It is October and that means there is a crispness in the air and new seasonal products made from pumpkin, maple, and apple will start to appear on store shelves. Gluten-free manufacturers are not to be left out of this trend and have come to the table with cookies, baked goods, and more.
I compiled the following list, which I am sure is not inclusive, to help satisfy those pumpkin, maple, and apple cravings!
- Ace Premium Hard Cider - has released their seasonal Pumpkin Cider, which is made by adding cinnamon, cloves, and allspice to fermented apple juice. According the company, it tastes just like pumpkin pie, it is orange, and it has a full rich taste. The cider is carbonated and cold-filter four times before it is bottled.
- Angie's Popcorn - has a seasonal Candy Corn flavored Kettle Corn and it is absolutely delicious. It is made using natural flavors and it is GFCO certified. It is only available in select Target stores in their Halloween section. I only bought one bag and I need to go back and get many, many more bags. This flavor is not vegan as it does contain milk.
- Angry Orchard - Angry Orchard has two new hard ciders for the fall season. The Cinnful Apple, with a sweet, slightly tart apple flavor is balanced with cinnamon spice, adding hints of cocoa, and a slight heat. Green Apple, with notes of sweet honeydew melon and kiwi, are the result of the cider makers' first experiments with juice from American-grown apples. Cinnful Apple is a national seasonal release, while Green Apple is a year-round style currently in limited release with the national launch planned for early 2014. Thanks for the information Gluten Free Philly.
- 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.
- Food Should Taste Good - has a new seasonal flavor of Harvest Pumpkin that is made with: Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Cane Sugar, Dried Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Sea Salt, and Clove.
- Kinnikinnick - their Pumpkin Spice Donuts are back on the menu and can be ordered direct from the company. I love these donuts and I tend to stock up because they are only available for a short time. They are perfectly moist and taste just like Fall, but they could use more frosting!
- Larabar - one of their new seasonal flavors is Pumpkin Pie. The bar is made with: dates, cashews, almonds, dried pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger.
- Nature's Path Foods - according to Kim over at Celiac-disease.com, they have released organic, vegan Pumpkin Spice waffles. Ingredients: water, pumpkin puree, brown rice flour, potato starch, yellow corn flour, soy oil, tapioca starch, evaporated cane juice, potato flour, baking powder, flax seeds, soy lecithin, pear and/or grape juice concentrate, quinoa, amaranth, spices, sea salt.
- Peeps - has a whole range of Halloween themed marshmallow shapes: Chocolate Mousse Cats, Ghosts, Pumpkins, and Chicks that should already be on grocery store shelves.
- So Delicious - their Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk is certified gluten-free, certified vegan, and non-GMO. It should start appearing on store shelves soon, but I haven't been able to find it locally yet.
- Surf Sweets - their seasonal offering of Gummy Spooky Spiders are already on store shelves. We love the company's line of all natural candies that not only taste good, but they are made with safe ingredients.
- Trader Joe's - their Pumpkin Macarons are back in stock and they are selling for $4.99 a box. I noticed this seasonal item last year and I am glad to see them back.
- Udi's Gluten Free - just launched two seasonal products at Expo East: Ginger Cookies and Pumpkin Muffins. According to the company they should be available in stores now, but I haven't seen them yet.
- Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse - their seasonal pies include pumpkin and Southern pecan and they should be making their way to Whole Foods' dedicated gluten-free freezers.
- Williams-Sonoma - is getting its pumpkin on with their Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix that is made with Cup4Cup flour and sells for $14.95 a bag.
- Woodchuck Hard Cider - has released a couple of seasonal varieties: Pumpkin, Barrel Select, and Fall. Their Fall cider is made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak. Barrel Select combines the sweet and crisp taste of apple cider with the smoky and dry flavors of Kentucky Bourbon. Pumpkin is a compilation of their signature taste with a refreshing pumpkin finish.
What looks good to you?