Gluten-Free & Delicious
A round-up of some of the newest and most popular products to hit the market.user rating
As recently as five years ago, gluten-free offerings in grocery stores were less than inspiring, but things have changed dramatically. More people have gluten intolerance and celiac disease (an autoimmune disease that adversely affects the small intestine), and an additional group of shoppers want to eat healthier, better-for-digestion foods.
Specialty stores were the first retailers to embrace gluten-free products, followed by regional grocery chains. In fact, regional supermarket giant Wegmans introduced more gluten-free products last year than any other retailer. Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s are creating significant gluten-free sections. Food vendor Aramark has even opened a gluten-free concession stand at Coors Field in Denver.
Tastes continue to improve in gluten-free products and the grocery aisles are overflowing with items ranging from cookies and pretzels to burritos, tortillas, soup and beer. For example, Culinary Collective markets the Zocalo Gourmet brand line of gluten-free flours, including Purple Corn and Amaranth; , Duinkerken Foods Inc. has items such as waffles and pizza crust; Dr. Lucy’s markets chocolate chip, oatmeal, sugar and cinnamon cookies; Frontier Soups offers 27 gluten-free soup mixes with flavors such as Hearty Meals Illinois Prairie and Corn Chowder; and Wild Thymes Farm Inc. has a new line of gluten-free condiments such as Cranberry Raspberry Sauce and Tuscan Tomato Basil Vinaigrette.—Denise Shoukas and Vanessa Facenda
Here are some of the hundreds of gluten-free products available.
AUNT GUSSIE’S COOKIES & CRACKERS
GLUTENFREEDA’S WHEAT FREE
Cinque é Cinque custom-milled, chickpea
flour-based mix that makes a savory
MARY’S GONE CRACKERS
SAN GENNARO FOODS
WILD THYMES FARM INC.