Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gluten Free Food Review: Snikiddy, Urban Raccoons & Alpine Aire Foods

Product Review

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These baked fries are light, crispy and salty. You will like these because they are not greasy and are a healthier alternative than potato chips or corn curls. Hard to eat just one, they come in several varieties: cheddar cheese, sea salt, BBQ, original seasoning, classic ketchup, bold buffalo and southwest cheddar.

We tried the bold buffalo, cheddar cheese, classic ketchup.

 Bold Buffalo

I really liked these! Salty and spicy with a slight tomato-vinegar taste……these were especially hard to put down! Very Addicting! Their products have no msg, are vegetarian and kosher. Also made in a facility that does not process any products containing peanuts or treenuts.

 Cheddar Cheese

I loved this one! Cheesy and crispy, this one reminded me the most of a cheese curl.  The primary ingredients are cornmeal and potato flakes. All their baked fries are gluten free and wheat free. 50% less fat than potato chips, no trans fats and cholesterol free.

Urban Racoons

Gluten Free Granola Bars

These granola bars come in 3 flavors. Banana Chocolate Chip, Cranberry  Almond and Peanut Chocolate Chip. These are sweetened naturally with honey and maple syrup. Their products are made with certified gluten free grains like, oats, puffed amaranth seeds, flax cereal, sorghum flour, ground flax seeds and flax seeds. My favorite flavor is the Cranberry Maple Almond, the other flavors were a little too sweet for my palate……but Tina’s 10 year old son Austin really liked the Banana Chocolate Chip. This little bar comes neatly packaged in a little square, the perfect size to squeeze into your purse or backpack.

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Classic Ketchup

The first bite of this snack filled my mouth with the taste of ketchup.  It wasn’t over whelming and reminded me of dipping a McDonald’s french fry in to ketchup and putting it in my mouth.  The ketchup taste was not as strong as I ate a few more.  Unfortunately, it was so good that I couldn’t quit eating these.  The bag did not last very long in our house!


Chicken Gumbo

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about eating chicken gumbo out of a pouch.  I love Cajun and creole food and never miss a chance to enjoy Papa Deaux’s in Texas… so I wasn’t so sure about giving this one a try.  However, I found I really did like it!    It is quick and easy to fix and needs only hot water. This is great camp site food or travel food.  It is packaged in re-sealable pouches.  You boil 2 ½ cups of water, open the pouch and pour it in.  Allow the ingredients to stand for 10 minutes and voila chicken gumbo.  You will see the puffy white rice, bright sweet corn, red and green peppers and Okra.  They are flavorful and mesh together well.  This item is marked as very spicy on the packaging and on the sites where it is sold. 


I will certainly not hesitate to try the multiple other offerings they have from AlpineAire Foods.  While this one was not one of the lower sodium items, they do have a few lower sodium choices such as Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Turkey, Santa Fe Black Beans & Rice, Texas BBQ Chicken with Beans, Mountain Chili, Potato & Cheddar with Chives, Western Tamale Pie with Beans, All American Roast Beef Hash, and Bandito Scramble.  

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

All Things Chocolate and Expo Kid's Corner: Featuring Schar Udi's, Katz, I Love 2 Fat Guys & 3 Senses Gourmet


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Kid's Corner at the Gluten Free Living Now Expo 2012

Sponsored by Schar

 Most people know about our upcoming expo Oct. 13th and 14th right here in Indy. Schar has graciously sponsored a Kid’s Corner. Where kid’s can color t-shirts, play with Schar’s version of gluten free play-doh and taste a variety of gluten free snacks.

While parents are walking through the expo,  Schar reps will be chaperoning the kid’s corner.

So if you have kid’s make sure to stop by the kid’s corner for creative fun and treats!!


Two Fat Guys Gourmet BBQ Sauce

  The products have a unique and funny name…..but don’t be fooled. This BBQ sauce truly stands heads and shoulders above the rest, it is by far one of the best bbq sauces that I have tried so far. Their gourmet bbq sauce comes in 4 varieties, mild, spicy, smoky and lava hot. I love sauces that have a kick to them, but if you like it really hot, you will love their Lava Hot variety. The spicy is a close second as it is spicy but not hot. I love their smoky and mild sauces too. There is no high fructose corn syrup in their sauces and all their bbq sauces are gluten free. They will be exhibiting their products at our upcoming expo(link for expo here) and Nature’s Pharm will be carrying them soon .

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Everything is coming up Chocolate Review


Udi's Chocolate Brownie Bites

 These little brownie bites are the perfect serving size, just one will give you the chocolate fix you have been craving. These brownie gems are chewy just like you would expect in a brownie and have just the right brownie consistency. These are soy free and nut free……but definitely not taste free! Their products are GF certified.

Katz Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes

 These chocolate cupcakes will also not disappoint, kids will love the colored sprinkles on top of the cupcake. If you need to have a dairy free product that is also nut free……you will love these! Their products are GF certified.


Three Senses Gourmet


Their products are not sold here locally yet as I know that they don’t have distribution in our area.….I will work diligently with Nature’s Pharm to get their products here. Their Chocolate Lava Cake is by far the best gourmet gluten free masterpiece I have tried since I have been on the gluten free diet!! Moist and delicious the lava cake is better than what I remember regular lava cakes tasted like. The texture is perfect, with a rich, creamy and smooth center that literally melts away in your mouth. Among their products are brownie pops and brownie bites. These brownie bites are more like chocolate truffle brownies… good, I dare you to try to eat just one. If there is someone out there that is doing chocolate justice it’s Three Senses Gourmet!! Their products are also GFCO certified.



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