Van’s Gluten Free Products Review and Giveaway

Perhaps you’ve read my previous review for Van’s Natural Foods¬†gluten free products. They recently came out with some new products. Below I share with you some of the older products and the brand new ones. If you are new the gluten free diet, note that Van’s is know for high quality and taste. All of their products are certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) to be under 10 parts per million (ppm) gluten. The FDA allows products labeled gluten free to be under 20 ppm. So enjoy my review and enter the giveaway below. One lucky winner will win over $60.00 worth of free Van’s gluten free products and swag. Good luck! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

Whatever you do, don’t miss trying their gluten free waffles. They taste so close to the real thing!

Say Cheese Gluten Free Crackers

Image: Van's Gluten Free Crackers - Say CheeseImage: Van's Natural Foods Say Cheese Gluten Free Crackers - Snack Pack

Now Van’s Say Cheese! gluten free crackers are not available in boxes, but in snack size, as well. These whole grain crackers take the guilt out of eating gluten free snacks. They are so flavorful, too!

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oats, Brown Rice Flour, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth), Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Whey, Brown Sugar, Salt, Buttermilk, Yeast Extract, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Lecithin, Spices, Beta Carotene and Annatto Extract (for color), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid. Contains: Milk.

Fire Roasted Veggie Wholegrain Crackers

Image: Van's Fire Roasted Gluten Free Crackers

Van’s Fire Roasted gluten free crackers are super crisp and pair perfectly with just about any dip or spread. I enjoy them most with sour cream dips. They are packed full of flavor, and I could swear that they¬†just came out of my own oven.

Ingredients:¬†Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Brown Rice Flour, Oats, Millet, Quinoa And Amaranth), non-GMO Expeller Pressed Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Potato Starch, Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Dried Red Bell Pepper, Dried Carrot, Sesame Seeds, Tomato Powder, Salt, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.

Perfect 10 Crackers

Image: Van's Perfect 10 Whole Grain Gluten Free Crackers

Containing the perfect combination of whole gluten free grains with only a pinch of potato starch, these crackers are the perfect size for dipping. They are flavorful without being overbearing.  Again, these crackers also go with any dip or spread. Yum!

Ingredients:¬†Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Brown Rice Flour, Oats, Millet, Teff, Quinoa And Amaranth), non-GMO Expeller Pressed Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Potato Starch, Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Flax Seeds, Salt, Yeast Extract, Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Caraway Seeds, Sunflower Lecithin, Onion Powder, Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder, Natural Mixed Tocopherols For Freshness.

Image: Van's Gluten Free Cereal - Cinnamon Heaven

Out of the two gluten free cereals I have tried that Van’s makes, this one is my favorite. It doesn’t have a heavy cinnamon flavor, but there’s definitely enough to taste. I enjoy it with milk, especially almond milk, and often add fresh fruit. The whole grain ingredients makes it that much healthier.

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth Flours), Cane Sugar, Oat Fiber, Inulin, Invert Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Cinnamon, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.

Honey Nut Crunch Gluten Free Cereal

Image: Van's Gluten Free Cereal - Honey Nut Crunch

It is amazing how every time I take a bite of this cereal it seems like they contain corn, but they don’t! No need to worry about GMO when you consume Van’s Natural Foods. This cereal is very flavorful and I bet it would make a nice whole grain substitute for your old Chex snack mix.

Ingredients: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth Flours), Cane Sugar, Oat Fiber, Inulin, Invert Cane Sugar, Salt, Honey, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.

Cranberry Almond Gluten Free Bars

Image: Van's Gluten Free Snack Bars - Cranberry Almond

I am literally addicted to¬†Van’s Cranberry Almond bars! They are soft and chewy, contain just the right amount of sweetness, and satisfy my appetite. You have to try these!

Ingredients: Gluten Free Whole Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Invert Cane Sugar, Fig Paste (Fig Paste, Fig Concentrate), Dried Cranberries, Almond Butter, Flax Seeds, Inulin, Sugar, Almonds, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Cinnamon, Sea Salt. Contains Almonds.

To learn more about Van’s products visit their site at¬†Van’s Natural Foods. Because they also sell gluten products, be sure to click on the Products tab and choose Gluten Free. To find the nearest store near you that carry’s Van’s products visit their Store Locator.



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

One lucky winners will receive the following:

  • Exclusive branded tote bag ($9.99)
  • Exclusive branded water bottle ($5.99)
  • 1 box¬†Cinnamon Heaven Cereal¬†($3.99)
  • 1 box¬†Honey Nut Crunch Cereal ($3.99)
  • 1 box¬†Say Cheese Snack Packs ($3.99)
  • 1 box¬†Fire Roasted Veggie Crackers ($3.29)
  • 1 box Perfect 10 crackers ($3.29)
  • 1 box Cranberry Almond Bars ($4.49)
  • 5 free product coupons worth up to $4.49 each ($22.45)

Total suggested retail value of all prizes: $61.47.

Note:¬†Be carefully in selecting your Van’s products, as they make gluten products as well as gluten-free.

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 ‚ÄúGluten Free Carla‚ÄĚ on¬†Facebook Page and tell me you did so below in a separate comment. If you‚Äôve ‚Äúliked‚ÄĚ my FB page previously, state so in a separate comment below.¬†(1 extra entry)
      3. Follow¬†Van’s Foods¬†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, ‚Äú Enter to win @Van’s Natural Foods products and check out the review on their amazing new gluten free crackers, cereal and snack bars ‚Äď hosted by¬†@Gluten Free Carla at” –¬†and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
      5. Follow me on Twitter ‚ÄúGFrecipebox‚ÄĚ and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. If you‚Äôre a previous follower, state so.¬†(1 extra entry)
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      7. After following us on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following (without the quotes): ‚Äú¬†Enter to win¬†@vansfoods¬†amazing new¬†#glutenfree¬†crackers, cereal and snack bars ‚Äď in¬†@GFrecipebox¬†#giveaway :¬†#celiac¬†”¬†and state what you did in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
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What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on December 14, 2013.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this¬†page on December 15, 2013.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on December 18, 2013¬†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 page on December 15, 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:¬†Van’s Natural Foods¬†provided me with 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.

See all current Gluten Free Giveaways.

And the winner is…

Jean Carlisle!

Congratulations Jean!

Please reply to the winner’s notification email by the specified time or a new winner will be chosen.

247 Replies to “Van’s Gluten Free Products Review and Giveaway”

  1. I live in a smaller town and can’t always find a big or varied selection of gluten free goodies for my family. I would LOVE to win this. Thanks for all the chances to win gluten free yummies.

  2. I want to be entered! I would love to win because I have been GF for over 2yrs now. I have also recently learned that I have to be dairy as well as soy & corn and many of the Vans products meet my needs! And they are soo yummy too!

  3. Like your review. Cinnamon cereal and cranberry almond bars look good. I’m Hungry Now! Please enter me in the giveaway. I’d like to try these.

  4. I would like to enter this contest. Never tried Van’s products before, so what a great way to be introduced to them.

  5. Please enter me in this contest. I love to try new gf items & I’ve never tried anything from Vans. Thank you!

  6. I request to be entered in this giveaway. I would like to win because the few vans items I have tried were really tasty but not within my budget.

  7. I entered because I have never had any of these products. Once I find a great gluten free product I am a faithful customer. Would love to give this a try!

  8. Trying to start removing gluten from my diet. I am new to this and so unsure what to look for and what’s available in the stores. I would love the chance to try new products to get to know them and get and see how they taste.

  9. I would like to be entered in this giveaway. I am allergic/sensitive to wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, and honey (among other things) so it is nearly impossible for me to find good granola bars/crackers/cereal. In fact, the Van’s Cranberry Almond Granola bars are the *only* granola bars I have found that I can eat without worrying about a reaction.

    Every time I think I have found a product that will work (ie, is gluten-free and vegan), the manufacturer suddenly changes the recipe to include corn. Grrr.

    They also do not yet sell the new Van’s products anywhere near me – the closest store is a few hundred miles away.

  10. I would like to be enter in this Contest. Because we eat Gluten Free, my husband has Celiac Disease and I’m allergic to Wheat, Barley and other stuff.

  11. I would like to be entered in this giveaway because I am allergic to wheat/gluten. I LOVE Van’s products but they are expensive. I would appreciate some free products and coupons.

  12. I would like to be entered in the giveway. I LOVE Vans waffles and pancakes, and have enjoyed trying the new products that I find so far.

  13. I am entering because so many GF products really don’t taste good and cost a lot of money. So it is nice to try a product first. I will say, we are hooked on the cheese crackers. Yours are the only gf crackers that taste great!

  14. I love the cranberry bars and really want to try all the cereals as well. I would love to win this for my family! Thanks for having this twitter contest.

  15. I’d love to win this because I love Van’s products and would love to win this to help my family eat healthier.

  16. I’d like to enter, because my 5 year old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease last year, leading to more diagnosis in our family of Celiac. Our food budget skyrocketed, and our income hasn’t increased!

  17. Would absolutely LOVE to try the icecream cones and boats. New to GF world and loving it really. I’m so grateful for all the great choices available out there to make my healthcare journey so much easier.

  18. Would like to win this for my Mom who recently started a gluten free diet but lives in an area where the products are hard to find.

  19. I love Vans products! I first discovered them on vacation and was looking for a snack that didn’t make my son sick. He’s allergic to eggs along with wheat. Most GF products that I find contain egg to help substitute for the lack of gluten. I appreciate that Vans has found a way to not use egg. I’m entering the giveaway because the products can be hard to find in my area. We can get their waffles on a regular basis, but it’s hit or miss when looking for others.

  20. I would love to win this giveaway.
    My bugdet doesn’t call for much snack food I don’t have to make, so this Van’s pack would be nice. :-)

  21. We just started on the GF diet as my husband and oldest daughter need to stay away from wheat. He has Colitis, which seems to get worse when he eats wheat, and my older daughter now has GI issues when she eats wheat. I’ve had their waffles and LOVE them! Just bought the cheese crackers for my daughter. Hope I win!!


  23. Please enter me in the sweepstake!
    Vans is an amazing company for us with celiac. Would love to try more of their products!

  24. My whole family has been gluten free for 1 year next month. The learning curb is still really high and my family depends on me to research the answers. It’s so great to have found the on-line support in sites such as yours. Thank you.

  25. I just found out that I have Celiacs. I miss my crackers, etc. How wonderful to find these new products!

  26. I previously like Vans Natural Foods on Facebook and I want to be included on the giveaway.

  27. Hi, Carla-
    I previously “liked” both Van’s and your Facebook pages. Thaks for all the great updates and links!!

  28. Dear Carla-
    I would like to enter the Van’s Giveaway. Van’s products are great! I would love to win the new products in the giveaway so that I can try them as well. I have been GF for over 6 years now and I am excited that there are more and more GF choices at my local stores!! Thanks Van!! and Carla, too!!

  29. I want to enter because my husband that can’t eat gluten loves Van’s brand and we would love to try all of these different products!

  30. I would love to win this package. My son is in plays and spends long hours in rehearsals, so we are always on the lookout for tasty new GF snacks!

  31. I’d like to be entered in this giveaway because we are trying to eat in a healthier fashion and these products would help that goal!

  32. I have enjoyed a few Van`s gluten free products and would love the opportunity to try some more! Thanks!

  33. I found Van’s products at WalMart and their cereal is fantastic. I eat it almost every morning.

    I also found Van’s crackers at WalMart and I’ve tried some of them, but the flavors sound so tasty. I hope I can find them as well.

    I’d love to win so I can try more Van’s products than the ones my local WalMart carries.

  34. I would love the win the Van’s giveaway because their products taste wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. I am always looking for new products without gluten to enhance my diet. I look forward to trying some new Van’s products.

  36. I would really like to win the Van’s giveaway, because there isn’t anywhere on the Alaskan island where I live that carries this brand. Someone who came to visit me brought a couple boxes of the English muffins. I made mini pizzas on them, and I thought they were great. I’m sure I would enjoy the other products, too. Thank you for the opportunity.

  37. I’d be excited to win in this giveaway! We already know we love the Van’s gluten free products we have tried so far, and would enjoy trying more. I wouldn’t even mind doing a little advertising for Van’s by carrying around the tote and water bottle because they taste great at a decent price (and are easy to find locally). Thanks for the chance. :)

  38. I just started a gluten-free diet after years of stomach issues. While I only have an intolerance, I have noticed a huge change by eliminating gluten. I look forward to continuous improvement and getting off my stomach meds!

  39. Van’s makes a delicious variety of gluten-free products and I would love to share with both my friends and family! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  40. I would love to win because I’m always looking to try new products, but my eyes are bigger than my bank account.

  41. I would love to win because my daughter is gluten free, and I have to provide snacks like crackers/pretzels etc for her preschool. She would love to try some new gluten free snacks!

  42. Please enter me into the giveaway. I would like to win because I love Van’s GF products, but have not had the chance to try them all.

  43. Van’s sounds delicious and they make all kinds of varieties of GF snacks! Would love to be entered and share these goodies for my holiday potluck parties!

  44. Please enter me in the Van’s giveaway. I absolutely love all of their products that I have had the chance to try…but after reading your post I realize there are many more to taste. I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy years before gluten free was popular. Van’s gluten free waffles have been the find of a lifetime for me!

  45. Thank you for the chance to win. I have been gluten free since July of 2013 and I am always needing variety because I live on a shoe string.

  46. I would like to be entered in the Van’s giveaway because…
    it would be a great opportunity to have my husband & son try some GF products. I am the only GF person in our home, and I would like them to try some tasty foods that we can all enjoy together! PS. I love the Van’s waffles!

  47. I am requesting that you enter me in this giveaway because I would love to win and my husband and I love the GF Van‚Äôs Cranberry Almond bars…

  48. I am requesting to be entered in this contest. I have recently begun to watch my gluten intake very closely. I suffer from migraines, acid reflux, and some other issues. Through an elimination diet I found I am sensitive to gluten. Since this discovery and cutting back, I have lessened my symptoms and feel a lot better. This contest would enable me to try some new products and share with my family.

  49. Celiac family–myself, 9 yo & 11 yo daughters—keeping g/f snacks on hand is very expensive; giveaway would be a huge blessing. I have previously liked your fb page & twitter (@gamble_rita)!

  50. Love Vans products! I have several food allergies and Vans is one of the products that I can eat and it tastes yummy too!

  51. I would love to win this giveaway because 4 out of 5 folks here are on a mandatory gluten free diet and with one in college it makes it more challenging.

  52. I would love to win this give-a-way. There are three of us in our home that are gluten intolerant and it would be a great treat to try some delicious looking new products. Please enter me in this contest!

  53. I would love to be entered in the Van’s giveaway so I can try some new products! Celiacs are kinda limited!

  54. I would like to be entered in the giveaway because I would like to try more of Van’s gluten-free products.

  55. I have a daughter with a rare condition that prevents her from eating gluten. After the house went gluten free for her we found out that my sons autism went way down when he didn’t eat gluten. My kids love eating new foods and love giving honest feed back. I always say if you want honest feedback ask my kids and they will tell you.

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