Just had a quick lunch to test out my home-made g/f bread with pate (g/f), red wine and pickled walnuts; the traditional brand (Opies) I buy every other Christmas or so. They were as good as ever, possibly a bit sweeter than I remembered so checked the ingredient list. Then HORROR ..... discovered that they include 'malt extract' !! I've already contacted them by email. I know there's nothing much I can do now.
I am however very cross with myself because I did not check; I believed that the product was a simple old fashioned pickle with no need to add extra (hazardous) ingredients! I use so few processed foods and never those which are more 'fashion' than 'traditional' so I shall have to wait to see if I've been glutened; likely to be about 3am Christmas Day !
So until then on with the prep .... time to pick more holly before the light really fades.
Merry Gluten a Free Festivities to all Guerrillas