Van’s Gluten Free Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast Review and Giveaway

I ran across Van’s Natural Foods on Twitter. I had no idea they made wheat and gluten free frozen breakfast products: waffles, pancakes, and French toast sticks. I was so pleased to find their products in my local grocery stores (Von’s/Safeway, Raley’s, and Whole Foods Market. Their wheat and gluten free products are also dairy-free and egg-free. While I wasn’t able to find all of their wheat and gluten free products (they make other products, as well), I did try a few, and they were fantastic!

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The best part about their products, for me, is that they do not contain tapioca flour/starch, which I have discovered I am allergic. The textures are light; the flavors are bountiful; even their instructions are clear and easy. I was very pleased! For those allergic to corn, this is not a concern, other than the xanthan gum in their wheat free & gluten free pancakes. The Cinnamon French Toast Sticks and all flavors of their waffles contain guar gum, which is corn-free. My faves are the All Natural.

For those who are gluten intolerant you’ll be happy to know that Van’s Wheat & Gluten Free Products are certified gluten free by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization), subsidiary of GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group of North America). They certify that the products contain less than 10 ppm (parts per million) gluten from cross-contamination. The FDA’s suggested limit is under 20 ppm. Thank you Van’s for such a high quality gluten free product!

Van’s was not only generous in providing me with free coupons to try their products, but is sponsoring a giveaway for free product coupons to two lucky winners. Check the ingredients lists below and enter this fantastic giveaway! Good luck!

INGREDIENTS:

VAN’S WHEAT & GLUTEN FREE WAFFLES

Image: Box of Van's Frozen Gluten Free Waffles

Totally Natural Gluten Free WafflesWater, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Canola Oil, Van’s Natural Fruit Juice Blend (Pineapple, Peach, and Pear Juice Concentrates), Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin, and Guar Gum. Contains Soy.

Image: Frozen Gluten Free Waffles - Blueberry

Van’s Blueberry Gluten Free WafflesWater, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Canola Oil, Van’s Natural Fruit Juice Blend (Pineapple, Peach, and Pear Juice Concentrates), Sugar, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Dried Blueberries nad Blackberries, Guar Gum and Sunflower Oil. Contains Soy.

Image: Box of Van's Frozen Gluten Free Waffles - Apple Cinnamon

Apple CinnamonWater, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Canola Oil, Apple Juice Concentrate, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin, and Guar Gum. Contains Soy.

BuckwheatWater, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Canola Oil, Van’s Natural Fruit Juice Blend (Pineapple, Peach, and Pear Juice Concentrates), Sugar, Inulin Fiber, Natural Flavors, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin, Dried Blueberries and Blackberries, Sunflower Oil, and Guar Gum. Contains Soy.

Image: Box of Frozen Gluten Free Waffles - Flax

 

FlaxWater, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Canola Oil, Van’s Natural Fruit Juice Blend (Pineapple, Peach, and Pear Juice Concentrates), Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin, and Guar Gum. Contains Soy.

Image: Box of Frozen Gluten Free French Toast Sticks

Wheat & Gluten Free Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Water, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Evaporated Cane Syrup, Canola Oil, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Natural Flavors, Brown Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Cinnamon, Soy Lecithin, Sea Salt, Guar Gum, Cornstarch, and Molasses.

Image: Box of Frozen Gluten Free Pancakes

Wheat & Gluten Free PancakesWater, Van’s Gluten Free Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Soy Flour), Canola Oil, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Monocalcium Phosphate), Molasses, Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Cornstarch. Contains Soy.

To find Van’s Foods products nearest you, use their Store Locator.

 

THE GLUTEN FREE GIVEAWAY

Eligibility

This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.

Prizes

One winner will each receive:

  • 8 coupons for any of Van’s Natural Foods products (Wheat & Gluten Free or regular) up to $3.99 each.

Valued at a total of $31.92.

How to Enter

Do step No. 1 below (mandatory), and then do additional steps for additional entries. Each comment counts as an entry.

  1. Comment on this post below, requesting to be entered in the giveaway and explain why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
  2. Like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook Page and tell me you did so below in a separate comment. If you’ve “liked” my FB page previously, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  3. After liking my Facebook page, share this on Facebook, “Enter to win 8 coupons for free @vansfoods #wheatfree and #glutenfree frozen breakfast foods! – hosted by @Gluten Free Carla at http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/vans-gluten-free-pancakes-waffles-french-toast ” - and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. I’ll be looking for your tag on FB. (1 extra entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  5. After following me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway with the following statement (without the quotes) “ Enter to win 8 free @vansfoods #wheatfree and #glutenfree frozen breakfast foods! – hosted by @GFrecipebox at http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/vans-gluten-free-pancakes-waffles-french-toast “  - and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry) I’ll be looking for your tag on Twitter.
  6. Follow Carla on Pinterest and state so in a separate comment below. If you’re already following, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  7. Add Carla to one of your your Google+ Circles such as “Acquaintances”, or any custom circle such as “Gluten Free”, etc.  If you’re already done so previously, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  8. Leave a comment on any other recipe or article on this site, limit two, and state what you did below, in separate comments. Comments on other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
  9. Share this giveaway on any of the over 400 social networks and leave a separate comment below for each share you did. (1 extra entry for each share).
  10. Sign up for my newsletter at the top left of most pages, and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment stating so. (1 extra entry)
  11. Follow Van’s Foods on Facebook.
  12. Follow @vansfoods on Twitter.
  13. Follow Van’s Foods on Pinterest and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)

What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on January 4, 2013.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on January 5, 2013.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on January 8, 2013 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply their U.S. shipping address and phone number. If they do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this page on January 5, 2013 to view the winner announcement. All shipping addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are kept confidential.
  • The winner is chosen at random using a contest software application.

Disclaimer: Van’s Natural Foods provided me with free products, and I was under no obligation to review them, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products.

See all current Gluten Free Giveaways!

And the winner is…

Sheila Korman!

Congratulation, Sheila!

You have until January 8, 2013 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply your full name, U.S. shipping address, and phone number. If you do not reply within that time period a new winner will be chosen.

Again, congrats!

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141 Responses to Van’s Gluten Free Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast Review and Giveaway

  1. Krystina says:

    I like gf Carla on Facebook!

  2. Krystina says:

    I tried van waffles there other day and they were great!

  3. J Lens says:

    I followed Vans on Facebook.

  4. J Lens says:

    I always like a quick and safe breakfast, which isn’t always easy to find!

  5. J Lens says:

    I previously “liked” Gluten Free Carla on Facebook.

  6. Marie Mingus says:

    I have shared this on Facebook!

  7. Marie Mingus says:

    I have already liked your page.

  8. Marie Mingus says:

    I used to be where’s the “Breakfast served all day” diner-finding Queen, (that’s why)! <:}

  9. kera bell says:

    I liked vans food on fb

  10. kera bell says:

    I love food giveaways!

  11. Barbara Walch says:

    Please enter me in the Gluten Free Giveaway for Van’s Natural frozen products. We love Van’s gluten free waffles and we would like to try their other products. We are a family of 4 on a strict gluten free diet. We are always looking for ways to save money on groceries. Thank You.

  12. Dakota says:

    I liked Van’s foods on Facebook.

  13. Dakota says:

    I’ve liked GF Carla on Facebook previously.

  14. Dakota says:

    Definitely want to enter! I’ve been allergic to wheat since I had long-term mold exposure 3 years ago. It threw my whole system out of whack. Frozen waffles used to be my go-to breakfast, and I was excited when I first tried Van’s a couple of years ago. The store I normally shop at only carries natural and blueberry waffles – glad to see so many other varieties are made as well. Looks like I’ll be venturing out to other stores soon to look for the flax, apple cinnamon, and buckwheat. The French toast sticks sounds so good, too.
    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  15. Kris Pendley says:

    I also ‘liked ‘ you on Facebook, Carla.

  16. Kris Pendley says:

    I just found your website. Please enter me in the Van’s contest. I have eaten Van’s gf waffles in the past and love the blueberry ones.

  17. J Lens says:

    I previously followed Carla on Pinterest.

  18. J Lens says:

    I “liked” Carla’s site.

  19. Rhonda Cataldo says:

    I would like to have coupons for vans my daugther and I love the frozen breakfast.

  20. Donna Rochelle says:

    Hello, I do love Van’s blueberry waffles. So quick and really good. I would love to win some of this product. Thanks, Donna Gladstone.

  21. Erin Lane says:

    I “like” Gluten Free Carla on facebook (I did this previously).

  22. Erin Lane says:

    I commented on the banana walnut ice cream recipe.

  23. Erin Lane says:

    I commented on your strory about pregnancy.

  24. Erin Lane says:

    I am a subscriber of your newsletter!

  25. Erin Lane says:

    I would like to be entered. It would be awesome to try the French Toast sticks!

  26. Cindy W. says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter via email.

  27. Cindy W. says:

    I would love to win this giveaway because I am a fan of Van’s gf products.

  28. Tammy Longoria says:

    I love Van’s Waffles! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  29. Jennifer C says:

    I like Van’s on Facebook. Thanks!

  30. Jennifer C says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. Thanks!

  31. Jennifer C says:

    I like Gluten Free Carla on Facebook. Thanks!

  32. Jennifer C says:

    I keep Van’s gluten-free waffles in my freezer all the time, so I’d love to win this. Thanks!

  33. Blessie Nelson says:

    Followed Van’s Foods on Pinterest – Blesseliz

  34. Blessie Nelson says:

    Followed @vansfoods on Twitter – @Bless_Eliz

  35. Blessie Nelson says:

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  36. Blessie Nelson says:

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  37. Blessie Nelson says:

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  38. Blessie Nelson says:

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  39. Blessie Nelson says:

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  40. Blessie Nelson says:

    Liked you on FB – Blessie Nelson

  41. Blessie Nelson says:

    I want to win this because I would like to have a healthier breakfast.

  42. christina cason says:

    the reason i want them carla is because vans waffles french toast stick and pancakes is the only gluten free roduct that my whole family will eat kids or adults and since some are dairy free kim can eat them too

  43. christina cason says:

    i follow u on pinrest

  44. christina cason says:

    i follow u on facebook

  45. Carrie Elsass says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  46. Carrie Elsass says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  47. Carrie Elsass says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  48. Carrie Elsass says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  49. Carrie Elsass says:

    I would love to win to be able to stock our freezer with easy, fast breakfasts for this hectic time of year!:)

  50. caitlin tate says:

    follow on twitter @peainpod3317

  51. caitlin tate says:

    I have been a fan of you on fb for awhile

  52. caitlin tate says:

    I am gluten free and would love to win

  53. Brittany says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  54. Brittany says:

    I love gluten free Van’s, great quality and a nice treat. I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway.

  55. Sheila K. says:

    I added you to one of my Google+ circles (Sheila Korman)!

  56. J Lens says:

    I love Van’s waffles, but don’t have access to the pancakes or french toast sticks where I live. I haven’t had a piece of good french toast for over 5 years and look forward to the opportunity to try them!

  57. Sheila K. says:

    I follow @vansfoods on Twitter (skkorman)!

  58. Sheila K. says:

    I follow Van’s Foods on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

  59. Sheila K. says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@skkorman)!

  60. Sheila K. says:

    I already like you on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

  61. Sheila K. says:

    We’ve been trying to eat gluten-free, so these goodies would be great for our breakfasts!

  62. Karen says:

    I’m a gluten free vegan and I’ve tried Vans waffles and loved them.Would love to get some free!

  63. Lisa says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest! Love it! Thank you

  64. Lisa says:

    I reposted the Vans giveaway info. on Facebook. Actually shared YOUR post with my friends.

    Thank you

  65. Lisa says:

    I’ve already “liked” you on FB! Would love the chance to try these products!

  66. Lisa says:

    I’d like to be entered into this giveaway, please. I have been gluten free for over a year and love the taste of VANS waffles. I have never tried some of the products offered and would love to try them. They are not offered in my area, but would be willing to ask for them at my local supermarket if they were just as delicious as the other products I’ve tried. Thank you for the opportunity!

  67. Deb Gowlland says:

    I follow Van’s on FB.

  68. Deb Gowlland says:

    I already liked Gluten Free Carla on FB.

  69. Deb Gowlland says:

    I love Van’s and this is an amazing giveaway. Best gf waffles I’ve tried!

  70. kathryn says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  71. kathryn says:

    I have “liked” you in Facebook

  72. kathryn says:

    Love Van’s – great taste and texture

  73. Mandy says:

    Following on Twitter: @mandyhowerton

  74. Mandy says:

    I would like to win because I LOVE Van’s Natural Foods waffles!

  75. Patricia says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  76. April says:

    I shared the contest on facebook and I already like your page. :)

  77. April says:

    I want to be entered into the Van’s contest because I love their waffles! It’s a great breakfast for me when I am working from home. :)

  78. Patricia says:

    I like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook

  79. Patricia says:

    I have seen this product in my local grocery store, but have never purchased it. I would love to try it.

  80. Katie says:

    I follow Van’s Foods on Twitter.

  81. Katie says:

    I follow Van’s Foods on Facebook.

  82. Katie says:

    I’ve been following you on Twitter

  83. Katie says:

    I posted the link on Twitter.

  84. Katie says:

    I follow you on Twitter. GfreeKatie

  85. Katie says:

    I posted on Facebook.

  86. Karen Engle says:

    Please enter me for the Van’s Giveaway. I love Van’s products and could really use some coupons since that’s the only kind of waffles I buy & I love their pancakes. Next I want to try the French Toast Sticks, didn’t think they were egg free too !!!!

  87. Dallas McGowan says:

    And I just commented on your GF lasagna recipe =)

  88. Dallas McGowan says:

    Just left a comment on your chocolate doughnut recipe. It was short, but I was drooling because they look SO GOOD. So, it’s kind of not my fault it was a short comment. ;-)

  89. Karen Engle says:

    I shared this on Facebook

  90. Rita Gamble says:

    I would love to win “Van’s” for the 3 of us in our family that are g/f!

  91. Karen Engle says:

    I follow Vans Foods on Facebook. Love Them!!!

  92. Karen Engle says:

    I like Carla on Facebook

  93. Dallas McGowan says:

    Just subscribed to your newsletter. =)

  94. Dallas McGowan says:

    Now following Van’s on Pinterest.

  95. Dallas McGowan says:

    Now following Van’s on FB.

  96. Dallas McGowan says:

    I also added you to acquaintances on Google +

  97. Dallas McGowan says:

    I just created a Pinterest account, just to follow you! But not in a creepy, stalker kind of way. ;-)

  98. Dallas McGowan says:

    Just shared the comment on FB, & made sure you were tagged. =)

  99. Dallas McGowan says:

    Oh, and I “liked” you on FB forever ago. That’s actually how I found you. =)

  100. Dallas McGowan says:

    Please enter me in the contest to win the Van’s coupons. I’m on a tight budget, and can normally only afford Van’s when it gets marked down for clearance at my local grocery store. But I LOVE their products! My niece is wheat-free, and I’m campaigning for everyone to go GF, and these are a GREAT argument against the “Everything GF tastes nasty” comments I have to listen to. =D

  101. Michelle says:

    I follow Van’s on Pinterest

  102. Michelle says:

    I follow Van’s on Twitter

  103. Michelle says:

    I follow Van’s on fb

  104. Michelle says:

    I have been following on Pinterest. Michelle Duggan Oliveri

  105. Michelle says:

    I follow GF Recipe Box on Twitter – mdoliveri

  106. Michelle says:

    I’ve liked GF Carla on fb

  107. Michelle says:

    I would love to try the cinnamon french toast sticks, a great breakfast on a cold winter’s day!

  108. Diana G says:

    I already liked you on facebook and that is how I read about your giveaway

  109. Diana G says:

    I’d love to win this! When you’re in a rush it’s hard to make GF pancakes or waffles for yourself. this solves the problem. I’d love the all natural.

  110. julie says:

    I follow vans on fb

  111. julie says:

    I follow vans on twitter-onflgator

  112. julie says:

    twitter follower-onflgator

  113. julie says:

    I like you on facebook

  114. julie says:

    I would love to be entered, I love vans waffles and would love to try the french toast

  115. Todd Bliss says:

    I follow vansfoods on Pinterest
    Todd bliss

  116. Todd Bliss says:

    I follow @vansfoods on twitter
    @bliss_todd

  117. Todd Bliss says:

    I follow you on facebook

  118. Todd Bliss says:

    I already follow you on pinterest

  119. Todd Bliss says:

    I allready follow you on twitter @bliss_todd

  120. Todd Bliss says:

    I want to enter your giveaway because these waffles are the best.
    I saw them in the store one day and gave them a try and now every time I feel like having waffles I ask for these.

  121. Tricia Goss says:

    Followed Van’s on Pinterest! Thank you!

  122. Katie says:

    I’ve liked you on Facebook already.

  123. Katie says:

    I love Van products, but their coupons are not very easy to find!!

  124. Tricia Goss says:

    I follow Van’s on Twitter

  125. Tricia Goss says:

    I follow Van’s on FB

  126. Tricia Goss says:

    Subscribed to your newsletter!

  127. Tricia Goss says:

    I added you to my Acquaintances circle on G+

  128. Tricia Goss says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest @triciagoss

  129. Tricia Goss says:

    I follow you on Twitter @triciagoss

  130. Tricia Goss says:

    I posted on FB

  131. Tricia Goss says:

    I Liked you on FB :0)

  132. Tricia Goss says:

    I love Van’s waffles! Sometimes I want something for breakfast besides eggs or cold cereal, but I don’t feel like going to the trouble of making homemade waffles or pancakes. These are so simple to make and they taste just like non-gluten free frozen waffles. The blueberry are my absolute favorite. I’d love to have my freezer stocked up!!

  133. Carol says:

    I’ve liked your Facebook page previously

  134. Carol says:

    Please enter me in the Van’s Gluten Free Waffle Giveaway. I just tried these for the first time last week not expecting much but to my surprise they were very, very good ( I tried the blueberry waffles) . Would love to try some of the other flavors. Thanks.

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