Strong demand for Gluten Free Pies

Posted by Josette Dunn on 22nd December 2010

Patties Foods is experiencing strong demand in the foodservice market for the single-wrap version of its popular Gluten Free Meat Pie.


Patties Brand Manager, Ms Kristy Vandenberghe, says “there is strong demand for the Gluten Free Pie among coeliacs, and the sales are incremental because this audience is not in the market for a regular pie.

“The single-wrap format makes it easier for the out-of-home market to offer a gluten free alternative. It’s as simples as adding it to their menu without having to invest in special production facilities”, Ms Vandenberghe said.

Coeliac disease, or gluten intolerance, affects an estimated 1 in 100 people. The only way coeliacs can avoid symptoms is to follow a strict gluten-free diet.

Patties Foods has built a 100% gluten free environment at its bakery in Bairnsdale Victoria to ensure the integrity of its gluten free products.

Other popular Gluten Free products produced by Patties Foods include White Bread, Sausage Rolls and Lamingtons.

Ms Vandenberghe says the Patties Gluten Free Pie is also wheat free, dairy free, fructose friendly and low in fat and sodium.