Absolutely! Gluten Free Products Review: Crackers, Flatbreads, & Coconut Chews

Absolutely Gluten Free Products

I have been buying Absolutely! Gluten Free original crackers for years and their cracked pepper crackers more recently. So, when they offered to send me some of their products to review, I jumped on the opportunity. They make crackers, flatbread, sweet snacks and pizza crust, some in multiple flavors. Learn all about them.

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Yonutz Gluten Free Donuts Review

Yonutz gluten free donuts with logo

The excitement generated by Yonutz stores has been phenomenal to say the least. With over 3 million combined TikTok and Instagram followers over several channels, and backed by Kevin Harrington of The Shark Tank television show, the logical next step was to supply their customers with gluten free donuts. On November 28, 2022, they made that dream a reality! Enter the Yonutz Gluten Free Giveaway through January 14, 2023.

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Gluten Free Status

While Yonutz are not certified gluten free, they are made in a facility that produces gluten free certified food to be under 10 ppm (parts per million) gluten. The FDA requires gluten free labeled food to be under 20 ppm.

Per Yonutz,

“The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) is a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), a 501c3 non-profit empowering the gluten-free community since 1974. Unlike other certifications which only audit record-keeping, GFCO reviews the manufacturer’s products and ingredients, and individually tailors testing requirements based on risk. 

“Our products are made exclusively in this [type of] facility and I imagine in the future we will likely certify our product[s].”

Yonutz Gluten Free Donuts Allergen Status:

Yonutz gluten free donuts are made safely, free from gluten, dairy, soy, peanut, and tree nuts. They ship them fresh, directly from a gluten free facility. They include all of flavor and fun as their traditional Yonutz without the worries.

Yonutz Gluten Free Donuts Ingredients and Nutritional Facts:

Strawberry Frosted
Ingredients: Gluten-free old fashioned base (Sugar, rice flour, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber, xanthan gum), avocado, water, lime juice, salt, palm oil, sugar, corn starch, lustre glaze (corn syrup, sugar, water, honey, pectin, calcium alginate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, molasses, agar, carrageenan, caramel color, artificial flavor), water, sugar, strawberries, lemon juice concentrate, fruit pectin, natural flavor, alcohol, strawberry juice, lactic acid, propylene glycol, FD&C Reds 40 and 3, Propylparaben.

Strawberry Frosted Nutritional Facts

Calories – 300

Fat – 12g (4g sat fat), Cholesterol – 0mg, Sodium – 390mg

Total Carb – 48g (includes 29g sugars, 29g added sugars)

Fiber – 1g

Protein – 3g

Cinnamon Sugar (Churro)
Ingredients: Gluten-free old fashioned base (Sugar, rice flour, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber, xanthan gum), water, avocado, cinnamon, nutmeg, lime juice, salt, palm oil, sugar, corn starch.

Cinnamon Sugar Nutritional Facts

Calories – 260

Fat – 11g (4g sat fat)

Cholesterol – 0mg, Sodium – 390mg

Total Carb – 40g (includes 24g sugars, 24g added sugars)

Fiber – 1g

Protein – 3g

Classic Glazed
Ingredients: Gluten-free old fashioned base (Sugar, rice flour, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber, xanthan gum), water, avocado, cinnamon, nutmeg, lime juice, salt, palm oil, sugar, corn starch, honey, lustre glaze (corn syrup, sugar, water, honey, pectin, calcium alginate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, molasses, agar, carrageenan, caramel color, artificial flavor).

Classic Glaze Nutritional Facts

Calories – 290

Fat – 12.5g (4g sat fat)

Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 390mg

Total Carb – 44g (includes 24g sugars, 24g added sugars)

Fiber – 1g

Protein – 3g

Marble
Ingredients: Gluten-free old fashioned base (Sugar, rice flour, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber, xanthan gum), water, avocado, cinnamon, nutmeg, lime juice, salt, palm oil, sugar, corn starch, honey, cocoa processed with alkali, lustre glaze (corn syrup, sugar, water, honey, pectin, calcium alginate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid,
sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, molasses, agar, carrageenan, caramel color, artificial flavor).

Marble Nutritional Facts

Calories – 290

Fat – 12.5g (4g sat fat)

Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 390mg

Total Carb – 44g (includes 24g sugars, 24g added sugars)

Fiber – 1g

Protein – 3g

Birthday Cake
Gluten-free old fashioned base (Sugar, rice flour, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber, xanthan gum), avocado, water, lime juice, salt, palm oil, sugar, corn starch, lustre glaze (corn syrup, sugar, water, honey, pectin, calcium alginate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, molasses, agar,
carrageenan, caramel color, artificial flavor), confectioner’s glaze, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, carnauba wax.

Birthday Cake Nutritional Facts

Calories – 300

Fat – 12.5g (4g sat fat)

Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 390mg

Total Carb – 47g (includes 27g sugars, 27g added sugars)

Fiber – 1g

Protein – 3g

Fudge Frosted
Gluten-free old fashioned base (Sugar, rice flour, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber, xanthan gum), avocado, water, lime juice, salt, palm oil, sugar, corn starch, cocoa processed with alkali, lustre glaze (corn syrup, sugar, water, honey, pectin, calcium alginate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium
sorbate, molasses, agar, carrageenan, caramel color, artificial flavor), confectioner’s glaze, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, carnauba wax, Gluten-free Devil’s Food Base (sugar, rice flour, cocoa processed with alkali, natural and artificial flavor, food starch-modified, egg whites, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate, less than 2% of: mono- and diglycerides, polyglycerol, esters of fatty acids, potato starch, salt, soluble corn fiber,
xanthan gum), whole eggs.

Fudge Frosted Nutritional Facts:

Serving(s): 1

Calories – 305

Fat – 12.5g (4g sat fat)

Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 390mg

Total Carb – 48g (includes 28g sugars, 28g added sugars)

Fiber – 1g

Protein – 3g

Our Review:

Carla,

“I have been 100% gluten free for over 12 years and a gluten free baker since 2005. I can tell you that Yonutz Gluten Free Donuts taste amazing! The flavors in their glazes are the key, along with the moisture in the donut base. The sweetness is well balanced, as well. They have the texture and weight similar to traditional cake donuts, but are moister. That’s what the combination of sugar and palm oil creates. They make baked and fried goods moist and creamy, similar to butter.

Upon their arrival, I homed in on their sugar-cinnamon flavor. Cinnamon, while super healthy for you, as it helps fight inflammation, I’m allergic to it as it is high in histamine. I thought I’d take one bite as it was almost time for my anti-histamine anyway. Big mistake! Why? Not because of any negative reaction, but because I couldn’t stop at one bite. The moisture, texture, and flavors were spot on!

The glaze on the Marble version was incredible! I kept trying to figure out what the flavor was. I could only guess maple, but it’s not even an ingredient, as you can see above in the ingredients list.

I next homed in on the chocolate-glazed donut, which did not have as much chocolate as I would have liked, but just as moist and just as balanced in sweetness as the others. I thought it was going to be a chocolate donut, but is a vanilla donut with chocolate glaze.

Both the classic glaze and birthday cake are similar. If you’re a classic glaze donut fan or love the fun colors and crunchy birthday jimmies, you’ll love these as well.

The strawberry had me guessing…Is it strawberry? It tastes like strawberry, but has a little tartness to it like raspberry. Nope! It’s not raspberry! It’s strawberry!

Overall, taste and texture aside, it was a wonderful and fun-filled experience much like wine-tasting, but tastier!

Steve, my gluten-eating, sweet-toothed husband,

“They’re really good. So far, the strawberry is my favorite. They’re heavier than regular donuts but I love them just the same. I only wish they had a devil’s food donut. I can see myself eating these anytime! – all the time!”

He loved them enough to polish off the rest of the box! Lol!

What are the Yonutz Gluten Free Products?

Yonutz offers the following gluten free donuts…

Yonutz Gluten Free Half Dozen Donuts (one of each flavor)

Yonutz Gluten Free One-Dozen (two of each flavor)

Yonutz Gluten Free Decorating Kit (seasonal such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.

Where can I buy Yonutz Gluten Free Donuts?

Go directly to yonutzglutenfree.com to purchase any of the above gluten free donut products. They all include free shipping. Orders placed through Monday, December 19, 2022 should arrive by Christmas.

What’s coming next for Yonutz Gluten Free Donuts?

Yonutz plans on releasing a gluten-free “friendly” version in their stores that will NOT be free of gluten cross-contamination, but will contain only gluten free ingredients. Then, they hope to follow that with a gluten free version of their famous Smash Donut, which is a warm pressed donut filled with cold ice cream and covered with various delicious and colorful toppings. The different textures, flavors, and temperatures create an explosion for your palate!

This review is sponsored by Yonutz and contains our honest opinions.

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies – Trios 2021 – Caramel Chocolate Chip – New Ingredients

I haven’t written about gluten free trios Girl Scout cookies since 2015 when they were first introduced. However, seven years later, they have updated the ingredients. I haven’t written I thought Gluten-free trios Girl Scout cookies since 2015 when they were first introduced. Find the new and old ingredients as well as a recipe to make your own.

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Flour Farms Gluten Free Flour Blend Review “Organic”

Flour Farm Gluten Free Flour Blend

I am so excited about sharing with you the details about Flour Farm Gluten Free Flour Blend! Whatever your reason for going gluten free, you want to be healthy. Using the lowest carb gluten free flour blend is a start. Learn more about Flour Farms. They make a gluten-free flour blend that you can use for multiple purposes. The next best thing about this flour is the flavor and added nutrition. I tested this flour blend in two recipes to learn more about its characteristics. I share it all with you below. You can even learn about gluten free baking in general. Read on to learn more and enter the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 10 bags of flour.

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Simple Mills Pancake Mix Copycat Recipe

Simple Mills Gluten Free Pancakes with Almond Flour

When I was at my daughter’s house babysitting recently, she purchased some Simple Mills Gluten Free Pancake Mix. I thought I’d give it a try and was bowled over with how delicious they turned out. If you know me, I just had to create a recipe for everyone to make them at home to save money; and that I did! They turned out just as delicious, too! This mix may be used to meet other baking needs besides pancakes. Try using it in recipes  calling for Bisquick. You can even use the listed substitute to make  vegan gluten free pancakes. Continue reading “Simple Mills Pancake Mix Copycat Recipe”

Simple Kneads Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Review and Giveaway (Allergen and Gum-Free – No-Starch-Added)

Simple Kneads Gluten Free Bread

Simple Kneads bakes up gluten free sourdough-based sandwich bread the day they are shipped to your door. It’s completely void of the top eight allergens, including gluten. They do not contain any white-refined starch such as tapioca, corn, or potato. However, they are full of wonderful ancient and whole grains. Their breads don’t even contain gum such as xanthan and guar. Instead, they use psyllium husk powder to provide structure and hold the ingredients together, providing tons of moisture, which allows a longer shelf life. Speaking of shelf life, they use natural preservatives such as raisin juice concentrate. Check out my video, review, and a wonderful giveaway all sponsored by Simple Kneads. This giveaway has ended. Continue reading “Simple Kneads Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Review and Giveaway (Allergen and Gum-Free – No-Starch-Added)”

Ryze Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Without White Starch or Gum Review

Ryze Gluten Free Flour

I am so excited about the new Ryze Gluten Free Flour Mixes! They make two allergen-free gluten-free flour mixes that you can use for multiple purposes. One unique thing about these flours is that they do not contain any white starch such as tapioca, potato, arrowroot, or cornstarch or gum such as xanthan, guar, arabic, locust bean, or tara. I tested them both and share my results with you. I also created two recipes, one for each mix and share those with you as well.  Continue reading “Ryze Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Without White Starch or Gum Review”

Gluten Free Food Coloring Brands and Homemade

Homemade Food Coloring

Gluten Free Food Coloring

Food coloring is usually gluten free, but after reading an article about one person having a gluten reaction to a yellow food coloring that was confirmed to contain gluten, I always purchase brands labeled or sold as gluten free.

Food coloring comes in a few varieties such as powdered, liquid, and gel/paste. I don’t use any commercial brand of powdered coloring, but I explain all of the others available that I know are gluten free and safe for anyone to use. I even explain how to make your own at home. Continue reading “Gluten Free Food Coloring Brands and Homemade”

Thin Crust Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza

Thin Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza

Enjoy fried or poached eggs? You must try this recipe! With all of the toppings I could have on pizza, besides some cheese, I chose spinach and mushrooms for this gluten free breakfast pizza. Then I topped it with eggs to pack on the protein. When the egg yolks break, it provides you with breakfast pizza sauce. Start your day off with this treat. It’s delicious! Continue reading “Thin Crust Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza”