Continuing with part three of my favorite gluten-free products from Expo West, here are my picks for: cheese, granola and snacks. There were many contenders in these categories, so I limited my list to the top contenders. All of these products should start arriving on store shelves over the next couple of months.
- Daiya Foods – launched their wedges in three flavors: jack, cheddar, and jalapeno garlic havarti. If you are looking for a plant-based ‘cheese’ that is free of dairy and soy then you have come to the right place. Daiya already makes shredded cheese that is great to bake with, but isn’t meant for eating out of the package. These wedge cheeses can be sliced and eaten right out of the package. They are much softer than I had anticipated, so I could easily press it down with my finger. The cheese is creamy and would be great to spread on crackers, or to use as spread on sandwiches. I really liked the spicy kick of the Havarti, the Cheddar had great flavor, and the Jack was just OK. (more…)