Happy Friday everyone! The week is winding down and it’s time for Gluten Free Friday. If you’re new here, Gluten Free Friday is a weekly post featuring the latest and greatest in gluten free and allergen friendly products. We’ve partnered with some great brands this week, just like every week! Even though we received complimentary samples of all the products in this week’s post, we only share our honest opinion of products we think you will love. If you’ve been here before on Gluten Free Friday, I’m sure you’re looking forward to seeing what we’ve been sampling this week, so let’s get started!
1. Milton’s Craft Bakers is a bakery offering gluten free crackers, chips, and cookies. We received a sampling of crackers and chips to sample. The chips are free from gluten, soy, egg, tree nuts, and peanuts. The crackers are peanut and tree nut free as well as gluten free. The chips come in a variety of flavors, from pink Himalayan salt to green chili pepper. Try them with dips, salsas, or just eat them plain! The crackers come in four flavors. We actually used the “everything” flavor crackers on a cheese tray for a neighborhood gathering, and no one noticed that they were gluten free! In fact, they were mostly devoured by the time we gathered up the leftovers to leave. I like the crackers with dips, hummus, and just straight from the bag.
Contains: both contain dairy, crackers contain additional allergens.
Good for: snacking, coatings and toppings, school and work lunches, kids
2. Numanna is a survival food company offering dehydrated meals for long-term storage. Back in 2011, my family learned the importance of emergency preparedness after a large-scale tornado wreaked havoc on the surrounding area. Although we were fine, many of our friends and family were directly affected. Some people lost power and water for extended periods of time! Having the right supplies on hand is essential, but it can be hard to find survival products that are gluten free. Numanna offers survival packs that are gluten free. They do contain oats, so if you’re sensitive to oats, you may want to steer clear. The gluten free Numanna Family Pack is also soy free.
Good for: preppers, people in areas prone to natural disasters, anyone who wants to be prepared.
Contains: different dishes contain different allergens, including dairy.
3. Among Friend’s Hand-Crafted baking mixes are certified gluten free baking mixes made with whole grains and no gums or fillers. Whether you’re looking for cornbread or cookies, you’re sure to find what you need! We received a chocolate cake mix and chocolate chip cookies to try out. I am a huge cookie snob, so if I’m going to eat a cookie, it has to be a good one. These were more like oat chocolate chip cookies than traditional chocolate chip cookies, but they turned out deliciously soft. They were great warm!
Contains: Various mixes contain soy, tree nuts, and are processed on equipment with tree nuts. Mixes call for dairy.
4. Bare Snacks makes crunchy baked snacks out of fruit and chia. Offering coconut, apple, and banana chips along with new coconut chia bites. The coconut chips come in a variety of fun flavors like sweet & heat and coffee bean, and there are three flavors of both apple chips and banana chips. My husband, a big fan of fruit, loved the apple chips. I thought the coconut chips (especially the coffee bean flavor) were a great addition on top of a smoothie bowl or oatmeal.
Contains: no top 8 allergens
Good for: kids, snacking, on the go, granola,
5. Peace A’ Cake is a brand making desserts that are actually good for you! They take care of consumers with various dietary needs, including those of us who are gluten free. Peace A’Cake uses cassava flour, which means they also offer paleo friendly products! Some of their products do contain oats, which means they’re not paleo friendly. Cassava flour, like coconut flour, makes a dense baked good. I added a little whipped topping to the double chocolate brownie, which cancelled out the vegan quality of it but made it a little moister. It’s because I’m a fudge brownie person, and these were more like cake brownies. The muffins were good for breakfast and for on the go!
Good for: vegans, on the go, snacking, easy breakfast
That’s all we have for you this Friday! Join us next Friday for more gluten free goodness and allergy friendly finds! Which of these products would you like to try first?
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And don’t forget to check out our selection of Gluten Free recipes.