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Genius Gluten Free - Blueberry Muffins

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More cake today! It does seem that all I eat is cake, but I promise I don't! The people at Genius sent me a couple of products to try that I had yet to get hold of. The blueberry muffins were the first thing I got out the box as I love having these as a sweet treat breakfast with a thick fruity smoothie. I didn't even know that they made blueberry muffins until they reached out to me.


A pack of these muffins will retail for around £1.99 and contain two large muffins. I find that the price is very reasonable and is something that most people can afford, at roughly £1 each they seem like a good treat. Particularly when comparing to mainstream bakeries who would happily charge £1-£1.50 for a regular muffin.

This product is gluten, wheat and dairy free, however it does contain eggs, so it is not suitable for egg allergy suffers but it is safe for coeliacs and vegetarians.

This muffin will set you back 352 calories but are incredibly filling and kept me satisfied until lunch. See chart below for full nutritional information.




Per 100g Per Muffin (95g)
Energy Kj/Kcal 1564/370 1486/352
Fat 17.1g 16.2g
Of which Saturates 1.7g 1.6g
Carbohydrate 51g 48g
Of which Sugars 27.1g 25.7g
Protein 3.6g 3.4g
Fibre 1.6g 1.5g
Salt 0.38g 0.36g
(information taken from tesco.com)

I found that there was a good amount of blueberries incorporated in the muffins and to my surprise the majority had stayed whole. They were in no way sharp, just perfectly sweet and the flavour absorbed into the mixture. The sponge is very typical of a genius product, very aerated, slightly greasy in texture but in no way grease laden, more like a slight butteriness, although this product is dairy free.


I found that the flavours and textures really complemented one another and I also enjoyed the packaging, as they used the muffin wrap cases which are in a tulip style. This meant they are that little bit more presentable and wouldn't look out of place at a tea party or afternoon tea, and with little gluten free cocktail stick flags they would suit a vintage tea party perfectly.


Overall I really enjoyed these muffins and were great as a sweet treat. I would purchase them if I was having a casual last minute gathering or just as a treat breakfast as they are more of a everyday item rather than a special occasion bake where I would spend a bit more. I also think any age would enjoy these as they are very similar to a mainstream version, although I think a whole one would be too much for small children and sharing may be a good idea!

I think these will be perfect with the lemon cupcakes at an easter party. I love anything festive!

Hannah x

*This was sent to me to try, all opinions are completely my own and I would repurchase with my own money 

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