Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gluten-Free Brands



For those of you who have been gluten-free for some time probably know about these products but for those of you who are new it may seem that there isn’t anything out there.  There are new products being introduced practically daily.  Mainstream brands are also beginning to understand that they need to provide alternatives.  For example, Bisquick and Betty Crocker now have gluten-free products.  There is a HUGE expense to this diet and that it seems our items are 3X the price.  Then again, the price at the cash register is so much LESS than what a doctor visit, medication, and the overall suffering of not eating properly causes.
Gluten Free Pantry

Aleia*
bob's Red MillBetterBatter*
Bob’s Red Mill (Flours, Oats) – This item can be found in most grocery stores in the baking or health food aisle.
Chebe (Pizza Dough Mix, Bread Dough Mix, Cinnamon Rolls Mix)
Deboles (Pasta) -- This item can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta or health food aisle.
Dr Schar (Pasta) -- This item can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta or health food aisle.
Gluten-Free Pantry (Baking Mixes) -- This item can be found in most grocery stores in the baking or health food aisle.
Heartland Penne PastaGlutino (Baking Mixes, Ready-Made Snacks) -- This item can be found in most grocery stores in the baking or health food aisle.
Heartland (Pasta) -- This item is mainly found in specialty grocery stores or health food stores.
Mrs Leepers (Pasta, Boxed Meals) -- This item can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta or health food aisle.
Namaste*
Really Great Food*
Rudi (Bread) – This item is mainly found in specialty grocery stores or health food stores.
Thai Kitchen (Asian Noodles) – This item can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta or international aisle
Tinkyada (Pasta) – This item can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta or health food aisle.  Look for the little bunny on the package and you’ll know you have a great pasta to try.
Trader Joe'sUdi (Bread, Bagels) – This item is mainly found in specialty grocery stores or health food stores.

 


I am not being paid to mention these items.  They are listed with hopefully some helpful notes to get you started.  You can also find these items throughout the Internet and have them delivered directly to your door.  In many cases, you can also purchase them in bulk quantity.  I have also found that some of the stores are now carrying gluten-free products under their label.  In Texas, HEB has their own brand of gluten-free pasta and Trader Joe carries gluten-free pastas – both of which are a fraction of the cost to the other brands.

Have you tried any of these items?  Are you finding them relatively easy and are they priced comparatively to their non-gluten-free counterparts? 


 * Items I have not yet tried.