Avenue, Carlow
Co. Carlow
tel: (059) 913 0077
Openint Times: Won - Wed 08:00 - 19:00; Thurs - Fri 08:00 - 21:00; Sat 08:00 - 19:00; Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Charlesland, Greystones
Co. Wicklow
tel: (01) 287 8040
Opening Times: Mon - Sun 08:00 - 22:00

Emmet Street, Conmel
Co. Tipperary
tel: (052) 612 7222
Opening Times: Mon - Wed 08:00 - 19:00; Thurs - Fri 08:00 - 21:00; Sat 08:00 - 19:00; Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Mckee Avenue, Finglas
Dublin 11
tel: (01) 834 1182
Opening Times: Mon - Tues 08:30 - 19:00; Wed 08:30 - 21:00; Sat 08:00 - 19:00; Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Unit 9A - C, Heuston South Quarter
St. Johns Road West
Dublin 8
tel: (01) 640 0990
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00; Sat 08:00 - 21:00; Sun 09:00 - 21:00

Market Cross Centre, James' Street
Kilkenny, Co. Kikenny
tel: (056) 775 2444
Opening Times: Mon - Wed 08:00 - 19:00; Thurs - Fri 08:00 - 21:00; Sat 08:00 - 19:00; Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Knocklyon Road, Templeogue
Dublin 16
tel: (01) 494 2421
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00; Sat 08:00 - 21:00; Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Dublin Road, Castletroy
Limerick, Co. Limerick
tel: (061) 501140
Opening Times: Mon - Wed 08:00 - 21:00; Thurs - Fri 08:00 - 22:00; Sat 08:00 - 20:00; Sun 10:00 - 19:00

Newcastle Road, Lucan
Co. Dublin
tel: (01) 624 0277
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00; Sat 08:00 - 21:00; Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock
Dublin 17
tel: (01) 847 7111
Opening Times: Mon - Wed 08:30 - 19:00; Thurs - Fri 08:30 - 21:00; Sat 08:30 - 19:00; Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Unit 1, Portlaoise Shopping Centre
Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise
Co. Laois
tel: (057) 868 8728
Opening Times: Mon - Wed 08:30 - 20:00; Thurs - Fri 08:30 - 21:00; Sat 08:30 - 19:00; Sun 09:00 - 19:00

31 - 33 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh
Dublin 6
tel: (01) 496 4270
Opening Times: Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00; Sun 08:00 - 22:00

The Village, Rathborne
Ashtown, Dublin 15
tel: (01) 899 6960
Opening Times: Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00; Sun 09:00 - 21:00

13 Highfield Rd, Rathgar
Dublin 6
tel: (01) 496 4430
Opening Times: Mon - Thurs 08:00 - 21:00; Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00; Sun 09:00 - 21:00

Sundrive Road, Kimmage
Dublin 12
tel: (01) 492 1844
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00; Sat 08:00 - 20:00; Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Sutton Cross, Sutton
Dublin 13
tel: (01) 832 2744
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The Pavillion Shopping Centre, Swords
Co. Dublin
tel: (01) 890 7074
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Tyrrelstown Shopping Centre
Dublin 15
tel: (01) 827 4004
Opening Times: 08:00 - 22:00

Walkinstown
Dublin 12
tel: (01) 450 5565
Opening Times: Mon - Wed 08:00 - 21:00; Thurs - Fri 08:00 - 22:00; Sat 08:00 - 20:00; Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Kilbarry Centre, Tramore Road
Waterford, Co. Waterford
tel: (051) 370040
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1 comment:

sam alshebany said...

Please everyone watch earthlings and gary yourofsky on youtube please and please go vegan it's better for us it's better for the animals and it's better for the planet that we live on and be careful sugar is not vegan because of the bone char just search online for vegan sugar brands or just call the company or e mail them and ask them if they use bone char and be careful with the products that contain sugar just read the ingredients btw evaporated cane juice is vegan