Simply Shari’s Gluten Free Products Review and Giveaway

Simply Shari’s¬†Gluten-Free & Fabulous, is sponsoring a gluten free giveaway for their entire cookie line, brownie bites and macaroni and cheese. Their products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility and their products are tested for gluten cross-contamination at the leading gluten testing lab at¬†University of¬†Nebraska every 6 months at under 5ppm (parts per million). You may read my review below, along with links to the list of ingredients, and enter the giveaway to win the products listed above.

Image: Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese

In addition to the products listed above, they also carry gluten-free pizzas, and quinoa pasta with marinara sauce.

About the Owners

I spoke with two of the three co-owners, Shari Cole and Lawrence Schneider. Lawrence (Larry) is very active in the gluten-free community, and believe in giving back. He has celiac disease, is the Co-Founder of Simply Shari’s Gluten Free & Fabulous, and the President of the Affiliated American Celiac Sprue Association Foundation (AA CSA), a¬†non-profit sister organization to the¬†Celiac Sprue Association (CSA). Larry is also the co-author of a very well known cookbook,¬†Hearthfelt Cuisine,¬†which was listed on the National Institute of Health’s web site as a weight control, cardio-friendly cookbook with 14 doctor endorsements, most of which never endorse books. In 2008, the authors donated the book to the CSA. It may be purchased through the CSA at¬† All you have to do is substitute panko bread crumbs for gluten-free ones, where called for.

My Review

Cookies and Brownie Bites

I was going to leave this review up to my husband, as I have an old allergy that has come back into play, tapioca, out of all things. But the day they arrived I was mid making dinner and grabbed a couple of almond shortbread cookies and couldn’t stop eating them. They are delicious! And when my husband came home he agreed. He loved all of them, but we’ll be saving the shortbread cookies to use as a dessert crust. It would be perfect! The fudge brownies, lemon shortbread, and chocolate chip cookies were all good, but the almond shortbread are to die for!

Macaroni & Cheese

I’m not one for boxed mac & cheese, but it was perfect for a quick lunch the day it arrived, as I was swamped and knew I’d be working until midnight. I am usually very careful as to not over-stir any gluten free pasta to prevent mushiness. Well, there’s no problem with Simply Shari’s pasta, at all. You can stir and stir and it never gets soft or breaks up. It’s truly amazing! Perhaps the quinoa. So, if you or your kids miss Kraft macaroni and cheese, this would make a wonderful substitute!

See the links below for ingredients and nutritional information.

Gluten-Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Image: Gluten-Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies Gluten-Free Almond Shortbread Cookies

Image: Gluten-Free Almond Shortbread Cookies Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Image: Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Image: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies (Bites)

Image: Gluten-Free Fudge Brownie Cookies Macaroni & Cheese

Image: Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

Simply Shari’s is available at such stores as Whole Foods,¬†Kroger’s, even TJ Max and Marshall’s,¬†and some products, in bulk quantities, on Amazon. One of their very popular items is Gluten Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies. Use the Simply Shari’s Store Locator to find the store nearest you.



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


One (1) lucky winner will each receive the following:

  • 1 package Gluten-Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies
  • 1 package Gluten-Free Almond Shortbread Cookies
  • 1 package¬†Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies Cookies
  • 1 package Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies
  • 1 package¬†Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 package Gluten-Free Macaroni & Cheese

How to Enter

Do step No. 1 below and then if you desire to enter more than once do any of the additional steps for additional entries.

  1. Comment on this post requesting to be entered in the giveaway and explain why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
  2. Like ‚ÄúGluten Free Carla‚ÄĚ on¬†Facebook Page ¬†and tell me you did so by stating so and leave your FB name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
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  7. Leave a comment on any other post on this site, limit two, and state what you did below, in a separate comment. Other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
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  9. 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)
  10. ‚ÄúLike‚ÄĚ Simply Shari’s¬†on Facebook¬†and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)
  11. Follow @SimplySharis on Twitter and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)
  12. Follow¬†Simply Shari’s¬†on Pinterest.
  13. By June 30, 2012 vote for Simply Shari’s Gluten Free on Chase‘s $250,000 Small Business Grant, and enter a separate comment below. (5 extra entries). To vote search by name “Simply Shari’s Gluten Free” and vote.

What you should know

  • Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on July 7, 2012.
  • The winner will be announce on this page on July 8, 2012.
  • The winner will have until 11:59pm PST on July 11, 2012 to reply to the winner‚Äôs 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 site on July 8, 2012 to view the winner announcement. The winner‚Äôs shipping address, phone number and email address will be kept confidential.
  • The winner is chosen at random using
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page.

Disclaimer: Simply Shari’s¬†provided me with a free gluten 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.

Check out all of the current Gluten Free Giveaways!

And the winner is…

Kelly Schaefer!

Kelly has until 11:59pm PST on July 11, 2012 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply her U.S. shipping address and phone number. If she does not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen.

91 Replies to “Simply Shari’s Gluten Free Products Review and Giveaway”

  1. Please enter me in the gluten free giveaway. I was recently diagnosed and had to go gluten free so I’m curious to try new products so that I don’t feel left out when the rest of my family eats.

  2. Thanks for the chance to try Simply Shari’s products! I’ve not found these in local stores, so it would be great to try them. I’m signed up for your newsletter, and your “recipe box” is a wonderful resource for gluten-free living. Thank you!

  3. I found out a month ago that I have celiac disease. Being 31years old and in love with pizza this was tough. My other favorite food is Mac n cheese! I would love to try all of these samples!!!!

  4. 1. I love macaroni and cheese, and know that being GF, it’s difficult to find a good mac & cheese! I’m hoping the Simply Shari’s is as good as it sounds – I love my mac & cheese! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. I have been gluten free for over a year and have tried a couple of the Shari products and found them to be awesome! I cannot find them locally so I would love the opportunity to try these!! Thanks!!

  6. I am trying to find new tasty products to add to my gluten-free diet and Simply Shari’s sounds wonderful – please enter me for these yummy treats! Thanks!

  7. Within past year my 2 sisters and niece found out they are gluten intolerant and myself diag.. with celiac. I am going to go visit them soon. Would love to take all this as treats.

  8. I would love this. I haven’t heard of this brand, but looks and sounds amazing. The lemon shortbread is calling my name.

  9. I’d like to enter and have it sent to my college kid to try out. No money, so some special stuff would be nice for her.

  10. I would love to win because I hate to say no to my dear hubby, who can’t have so many things. I’m always looking for things he can have, and we haven’t tried these yet.

  11. Please enter me in the giveaway because I always like to try new gluten-free products to see if they are better than any of the others I might have tried or use. Thanks!

  12. Id like to enter the giveaway. My 7yr old daughter is allergic to gluten & all these would be prefect to pack in her lunches when school starts back up.

  13. I’ve never heard of Simply Shari’s product and these all sound so yummy! Please enter me as I’d love to try them! Thanks!

  14. I would love to win this giveaway. Cookies are *always* good and we try to keep a pkg available at all times for lunches/snacks but I’d REALLY LOVE to have a good quick mac and cheese to keep in the pantry most of all. (I’ll be on the lookout for that brand, I sure wish we had Kroger grocery stores in OK!)

  15. I would like to try these products so please enter me in the free giveaway. I have been gluten free now about 2 1/2 years and have been enjoying all the new items on the market recently.

  16. I would love to win the package of Shari’s goodies. I just found a bag of the lemon shortbread cookies at TJ Maxx and they were delicious!

  17. I want to enter this giveaway because it’s hard to find delicious gluten-free snacks. And since these are taste tested, I know I’ll enjoy them!

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