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Are you craving something delicious and gluten free, but you’re fed up with putting down hard earned money for disappointing products that are tasteless and sometimes even contaminated? Are you wishing you could actually enjoy eating something gourmet…and worry free? Yet, you haven’t got the time, energy or ingredients in your pantry?

Well, look no further and despair no more. Turns out your crazy cravings aren’t really crazy after all! The truth is, what you’ve been dreaming of is actually perfectly understood in Vineland, New Jersey!

Introducing Mike Conte and Conte’s Pasta Company! They’ve just set a wonderful new standard for gluten-free dining. (more…)


Gluten-free snack foods are often lamented to be nutritionally lacking as many are packed with sugar and empty starches. One company has consistently bucked the trend by providing tasty, healthy, nutrient-rich snack foods and cereals that are also low fat and high in fiber.

Kay’s Naturals has built their reputation on providing all natural, nutritionally balanced snacks that are also gluten-free.

Now the company is adding Kay’s Cookie Bites to its best-selling lines of gluten-free snack foods and cereals. The Cookie Bites come in two flavors, Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites and Honey Almond Cookie Bites, and are available in 5 oz. boxes or 1.75 oz. snack bags.

Kay’s describes their Cookie Bites as ultra nutritious, totally delicious and absolutely satisfying.

We agree.

When we tasted them, we found them to be sweet, flavorful and crispy. Gluten-free, casein-free, protein rich, fiber rich and made from natural ingredients makes them a good (and worry-free) snack during work or travel and perfect for those times when you’re running late and need something more filling than crackers or carrot sticks. (more…)

Mixes From The Heartland is making mealtimes healthy, easy and normal for gluten-free families across the country. Now people can save when shopping by joining their new Gluten Free Buying Club.

Teri Whisenhunt, the owner of Mixes From The Heartland and a celiac herself, says her goal is to provide people high quality, affordable gluten-free foods. With the Gluten Free Buying Club, Mixes From The Heartland is doing just that - providing members with the largest selection of approved (under 5 parts per million of gluten) quality mixes and ingredients at affordable prices. And their shipping prices are among the best in the industry – just $10 for orders under $100 and free on orders over $100. (more…)

Marshmallows remind many of us of our childhood - whether it was roasting them by the fire or adding them to a steaming cup of hot chocolate. But Plush Puff takes marshmallows to a whole new level.

These marshmallows are not only gluten-free, they contain no corn syrup and use brown rice syrup instead. Plus, they are fat free so you know that they can't be too bad for you. (more…)

Product Review: Gluten-free Cheese Crackers

April 1st, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

I miss the days of being able to open up my pantry, reach & in pull out a box of Cheese-Its to munch on after the kids came home from school or while preparing dinner. Sure, they aren't the healthiest food, but everything in moderation, right? I hadn't found anything on the market that even came close to Cheese-Its until the other day. I have 3 words: The Grainless Baker.

When I bought these crackers I had no idea how blown away I would be when I took the first bite. While the crackers were a little thicker than the Cheese-Its, the flavor & texture are pretty darn close to what I remember. My Mom, quite possibly one of the world's biggest Cheese-It fans, agreed that they were really good. Aaron and Hannah loved too! I could easily have finished that whole box off by myself!

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Raw Revolution foods are a line of organic live food bars that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and corn-free -- perfect for the allergic consumer. The bars are also vegan, and free of trans-fats and refined sugar. Because they are allergen-free and full of nourishing and satisfying ingredients like cashews, coconut, hazelnuts, raisins, raspberries, mango, dates, flax seeds, and almonds, these bars are filling and able to fuel the body -- especially for athletes and people on the go.

The creator of the Raw Revolution products says the idea for the line of food bars came when, as a Registered Nurse and Natural Foods Chef, she became passionate about preparing and creating raw food dishes. (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Rudi’s announces launch of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery

March 23rd, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

At Natural Products Expo West last week, Rudi’s Organic Bakery announced it would launch Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery, further leveraging the company’s long-standing heritage of baking better, great-tasting breads for everyone to enjoy. The new line will include an original sandwich bread, multigrain bread and cinnamon raisin bread, and will be nationally available starting in July 1, 2010. (more…)

I reported this week on a new iPHONE application, My Grocery Master, which allows users to locate gluten-free foods and brands according to zip code. The application claimed to not only allow users to locate gluten-free and lactose-free food items in popular grocery stores nationwide, but it also claimed to help users locate the product via detailed driving directions, all for an annual fee of $4.99.

While this iPHONE application (also available for iPAD and iTOUCH) purported to aide gluten-free consumers in their quest for all things allergen-free, it seems the app isn't all it's cracked up to be. (more…)

Tiffany Janes

Great new products for traveling: gluten free style!

March 8th, 2010 by Tiffany Janes

One of the most difficult challenges that people with food intolerances (or allergies) face is staying safe while traveling. Finally, someone figured out that there was a huge need for small, individually packaged gluten free food items. They even went a step further and put together both snack and meal packs for those on the go.

Go Picnic comes to our rescue with nutritionally dense meals and snacks that will sustain anyone in need of protein and carbs, when safe food options are not available. (more…)

Glutenfreeworks.com Editor’s Note: Shipping is $10 on orders less than $100 and free above it.

I recently had the opportunity to try some of the gluten-free mixes sold by Mixes From the Heartland. I was impressed...

Located in Amarillo, Texas, Mixes From The Heartland makes it their mission to "make mealtime healthy, easier and normal for all people with celiac disease."

Mixes From The Heartland offers a cornucopia of gluten-free foods: more than 300 all natural, nutrient-dense soups, stews, meals, muffins, cakes, desserts, gravies, pancakes, snacks and the best sweet potato brownies I have ever had - period. (more…)