El’s Gluten-Free Snacks Review and Giveaway

Oh my! What a delight! I am addicted to el’s Gluten-Free Zesty Mix Medleys. The manufacturer, el’s, the makers of these wonderful gluten-free snacks, sent me samples of their Zesty Mix Medleys and Bagel Snaps. I love the Bagel Snaps because they are not as salty as the Medleys, and have a much milder flavor, and I really need to watch my sodium intake. However, the Medleys are to die for! They contain a little bit of everything: potato chips, corn nuts, pretzels, flaxseed corn chips, and a lot of spice, with a bit of a kick (heat). Definitely two tasty snacks! Read on to view a detailed photo of the Medleys.

Earlier this summer, I was on a long flight home from our vacation. When I’m tired is when I make mistakes of consuming gluten. I was handed a similar medley mix on the plane, opened them up and had a few bites. Suddenly a light went off…”These contain gluten! What am I doing?” Ever since then I have wanted some gluten-free snacks that tasted just like them. And here they are! What a treat!

El’s Gluten-Free Snacks are not only gluten-free, but are also diary-free, egg-free, nut-free, preservative-free, transfat-free, cholesterol-free, artificial color-free, artificial flavor-free, and GMO-free.

And, both Bagel Snaps and Medleys are a good source of Omega 3’s.

They are available in individual or family size.

Gluten Cross-Contamination

No worries, here! El’s samples and tests every batch for under 5ppm (parts per million) gluten. That is the lowest test available. Actually, their letter to us states 5ppm, but their website and packaging still state 10ppm. They have improved their testing process and just haven’t updated their website or packaging yet.


Gluten-Free Bagel Snaps

Gluten-Free Flour Base (sorghum flour, tapioca flour, white rice flour, sweet rice flour, rown rice flour, organic evaporated cane sugar, chicory root, millet flour, molasses and honey, rice bran, sea salt, xanthan gum, active dry yeast), water, canola oil, flax seed, cane sugar, sea salt, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, cumin and thyme.

Gluten-Free Zesty Medleys

Flaxseed, Corn Chips (yellow corn masa, flaxseeds, soybean oil & salt), Corn Nuts (corn, oil, salt), Pretzels (corn starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, palm oil, dextrose, cellulose gum, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium biocarbonate, corn starch, mono-calcium phosphate), salt, citric acid, yeast, soy lecithin, soda), Potato Chips (potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower oil, sea salt), Gluten-Free Flour Base (sorghum flour, tapioca flour, white rice flour, sweet rice flour, rown rice flour, organic evaporated cane sugar, chicory root, millet flour, molasses and honey, rice bran, sea salt, xanthan gum, active dry yeast), canola oil, water, distilled vinegar, flax seed, organic gluten-free Worcestershire Sauce (apple cider vinegar, molasses, wheat-free tamari (water, soy bean, salt), water, evaporated cane juice, salt, lemon juice concentrate, ginger puree, tamarind, chili pepper, garlic powder, xanthan gum, shitake mushrooms, allspice, cloves, orange extract, lemon extract, natural smoke flavors, natural onion flavor (onion oil), cane sugar, sea salt, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, cumin and thyme. Contains soy.

Note: If you are hyper-sensitive to trace amounts of gluten, do not consume mushrooms. They are often grown on wheat though they usually test well below 20 parts per million.

Both gluten-free snacks are manufactured in a facility that also produces items containing wheat and/or nuts.

El’s is a small company. You will see on their website that gluten-free authors Danna Korn and Carol Fenster back their new bagel chips.

To purchase either of these gluten-free snacks go to el’s Kitchen’s website.

El’s was generous in offering to sponsor a gluten-free giveaway. See below for details.



One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • One case of 6 bags:  3 each of the 5 oz. (family size) bags of Medleys and the 3 oz. bags of Bagel Snaps, with a suggested retail value of $35.94.

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

How to Enter and Ways of Entering Additional Times

  1. Comment on this post requesting to be entered in the giveaway and tell us why you wish to enter. (mandatory)
  2. Like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook Page  and tell me you did so by stating so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  3. Share this page on Facebook either by using the link above or by clicking “share” on Facebook below; and leave a separate comment below stating what you did. (1 extra entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me the link to your tweet in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry) (To find the link, just click on “1 hour ago”, etc.)
  5. Retweet this post dated August 6, 2011 from “GFrecipebox“, by using “RT @GFrecipebox” in your tweet and leave me a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  6. Leave a comment on any other post on this site, today, limit two, and state what you did below, in a separate comment.  Other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
  7. Share this on any of the 328 social net works by clicking the share button below and leave a separate comment below for each share you did. (1 extra entry for each share).
  8. Like El’s Kitchen on Facebook and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name.
  9. Follow El’s Kitchen on Twitter (@elskitchen)  and leave a separate comment below with your Twitter user name. (1 extra entry)

What you should know

  • Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on September 16, 2011.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on September 19, 2011 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply us with their U.S. shipping address and phone number.  If they do not respond within that time period, a new winner will be chosen.  Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this site on September 17, 2011 to view the winner announcement.  The winner’s shipping address, phone number and email address will be kept confidential between us and El’s.
  • The name of the winner will be announced on this page, right below this line, on September 17, 2011.

Disclaimer: El’s provided us with a free samples of their products to review, and we were under no obligation to review it, if we so chose. Nor were we under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products.

Check out all of our current gluten-free giveaways.

And the winner is…

Mia McGregor!

Congratulations Mia! You have until 11:59 on October 19, 2011 to respond to the winner’s email notification to provide us with your U.S. shipping address and phone number.

Again, congratulations!

Winner was chosen at random using random.org:

32 Replies to “El’s Gluten-Free Snacks Review and Giveaway”

  1. Hi Gluten-Free Carla! Thank you for all the great reviews and giveaways! You are always so informative and helpful! I would like to introduce more GF meals into my everyday diet, and these snacks would certainly expose me to one of the easiest way of doing so – snacking! I’m a huge snacker :)

  2. I would love to be entered in the El’s gluten free snacks giveaway! I am always on the lookout for tasty and healthy snacks! Thankyou!

  3. I would love to win these products. Since finding out I have celiacs, I am looking for a new “favorite” snack. I would love to try a new product.

  4. Please enter me :) I’ve recently had to switch to a GF diet, seeing as ALL of my childhood allergies have suddenly returned. I’m really just starting to discover what products are out there. I would like to win because these sound delicious and would love to give them a try! :)

  5. I’d love to try these snacks, we live in a small town so our gluten free options are sometimes limited! Always on the lookout for gluten free snacks for my kids and these look great!

    Please enter me in the contest.

  6. I want to enter because being the only one in my house to be on a gluten free diet is hard when everyone else can have great tasting snacks like these. I have tried so many different gluten free snacks and have been very let down. These look and sound so good. I miss snacks like these!

  7. I wish to enter because I would love to try these. I’ve now read 3 rave reviews about this product and I think I would love them too!

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