Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Gluten Free Food Finds of the Week and a Product Review

Gluten-free foods that look and taste "normal" are just multiplying like crazy out there on the grocery shelves. This week I scored a box of the new GF Rice Krispies, found out that local meat company Bilinski's makes a variety of gluten-free chicken sausages and a gluten-free chicken meatloaf (with GF oats no less!) and stocked up on cheap GF baking supplies at the Asian Supermarket in Albany. I was able to get 24 one pound bags of white rice flour for $19.00 (I bought a case and got a 10% discount), so instead of paying $3 or $4 for a one pound bag at the supermarket I got my white rice flour for 79 cents a pound.

The Asian market also had boxes of sweet rice flour for $1.19 and two new kinds of rice and seaweed crackers that are GF so I made the husband pretty happy when I came back with the groceries.

And then I received a box of three gluten-free cereal items to sample, courtesy of the Nature's Path company. I had previously reviewed their Vanilla Sunrise and Maple Sunrise cereals here at The Crispy Cook, and was expecting that this new box of breakfast goodies would be tasty and wonderful as well, which they proved to be. We also really love their Peanut Butter Pandas cereal, which is readily available in the natural foods sections of our local supermarkets and health food stores.

The Whole O's were the big hit with our Crispy Crew. Once again, Dan has another food restored to his diet that he previously enjoyed, the humble Cheerio-type cereal. The Nature's Path Whole O's are a superior product, in fact, made with organic ingredients: brown rice flour, corn flour, evaporated cane juice, pomegranate juice concentrate and sea salt. They have a lovely nutty taste and stay crunchy in milk even when one is a bit of a slow breakfast muncher (me).

The kids made quick work of the CRISPY Rice Bars, which the youngest pronounced as really good and "not too sweet" (that's my girl!). The Mesa Sunrise cereal was more favored by the adults. It's a crunchy blend of quinoa, flax seed, amaranth and buckwheat, and full of fibery goodness - 12% of one's daily requirement.

Thank you to the Nature's Path Company for sending me this box of three new gluten-free products to sample. They passed my family's taste test and get additional points for quality, organic ingredients, so I am happy to recommend them to you as well.

Disclosure: I received a package with three free products to sample from the Nature's Path Company, but as always here at The Crispy Cook, I chose to write up a review and my comments are 100% my own.

1 comment:

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Great find on getting that GF rice in bulk for so cheap! I'm just starting out trying to eliminate gluten from my diet, and it seems like bargains are vital!