Tried and True

In our adventures to find food for our little one, we encountered a lot of products that she couldn’t have and few that she could. It was very overwhelming! In attempt to help you avoid this, here is a list of products and resources for you that are gluten-free and not cross contaminated. To view the list of medicine, that we have discovered so far, click here.

We have tried several different Flours and Pasta too!

Sauces and Condiments:
San-J Sauces – Soy Sauce, Teriykai Sauce, Thai Peanut, Asia Stir-fry (New Frontiers)
Rufus Teague – Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
Wing-Time Garlic with Parmesan Buffalo Wing Sauce
Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce
Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce

French’s Mustard
Kroger Mustard – Deli, Honey, Dijon

Ketchup

Meat:
Budding’s Lunch Meat
Pacific Coast Beef Jerky – Original, Hot & Spice, Steakhouse flavor (Costco)
Foster Farms – Turkey Hot Dogs
Farmer Johns Maple and Original Sausages
Jones Dairy Farm – Quick & Easy Sausage and Sausage Patties
Tarantino Mild Italian Sausage Links
Hormel Natural Choice Meats – Check out Hormel’s Gluten-Free page for more meat products that are gluten-free!!!
Hormel Pepperoni & Pepperoni Sticks

Dairy
Yoplait – any flavor
Voskos/Osko Greek Yogurt
Brown Cow Yogurt
Mountain High Yogurt

Tillamook Cheeses
Boursin Cheese and Gourmet Spreadable 

Daisy Sour Cream
Wholly Guacamole
Calavo Guacamole – Can be found at Costco

Frozens:
Dreyer’s Ice Cream
Breyer’s Ice Cream
Polar Treats Ice Cream
Blue Bunny Ice Cream
Great Value Vanilla Ice Cream
Great Value Single Serving Vanilla and Chocolate Cups
Kirkland Vanilla Ice Cream
Cold Stone Ice Creamery – on selected ice creams
Kroger’s Deluxe Sherbet – Key Lime
Cool Whip

Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs – These are so close to the real ones that they make your eyes roll with delight!
Foster Farms Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets – These are prepared exactly the same way I do them at home!Ian’s Chicken Nuggets
Van’s Waffles
Van’s Pancakes
Van’s French Toast Sticks
Tyson’s Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
Tyson’s Gluten-Free Chicken Strips

Ore Ida Fries – All, except Seasoned
McCain Smiles® Shaped Potatoes

Pantry & Breads:
Bob’s Red Mill – Stone Ground Oats, Gluten-free Rolled Oats (Safeway, Walmart, New Frontiers)
Pamela’s Products – Cookies, Brownie mixes, Biscotti’s, Shortbreads, Pancake mixes, Gluten-free all-purpose flour and more! (Albertsons, Safeway,Walmart, New Frontiers, Natural Grocers)
King Arthurs Flour
Breadcrumbs  (Walmart, New Frontiers)
Annie’s – Mac & Cheese, Vanilla and Chocolate Bunnies, and more! (New Frontiers, Albertsons, Walmart, Fry’s Grocery)
Udi’s Bagels – Flavors include Original, Everything, and Cinnamon Raisin. (New Frontiers)
Udi’s Muffins (New Frontiers)
Udi’s 9″ Pizza Crusts
Glutino English Muffins
 Rudi’s 8″ Tortillas – gently steam these for amazing burrito wraps!
Rudi’s Bread
Rudi’s 8″ Pizza Crust
Rudi’s Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls
Ortega Hard Corn Tortilla Shells
Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix
Gurrero Soft Corn Tortillas
Lundberg Risotto – Garlic Primavera, Creamy Parmesan, Italian Herb
Betty Crocker Cookie, Brownie, Vanilla/Chocolate Cake Mix
Kirkland Pure Vanilla – most vanilla’s are gluten-free, make sure to check the labels
Clabor Girl Baking Powder
Bisquick
Namaste Foods
Hormel  Bacon Bits, Pieces, Crumbles – To see what other Hormel Pantry items are gluten-free, like Hormel’s Chili, check out Hormel’s Gluten-free page.
Pacific Natural Foods – Condensed Chicken Soup –  Available at Albertsons and your natural food stores!
Pacific Natural Foods – Condensed Mushroom Soup –  Available at Albertsons and your natural food stores!
Pacific Natural Foods Creamy Soups
Pacific Natural Foods Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
Gluten-free Cafe – Chicken Noodle, Veggie Noodle, Black Bean – Available at Albertsons!
Gluten-free Cafe – Cream of Mushroom soup –  Available at Albertsons!

Chips & Crackers:
Kirkland Signature Tortilla Strips (manufactured by Mission)
Mission Tortilla Strips
Lays Chips – Original, Ruffled
Cheetos – all except the “spicy” flavors
Doritos – Cool Ranch
Glutino Pretzel Twists/Sticks
Glutino Table Crackers
Glutino Parmesan Chips
Glutino Crackers – Table Crackers, Parmesian Chips, Garlic Chips
Snyder’s of Handover Gluten-free Pretzels – Mustard, Buffalo, and Sea Salt – Located at Natural Groceries
Betty Crocker –  Fruit Roll-ups, Fruit by the Foot
PopsChips
Quaker Popped/ Rice Snacks – Apple Cinnamon, Caramel, Cheddar Cheese, Kettle Corn,Ranch,  Salt and Pepper, Tomato Basil, Vanilla Créme Brulee
Pik-Nik Original Shoestring Potatoes

Sweet Stuff:
Kinnikinnick S’moreables Graham Style Crackers (New Frontiers) – a 1/4 size of regular graham crackers, but thicker and tastes the same.
Kinnikinnick Animal Crackers (New Grocers)  – Just like when you were a kid!
Kinnitoo’s Chocolate Vanilla Sandwich Cookies (New Frontiers) –  Not your standard Oreo, but satisfies the craving.
Pamela Products Cookies, Biscotti’s, and Waffers
Larabars – We know there are several different brands of Gluten-free bars out there, these are just our favorites
 Immaculate Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie DoughWhile this little treat is a bit expensive ($5.50 for 12 cookies) the convenience of a gluten-free take-and-bake makes it SO worth the expense!
Immaculate Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
Hersey’s Chocolates

Cereals:
EnViro Kids – Peanut Butter Crunch, “Kix”, Rice Crispes, Frosted Flakes
Nature’s Path – Cheerios, Chocolate Rice Krispies, Sunset Mix
General Mills – Search for Gluten Free, but this does include Chex 😉
Kelloggs Rice Crispies
Kix
Simpli Gluten-Free Instant OatmealThis wonderful product also comes in cute little cups for on-the-go goodness!

Misc:
Glee Gum
Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning – Kettle Corn, White Cheddar, Nacho Cheddar
Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
Giant Toaster Campfire Marshmallows – most marshmallow are gluten-free, just check the labels
Trace Minerals – Electrolyte Stamina Power pack (1,200mg Vitamin C)
Emergen-C

Krave Beef Jerky
Old Wisconsin Turkey and Beef Bites

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Flour Review:

Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend:
Pros: AMAZING blend of flours! There are no additives or leavening agents.  It makes bread like I remember!!! This is our new go-to flour blend for cookies, breads, pancakes and more!
Cons:  …none found at this time…

Bisquick Gluten-Free:
Pros: Made great pancakes and waffles, very little grainy texture
Cons: Dumplings dissolved in liquids (i.e. soup). Slightly pricey for the amount of flour you get.

Pamela’s Product:
Pros: Great Pizza Dough and Pancakes! Amazing Focaccia Bread. Decent sandwich bread.
Cons: Slightly grainy texture and bread crumbled overnight. Brownies have a very slight gritty texture, but are still delicious!

Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Flour:
Pros: Good Cookies, Decent Bread
Cons: Pancakes were slightly grainy and too thin. The thickness of the pancakes could have been our fault.

Jules’ All Purpose Flour:
Pros: Better Bread!!!! Good Cookies and Pancakes. Very little grainy texture*.
Cons: Pizza crust a bit sticky, but edible. Couldn’t make pretzels or bagels with it.

Wholesome Chow’s Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour:
Pros: AMAZING Pancakes and Waffles. Makes great bread! Wonderful Sugar Cookies and you can use it as a substitute for almost any recipe.
Cons: CANNOT make wonton wrappers with this flour:)

Homemade mixes:

MultiGrain Gluten Free All Purpose Flour:
Pro: Closest to whole grain bread. Made AMAZING Raisin Bread.
Con: Bread crumbled within 48 hours. Tried adding gelatin with little added time before crumbling. Substituting Guar Gum for Xantham gum gave the bread a slightly denser/gummy quality. Couldn’t be used for anything else.

*If you make the flour recipe by hand, the texture is dependent on the quality of grains used.

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Pasta Review:

{New}Barilla Gluten-free Pasta:
Pros: It comes in a variety of pastas: Spiral, Elbow, Spaghetti, and Penne. It cooks up quickly and isn’t chewy or sticky. Its texture reminds one of gluten pasta! It is also cost effect if purchased at the right location (like Safeway).
Con: It can cost up up to $4.00 per box if purchased at specialty stores. Look for it at Safeway or Walmart for the best prices.

Heartland Gluten-free Spaghetti:

Pros:  Tastes just like the real thing! Cooks in a short amount of time, with amazing texture and no filmy residue.
Cons:  DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE CELIACS!  The back of the label reads: “Manufactured in a facility that also processes wheat…”

Sam Mills Gluten-Free Lasagne Corte Corn Pasta :
Pros: Great texture! Tasted like real pasta and came in different shapes! Cooked the same are regular pasta.
Cons: Became really gritty when cold and did not taste good the next day.

Tinkyada
UPDATE: Tinkyada’s Lasagna noodles hold up really well in our Crockpot Lasanga recipe! We will be using them from now on.
Pros: The thickness and texture is close to pasta. Not gummy at all!
Cons: Isn’t good cold and it takes 15 minutes to cook.

Cadia
Pros: It cooks up like regular pasta.
Cons: It isn’t very good the next day.

 

{updated 12/3/14}

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