Van’s New Gluten Free Snacks and Cereal Review & Giveaway

If you’ve tried Van’s Natural Foods gluten free breakfast products, you’ll be pleased to know that they have three new lines of gluten free products. They make three flavors of gluten free cereal and their gluten free snacks include crackers and snack bars. Below you find all of these new products with a list of ingredients and images. Read my review and learn my new favorite gluten free snacks and cereals. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win $30 in coupons for free Van’s products.

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Image: Van's Gluten Free Snacks and Cereal

All of Van’s gluten free snacks and cereal, as well as their other gluten free products, are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) and are tested to be under 10 parts per million (ppm) gluten. As usual, these new Van’s products are affordable and are made without artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives. The cereals’ suggested retail price is only $3.99, the crackers $2.99, and the snack bars $4.49 per box of 5 bars. You will find many are free of the top allergens, as well.

FLAVORS, INGREDIENTS & REVIEW

Van’s Wholegrain Gluten Free Crackers:

Containing 16 grams of whole grains per serving these crackers are awesome! They are full-flavored. You know how you usually need cheese, dips, and more to add to crackers to provide the flavor? Well, you won’t need a thing to enjoy these crackers. And you would never know they are gluten free. My favorites are the Lots of Everything. They are savory and perfectly seasoned. I would have sworn they contain pepper from tasting them, but those little specs of black you see are poppy seeds. So yummy!

Lots of Everything

Image: Van's Gluten Free Crackers - Lots of Everything

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oats, Brown Rice Flour, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth), Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Sesame Seeds, Salt, Yeast Extract, Poppy Seeds, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic, Sunflower Lecithin, Caraway Seeds.

Say Cheese Gluten Free Crackers

Image: Van's Gluten Free Crackers - Say Cheese

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oats, Brown Rice Flour, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth), Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Whey, Brown Sugar, Salt, Buttermilk, Yeast Extract, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Lecithin, Spices, Beta Carotene and Annatto Extract (for color), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid. Contains: Milk.

Multigrain Gluten Free Crackers

Image: Van's Gluten Free Crackers - Multigrain

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oats, Brown Rice Flour, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth), Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Sesame Seeds, Salt, Yeast Extract, Sunflower Lecithin.

Van’s Whole Grain Gluten Free Cereals:

With 5 grams of fiber and a full serving of whole grains per serving, Van’s gluten free cereals are awesome. My favorite is the cinnamon. It is just lightly flavored with cinnamon. The Honey Nut Crunch is something I normally would need to add fresh fruit to enjoy, but I enjoyed these plain. Both cereals are made of tiny rectangles which I believe helps them stay crunchy longer.

Cinnamon Heaven Gluten Free Cereal

Image: Van's Gluten Free Cereal - Cinnamon Heaven

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth Flours), Cane Sugar, Oat Fiber, Inulin, Invert Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Cinnamon, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.

Honey Nut Crunch Gluten Free Cereal

Image: Van's Gluten Free Cereal - Honey Nut Crunch

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth Flours), Cane Sugar, Oat Fiber, Inulin, Invert Cane Sugar, Salt, Honey, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.

They also carry a hot cereal, though it is not a new product.

Wholegrain Gluten Free Snack Bars:

These delicious bars contain 4 grams of fiber and 8-10 grams of whole grains. I wasn’t able to sample the Cranberry Almond, which I know I would have really enjoyed. While peanut butter snack bars are usually my least favorite bar, they were my favorite compared to the Chocolate Chip. Both bars are lightly flavored by their flavors and chewy. However the Peanut Butter and Chocolate ones are moist. I’m saving some for my husband, as that his favorite flavor in snack bars, but I don’t know I’m going to keep from eating them all. These bars are packed with whole grains and fiber, so much so, that I wouldn’t give it a second thought to give them to my grandkids. These are definitely a healthy choice.

Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Snack Bars

Image: Van's Gluten Free Snack Bars - Chocolate Chip

Ingredients: Gluten Free Whole Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Invert Cane Sugar, Fig Paste (Fig Paste, Fig Concentrate), Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Almond Butter, Flax Seeds, Inulin, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Sea Salt. Contains Soy and Almonds.

Cranberry Almond Gluten Free Snack Bars

Image: Van's Gluten Free Snack Bars - Cranberry Almond

Ingredients: Gluten Free Whole Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Invert Cane Sugar, Fig Paste (Fig Paste, Fig Concentrate), Dried Cranberries, Almond Butter, Flax Seeds, Inulin, Sugar, Almonds, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Cinnamon, Sea Salt. Contains Almonds.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Gluten Free Snack Bars

Image: Van's Gluten Free Snack Bars - Peanut Butter Chocolate

Gluten Free Whole Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Invert Cane Sugar, Fig Paste (Fig Paste, Fig Concentrate), Peanut Butter Chips (Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Nonfat Dry Milk, Salt, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin), Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Peanut Butter, Flax Seeds, Peanut Flour, Inulin, Baking Soda, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Sea Salt, Peanut Extract, Vanilla Extract, Almond Butter. Contains: Soy, Milk, Peanuts and Almonds.

THE GLUTEN-FREE GIVEAWAY

Eligibility

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

Prize

One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • $30.00 in coupons for free Van’s products

Note: Be carefully in selecting your Van’s products, as they make gluten products as well as gluten-free.

How to Enter

Do step No. 1 below (mandatory), and then do additional steps if you desire to enter for additional entries. Each step/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. Follow Van’s Foods on Facebook and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. If you previously liked it, state so. (1 extra entry)
  4. After liking our Facebook pages, share this on Facebook, “ Enter to win @Van’s Natural Foods products and check out the review on their amazing new gluten free crackers, cereal and snack bars – hosted by @Gluten Free Carla at http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/vans-gluten-free-snacks-cereal ” - and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
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  7. After following us on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following (without the quotes): “ Enter to win @vansfoods amazing new #glutenfree crackers, cereal and snack bars – in @GFrecipebox #giveaway : http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/vans-gluten-free-snacks-cereal #celiac ” and state what you did in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
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  11. Leave a comment on any other recipe or article on this site, (limit 2), and state what you did below, in separate comments. Comments on other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
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What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on May 8, 2013.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on May 9, 2013.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on May 12, 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 May 9, 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…

Laura C.!

Congratulations, Laura! You are the sole winner of the Van’s Natural Foods new gluten free products giveaway! You have until 11:59 pm PST on May 12, 2013 to reply to this winner’s notification email to supply your full name, U.S. shipping address and phone number. If you do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen.

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136 Responses to Van’s New Gluten Free Snacks and Cereal Review & Giveaway

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  82. theresa says:

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  100. Amanda says:

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  106. Celeste says:

    I was so excited to see this…but my husband is allergic to oats. So disappointed we can’t try these delicious looking snacks :( Love the review though, and would be interested to see more reviews.

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    I’m also an email subscriber! Thank you so much!

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    I would love to try some healthy gluten-free Van’s products as I have never tried this brand and your review shows some delicious choices for my family!

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  121. Shari H says:

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  123. Ursula says:

    Please enter me – always like trying new GF things

  124. Emily says:

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  125. Gijzette says:

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  129. Tricia Goss says:

    I’m a huge fan of Van’s gluten free waffles. I haven’t seen their cereal and snacks yet, but I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled. I expect they will be as great as those apple cinnamon and blueberry waffles are! (The plain and french toast sticks are delish, too!)

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