What are your favorite premade Gluten Free Snacks? Forgive me for a minute, as I am not talking about fruit, veggies and cheese, which are our regular snacks. I will say it once again, that the best and easiest way to go GF is to go naturally GF and eat more fruit, veggies and cheese.
But this is real life and every once in a while we have to grab a premade snack. You know, the kind that comes in a shinny bag, that you can grab as you are running out the door to do one-more-errand before the kids get home from school.
I have been updating my Snacks list and just heard from the very nice people at LesserEvil that their Kettlecorn is made "in a dedicated factory where no other products are made with gluten." They also "require detailed written confirmation from each supplier, that ingredients supplied are free from gluten" and they "conduct random sampling and independent testing of finished products to confirm
our products are gluten free and our testing is below 5ppm." Lastly, they have "ongoing employee training at our production facility that ensures that everyone involved in the process is acutely aware of the importance of their role in producing a safe product." Now that is GF Cross-Contamination Policy that I like!
Some of our other favorite snacks include:
- Crackers In order of preference:
Glutino Gluten Free Original Crackers Our favorite everyday crackers. They taste great! But buyer beware, a lot of times we find that 1/3 of box has broken cracker crumbs in it.
Zero Grano Straight from Italy these are saltine-like crackers but actually much better! Light and crunchy with a hint of rosemary. Great with soup.
Schar Table Crackers Another saltine-like cracker. And I remember the day when you could not find one good gluten free cracker. All of the Schar products and facilities are 100% dedicated gluten-free.
Cheddar Crackers by Outside the Breadbox Craving a gluten free cheesy cracker that will remind you of a Chez-it? Look no further we have found them and they are made in a dedicated GF bakery.
Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers A lighter cracker that works well with a dip or spread. Certified GF! You can find these at Costco.
Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps Our favorite flavor is cheddar cheese flavored. The kids like these with sliced cheddar cheese and Boar's Head meats.
- Pretzels, Chips and Salty Snacks
Snyder's of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzels. Snyder's has taken the extra step to certify their pretzels are GF. A snack I can count on!
Glutino Original Bagel Chips Love these GF Bagel Chips – great for dipping!
The Better Chip These Chips are surprisingly good for a healthier snack item - made from double corn masa, 40% fresh veggies and enhanced with a smidgen of sea salt or natural seasoning for a better tasting chip. They only use natural ingredients. No preservatives. No gluten. Nothing genetically modified. Naturally gluten free and processed on GF lines. However, "they are packaged in the same facility and sometimes on the same pack lines as gluten-containing products. Through 3rd party certification we have verified that The Better Chip® line exceeds current FDA requirements for gluten free labeling and we perform ongoing testing on finished products to ensure continued compliance with our strict gluten-free standards."
Frito lays has an extensive list of gluten free chips that they have "validated through analytical testing that the following products contain less than 20 ppm of gluten." They seem to add more and more chips to the list every few months.
Halfpops Are just that – partially popped kernels with great flavor. Gluten, trans fat, corn and preservative free! Love these!
Lesser Evil Kettle Corn What is better than the taste of sweet chocolate and salty popcorn? No trans fatty acids and low fat as well. Best of all, my kids love it.
Okay - what are some of your favorite GF snacks?