It is getting quite difficult to keep up with the plethora of new gluten-free product launches, but that is a good problem to have, so no complaints from me. It has become necessary to pen another installment on new gluten-free products that are either available, or about to be available at a store near you. Expo East is coming up, so I will be sure to let you know what I hear when it comes to new gluten-free product launches, as I won't be attending.
- Aldi - is carrying two gluten-free baking mixes for $2.99 per box: Brownie and Baking. They are also offering gluten-free Millville Corn and Rice Squares cereal (think Chex) for $2.19 per box. I made pancakes with the baking mix and they were pretty darn good. I haven't tried the brownie mix or the cereal just yet, but I am loving the low prices.
- DeLallo Pasta - has added shelf stable rice and potato gnocchi to its product line. I sure hope a gluten-free version of their jumbo shells and no-bake lasagna noodles are coming next!
- Earth Balance - has launched soy-free baking sticks and they should be in stores now. How wonderful and easy it will be to bake with these sticks and not have to measure out of the tubs.
- Gillian's Foods - according to Gluten Free Philly, they are adding Garlic Bread and French Bread Pizza to their product line.
- Hail Merry - is now offering two-packs of their macaroons (Blondie, Choco, Strawberry, and Sea Salt Caramel), which are free of: GMOs, gluten, dairy, eggs, grains, soy, corn, and peanuts. These new portion controlled bags are designed to help manage hunger and calories.
- Ingles Markets - is now carrying Mueller's and DeLallo's gluten-free pasta, Liz Lovely's gluten-free cookies, Wholly Wholesome pie crusts (frozen), and Pillsbury's gluten-free muffins (frozen). The pasta can be found in the regular pasta aisle and the cookies are in the bakery section, while both the pie crusts and the muffins are in the freezers. Not all Ingles stores carry each of these products, so be sure to ask a store manager for assistance if you cannot locate them.
- LeVeneziane - is offering GMO-free microwavable pasta in three flavors: penne with pomodoro sauce and basil, macaroni and cheese, and macaroni and mushrooms to their offerings. Also new from the company is shelf-stable potato gnocchi. All of the products are made in Italy and they are imported by Quattrobimbi.
- Pascha Chocolate - makes a line of chocolate bars that are free from dairy, eggs, gluten, tree nuts, soy, and peanuts. These chocolate bars are made in a top 8-free facility, according to the company, and they are certified organic, fair trade, kosher, and non-GMO verified. While these bars have yet to make it on store shelves, you can order them direct from the company in five flavors: 55% Cacao, 70% Cacao, 85% Cacao, 55% Cacao with Goldenberries, and 55% Cacao with Cocoa Nibs.
- Purely Elizabeth - just introduced a line of Ancient Grain Oatmeal and Hot Cereal. Organic superfoods, like chia, hemp, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth combine with organic gluten-free oats for a hearty, hot breakfast. The oatmeal's are packed with five grams of fiber, more than six grams of protein, vitamins, minerals, omega-3's, and they have no added sugar, so sweeten it accordingly. There are four varieties of oatmeal (cook in 2 minutes): Organic Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Organic Apple Cinnamon Pecan, Organic Original and one type of hot cereal: (cooks in 20 minutes): Organic 6-Grain. These products are certified organic, certified gluten-free, certified vegan, and certified non-gmo.
- Ready. Set. Cupcake! - now offers gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and Kosher Whoopie Pies by The Piping Gourmets. Each GFCO certified gluten-free whoopie pie (four to a box) is individually wrapped, so thaw and serve. The new product line launched September 14, 2013 with five flavors: chocolate-vanilla, chocolate-mint, chocolate-raspberry, classic vanilla, and vanilla-lemon. They will be sold by Whole Foods Market in the frozen dessert aisle, but look for them first in the Florida area.
- Trader Joe's - has added new gluten-free pasta to their offerings: Organic Brown Rice and Quinoa Fusili. I tried it out the other day by making tuna noodle casserole and it held up nicely. Not too starchy, not sticky, inexpensive, and it is made with only organic brown rice flour, organic quinoa flour, and water. I have been talking about their gluten-free beer and now it is finally here: ngb gluten-free lager is in most stores. I don't care for beer of any kind, so let me know if you have tried it and what you think.
Any of these products look interesting to you?