ICELAND LOW CARB OFFERS – PANTRY

Iceland is a British store which specialises in frozen food. Although the MD is pro-European and the Chairman pro-organic, a poll showed that Iceland customers were the most pro-Brexit customers out there.

With supply issues caused by Brexit and the pandemic, it’s difficult to know whether the disappearance of many European foods, is a supply issue or pandering to the customer base.

Prices as at 12 July 2021. Date offer ends will be given where shown. Also showing good regular prices.

Dolmio Lasagne Creamy White Sauce 470g | Pasta Sauces | Iceland Foods reduced from 1.85 to 1.50 Obviously lasagne is off the menu, but this sauce can be a cupboard standby and used as a flourless white sauce. NB it contains lactose, milk and celery, but is gluten-free. 6.8g per 100g or 6.4g carbs per 94g portion. The 470g jar thus provides 5 portions at 30p per portion.

Napolina Tomato Puree 200g | Traditional Sauces | Iceland Foods £1.00 2.3g carbs per tablespoon

Napolina Chopped Tomatoes in a Rich Tomato Juice 400g | Tinned Tomatoes & Vegetables | Iceland Foods 80p each or 3 cans for £2. Napolina is seen as a quality brand in UK so this is a good deal. 3.6g carbs per 100g or 7.2g carbs per half can. Chopped or whole tomatoes are a pantry staple.

Napolina Peeled Plum Tomatoes in a Rich Tomato Juice 400g | Tinned Tomatoes & Vegetables | Iceland Foods 80p each or 3 cans for £2. 3.4g carbs per 100g or 6.8g per half can.

Saxa Table Salt 850g | Salt, Pepper & Vinegar | Iceland Foods £1.00 Handy for cleaning old stainless steel sinks as well as refilling table salt containers. Trying to grind seasalt on boiled eggs, is a bit hit and miss.

Sarson’s Malt Vinegar 400ml | Salt, Pepper & Vinegar | Iceland Foods £1.00 Iconic bottle. If you/family aren’t too keen on swede or turnip chips, you could use this as a disguise. NB Contains barley

Don Mario Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice 400g | Tinned Tomatoes & Vegetables | Iceland Foods 50p per can or 5 for £2.00 Cheaper tomatoes so juice might be thinner. 3.0g carbs per 100g.

John West Tuna Chunks in Spring Water 4 x 145g | Tinned Fish & Seafood | Iceland Foods reduced from 3.50 to £3.00 Hand-selected dolphin-friendly tuna, 0g carbs per 100g with 27g protein per 100g. Always best to get tuna in spring water, so that you can drain and add own oil of choice, if you wish.

KP Original Salted Peanuts 150g | Dried Fruit, Nuts & Snacks | Iceland Foods 1.35 5.6g carbs per 100g or 1.7g carbs per 1.7g serving – although it’s too easy to just munch, munch. munch.

Heinz Sliced Beetroot 440g | Tinned Tomatoes & Vegetables | Iceland Foods reduced to £1.00 from 1.65 Drained 60g portion has 7.8g carbs. NB contains barley

Princes Corned Beef 340g | Tinned Meat & Pies | Iceland Foods 2.30 reduced from 2.50 to 2.30 Corned beef does NOT contain corn (maize). Prior to Brexit, corned beef was made to meet EU standards. Since then, much of the corned beef on sale in the UK has been labelled ‘ produced to Brazilian government standards’. The problem is, that we don’t know, as consumers, what these are. The cattle could be fed with GM feed or crops and they could be raised on deforested land within the Amazon basin. 0g carbs per 100g. Contains sodium nitrite. Fewer additives than Spam, though.

Snacking Essentials Walnuts 200g | Dried Fruit, Nuts & Snacks | Iceland Foods 2.50 7g carbs per 100g

Ko Spice Sea Salt Grinder 110g | Salt, Pepper & Vinegar | Iceland Foods £1.00

Patak’s 6 Plain Pappadums 48g | Big Night In – Indian Takeaway | Iceland Foods £1.00 Good price and only 3.1g carbs per pappadum. Useful for low carb dips as well as an accompaniment for curries, along with cauliflower or konjac rice.

Ko Spice Black Pepper Grinder 50g | Salt, Pepper & Vinegar | Iceland Foods £1.00

Encona Taste Explorers Original Hot Pepper Sauce 165ml | BBQ, Chilli & Marinades | Iceland Foods £1.00 1.1g carbs per 100ml. Chilli rating 3

John West Medium Red Salmon 213g | Tinned Fish & Seafood | Iceland Foods £3.00 You may be able to get this brand in a discount store, but they don’t do click & collect or delivery, so this will be one of the cheapest prices for wild-caught canned salmon, delivered to your door. 0g carbs per 100g.

Mr. Porky Original Scratchings 5 x 16.5g (82.5g) | Multipack Crisps | Iceland Foods £1.00 for 5 bags NB Not gluten-free, contain monosodium glutamate, soya, dextrose. 0.1g carbs per 16.5g bag. Ideal for packed lunches or as TV snacks. You should be able to find cleaner versions, but they will probably be much more expensive.

Pura Coconut Oil 300ml | Oils & Dressings | Iceland Foods £3.00 Organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. 2.2g carbs per 100g. Excellent price. Useful for cooking, but also as a moisturiser or makeup remover.

Tabasco Original Red Pepper Hot Sauce 57ml | Table Sauce | Iceland Foods 1.75 No additives, no gluten, 1.6g carbs per 100ml. Halal and Kosher. Vegetarian and vegan. Traditionally made by fermenting red peppers in oak barrels.

Brunswick Canadian Style Sardines with Hot Pepper in Soya Oil 106g | Tinned Fish & Seafood | Iceland Foods £1.00 The soya oil is less than ideal but fewer than 0.5g carbs per 100g (drained) and 17g protein per 100g (drained). It’s a way of getting protein into hot sauce lovers.

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