Adventures in Gluten-Free Eating

So I decided to try out a Gluten-Free Diet for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference in my health. Here are the products I’ve tried so far, using the following rating system:

* I wouldn’t buy this again. YUCK.

** It’s good, for Gluten-Free. But I miss my gluten.

*** Even if I stop this diet, I would still purchase this product because it’s THAT GOOD.

 

 

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Lily Bloom’s Kitchen: New York Style Cheesecake

Purchased from: Kowalski’s

Rating: *

Didn’t taste much like a cheesecake. A bit grainy with a hint of lime. No thanks.

 

Lily Bloom’s Kitchen: Chocolate Decadence

Purchase from: Kowalski’s

Rating: ***

OMG THIS IS SO GOOD.

 

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Lily Bloom’s Bakery: Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Purchased from: Kowalski’s

Rating: **

This was good, but nowhere near as good as the Chocolate Decadence.

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Bittersweet Bakery: Peanut Butter Cookies

Purchased from: Kowalski’s

Rating: **

A suitable substitute for a real peanut butter cookie, but I wouldn’t mistake this for the real thing. Bittersweet Bakery is a completely gluten-free operation in Eagan, MN. I look forward to trying more of their products.

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Brody’s 579: Chocolate Cupcakes

Purchased from: Kowalski’s

Rating: *

There was an obvious amount of applesauce used in this recipe, which I didn’t care for. My four-year-old liked them…but she likes anything with chocolate. Usually, so do I.

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Brad’s Raw Crunchy Kale: Vampire Killer

Purchased from: Kowalski’s

Rating: *

I love Kale chips, but didn’t care for these. I would’ve liked them better without the vegan cheese. Also a bit traumatized after my four-year-old tried them and had an allergic reaction. They’re made with cashews…you’ve been warned. Not a pleasant experience.

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Udi’s? Blueberry Muffins

 

Purchased from: Whole Foods

Rating: *

I didn’t keep the box, but I believe these were Udi’s. Didn’t like these at all, only ate one and threw the rest away. A bit slimy and not very tasty.

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Suzie’s Quinoa with Olive Oil

Purchased from: Costco

Rating: ***

I bought these before I went Gluten-free, and I’ll keep eating. Super convenient and very tasty.

 

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Crunchmaster Multigrain Crackers

Purchased from: Costco

Rating: ***

My husband doesn’t care for these, but I love ’em. Super crunchy and a great salty snack.

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Mom’s Best Crispy Cocoa Rice

Purchased from: Whole Foods

Rating:

Haven’t tried this yet.

 

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Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

Purchased from: Whole Foods

Rating: ***

Rich chocolate cupcake with creamy buttercream frosting. Hellz yes.

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Van’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon waffles

Purchased from: Whole Foods

Rating: **

I ate these with maple syrup and a dollop of cream cheese. Tasty, but I think I’d get sick of them pretty quickly.

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Against the Grain Gourmet Baguettes

Purchased from: Whole Foods

Rating: **

I made a Po’Boy-ish sandwich with crawfish tails and cajun remoulade. It was actually pretty tasty. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Garden Veggie Straws Sea Salt

Purchased from: Costco

Rating: ***

Love these. Like potato chips, but healthier.

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Snapea Crisps

Purchased from: Costco

Rating: ***

Pea flavored Cheetos. Sounds gross, but tastes good.

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Omission Gluten Free Pale Ale

Rating: ***

I did some research on Gluten Free beer before buying this, and the reviews sent me in the right direction. This is some tasty beer.

 

I’ll keep updating this thread as I try more products. Feel free to make some suggestions or ask questions on what I’ve already tried!

 

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