Summer is almost over and with it comes a trade show season full of new gluten-free product launches from numerous companies. Natural Products Expo East is just around the corner and is sure to include even more gluten-free products, but until then, here is a run-down of some of the notable gluten-free products to watch for in the coming months:
- Applegate Farms - is adding uncured bologna to its line of natural lunch meats in September. The bologna is: 100% beef and pork with no fillers, contains more than 40% less fat and 25% less sodium than conventional brands, is made from humanely raised pork and beef, and it contains no antibiotics or hormones. My family is a big fan of their turkey bologna, so we can't wait to try the new bologna. I also learned that all of their breakfast sausages will be GMO-free by December.
- Barilla - their gluten-free pasta line launches in select U.S. grocery stores in September, with national availability in 2014. Barilla's gluten-free pasta will be available in: spaghetti, penne, rotini, and elbows and will sell for $2.39 per box. Made with a combination of non-GMO corn and rice, the pastas are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility in Italy.
- Dr. Lucy's - is set to launch two new seasonal flavors of their vegan, gluten free, peanut free, and tree nut free cookies: Pumpkin Patch and Maple Crunch.
- Earth Balance - has changed the packaging on its buttery spread products. According to the company, the new packaging is space-saving and has a much lower carbon impact.
- Enjoy Life Foods - has updated the packaging for its line of soft-baked cookies. Look for the shiny new boxes on stores shelves soon.
- Gluten Free Cutie - Starting September 7 they will be open Saturdays ONLY for breakfast from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, or while supplies last. Offerings include: biscuits, scones, breakfast sandwiches, farmhouse sides, cinnamon rolls, and muffins. Also, they will be introducing Cutie's Market! Pizzas, Farmhouse Mac n Cheese (Dairy Free Mac n Cheese also) and Cutie Pot Pies. All of their products are: gluten, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut (excluding coconut), and dye free with dairy-free options as well. The bakery recently added Elvis Bread to its offerings, which is made with: banana, SunButter, and chocolate chips.
- Ingles Markets - has added GalloLea Gluten Free Pizza Kits to 11 stores. They are still sorting out exactly where they are being merchandised, so please go to GalloLea's website to find a store near you.
- Kraft - their new line of Recipe Makers dinner kits include seven gluten-free options. The kits contain two sauces (simmer sauce and a finishing sauce) that can be paired with proteins or pasta. The gluten-free varieties include: Three Cheese Chicken Florentine, Verde Chicken Enchilada, Chicken Cacciatore, Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita, Chicken Bruschetta Pasta, New England Pot Roast, and Hickory BBQ Beef. Thanks Gluten Free Philly for the information!
- Luce's Gluten-Free Artisan Bread - has added OMG Flatbread mix to its line of 'just add water' bread mixes. The company offers free shipping for orders of $60 or more and it accepts a range of credit cards, both through PayPal and directly through the site.
- Mueller's - gluten-free pasta (spaghetti, penne, and fusilli) is a blend of corn and rice and it is now available in select grocery stores. Although the company does not use separate equipment to produce gluten-free products, its website says that Mueller’s has “a very detailed protocol in place to prevent cross-contamination and ensure safety for consumption. The gluten level of the product is verified to ensure that it does not exceed 20 parts per million.”
- Nabisco - has launched a line of gluten-free rice thins in: Original, Sea Salt & Pepper, and White Cheddar.
- Purely Elizabeth - their line of granola cereals can now be found nationally at Whole Foods Market. Baked by hand in small batches, Purely Elizabeth's Ancient Grain Granolas are free of refined sugar and use all-natural and organic ingredients, certified gluten-free oats and ancient seeds and grains that offer a unique texture, including Salba chia seeds, puffed amaranth and quinoa flakes. These ancient grains have excellent health properties that add to the nutritional benefit of Purely Elizabeth's granola, which is available in four flavors – original, cranberry pecan, pumpkin fig, and blueberry hemp.
- Ronzoni - its new gluten-free pasta (blend of white rice, brown rice, corn, and quinoa) comes in: spaghetti, penne rigate, and rotini. The pasta is produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility and it is available at select U.S. grocery stores.
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