The Challenges of being Coeliac - Coeliac Awareness Week June 2023

The Challenges of being Coeliac - Coeliac Awareness Week June 2023

Living with coeliac disease can be challenging, especially when it comes to finding safe and delicious food options. 

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When someone with coeliac disease consumes gluten, their immune system attacks the lining of the small intestine, leading to a range of symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, and fatigue.

Each year Coeliac New Zealand raises awareness around this condition with Coeliac Awareness Week in June. This year the theme is "My Coeliac Challenge - Take Charge, Get Diagnosed and Find Help" and it's all about shining a light on the challenges people living with coeliac disease face, and how these can be overcome.

"Whether you’re a parent struggling to prepare coeliac safe food for your child at home, looking for ways to reduce your food bill with the increased cost of gluten-free foods, or wanting to have the confidence to eat out safely, the coeliac community faces a wide range of challenges on a daily basis." Coeliac NZ. 

Coeliac Awareness Week

For people with coeliac disease, avoiding gluten is the only way to manage their symptoms and prevent long-term complications. This can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to finding gluten-free versions of their favourite foods.

That's where our delicious gluten-free cookies come in. We understand the importance of providing safe and delicious treats for those with coeliac disease and we've been baking gluten-free cookies since 2005. Our cookies are accredited with the Crossed Grain Logo showing they are Coeliac approved giving you confidence that they are safe to eat. 

Molly Woppy Gluten Free Biscuits NZ

Molly Woppy's gluten-free cookies are made with high-quality ingredients and are free from gluten and wheat. We use our own blend of gluten-free flours to create a delicious, scrumptious cookie that is perfect for dunking in a cup of tea or enjoying as a snack on the go.

Our gluten-free cookies are a popular and delicious treat for those with coeliac disease. We believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a sweet treat, regardless of any dietary restrictions they may have.

We offer a variety of delicious gluten-free cookie flavours, including Milk Choccy Chunk, Choccy Coconut Ruff and Sticky Date Walnut & Chia. You can also buy our Milk Choccy Chunk Cookie Bites in our pantry pack size and we have gluten free options in both our seasonal and cafe-sized range.

Cafe Gluten Free Cookies

In our bakery, we take great care to ensure that our gluten-free cookies are prepared in a gluten-free environment to prevent cross-contamination. We understand the importance of providing safe and delicious treats for our customers with coeliac disease, and we take that responsibility seriously. 

The challenges of being coeliac can be frustrating, but with the right resources and support, it is possible to live a healthy and happy life while managing this condition.

Coeliac New Zealand is an amazing resource if you suspect you may have Coeliac and are looking for information or support. You can find out more at and one of our lovely customers The Gluten Free Shop is celebrating Coeliac Awareness Week with a sale on Coeliac Approved products - you can shop with them online HERE - use code COELIACWEEK15%
at checkout for 15% off products in their Coeliac Endorsed category.

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