Gluten Sensitive Options Abound

I was excited to attend the Green Products Expo today. Among a lot of great items I’ll blog about in the coming weeks, I was surprised to find a number of booths touting their gluten-free products. I’ve seen a lot of articles about glueten-sensitvity lately (like this one), and one of our friends just discovered improved health after eliminating gluten. We got to see him last weekend and he asked me specifically about any ice creams I’d heard of that fit into a gluten-free lifestyle. I kind of punted and said to check Whole Foods. Turns out I was more right than I realized. One of the vendors I met today let me taste the most delicious ice cream called Organic Coconut Bliss in Ginger Cookie Carmel flavor. It had the sweet taste of coconut on top of the ginger carmel flavor and was the same texture of ice cream. It’s dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and made with agave syrup. Doesn’t sound good, but believe me, it was great!

I also stopped by the Udi’s booth and checked out their gluten-free granola and baked items. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try any samples, but the variety was impressive. I have to admit I haven’t shopped the gluten-free aisle lately, but the last time I looked the selection was less that stellar.

The third gluten-free booth I found definitely smelled the best. I know Simply Organic from their spices, and they had some very fragrant cinnamon on display. But they also featured a line of gluten-free baking mixes like brownies or banana bread. I picked up a box of the pancake and waffle mix and am looking forward to seeing how it compares to the traditional pancakes we make on the weekend.

  • Faizal

    Lactose-free ice cream? WINNING!

  • http://kileyshandmadebooks.wordpress.com Kiley

    Thanks so much for the Coconut Bliss shout out, we had a great time at the Green Products Expo and really enjoyed being next to Simply Organic & Frontier Spices-they really did have an amazing smelling booth!
    I always love being out at shows and watching people’s faces light up when they realize that dairy, gluten, and soy-free can be rich, creamy, and delicious!

  • hiloi6

    Coconut Bliss is just so good. I don’t eat gluten or dairy, so it’s a great choice for me, but it is also just delicious. I would eat it in place of regular ice cream any day.