As a family-owned business with three generations of coeliacs, Thornleys know and understand the difficulties facing those with allergies – each of their sauces approved by the Coeliac Association and made using only natural ingredients that are free from additives, preservatives, colours, MSG, gluten and wheat. There are currently five dry powder recipe mixes available (Creamy Chicken & Herb Sauce, Parsley Sauce, Spaghetti Carbonara, Tuna & Pasta Bake and Chilli Con Carne), and for something so easy to put together, the quality and diversity of the individual recipe mixes is extraordinary – and makes singling out just one sauce an almost impossible decision. However, because of its sheer simplicity (just add 300ml milk and bring to the boil) and subtle balance of flavours, Thornley’s Parsley Sauce does deserve a special mention. Light and creamy with the fresh taste of parsley and a hint of lemon, it’s difficult enough to find a parsley sauce that hasn’t been thickened with flour and yet this easy, gluten-free version offers proper restaurant-quality cooking in minutes.
I am thrilled to have discovered Thornleys sauces. My husband bought some after sampling them at a farmer’s market at Holker Hall declaring them to be ‘really good’! I am not usually a fan of packet or jarred sauces always preferring to make my own. What a great surprise I had when I used one of yours…they are delicious. Like many I am a busy working mum. Thrown in to the mix of having an active family, a business and being a primary teacher I also have a variety of animals including two horses and a small flock of sheep. Time is precious. So, Thornleys sauces for me are a great cheat. They are made with natural ingredients, are delicious, and are a great timesaver.