During a Gluten-Free Living Facebook Live event on March 15, the GFL team gave their first impressions of hot new foods in the gluten-free world. Some gems were discovered and devoured along the way, as taste testers found products that energize them throughout the week. Watch the video to hear their thoughts and check out the list of products mentioned and where to find them.
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 [email protected] for the shipping address. Stay tuned on Gluten-Free Living social media for more live product tasting events.
Click here for our roundup of gluten-free foods from the last Facebook Live the team did.
1. Smart Sweets
Smart Sweets gummy bears and Sour Blast Buddies make sure your candy is lower in sugar, high in fiber and free from artificial sweeteners. They’re dairy, soy, lactose and GMO free and naturally flavored. They taste like familiar favorite candies, but without the negative health impacts. The candy is sweetened with Stevia and is keto friendly. Buy them here.
2. Betty Lou’s Fruit Bars
The PB&J bar tastes just like the sandwich, but the blueberry and apricot bars are more like a slice of pie. The bars are non-GMO, vegan and certified gluten free. The PB&J option contains 5 grams of protein and is 210 calories. They have a flaky crust and are a total portable comfort food. Buy them here.
3. The Good Bean Crunchy Chickpeas
This crunchy chickpea snack is completely nut free and grown in the U.S. They have 8 grams of protein per serving and come in flavors like Sweet Sriracha, Classic Hummus, Sweet Cinnamon and Thai Coconut. They’re full of fiber and can be enjoyed sprinkled on yogurt, salad or soup. These chickpeas are a good choice for a whole food snack to give a healthy boost. Buy them here.
4. Clearly Kombucha
Clearly Kombucha is organic sparkling fermented tea with added probiotics. Clearly Kombucha is crafted in the San Francisco Bay Area and brewed with organic tea and active cultures, then cold filtered for clarity and taste. Probiotics are added into the brew to activate your day. Each bottle contains 35 calories and 7 grams of sugar. The company also gives back by supporting the International Rescue Committee. Buy them here.
5. Fit Joy Bars
Fit Joy’s naturally flavored protein bars are soft and chewy and come in tantalizing flavors, including Cooking Dough Brownie, Grandma’s Lemon Square and Cookies and Cream. Each bar has 20 grams of protein, 6 grams of net carbs and are GMO-free and low glycemic. They’re a tasty protein bar packed with healthy ingredients. Buy them here.
6. Shrooms Snacks
Shrooms Crispy Mushroom Snacks are thick cut from fresh mushrooms and flavored with spices. They’re low in saturated fat and sodium and cholesterol free. We also sampled the Shrooms Bar in the Crispy Mushroom Chocolate Chunk flavor. The bars are vegan, nut free, dairy free and soy free, plus a good source of protein and fiber. Buy them here.
7. GimMe Snacks Seaweed Thins
These seaweed thins are dynamic and bursting with flavor, whether you choose Sriracha Almond, Toasted Coconut or Almond Sesame. There are only 100 calories per bag, plus plenty of fiber and protein. The snack is made with pure, premium organic seaweed harvested in a protected bay in South Korea. They contain all the micronutrients from seaweed and can definitely be habit forming! Buy them here.
8. Banana Joe Banana Chips
This product made it to our list of top 10 products from Expo West. The Thai Sweet Chili Banana Chips are a scrumptious snack with benefits for your gut. They have probiotics and prebiotics, which work to support digestive health, immune function and enhance protein utilization. The chips are tin, crispy and fresh. They’re also non-GMO, vegan, dairy free, gluten free and nut free. Plus, each pack has up to three bananas. Buy them here.
9. Bitter Love Sparkling Drinking Bitters
This eye-catching product made it to another list of our favorite Expo West products! These drinking bitters are tart and refreshing, with no added sugar and only 40 calories in each bottle. The beverage can be enjoyed straight or mixed with booze, but either way, it’s a unique drink that will certainly grow on you. Buy them here.