NonaLim Gluten Free Soup Review and Giveaway

You may be familiar with some of the brands of gluten free soup available in cans or cartons, but NonaLim soups are quite different. It is packaged in pouches, but more importantly, it was developed by Nona Lim, a Singaporean native. She has dedicated her culinary pursuits to healing people with good food. Not only does she make a gluten free line of soup, but a detox line, as well. NonaLim soup has been nominated for a Nexty Award, the Natural Products Expo West trade show award recognizing thought leaders and innovation. You can check out their current website at Cook SF. Their future site, NonaLim, is under construction. They were so certain that their soups would be enjoyed by all that they not only sent us some samples to taste-test, but, in advance, set up to sponsor a giveaway for five winners! Below, Dr. Danielle West-Stellick explains the different ways she used NonaLim gluten free soup and what she thinks about them. Good luck in the giveaway!

Image: NonaLim Gluten Free Soup

Glute Free Soup – the ultimate comfort food

By Dr. Danielle West-Stellick

Most of you have read my gluten free baking reviews and thus know of my love affair with baked goods. What you probably don’t know is my love affair is really with ALL food… from soup to nuts as they say… And to me, speaking of soup, there is a big difference between soup and broth…  Enter NonaLim gluten free soups! Made in a dedicated gluten free facility, and packed with only healthy vegetables and spices, they are definitely in the soup category: hearty, thick, ingredient rich and beyond delicious.

Now, most areas of the country are just coming out of a very extended winter… at times like that, hot soups to me are like comfort food… Of course, now that we’re rapidly plunging into a combined spring/summer, what is better and simply more refreshing than a cold soup? NonaLim soups are perfect either way! And what’s more, is they are shelf stable, come in very robust plastic pouches, and are one of those products you can just grab from the refrigerator in the morning or on your way to work and go! I had the privilege of sampling four of their fares: Zucchini Soup, All Bean Chilli, Thai Green Curry, and Red Lentil Veggie… each was better than the other!

As if that wasn’t enough – let me ask you a question: When is a soup not a soup? When it becomes the main ingredient in another dish! Again, not something you’d readily do with broth, but… while the All Bean Chilli was perfect for one of those days when we had a late April snow, and the Zucchini was amazing to me cold with a dollop of sour cream, the Red Lentil Veggie was PERFECT to add in those final moments when making risotto! The Thai Green Curry was a great topping for a mild fish like Swai!

Folks, let’s be honest. Good gluten free soup, I mean, seriously good soup that doesn’t taste like it came from a can, and a cheap can at that, is hard to find. And I know, sometimes you just settle for the gluten free foods accessible in your local markets. These soups are the type of product that, if it was not available locally, I strongly advocate ordering online!!! After all, you can’t beat great taste, amazing nutrition, and home delivery!


Thai Green Curry

Image: NonaLim Thai Green Curry Gluten Free Soup

Organic tofu, bell pepper, carrots, onion, mushrooms, cauliflower, eggplant, coconut milk, water, olive oil, fresh chili, garlic, ginger, cilantro, shallot, lemongrass, spices, kosher salt and pepper.

Note: If you are 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.

Red Lentil Veggie

Image: NonaLim Red Lentil Veggie Gluten Free Soup

Vegetable broth (water, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, herbs and spices), carrots, onions, lentils, zucchini, diced tomatoes (tomatoes and tomato juice, sea salt, naturally derived citric acid and calcium chloride), celery, scallions, cilantro, olive oil, lime juices, spices, kosher salt and pepper.

Zucchini Soup

Image: NonaLim Gluten Free Zucchini Soup

Vegetable broth (water, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, herbs and spices), zucchini, non-GMO corn, poblano chile, onions, rice milk, olive oil, garlic, herbs and spices, kosher salt and pepper.

All Bean Chili

Image: NonaLim Gluten Free All Bean Chili Soup

Water, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans, onions, diced tomatoes (tomatoes and tomato juice, sea salt, naturally derived citric acid, and calcium chloride), olive oil, tomato paste (tomatoes and citric acid), garlic, spices, kosher salt, and pepper.




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


Five (5) lucky winners will receive the following:

  • 1 Kit of 4 NonaLim gluten free soups including any of the following: Carrot Ginger, Tomato, Thai Green Curry, All Bean Chili, Red Lentil Veggie, or Zucchini,  with a suggested retail value of $27 per winner.

The total suggested retail value of all prizes is $135.
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 NonaLim as nona lim 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 NonaLim Foods healthy gluten free soup in the giveaway hosted by @Gluten Free Carla at @nona lim ” – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
  5. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. If you’re a previous follower, state so. (1 extra entry)
  6. Follow @nonalimfoods on Twitter and leave a separate comment below with your Twitter user name. If you previously followed, state so. (1 extra entry)
  7. After following us on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following (without the quotes): “ Enter to win healthy #glutenfree soups by @nonalimfoods in the @GFrecipebox #giveaway at #gfree ” and state what you did in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  8. Follow any or all of my boards on Pinterest and leave the url to your Pinterest boards in a comment below. If you’re already a follower state so. (1 extra entry)
  9. Follow nonalim on Instagram. (1 extra entry)
  10. Add Carla to one of your Google+ Circles such as “Acquaintances”, or any custom circle such as “Gluten Free”, etc. (1 extra entry)
  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)
  12. Share this giveaway on any of the over 400 social networks and leave a separate comment below for each share you performed. (1 extra entry for each share).
  13. Sign up for my newsletter at the top-left side of most pages, and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. If you are already a subscriber state so, instead. (1 extra entry)
  14. Check out NonaLim’s blog and leave a comment below about what you learned or liked.

What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on May 25, 2013.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on May 26, 2013.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on May 29, 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 26, 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: NonaLim provided us with free products, and we were under no obligation to review them, if we so chose. Nor we were not under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products.

See all current Gluten Free Giveaway

And the winners are…

Diana G., Laurie Clark, Barb K., Liz, and Niki B.!

Congratulations! You are all winners in the NonaLim Gluten Free Soups Giveaway!

You all have until May 29, 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 this time period a new winner will be chosen.

Again, congratulations!

112 Replies to “NonaLim Gluten Free Soup Review and Giveaway”

  1. I left a comment about your recipe from May 21, “Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake”

  2. I left a comment about your “Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Tarts” recipe

  3. I visited NonaLim’s blog and read the article “Matcha and Cleansing” and was surprised at all the benefits of Matcha. I’ve been drinking Matcha teas for about 3 months so I feel good knowing there are some great health benefits. Thanks for the great blog, it has wonderful information and great recipes. I copied the “Chicken Hot Pot” to make this weekend. Even though it is May I make soup at least once a week. It is never too hot for soup!

  4. I’m following @nonalimfoods on Twitter. My Twitter name is “@kitchenhistory”

  5. I follow “GFrecipebox” on Twitter, my Twitter name is “kitchenhistory”.

  6. I liked “Nona Lim’s” Facebook page. My Facebook name is “Susan Peters”

  7. I would like to be enter3ed into the NonaLim Gluten Free Soup giveaway because I have to follow a gluten free diet and these soups sound like they would be terrific to take to work. NonaLim soups sound delicious.

  8. The doctor said I should try going gluten free. My sisterinlaw is begging me to try it says it makes you feel so good. I need something or someone to help me get into this gluten free world and see if it is as good as i have been told. I definitely need to feel better.

  9. Hi! My husband is gluten sensitive and I follow the diet as well. I’m a bad cook and these would be great to try! Thank you!

  10. I already follow Nona Lim on facebook. I believe I joined their page two weeks ago.

  11. First, thank you for reviewing these soups. I am interested in Nona Lim’s soups because I have been researching clean eating options for my mother who has been diagnosed with cancer. She has been yearning for fresh natural foods during her illness. And my old fashioned father is just not capable of cooking let alone buying organic. So, I researched food services and found Cook SF which ultimately led me to learn about Nona Lim’s soups. My mother (and I in a show of solidarity) will be starting Cook’s detox diet June 1st. It would be wonderful to win these soups so that she could smoothly transition into a clean eating lifestyle after the 21-day food cycle. Please enter me into the soup giveaway on her behalf.

  12. the cost of shipping with the soups is kind of high, so before i invest in it i would love to try the soups first. I would be willing to pay if it was worth it.

  13. I am now following NonaLim on FB. I’m not sure what you mean by my facebook name, but it is tied to my email address so I think you can find me that way.

  14. I would like to enter because I would love to try these soups. They sound delicious!

  15. I would like to be entered for the Soup Giveaway Please. I was Diagnosed with Celiac Disease on April 1, 2013. What an April Fools Day Joke on me!!!! I used to love to bake and all my lunches to work were cans of soup. I can’t do either anymore. I would love to find some soup that is easy to take to work and doesn’t taste like cardboard! Thank you for what you do.

  16. I would love to win this giveaway for my kids! My oldest and my youngest have celiac and my middle child has Autism. These soups would be an excellent addition to our pantry!


  18. Today is the anniversary of our moving into our new(est) home and I STILL don’t have a decent soup pot..this would be an excellent excuse to finally go out and get one :)

  19. Please enter me in your giveaway. This would be a healthy quick-fix meal. I learned about you from a card in my lovewithfood box

  20. I checked out the blog and learned some interesting things about ginger in the chicken hot pot recipe. I really enjoyed other recipes on the blog too!

  21. I request to be entered in the giveaway. These soups sound intriguing! I learned about you from a card in my lovewithfood box!

  22. I would like to enter the contest. The reason why want to win is because I am trying to change the way I eat. These soups look good. Also help change some bad eating habits.

  23. I love good soup gluten free of course. Is there any better lunch?

  24. I would love to win because I have never seen these in the stores and would like to try them.

  25. I want to enter because I’ve never tried these soups and am always looking for healthy foods that heal since I have Celiac disease.

  26. I’m entering the giveaway because winning these soups would help me on my quest to become gluten-free (plus they sound delicious)!

  27. I learned from the blog that these soups are all made in small batches from scratch right in their own Oakland facility to maintain the fresh, great quality and taste!

  28. Soup is a great comfort food in my household and we all enjoy trying new GF varieties. Thank you for the giveaway!

  29. I would like to be entered in the contest. As you said, good gf soup is hard to find. I had some this week that was rather tasteless.

  30. I learned from their blog that they use a heat-driven sealing process to lock the freshness in and keep the preservatives out!
    Thank you so much!

  31. I LOVE soup and all these flavors sound delicious for a quick, convenient dinner for my family especially after a busy workday! Thank you for the giveaway!

  32. I wish to be entered in your giveaway. I love soup but never have the time to make it from scratch. I think these look fresher and healthier than most canned soups. I try to eat as healthy as possible and would love to try these.

  33. I would like to be entered into this contest because my son has severe ADHD and his doctor recommends he try a gf diet. Soup is one of the things he lives.

  34. I am new to GF and I am a soup lover, so I’m interested in trying these..

    FB follower

  35. I already liked you on facebook and is how I heard about this great giveaway. thanks
    diana gervits gottlieb

  36. I love hot soup, especially when it’s chilly out. these look wonderful and it’s so hard to find ready made gluten free soups. Please enter me, thanks.

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