Nature’s Path Gluten Free Cereal and Bars Review

Nature's Path Gluten Free Cereal and Snack Bars

Nature’s Path is one of my favorite gluten free brands. I am not alone, though. So many of my readers rave about this brand as well, from newbies to veteran gluten free dieters. They offer every type of gluten free cereal you could wish for to replace gluten brands. Besides the ones below, think Corn Puffs and Raisin Brand. They have them all in a gluten free version made of many organic ingredients. Stay tuned in for an amazing giveaway tomorrow (I will link to it here)! Two lucky winners will each receive a box/package of each and every product you see below. Continue reading “Nature’s Path Gluten Free Cereal and Bars Review”

Viviana Foods Gluten Free Pasta Review and Giveaway

Image: Viviana Foods Gluten Free Pasta

Viviana Foods sent me a few of their gluten free pasta varieties to review and to host a giveaway. Yeah! I love giving away free stuff! Their pasta is available in four shapes, linguni, penne, fettuccine, and orzo. Most of these shapes are very difficult to find. All of their products are tested on a monthly basis to be under 5 parts per million (ppm) gluten; and they are certified by the GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group of North America). Their manufacturing facility is gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. Learn all about their gluten free pasta, their ingredients, the recipes I used with them, and enter the giveaway below. Good luck!

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New Gluten Free Products 2013 – Part 3

Image: NoGii's New Gluten Free Paleo Bar

New gluten free products are popping up everywhere. However, each year my husband and I discover new, natural, gluten free products at the Natural Products Expo West trade show. You may find some of the products in this series that are not new, however, they are new to me. Some will not even be in on shelves for a few months. Others have recently been distributed to stores. This post includes some of the major players, as well as a couple that will be or should be very soon, as their products are awesome! I hope you find this series helpful.¬†¬†This is part 3.¬†See the first post,¬†New Gluten Free Products 2013, and the second,¬†New Gluten Free Products 2013 Part 2! Continue reading “New Gluten Free Products 2013 – Part 3”

New Gluten Free Products 2013

Image: Kinnikinnik Soft White Bread

The last few days I attended the Natural Products Expo West trade show. It is my annual practice to write a few blog posts updating you on new gluten free products, as well as products worth mentioning. Today, I bring you the products that left a long lasting memory. If you are not already familiar with these brands I hope you try them. They not only include the best known brands in the gluten free market, but the best tasting. I hope you find this helpful. Continue reading “New Gluten Free Products 2013”

Are Gumdrops Gluten Free? + Recipe

Image: Gum Drops

Since today is National Gumdrop Day, I thought it was the most appropriate time to answer this question. Yes. Jelly gumdrops are gluten free. Of course, some manufacturers may make gluten containing products on the same manufacturing lines. Therefore, you are gluten intolerant you may wish to contact the manufacturer to find out specific details. Years back I read that Walgreen’s brand of gumdrops were labeled gluten free. I really like the idea that Trader Joe’s citrus gumdrops are free of artificial coloring and flavoring. So, this coming Easter, you may fill baskets with the gumdrops of your choosing. Just make sure to check labels for gluten ingredients, just in case. You can even make your own using this Gum Drop Recipe. Continue reading “Are Gumdrops Gluten Free? + Recipe”

Hail Merry Macaroons Review and Giveaway

Image: Gluten Free Macaroons in Hail Merry Holiday Tin

If you’re a long time reader you may recall my review of Hail Merry‘s raw, vegan and gluten free macaroons. Well, now they have some interesting new flavors that they wish to share with us, as well as an awesome giveaway for a holiday tin plus a coupon for free products. Read on to learn more about Hail Merry’s products, as well as enter the giveaway. Good luck! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Continue reading “Hail Merry Macaroons Review and Giveaway”

Is Nestle Gluten Free?

Image: Nestle's Gluten Free Products

I contacted Nestle a couple of weeks ago to find out which of the candies are gluten free. They mailed me an entire list of Nestle’s gluten free products, but it was not updated since December 22, 2011. Today, October 30, 2012, I called them regarding a product that was not listed in their list below (Natural Dark Chocolate Morsels – chips). I was told the list was sent out in error, as they no longer claim anything to be gluten free, as they do not test for gluten. The products listed below are considered to be made without gluten ingredients and are not made on equipment that processes gluten (wheat, rye, barley or oats). It was nice of them to include oats, as not all manufacturers do. However, because they do not test for gluten, they will not make any gluten free claims. Continue reading “Is Nestle Gluten Free?”

KIND Gluten Free Snacks Review and Giveaway

KIND Gluten Free Combo Cube

KIND Gluten Free Snacks brand was one of my husband’s favorite gluten free protein bars out of all of the protein bars we received samples of while at the Natural Products Expo West trade show earlier this year. They just so happen to have contacted me recently and sent us a sample of all of their gluten free bars and clusters (granola type product). Are we lucky or what? Continue reading “KIND Gluten Free Snacks Review and Giveaway”

New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 2

Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

You may have already read New Gluten Free Products – Part 1, all about the samples we’ve been taste-testing from the Natural Products Expo West trade show a few weeks ago. Well,¬†here is the second in this series. Not all the products in this series is new, but may be new to you. Stay tuned in for Part 3. Enjoy!

Expo West

La Preferida¬†Organic Black Refried BeansContinue reading “New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 2”

New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 1

Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

My husband I attended the Natural Products Expo West trade show again this year. The amount of new gluten free products was just overwhelming. We weren’t able to visit every booth which carried gluten free products. Last year we covered them all. It is just amazing how many manufacturers added a gluten free product line. In 2011 there were several manufacturers asking me about how to get their products gluten free certified, however this year, 2012, was a totally different story. All the booths I visited were very versed in the subject of gluten free. It was so refreshing. Though some manufacturers chose to state that there products were gluten free, though no testing or certification is ever done. Their justification? “There are no laws governing gluten free labeling.” It is definitely time, actually overdue, for the FDA to finalize gluten free labeling! Continue reading “New Gluten Free Products 2012 – Part 1”