Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 

Wendy’s updates gluten-free menu

March 1st, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin


Wendy’s has always been good about listing a list of their products on their website that are gluten-free. This list has just been updated as of February 2010. Please pay special attention as it appears that some of the salads have been removed from the list.

Items that are no longer on the gluten-free list (it is not clear whether these items are no longer offered or if they have changed gluten-free status due to suppliers or recipe changes.) (more…)


Whenever asked what product is thought to be missing from the thousands of available gluten-free products, my number one response is always gluten-free pita bread. In my 13 years on the gluten-free diet finding out about GFL Foods, Inc. gluten-free pita bread made my diagnosis. Gluten-free pita bread is one product that this Examiner has truly missed and is thrilled it has become available in the gluten-free market.

Rami Aharon, owner of GFL Foods, Inc., set out to create a gluten-free pita when his son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. After several attempts, they finally created what they considered to be the ‘best ever gluten-free pita’ and this Examiner agrees. (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

Katz’s Gluten Free Masters Gluten Free Treats

February 22nd, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

 

Finding great tasting gluten free foods can be a struggle. More and more places are popping up all over that are mastering the skill of baking without gluten.

Katz’s Gluten Free from Monroe, NY recently sent me a box full of samples to review. Everything was simply delicious. I tried the chocolate chip cookies, samples of various breads, and their chocolate and cinnamon rugelech. All were beyond my expectations. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

General Mills Offers Pocket Guide of Gluten-free Products

February 22nd, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Shopping at the mainstream grocery store has just become a little easier with the publication of the General Mills Gluten-Free Pocket Guide. This guide lists all of the current General Mills gluten-free products.

General Mills gluten-free offerings include over 50 products in the following brand lines: Click here to see a complete product list. (more…)

P.F Chang’s to Debut New Gluten-free Menu in March

February 22nd, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

P.F. Chang’s is getting ready to debut their newly revised gluten-free menu on March 8, 2010. P.F. Chang’s has added a number of menu items to the gluten-free menu. Some of those items include:

    Fried Rice. with beef, pork, chicken or shrimp. (added a few months back) (more…)

Top 10 foods to pack for gluten-free travel

February 15th, 2010 by Tiffany Janes

Almost everyone who plans a trip the first time after they start living gluten-free has the same question – “how am I going to eat safely away from home?” The answer is simply – by doing some gluten-free home work. They need to do research about gluten-free dining options where they’re headed, and they need to pack some food for the trip.
Here is a list of things that are easy to find and are not likely to be confiscated by airport security. Most of these item can be used for a plane ride and upon arrival to your destination. Brands listed are not the only gluten-free options. (more…)

Most members of the gluten free elite are aware of how tasty (and gluten free) Betty Crocker fruit snacks are. Now, here’s a chance to find out how generous they can be! With the introduction of the Win One Give One contest, gluten free eaters in Kansas City have the opportunity to show their generosity as well. (more…)

I have tasted some of Joan’s GF Great Bakes products and reviewed them a while back, but I hadn’t had the chance to sample the English muffin. I was tweeting last week with another gluten-free friend, Jen, & she mentioned how much she loved Joan’s English muffins. She went on to say that they were her favorite gluten-free English muffin. That was all I needed to hear. I usually buy Trader Joe’s French rolls or Kinnikinnick’s English Muffins, as they are much less expensive. (more…)

Connie Sarros

Penny Pinching on The Gluten-free Diet

February 9th, 2010 by Connie Sarros

Current economic conditions have challenged many people to look for ways to cut expenses. This problem is compounded when you’re a celiac because gluten-free foods can be expensive. Still, there are ways to trim the budget without sacrificing the foods you need and love.

1. Making a weekly menu plan reduces trips to the grocery store, saving both fuel and impulse spending. Check your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to see what foods you can use that you already have on hand (cutting food cost for the week). (more…)

Whole Foods 365 Brand Gluten-Free Mixes 86′d

February 9th, 2010 by John Libonati

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Whole Foods 365 Brand Gluten-Free Mixes 86′d

Whole Foods Market has decided to discontinue its branded gluten-free baking mixes due to “lack of interest.” Back in 2007, the market introduced their own line of mixes – not to be confused with the Gluten Free Bakehouse ready-made baked goods. The mixes for pizzas, breads, cakes, brownies and the like were part of the store’s 365 Everyday Value line. The products initially were priced slightly less than the comparable Gluten-Free Pantry mixes the house brand largely replaced. The ingredient labels for the Whole Foods products mimicked those of Gluten-Free Pantry’s, although the actual manufacturer of the store-labeled versions was never confirmed by either company.

According to a statement from Whole Foods:

The 365 Gluten Free Baking Mixes have been discontinued and are no longer available through any other outlets. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. There are many reasons that go into the decision to discontinue a product. Hundreds of new products are presented to us every day; therefore, the mix of products in each category is continually evolving. We evaluate attributes like value, quality, taste and convenience when we make the decision to accept or discontinue a product. Most often a product is discontinued to make room for a new product that offers a better combination of these attributes, or because there is a lack of interest in the product.

A Whole Foods customer service representative confirmed in an e-mail that customers’ lack of interest in the products led to the decision to end distribution. Interestingly, stores are being encouraged to stock Gluten-Free Pantry mixes as a replacement when the existing inventory of store-brand products runs out.

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Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com.
Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
John can be reached by e-mail here.