Brockley's Rock: Gluten Free Tuesdays

Last month, Brockley's Rock (Brockley Road) used Twitter to ask Brockley if the world was ready for Coeliac friendly fish and chips. The response was a resounding yes. So Tuesday March 5th will be the first night of a great experiment - say Gluten Tag to Gluten Free Tuesdays.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure when I was a lad most of these 'allergies' didn't exist and people just got on with it

Cpu_fox said...

Silly. Coeliac disease is not an allergy. Perhaps in the olden days it 'didn't exist', in the sense that they didn't know about it and more people just died of bowel cancer etc.

Brockley Nick said...

In the olden days, we didn't get cancer, we just died before the age of 30, which dealt with the problem quite nicely, thank you.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21641004

Cil said...

There were just babies who were labelled, 'failure to thrive', and they didn't.

Tressilliana said...

That's a link to an article about parents filling their children's days with structured activities. It doesn't seem in any way relevant to whether there was or wasn't any gluten intolerance in days of yore.

Brockley Nick said...

When I was a kid, growing up in the 80s (is that the olden days?), my friend had a gluten intolerance. I didn't notice that he had over protective parents. But I did notice when he was accidentally fed the wrong thing at after school club and threw up spectacular crimson vomit all over the playground. It was all just cultural projection on his parents part, no doubt.

GF F&C Fan said...

Our family went on Tuesday and were very impressed. My 2 year old daughter (who is a coeliac) was very pleased with the fish and chips that she could (for once) eat. Heard a lady getting a takeaway say that this was the first time in 7 years she had been able to eat battered fish, so clearly there is demand and some satisfied customers.

Great to see a local business expanding its horizons - much easier for larger corporates, but not so for SMEs.

Well worth supporting on a Tuesday

Kim McGowan said...

As a new resident and long term coeliac I was thrilled to try the Brockley Rocks first gluten free fish and chips. They were super careful about cross contamination, labelled each one clearly and had separate chips too. I haven't had fish and chips for over 10 years, or even take away chips for that long and it was wonderful. Plus my partner who had "normal" ones couldn't tell the difference.

Whilst it may seem like another fad, coeliac disease is a DISEASE and the lack of awareness about it is partly because it was only discovered in the 1950's. And yes, kids were labelled failure to thrive. 

Its really refreshing to see a local business embrace new challenges and open themselves up to new locals. Thank you Brockley's Rock!

Lizzie said...

We'll definitely come and try it.thanks in advance!

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