I came to the conclusion, as many have that as actual so called gluten free / free from products WERE, as far as in the ones I had tried - dreadful.... hard to swallow, like cardboard or stuck to roof of mouth or caused feeling of dehydration.... or merely as you will read, they contain a lot of other maybe bad ingredients.... that it was best to simply eat as natural as possible.
Then over Xmas, for a present, I was given a gluten free - products 'hamper'....
so thought I would mention a couple of items that were in it - but also a couple that I have tried previously that weren't in it... just to help others....
Everyone can make their minds up for selves....
Freefrom brand bread = awful = non palatable, can hardly swallow, clags up in mouth.
Genius brand bread = better, not brill, a bit soapyish or fruit version a bit cinnamon.
Marks & Spencer bread = dry, crumbly, more millet but more edible-ish
Tesco bread = goes mouldy very quickly in a day or so.
Genius frozen steak pies = obviously not good for you, but not too much unlike others, a little peppery mind....but nice with errr chips.. LOL (not too often).
Freefrom (i think) frozen sausages = depends how fussy but standard as far as frozen processed sausages go.
(cant recall make) frozen Yorkshire puds = ok
NEW FAVES that I was given:
Tesco luxury chocolate cake
Waitrose hot cross buns
(cant tell any difference with these two).
Mince pies = have tried freefrom iced and Tesco not iced, both edible....not much difference to standard ones.
So whilst I am not telling anyone to eat these or regular, I know when I started out, I didn't have a clue that these nicer more edible ones existed at all! I gave up prior to, as not only reading about the ingredients but also after trying a couple of dire products, I thought do without altogether - but hey - I have just had a real treat this past week, I wont do it ongoing, but I was really saying CORRRR to self, it had been a long time since stopping the standard forms of bread, cakes, biscuits etc - I almost went hyper through enjoying mind!!
Hope this helps someone, it is all more expensive and again NOT healthy....apart from the couple that made me want more.... they were that good! It might be overload of naughty ingredients - but it lifted the mood!!