Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Super Gluten Free Product Roundup.
A Product Review
In honor of Celiac Awareness month, I want to tell you about a product that came my way last week. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I have an unnatural addiction to a certain orange colored cheese puff. The problem is, they're not made in a certified Gluten Free facility, and I sometimes have reactions to them when I eat them (not always. And that's not a complaint, either. Nothing wrong with them, they read GF.)
And then I tried a lovely little cheese puff called Snikiddy Snacks. It's true that others in the GF world had tried them, but I hadn't, and I was so surprised when I did.
Delish. YUM. It's a Gluten-free cheese snack that taste better than a the competing product mentioned above, wiyh a much healthier panel on the back. Non-GMO. No trans-fats. 120 calories a bag. And no sugar and 1 gram of fiber. The do have corn and milk products in them...but they're wonderfully gluten and wheat free!
Did I mention YUM? I am going to try to stock up with these the next time I'm in Atlanta. A four pack is under $3, and they're sold at Toys R Us and Whole Foods, as a start.
They come in four flavors -- Grilled Cheese, Mac and Cheese, Pizza and Nacho Cheese. And they practice good practice to clean the lines between product production that might have gluten in it (they have a line of cookies that are not GF), I had no reaction, found there to be no aftertaste (except grilled cheese, of course, which was the flavor I tried) AND best of all, my fingers were not bright orange.
According to the lovely press kit (which I am so going to show off in PR Writing in the fall,) these wonderful snacks have been approved by Good Housekeeping and Real Simple Family as "good snacks." I could see many of you with little ones using these as a healthy treat.
But heck, they made a great lunch accompaniment last week (and one good breakfast). I like them a lot.
I think you will, too. And hey, GF Steve -- they're made in Boulder!
Much love, and to quote Angela Davies, "nom nom nom"