Taste Test: Gluten-Free Foods That Will Bring You Back to Summer Camp

During a Gluten-Free Living Facebook Live event on June 6, the GFL team gave their first impressions of hot new gluten-free products that will remind you of summer camp. From gourmet marshmallows to gluten-free graham crackers to artisanal soda, the items sampled are ideal to try out this summer to get you in the mood for the blissful season ahead. 

Watch the video to hear their thoughts and check out the list of products mentioned and where to find them. 

If you would like to send gluten-free products to Gluten-Free Living for consideration in a future Facebook Live event, email the editor at lgoerne[email protected] for the shipping address. Stay tuned on Gluten-Free Living social media for more live product tasting events. Tune in to our next Facebook Live event on June 20 at 3 p.m. EST. 

1. CLIO yogurt bars

CLIO bars are Greek yogurt covered in dark chocolate for a portable, sweet and tangy snack. It contains 8 grams of protein per bar, billions of probiotic CFUs and uses 15x less plastic packaging than a yogurt cup. Plus, there are plenty of indulgent flavors to choose from and the bars are great for on-the-go because no spoon is required. Buy them here.


2. Mountain House Simple Sensations

Simple Sensations is Mountain House’s newest line of just-add-water meals. You add hot water directly to the pouch or heat it in the microwave and have a ready-made meal with high-quality, clean ingredients. The meals are packed with flavor and ensure you always have a sensational meal ready to go. Buy them here.

3. Happy Family Organics snacks

Our taste testers sampled the Happy Baby Superfood Puffs and Happy Tot Organic Baby Food. The puffs were purple carrot and blueberry and are USDA organic. They contain choline, antioxidant vitamins and are made without cane syrup. The Pears, Squash and Blueberries pouch of baby food is suitable for children six months and older. It contains just a few whole ingredients. The Love My Veggies pouch, made for “tots and tykes” contains a full serving of veggies and is a blend of organic spinach, apples, sweet potatoes and kiwi. Buy them here.


SMASHMALLOW is a premium snacking marshmallow made with organic cane sugar and natural ingredients. There are many scrumptious flavors to choose from, including Cookie Dough, Toasted Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Churro, and Strawberries and Cream. These would be fun to experiment with at the campfire this summer. SMASHMALLOW also offers marshmallow rice treats in a variety of ingredients. The treats are naturally gluten free and made with non-GMO ingredients for a sweet-tooth satisfying pick me up. Buy them here.


5. Schar product selection

Our taste testers sampled some of Schar’s new and delicious products. The honeygrams are free of gluten, wheat, lactose and preservatives and make an excellent campfire treat. The Chocolix candy bars are milk chocolate-coated and have a caramel filling, similar to a Twix bar. The new Twin Bar is a crispy wafer covered in smooth milk chocolate that is reminiscent of a Kit Kat. Buy them here.

6. Rowdy Bar

These bars are made with yacon root, which is a superfood loaded with prebiotics and full of benefits for gut health. Yacon root encourages good gut bacteria, lowers blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, supports managing a healthy weight, boosts liver health and keeps “bad” cholesterol down. The bars come in mouthwatering flavors, including Peanutty Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut Cashew, and Blueberry Almond Tart. Buy them here.

7. Wandering Bear Coffee

This cold brew is strong and bold in flavor, but smooth with a bright, chocolatey finish. The beans are a fair trade organic Arabica from central Peru. Wandering Bear Coffee supplies the original cold brew in a box, also providing on-the-go cartons, a line of single-serve ready-to-enjoy coffee. Buy them here.


8. Bare Snacks Fruit Chips

These fruit and veggie chips are craveably crunchy, made with real fruit and vegetables and baked instead of fried. The produce is all sourced from nature, slowly baked to a crunch perfection and an easy snack to grab for an on-the-go treat. Buy them here.

9. Dona Spice Sodas

Dona Spice Sodas are brewed in small batches and contain freshly ground spices, citrus, herbs and flowers. They are fizzy and sweet, with complex and one-of-a-kind flavor combinations. They are also caffeine free and vegan. We sampled Juniper Lime with Chamomile and Elderflower, Pink Peppercorn Lemon, and Turmeric Honeybush with Orange and Black Pepper. Buy them here.

10. PECKISH Boiled Eggs

PECKISH packages nature’s finest organic free-range eggs with dippable flavors for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner. These hard boiled eggs are easy to enjoy at any time. The eggs come in many flavors, including rancheros, maple waffles, fried rice and everything. Our taste testers sampled the newest PECKISH flavor, ranch. The crispy, crunchy flavors made for dipping are gluten free, dairy free and contain very little sugar. There are also paleo and keto-friendly options. Buy them here.


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